Thursday, March 17, 2016

The Whisperer, Echo Park's New Spot

In the space that many years ago was home to Phoenix Bakery,
and previously was Red Hill,
A new and beautifully remodeled Lounge with food has opened.
We tried it last night, and they are doing some great things with comfort food.

First off, the Wine and Beer list are well thought out with an extremely 
nice selection. A nice mix of Italian, Spanish and California wines, by
the bottle or glass. Also a large selection of beers on tap.
We tried the Patti Melt and the Ribs which were delicious.
The sauce for the ribs was not your typical barbecue sauce, it was a
blend of spices that really went well with the nice portion of pork ribs.
The Patti Melt was a blend of Brisket, Chuck and Sirloin, all I can
say is Wow!
The room has a very cool vibe to it, and the atmosphere is sophisticated
and fun.

The decor was well thought out, even the outside patio has been redone.

I can't wait to go back and try some of the other dishes.
If you are in the area, it's a nice place to check out.

The Whisperer
1325 Echo Park Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90026
Open until 12:30 a.m.

Tuesday, June 2, 2015

Next up in Echo Park

While Echo Park does have it's share of Coffee Houses
There's a new kid coming to the block.
Blue Bottle Coffee.
It will be opening in the historic Jensen's Recreation
Center on Sunset in downtown Echo Park.
There is already one in the downtown
Arts District and one on Abbot Kinney in Venice.
This is an Oakland based chain.
As per Blue Bottle's site:
"We roast coffee on vintage gear, put it in compostable bags, and still get it to our customers
 within 48 hours. We roast great coffee on two coasts,
 make great drinks, clean up after ourselves, bake cookies, type up invoices,
 get change at the bank, and say please and thank you.
 We offer the elderly and pregnant our seats on the bus and brush and floss daily.
 We look forward to seeing you soon."

Thursday, April 16, 2015

Sunset Pacific Motel/Bates Motel

The Sunset Pacific Motel, also nicknamed The Bates Motel
is getting a coat of white paint, including the trees.
Vincent Lamouroux, a French Artist is giving the long closed and
run down place a dusting of white prior to it being torn down
to make way for an apartment complex.

This is what it looked like prior to the paint, closed for years.

It sits at 4301 W. Sunset Boulevard in Silverlake
Los Angeles, CA