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Big Bar at Alcove in Los Feliz, Cocktails on the Side?

Alcove in Los Feliz  has a great selection of tempting dessertsThe Alcove Café & Bakery in Los Feliz is a great spot for lunch or dinner. The Big Bar, which opened last October is a great addition.  Though there is some indoor seating, most folks opt for the outdoor patio for salads, sandwiches, and desserts.  Ah, those desserts!  The establishment is one that has you order and pay at the counter and let a courteous staff member bring you your order when it’s ready.  No problem, but while you wait for your turn to order you will see a delectable assortment of desserts behind that glass counter! Make sure to save room! No longer missing from the Alcove is the opportunity to imbibe along with that meal. The Alcove added Big...

18th Annual Los Feliz Village Street Fair Takes Place on Sunday, July 24

  Los Feliz Street FairThe Los Feliz Village Street Fair will be held Sunday, July 24 from 11am to 10pm on Hollywood Boulevard betweenVermont and Hillhurst Avenues.  After two years with no fair, this one should really be great.  There will be many booths and hopefully lots of people out enjoying the selection of foods from Los Feliz Village restaurants and libations in the beer and wine gardens. There will fun and entertainment for all ages including live local bands, dancing, and dance lessons. Kids will love the moon bounce, games, carnival rides and more. Other entertainment includes performances by Troupe Vertigo and Cirque School of L.A, a chalk art display and various arts and crafts exhibits. Visitors may...

Say Cheese Is the Place for Cheese and Other Fine Foods in Silver Lake

Say Cheese  in Silve Lake has a cute little store front and outdoor seating on Hyperion For over 36 years Say Cheese has been charming Silver Lake with its cheese, chocolate, champagne, and charcuterie. Those of us Silver Lake folks who trot over to Trader Joes on Hyperion need only stop in next door for even more variety. A full-service cheese shop, Say Cheese provides a gourmet array of cheeses, meats, and olives, does special event catering, and has a charming café that is open for lunch and breakfast for the Silver Lake crowd and visitors alike. Know a lactose intolerant cheese lover who stays away from cow’s milk?...

Leela Thai- a great taste of Thailand in Silver Lake California

pad thai at Leela Thai in Silver LakeIf you live in Silver Lake or Los Feliz you are lucky to have so many great places to shop, dine and enjoy life.  Don’t drive west for dinner, drive east to Leela Thai. Located at 1737 Silver Lake Boulevard, the branch of the boulevard that begins south of the Silver Lake Reservoir and the Silver Lake Meadow and migrates to the east of it, Leela Thai provides delicious food for a good price in an...

Frank Lloyd Wright 144th Birthday Celebration at Barnsdall Art Park in Hollywood June 10, 2011

Join the celebration of Frank Lloyd Wright’s 144th Birthday at Barnsdall Art Park on June 10th from 6-10pm.  The event is presented by Friends of the Hollyhock House in conjunction with the Art Deco Society of Los Angeles.

Frank Lloyd Wright's Hollyhock House - Barnsdall Park in Hollywood California

 Frank Lloyd Wright (June 8, 1867 to April 9, 1959) is one of America’s most revered and well- studied architects, famous for his prairie style and concrete...

The Hollyhock House in Los Angeles – a beautiful creation of Architect Frank Lloyd Wright

Frank Lloyd Wright’s Hollyhock House is a beautiful example of this famed architect’s work. The Hollyhock house was built for oil heiress Aline Barnsdall between 1919 and 1921 and was Frank Lloyd Wright’s first Los Angeles project.  The majority of his buildings are actually in Oak Park, Illinois where he designed 25 structures that were built between 1889 and 1913. Wright is famous for his prairie style architecture of open spaces, and earth hugging buildings and furniture to match!

Frank Lloyd Wright Hollyhock House in Hollywood California

exterior details of the Hollyhock house depict the hollyhock flower...

The Silver Lake Jubilee Takes It To The Streets May 21 & 22

Joyful times arrive in  Silver Lake on May 21st and 22nd when the 2nd annual 2-day music and arts street festival, The Silver Lake Jubilee unfurls a festival of music (50 + bands), comedy, literature (readings & book signings), film, “theater, dance and derby,” the visual arts, and neighborhood organizing. If that’s not enough to put you over the moon, Jet Propulsion Laboratory will be showcasing a Mars rover! With full schedules of performances on three different stages, even a fraction of the fun cannot be listed here, so make your plans at the Silver Lake Jubilee web site. Silver Lake Jubilee Flyer...

Taste of the Eastside – Barnsdall Art Park in Los Feliz

 Taste of the Eastside – Barnsdall Art Park in Los Feliz

taste of the Eastside event at Barnsdall Art ParkJoin locals and visitors alike on May 15, 2011 for the annual Taste of the Eastside in Barnsdall Park just off Hollywood Blvd in Los Feliz. Beginning at 1pm and lasting until 5, local venders and restaurants will be displaying their specialties for taste adventures and sensations. Barnsdall Park is home to Frank Lloyd Wright’s Hollyhock House, originally designed and built for Aline Barnsdall in the 1920s.  The city of Los Angeles completed the Great Lawn around the house as originally envisioned by Wright in 2007 which makes Banrsdall Park the perfect location for this special event. The Taste of the Eastside...

Los Feliz is for Book Lovers

Skylight Books in Los Feliz has a terric selection and plenty of events to check outIf you live in the Los Feliz area and you are a book lover, it’s time to crack the cover on the varied and interesting bookstores in and around Los Feliz. The “best seller” on the list is one of the top independent bookstores in all of Los Angeles. Skylight Books at 1818 N. Vermont Avenue and its Arts Annex at 1814 North Vermont are a wonderful duo and a perfect place to while away an afternoon. Even their website is good reading. Don’t forget to...

The Los Angeles River and Songs of the L.A. River Project

The Los Angeles River and Songs of the L.A. River Project

Ozomatli Los Angeles Based grammy award winning bandAn appropriate song for the Los Angeles River might be “Cry Me a River,” given its unfortunate history, but by the end of this month L.A.’s cement channel will be singing a new song. Young musicians between the ages of 6 and 18 can grab a chance at creating that new anthem by entering the Songs of the L.A. River Project competition. Songs must be submitted by April 22. Get more information or enter the Songs of the L.A....
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