Two big news items from local coffee brand Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf: the brand recently and does release exclusive items with Amazon that include blends like Vanilla Hazelnut Coffee and Mango Tea in addition to sealing a deal with K-Cups. Big news for our local coffee and tea place!
Silver Lake was once alternative. Claims that it is still the progressive self it was persist and there are good cases for the neighborhood’s still being revolutionary—but it isn’t. The Silver Lake we know now, the Silver Lake that Los Angeles newcomers arrive to, is just a symbol of its former self. It’s almost a parody of what it means to be alternative, nearing the absurdities places like Williamsburg and Portland personify.
The neighborhood began to be what it is now in the sixties growing through the nineties—and it was a bit like West Hollywood: it was very gay. There was a concentration of bars and clubs for LGBTQ persons and even was home to one of the most influential LGBTQ bookstores. This history has been erased. The buildings have been demolished. The establishments have been flipped. A history of cruising has been lost. To mix metaphors, the area has been hetero-washed and cleaned of its queer history.
Tomorrow, April 17, Little Bear in the Arts District is going to be having a special beer happening called Sourfest. Pucker up for these “sour” beers!
Scribe Winemakers is coming to Salt’s Cure for all of April. They’ve created their own wine list for the space and will feature lots of varietals. It runs for the entire month!
Former LAIY cover dude and KCRW’s Steve Chiotakis is hosting a cool event called The Mixer at The Churchill on April 24. It’s a happy hour and conversation that should be a lot of fun. Steve’s the best!