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Highland Park’s hifi bar opens | Dodger postseason eats | Brooklyn boutique sets up shop in Silver Lake

Oct 5, 2018

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BY CECILIA PADILLA-BRILL

Find out what Dodger fans will be eating this postseason. Highland Park has a new bar stocked with vinyl records as well as booze. And the latest addition to the Silver Lake shopping season hails from New York.

Read on for the latest issue of the Shopper & Diner Report:

Listen to the crackling sounds of a vinyl record while sipping on a highball at the freshly debuted Gold Line Bar in Highland Park, Eater LA reports. Stones Throw Records, located directly upstairs, is behind the concept. The nearly 8,000 records displayed at the bar belong to Peanut Butter Wolf, founder of Stones Throw Records. Bartenders select the tunes on weeknights. On the weekends, DJ’s and such take over. A small dance floor is in the back end of the bar. Gold Line Bar is at 5707 N. Figueroa St. in Highland Park.

After two decades of serving the community, Super Pan in Virgil Village may soon be gone, The Eastsider reports. The family owned Mexican bakery has until October 16 to vacate the space. Super Pan owner Elivia Perez says she needs more time to plan for the relocation. In response, community supporters are circulating an online petition asking Mitch O’Farrell to negotiate a deadline extension to December 2018. Super Pan is at 777 N. Virgil Ave. in Virgil Village.

ALTER has been mainstay of the Brooklyn shopping and fashion scene for more than a decade with “on-trend” and relatively affordable apparel for men and women as well as housewares. This weekend, the New York retailer opens a Los Angeles outpost on Sunset Boulevard in Silver Lake. The 1,300-square-foot shop officially opens on Oct. 10 but is scheduled to old a soft opening on Oct. 6, says California Apparel News.  ALTER Silver Lake will be at 3333 Sunset Blvd. near Micheltorena.

A mac and cheese hot link burrito? Smoked bbq wings in peach sauce? It must be the postseason at Dodger Stadium. Eater LA explores some of menu items Dodger fans will be able dine on while attending the postseason games.

Baby Blues BBQ is grillin’ it up in Echo Park, Eater LA reports. The barbeque spot took over the former Costa Alegre space last year. Southern flavors are definitely represented, with Memphis ribs, Texas-style beef brisket, North Carolina-style pulled pork, and Gulf Coast catfish. Echo Park is the restaurant’s fourth location. Two are in California, Venice and San Francisco, and the third is in Philadelphia, Penn. Baby Blues Barbecue is at 1901 Sunset Blvd. in Echo Park.

That’s it for this week’s Shopper & Diner Report!

Cecilia Padilla-Brill is a communications writer and journalist. She writes news, health, education and feature stories. Cecilia is currently working on her first novel. She has lived in Echo Park since 1999.

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