Echo Park’s southeastern strip of Sunset Boulevard has certainly become a haven for seekers of suds. The strip, which was already home to bars like Little Joy and the Short Stop, most recently added Sunset Beer Company in 2011. Now the craft beer retailer and taproom, who recently celebrated its second anniversary, has, according to the LA Times, gifted itself additional taps (bringing the total to 12) and will shortly be adding another cooler for an inventory that numbers a mind-boggling 1,000 beers. Fear not my thirsty friends, Sunset Beer Company is crafting quite the collection to quench any thirst, with a community atmosphere to boot.
In other Shopper & Diner news:
- Silver Lake will be imbibing another bottle of sorts. Get those Lactaid pills ready because cafe and ice creamery MILK has finally posted signage on their impending storefront on Silver Lake Boulevard, notes Eater LA. Located next to L&E Oyster Bar, there is no official date yet set for its opening.
- Just in time to get a jumpstart on your holiday shopping, artist Bianca D’Amico is offering unique handmade gifts that will have you green with envy. Per the LA Times, in her Chaparral Studio in Glassell Park, D’Amico is creating a wildly whimsical world of handmade terrariums that combine succulents, air plants, ferns and feathers with a tiny cast of characters.
- Designer pastry has Eagle Rock under its spell. Cupcakes are over. Yogurt was so yesterday. It’s all about the Cronut these days. Eagle Rock’s magical rendition of the hybrid that is half croissant, half donut has everything its New York predecessor does sans the designer price tag. LAist raves that Colorado Donuts’ offering is so good that it’s driving patrons, well, … nuts.
- Eater LA reports that popular Thai street food restaurant Night + Market Song will be making its Silver Lake debut before Christmas. However, the location of this eatery’s second outlet is being kept hush-hush by chef and owner Kris Yenbamroong.
- Bargain hunters will welcome the arrival of the new Dollar Tree store in Cypress Park. Store employees said the new discount store, located on Cypress Avenue near Loosmore Street, is expected to open by this weekend.
Marni Epstein is a freelance writer and music journalist who has also worked in both the film and digital media industries.