Sunday, September 30, 2012

Hungry in Echo Park

Los Angeles's Echo Park district hides such treasured cuisines as Haitian chicken, Italian California Cuisine and of course, authentic Mexican!
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Friday, September 21, 2012

City Sip - The place to see and be seen

City Sip, our favorite local Wine Bar just went through a major remodel and has reinvented itself into a real class act.
If you have been in there previously, you really need to make a return trip to see what Nicole has transformed the original wine bar into. You immediately notice the suede and leather furniture and brown and red decor. It's a very inviting decor, perfect for a date or just a glass of wine and a bite.
She has lowered the pricing, and the new menu by Chef Gloria Felix (of Reservoir Restaurant in Silver Lake) is just nothing less than terrific.
The new environment lends itself to friendly conversation amongst all patrons.
We were fortunate enough to get an invite to the private soiree Thursday evening, and tonight, Friday September 21 is the grand opening.
Make a point to get there soon and experience the new and improved City Sip.
Previous articles on City Sip:
City Sip Getting Makeover
Il Vino Per La Gente

City Sip
2150 W. Sunset Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90026
Tel: (213) 483-WINE (9463)
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Tuesday, September 18, 2012

New Update on Echo Park Lake

New update on the lake reconstruction by Judy Raskin, an Echo Park resident involved in bird and wildlife issues.
Judy delves into how the lake will imitate nature so that birds, fish and other wildlife will survive when the lake is finished next spring.
The article is at TheEastsiderLA, just click on this link: The new underwater landscape taking shape at Echo Park Lake

Friday, September 14, 2012

City Sip getting Makeover

City Sip will be closing tonight for a one week remodel and revamp of their Menu and Happy Hour.
Can't wait to see what's coming as for now it's all hush-hush.
City Sip was one of the first cool places to show up in Echo Park and after 5 years a little touch up will spruce up the place and make it even more interesting.
This was the post on it that I did back in October 2010 Il Vino Per La Gente
CitySip is at:
2150 W. Sunset Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90026
Tel: (213) 483-WINE (9463)

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Allston Yacht Club Closes

Sad and shocking news, after 4 years in business, Allston Yacht Club, a restaurant famous for their small plates and yummy drinks closed it's doors this past weekend.
This was surprising to us as we had just been there last week, and they informed us they were going through a remodel. They had just added an additional front window and would be closing for one month to remodel. Well, from an article on theEastsiderLA we learned that it was last call for the restaurant, which was a shock for the neighborhood.
Bill and Charles do have plans to open a new and different type restaurant in the same location, and it will be a wait and see as this was one of our favorite haunts in the neighborhood.
Back in June of 2011 I posted a review Allston Yacht Club - No Boats, Great Food
We are anxiously awaiting to see what AYC will morph into. I will keep you posted.

Sunday, September 2, 2012

Elysian Park inspires name of new Pet Shop Boys album

When it came to naming their new album, the British pop and electronic music duo known as the Pet Shop Boys toyed with the idea of  calling it “Happy Sad.”  But, after a visit to Los Angeles and a stroll through Elysian Park earlier this year, Neil Tenant and Chris Lowe settled upon a different album title: Elysium,  which is rooted in a classical Greek word referring to paradise. Tenant, the more talkative of the two, explains how this came about in a video interview with the Huffington Post:
There is a park in Los Angeles called Elysian Park, and we went for a walk there with some friends and we decided to do a photo session there  … We still didn’t have the album title then.  As I mentioned, we thought of going “Happy Sad” at one point. And then Elysium just floated out because of Elysian Park.  It seemed to fit … the mood of the album.
In his British accent, Tenant, who can be seen here with Elysian Park’s Avenue of the Palms in the background,  pronounces the name of the city’s second largest park  as “Eh-LIZ-ee-an.”
From TheEastsiderLA  Sunday, Sept 2, 2012