Wednesday, September 08, 2010

New in Silver Lake, Los Feliz and Echo Park: K2, Papa's Place and soon, Sunset Beer

It's not a mountain peak, just a mountain of hash browns: K2 as in Kokomo 2 has (finally!) opened on Sunset in the old EatWell space. For the old-old timers, back in the 80s this spot was home to Seafood Bay, a bargain-priced chowder and fish house. Here's a report from EaterLA, but for the record, I am way not into the SiLa moniker for Silver Lake. What's next, EcPa? LoFe? Expect Kokomo's giant salads, hearty breakfasts and satisfying sandwiches, some with a vaguely Cajun twist like the reliable blackened catfish sandwich.
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Papa's Place is now open on Hillhurst with an intriguing mix of Turkish and German sandwiches, sausages and salads. Bratwurst and tabbouleh, anyone? Here's a preview from UrbanDaddy; not much news yet from people who have actually eaten there. It's always good to see another reasonably-priced option in the neighborhood.
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Here's some more great news for Echo Parkians -- as if Cookbook weren't cool enough, now Sunset Beer will open early next year in the mini-mall opposite A Grocery Warehouse, reports the EastsiderLA. It's owned by the folks from Eagle Rock's popular Colorado Wine and aims to eventually have a tasting room and store with 1,000 bottles of craft beer. And if you want to argue about public drunkenness, head over to the comments section of the Eastsider blog.

6 comments:

Kathy A. McDonald said...

Where is A Grocery Warehouse?

Food GPS said...

I ate at Papa's Place last week and thought their Bavarian loaf, a house-made veal and pork sausage similar to Bologna, tasted pretty good. Here's a link:

http://www.nbclosangeles.com/feast/Papas-Place-Brings-Eastern-European-Flavor-to-Los-Feliz-102108449.html

carter said...

Oh, god, am I ever so glad you mentioned the SiLa nonsense. Kat used that headline, I nearly barfed, and felt it only applied to one restaurant that needs to be taken out of its misery sooner than later.
Yet she deleted my comment to that effect.
I can still live with Silver Lake, though!

Charles G Thompson said...

Love hearing about new places to try in my neighborhood. K2 sounds like a perfect go-to place. And agree with the no to SiLa moniker. Silver Lake works just fine, thanks!

thethirddimension said...

And don't forget about Forage LA... some of the freshest food and tastiest, too:
http://thought2form.blogspot.com/2010/09/forage-la-living-produce-from-hood.html

Steve said...

And don't forget Forage LA - great concept in accepting local food from home "farmers" - delicious and of course very fresh food:
http://thought2form.blogspot.com/2010/09/forage-la-living-produce-from-hood.html