NEXT TIME, how about more tents?
April 28, 2008
April 27, 2008
|ANGELENOS HAVE BEEN promised their own version of the Moleskine City Notebook, with street and Metro maps, and plenty of blank and tabbed pages to create "your guide to Los Angeles," since late 2006.|
At first, LA's version was promised spring 2007. Then fall 2007. Now it's spring 2008, and this is the first time I've seen the LA City Notebook.
Yesterday, Atwater Village's Amelia Fitzwater gift shop had 4 of them in stock. (Fewer than they had ordered. Then again, even Amazon only has 5.)
Now they have 3.
City Notebook includes "select" zone maps of LA, environs
April 25, 2008
April 23, 2008
|THE ARTISTS TAKE OVER Glendale Boulevard, between Brunswick and Glenfeliz, in Atwater Village this Saturday, 2:00pm to 10:00pm:|
April 20, 2008
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|HAILING ALL THE WAY from Studio City, an "organic-friendly fast-food place," Hugo's Tacos, is opening a second location in Atwater Village this summer. It looks like they'll be taking over the Longs Realty building at 3300 Glendale Blvd., the one with the giant chalkboard advertising available properties with mostly legible scrawl that rarely seems to plan ahead for the right edge of the board.|
The LA Times found Hugo's burritos "yummy" and the the menu tops out at $6. Could Hugo's give neighborhood fave Tacos Villa Corona a run for the money?
April 19, 2008
|NEW NEWS FROM in and around this little slice of Los Angeles that may or may not be better than Beverly Hills:|
Los Angeles Times: "When Laurel Canyon native Noah Stone went looking for a place to call his own last year, his thoughts first turned to Silver Lake and Atwater Village." But then he moved downtown...
New York Times News Service: "Cole Massie of Atwater Village only has to travel a few blocks to enjoy the Shane's Inspiration playground at Griffith Park." And he's not the only one...
More: atwater chatter
April 18, 2008
|WE WANTED STEAK and eggs. It was dinner time. But we didn't have steak and eggs in the house. And we didn't really want to leave the house.|
LAbite.com, the delivery service, said Home Restaurant in Los Feliz would send steak and eggs anywhere in 90039. Fine, bring it:
Considering we'd pay tax and tip had we gone to the restaurant, the difference tonight was delivery and convenience fees. So was it worth $7.46 to avoid getting properly dressed, loading into the car, driving 5 miles round trip and finding a place to park on a busy Friday night? For now, mostly due to the one hour wait, it's a definite maybe. Ask again when gas hits $5 a gallon.Breakfast Steak & Eggs $12.95
April 17, 2008
|PEOPLE COME FROM far and wide - OK, maybe from Silver Lake - to bask under the neon lion-eagle at The Griffin, 3000 Los Feliz Blvd. in Atwater Village.|
See more than 100 reviews at Yelp, too,Caroline on Crack: "My new favorite bar? The Griffin in Atwater Village. Friendly staff (even the bouncer chatted with me and smiled nonetheless), great drinks, lots of seating areas, a jukebox! and tater tots."
April 15, 2008
|I RECENTLY LEARNED OF 2 rental properties available on Valleybrink Road, once described to me as the "Beverly Hills of Atwater Village." (I'd like to include Griffith View Drive in that distinction, though there's one particular house around the corner on Sunnynook Drive that should be de-annexed entirely.) From their Craigslist ads:|
3675 Valleybrink Rd., 90039
1-year lease minimum
Cats and dogs OK
3752 Valleybrink Rd., 90039
Keep in mind that these properties, like most single-family homes in Atwater Village, won't offer nearly as much real estate as you'd find in the real Beverly Hills. The average Atwater residence was built 80 years ago and is about 1,100 square feet.
April 10, 2008
|ANGELENOS SOMETIMES ARGUE about where to get the best chilaquiles. Mt. Washington? Santa Monica? The office cafeteria? They bicker as if this dish is something unique to LA, something gringos wouldn't understand. Well, I've been the midwestern United States, people, and I think they've caught on:|
Other than spice, they basically have the same flavors and textures, too.Chilaquiles are corn tortillas, cut in quarters and fried until golden, Next, green or red salsa, or even mole, is poured over the the crispy tortilla triangles. The dish is topped with cheese and/or sour cream.
April 9, 2008
|FROM A BLOGGER who gets her veggies on both sides of the river:|
i've been addicted to farmers market's lately. we go to the silverlake market saturday mornings and the atwater village market on sundays. i like picking flowers for the house and vegetables for cooking dinner. i prefer the atwater village market to the silverlake market because the people are less sceney at the atwater village market.
April 7, 2008
|EASILY THE MOST colorful annual event in Atwater Village, the Artwater music and art fest returns Saturday, April 26, 2:00 to 10:00pm along Glendale Blvd. |
As a warmup to the 2008 version, see The Turning Man's excellent photo gallery of last year's event.
April 6, 2008
|FOR THREE YEARS I've wanted to attend the Brewery Art Walk but for one reason or another haven't gone till now. And now that I have been, I really wish I had started attending three years ago. Too much to see in a day. Too much to see in a weekend, really. Too much art. Too many hipsters. (Generations of them, hipster moms with hipster daughters.) To be continued. Next year.|