Wednesday, Curbed LA reported that El Prado, last of the Mexican Cowboy bars in Echo Park, will be a wine and beer bar. Make that a shot of gruner-veltliner, and if anyone asks, I ain't here. Hall of mirrors disclaimer: Curbed's post links to Chicken Corner.
Following a bit of a hiatus, Echo Park, California reports that "Local architects [i.e., 1400 block of Echo Park Avenue] Ball-Nogues have been short listed for P.S.1 and the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) eighth annual Young Architects Program. The winner will design PS1ís annual Summer Pavilion."
On Owleypatrol, Ann Do Rademaker, who lives in Echo Park and is part of the band The Tyde, celebrates the year of the Golden Pig with her friends and family at Vietnam Quan Am Temple, which she says is the spiritual center of Little Saigon. Ann has a light touch as a writer and the enviable insider/outsider perspective that chroniclers work hard to achieve and find hard to maintain.
I missed this post on Jan 15, when Abandoned Couches skirted Echo Park, recording this discard in its "Yick" posting: Subject spotted at Fletcher and Riverside. I love Abandoned Couches, the blog, though sometimes I wish its author would photograph the couches at closer range.
On his CD-13 blog, Eric Garcetti yesterday posted about the Prop O project that will lead to the cleaning of Echo Park Lake. CD-13 also announces, in its Feb 2nd post that Eric and his deputy Mitch O'Farrell won the LA City Nerd Award for elected official and elected official's deputy. Belated congratulations. Chicken Corner hopes in the near future to get a comment from the honorees on this new-found distinction. According to LA City Nerd, it wasn't just a popularity contest. There also had to be passion and a mind for facts, and there was a poll. The fact that our council president answers his own email also was cited.