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Echo Park

  1. Coming Soon
    The Park’s Finest Takes Over Westlake’s Matsu SpaceSignage is up and an opening looks close for the Filipino barbecue crew.
  2. Empire Building
    Senor Fish Swimming to Echo Park by End of 2011Enrique Martinez’s cantina should succeed with anyone who can’t stomach Los Feliz’s Best Fish Taco in Ensenada.
  3. Beer Me
    Echo Park Welcomes The Galco’s of BeerWith beer expert Alex Macy in the house and rare varieties of craft, the neighborhood is swimming in quality suds.
  4. Booze News
    Things Might Get Boozier on Echo Park Ave.While Xoia, Red Hill, and Fix Coffee are on the road to beer and wine licenses, 7-11 is still being eyed suspiciously.
  5. Empire Building
    Señor Fish Spawning in Echo ParkOwners plan an ambitious bar and patio in the neighboring tortilleria, if all goes to plan.
  6. Video Feed
    The Park’s Finest: ‘Barbecue Saved Our Lives’Owner Johneric Concordia makes a plea for funding his Echo Park community center/barbecue joint.
  7. Mediavore
    Odd Happy Hours Around Town; Love Lessons at TaixPlus: Restaurants aren’t skimping on their tableware choices, coconut water isn’t all it’s cracked up to be, and more in our daily news roundup.
  8. Openings
    Mohawk Bend OFFICIALLY Opens Tonight in Echo ParkTony Yanow’s Mohawk Bend finally opens, bringing a mostly vegan menu and more than 65 California beers on tap to Echo park.
  9. Delays
    Still Waiting on Mohawk Bend?Even though half the world announced it was open last Monday, fans are still holding their breath.
  10. Neighborhood Watch
    Mohawk Bend Opens Tonight in Echo Park; Vanilla Bacon Shakes Available at FabTony Yanow’s new vegan-friendly (and slightly controversial) new beer bar finally swings its doors open today.
  11. Coming Soon
    The Park’s Finest Is Taking Its Filipino Barbecue to a Brick and MortarOwner Johneric Concordia says the expansion is part of a dream to build his community.
  12. Booze News
    Why Echo Park Really Doesn’t Need a Boozy 7-11There are enough places in this neighborhood to buy batteries, beer, and condoms without the offensive food and shady cabals of loiterers.
  13. The Week in Sports
    Now Bar Owners Are Pissed at The DodgersWeak attendance at Chavez Ravine has some Echo Park establishments feeling sore.
  14. Trimmings
    Elf Cafe Feels the Pressure From Giant New NeighborThe long under-the-radar cafe feels forved to put up signage of its own. Is this a symbol of changes to come?
  15. Nightlife
    While One Hipster Venue Opts To Close in Echo Park, Another Hits Its StrideAncient French restaurant Taix is apparently becoming a live music and stand-up hotspot in the hipster hub.
  16. Eat at Joe’s
    Echo Park Movement Rallies Online for Its Own Trader Joe’sThe goal is to stack friends on Facebook before approaching the company.
  17. Beef
    So-Called Ex-Staffer Sounds Off on Taix’s OwnerA reader claims Mike Taix is guilty of the same offenses being spoken against in his restaurant.
  18. Crime Scenes
    Double Stabbing Entangles Echo Park Bar PatronsEarly sings point to divey favorite Little Joy.
  19. Coming Soon
    Echo Park’s Phoenix Bakery Reborn as Red HillThe restaurant will focus on the varied cultures of the city, but bucks the fusion label.
  20. Look Who’s Popping Up
    Hipster Foodie-ism Reaches Its Acme at The Cantry’Zines, canning, and pickling are, naturally, included.
  21. Reopenings
    TiGeorges’ Chicken Returns to Echo ParkGeorge LaGuerre is back with the same menu almost a year after a fire forced him out of Echo Park.
  22. Parking Lot Prospector
    Bukkake Noodles at O-Udon; Bun Noodles and Birria Unite at XoiaO.C. Weekly does Japanese in Fountain Valley, while the Echo Park fusion introduces a new Mexican-Asian dish.
  23. Mediavore
    Justin Bieber Plays With His Dinner in London; Grant Achatz On TheThe petulant star acts up at La Porte Des Indes and a sous vide machine becomes available for the home chef, winning approval from the Alinea chef.
  24. Look Who’s Popping Up
    Pop-Up Pie Shop Springs on Pie-Eyed L.A. TonightMachine Project’s Echo Park space turns into a one-night pie shop to showcase baker Sarah Williams.
  25. Endangered
    Mooi Struggles to Avoid ClosureThe owner is seeking investors while cutting back to one day a week service.
