Not really food-related, but it's a question that often comes up in restaurant discussions. Can we find a better name for the Los Feliz, Silver Lake and Echo Park area? It's not the Eastside; this article from today's L.A. Times A Title Bout Between Two Eastsides makes that clear, although the ironically misspelled iconic burrito purveyor El Tepeyac, the epicenter of the true Eastside. Last night I met Abel Salas, editor of the new arts magazine Brooklyn and Boyle, and we agreed it was time for the greater Silver Lake area to get its own name. I've been trying to push for the near-Eastside, but it hasn't caught on yet. The non-Eastside? The faux-Eastside? Greater Silver Lake? Vote in the poll in the left column, or leave your suggestions in the comments, and try to be civil, please.
(And yes, I suppose it's also ironic that the Eastside event to take back the neighborhood's name was held in a wine bar.)