Monday, November 3, 2014

The Rainbow after the Rain

Los Angeles basically has had no rain for about 2 years, so when it rained Friday Night into 
Saturday, the Hollywood Hills had a rainbow over it Saturday Morning.

Monday, October 6, 2014

Save the Date - Culture Collide in Echo Park

The 5th annual Culture Collide Festival returns to Los Angeles on October 16-18, bringing three days of incredible music, art, food, and more to Echo Park. As one of the most buzzed about festivals of the fall season, Culture Collide will welcome performances by some of our favorite international artists. 

Friday, September 26, 2014

Thursday, August 28, 2014

Save The Date - Bedrocktoberfest returns to Echo Park

Saturday September 20, 2014
Bedrock LA, Echo Park's 40,000 square-foot musical Disneyland, hosts its second annual music and magic festival -- this time featuring magic performances by top artists from the Academy of Magical Arts and a lineup of bands hand-picked by Nick Zinner, guitarist of indie-punk band Yeah Yeah Yeahs. Taking over the parking lot of its namesake lockout and recording complex, BEDROCKtoberfest has everything you could want to accompany a music and magic festival: food trucks, local vendors and -- of course -- beer. Zinner's noise-grind supergroup Head Wound City will be reuniting for the first time in eight years, aspiring German DJ flula will be hosting, plus much more. 
Sponsored by Amoeba Music.
Bedrock.LA - Echo Park
1623 Allesandro St. Los Angeles, CA 90026

Thursday, August 14, 2014

Free Wi-Fi at Echo Park Lake

What good is sitting alone in your room? 
The lake now has free Wi-Fi (sponsored by Toyota).
While Los Angeles city will be installing free Wi-Fi at some point, 
Echo Park Lake now has it.
Bring your Tablet or Laptop and enjoy nature.

Sunday, July 6, 2014

Silverlake Ramen And Kush in Echo Park

When I think of Ramen, I remember those inexpensive freeze dried packs of noodles and seasonings.
Silverlake Ramen, which has been open for 2 years makes you completely put that Ramen out of your mind forever. The Japanese Noodles with broth served here are thousands of levels above that.
The flavors are like nothing I've had before, and most are served with pork belly or chicken.
The seasonings used to prepare the bowls are fantastic, flavorful blends that compliment every bite.
Along with the Ramen, there are hand cut rolls of tuna, vegetable, etc. Also, wonderful appetizers.
They have 42 years in the business of making Ramen, the broth is cooked for 16 hours for richness
and taste.

Silverlake Ramen is located at:
2927 W. Sunset Boulevard
Silverlake, Los Angeles, CA 90026
Their website is:

Kush is a new restaurant, by the same chef, Denny, who owns Silverlake Ramen. For this Japanese Saki and skewer bar, he picked Echo Park for it's location and we couldn't be happier. In the former Cortez location, you can now choose from wonderful Sake's, Beer and Wine, along with skewers of delicious Japanese inspired meats and vegetables. Definitely try the Seafood fries, a bucket of seasoned fries with grilled corn, shrimp and mussels, excellent!
For the skewers, we had the duck breast with onion and bell pepper, the asparagus,scallop, bacon wrap with anchovy sauce, which were both delicious. For vegetables, we had the japanese pumpkin with honey sauce and the brussel sprout with truffle oil, highly recommended. 
This is Kush's second week open, and I would suggest going soon before it gets as crowded as Silverlake Ramen.

Kush is located at:
1356 Allison Avenue, just off Sunset
Echo Park, CA 90026
(213) 265-7609
No website as of now

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Los Angeles Pizza Company - Just Do It

Between Echo Park and Silver Lake there are so many Pizza Joints, I had to stop counting. 
I've wanted to try Los Angeles Pizza Company and Mama Lena's Kitchen since it opened, and today was the day.
Not only are they Pizza, but a complete menu of Italian goodies, including Italian dishes, desserts and a Deli.

The Pizza is very back east style, in that it's hand thrown and the crust is nice and thin.
I can highly recommend the Pepperoni Pizza, which is loaded with pepperoni!
Next time I go, I will have to try the sandwiches and the pasta, can't wait.
The nice thing is you can eat in, take out or have it delivered. They also offer catering.
If you are in the area, you should definitely check this small place out.
Los Angeles Pizza Company
1498 W. Sunset Boulevard
Echo Park
Los Angeles, CA 90026
(213) 616-5272

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Echo Park - The Good and The Bad

The Good - CitySip, our lovely wine bar that closed may be getting a new owner and reopen as a Wine Bar again. The new name will be Bar Bandini and have indoor and outdoor seating for 80.
There is also talk of live entertainment.

The Bad - The Dodgers plan to re-open the Scott Avenue gate to Dodgers Stadium has residents up in arms. The gate, which hasn't been used in 2 decades will create parking and traffic nightmares for the residents. There is a petition at to stop this.
Please sign this petition:

Friday, February 28, 2014

Baxter Street Echo Park

RidinginLA posted a video of driving on Baxter Street
in Echo Park, Los Angeles, CA
One of the steepest streets in L.A.
Built in the 1920's it's a roller coaster ride.

Thursday, January 23, 2014

Barragans to become an English Pub?

Seems that's what may be happening at the original Barragan's Mexican Restaurant. A beer and wine license has been issued to The Lost Knight. Sounds like it would be a great choice, seeing as there is definitely enough Pizza, Mexican and Thai in the neighborhood. The full article appears at

Wednesday, January 8, 2014