  26. R.I.P.
    Echo Park Restaurateur Raymond M. Taix DiesThe second generation owner of the Echo Park legend loved coq au vin and short ribs, says his son.
  27. The Return of TiGeorge
    TiGeorges Chicken Comes To Caveman KitchenThe chef’s restaurant is still in disrepair after a fire, but he’s not giving up.
  28. Neighborhood Watch
    Dante’s Fried Chicken Hits The Road; Asakuma and Bossa Nova CloseTrans-Atlantic African cuisine is delivered from a former nightlife promoter and L.A. loses a Japanese stalwart and one link in a Brazilian chain.
  29. Neighborhood Watch
    Morimoto Planning Live in Hollywood; Biancaniello Ditches Hatchi MixThe Iron Chef promises an affordable concept while staff lapses are cited for the departure of Library Bar’s mix-master.
  30. Openings
    XOIA Opening With Vietnamese Birria Noodle Soup and Pho Beef Tacos Tonight inExpect specialties from the harbor city of Hoi-An, plus classics and Cal-fusion.
  31. Neighborhood Watch
    Jason Travi Joins O.C.’s Mesa; Forty Fish Found Dead in Echo Park LakeThe former Fraiche chef debuts a new menu in Costa Mesa and a mysterious tragedy befalls carp.
  32. Neighborhood Watch
    The Tar Pit Starts ‘Sunday Night Supper Club’ in Hollywood; Mooi Coming to EchoLive bands will fight for attention with Mark Peel’s plates and a popular food vendor starts its own store.
  33. Neighborhood Watch
    LAPD Busts Fruit Vendors in Echo Park; Rocio Camacho Cooks the Cuisine ofStreet food is again attacked while the former chef of Moles la Tia holds a session of her Mexican Gastronomy series in Lynwood.
  34. Taco Tournament
    La Estrella Voted ‘L.A.’s Favorite Taco’James Bear-winning Yuca’s loses by 18 in the final round of Taco Madness.
  35. Reopenings
    The New Tony’s Darts Away Soft-Opens Tonight in BurbankNew owner Tony Yanow plans all craft and draft beer from within California.
  36. Neighborhood Watch
    Canteen 2301 Opens in Boyle Heights; Pioneer Scrapped in Echo ParkTwo coffee shops open in L.A. while a Hollywood lounge violates an alcohol law.
  37. Openings
    Tony’s Darts Away Plans Bottle-less Bars in Burbank and Echo ParkCalifornia beer and wine are the specialty at the remake of a Burbank dive classic.
  38. Blehtacular
    Bug-Filled Tacos Crawl Over to Echo ParkSign up to eat wax moth larvae in your Mexican food.
  39. Fire Damage
    TiGeorges’ Chicken Damaged in Blaze, Reopening SoonOwner George LaGuerre hopes to be back to business in a month.
  40. User’s Guide
    Where to Dine, Wine, and Grind for HaitiDonation drop-boxes, special menus, and a DJ party are on offer from Pasadena to Santa Monica.
  41. Foodievents
    Raise Funds for Haiti at TiGeorges’ Chicken TonightAn Echo Park mainstay becomes a community center for Haitians in L.A.
  42. Blehtacular
    Bacon Makes Its Way Into Martinis and Apple PiesTwo new uses of bacon are explored in L.A.
  43. Endangered
    Sunset Strip Venues Hit Hard Times, Key Club Denies It’s DoneA classic destination for live music is threatened.
  44. The Other Critics
    Jonathan Gold Meets Your Parents; BP Oysterette Scores with Super Ninja/CriticJ. Gold offers family council and Irene Virbila evades detection.
  45. Health Concerns
    The City Confronts A New Edible EnemyLAPD and health officials target L.A.’s bacon-wrapped hot dogs.
  46. Neighborhood Watch
    Nick & Stef’s Gets Jazzy; Farrell’s Ice Cream Returns to Mission ViejoSplichal’s Downtown steakhouse will sing a new tune and a legendary ice cream maker comes home.
  47. Foodievents
    Kogi and Danhi Team to Demystify the Asian Grocery StoreKogi teams up with a South east Asian food expert to tour one of L.A.’s Asian markets.
  48. Neighborhood Watch
    Rush Street Breakfasts Over Brats and Bloody Marys; L.A. Bento Opens in GlassellRush Street adds booze and brats to weekend mornings, and Bento opens for lunch in Northeast L.A.
  49. Neighborhood Watch
    Asweet and Harajuku Open in 90210; The Gold Room Gets A Make-OverEcho Park’s Gold Room reworks their interior, while two new sweet spots open in Beverly Hills.
  50. Marketing Gimmicks
    Allston Yacht Club Begins BloggingEcho Park restaurant owners start blogging for Huffington.
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