4 Reasons You Should Know About L.A.’s Up-and-Coming Eagle Rock ‘Hood
Before moving to Northeast L.A.’s ‘bout-to-blow-up Eagle Rock neighborhood,Lindsey Mortensen Hirway, the designer behind the shapely leather goods line Larsen and Lund, hadn’t spent much time on that side of town. But now she's a genuine convert, and is prepared to make you one, too—with the help of an old-school Italian joint and some tacos so good her friends carted them 100 miles for her wedding.
“The Deluxe Pizza is definitely my favorite comfort food in Los Angeles and what makes Casa Bianca a neighborhood favorite for me. I sub out the green pepper for jalapeño to make it extra spicy. I think the secret ingredient that makes this special is the sausage, which has fennel seeds and is soooo good!”
“This restaurant is definitely one of my all-time favorites, so I was thrilled when we moved into the neighborhood. Any of tacos are a must-try. When I got married in Palm Springs, I had a friend pick up and drive tacos from L.A. to Palm Springs so we could have them for our rehearsal dinner.”
“Technically Amara Kitchen is right on the line of Eagle Rock and Highland Park, but it's so delicious that I feel the need to include it! This is definitely my favorite brunch spot, and I love either the purple eggs and or paleo pancakes! Sometimes I just get both.”
“This is a lovely little shop. You can purchase beautiful ceramics made by the owner Toros Tngrian himself in the storefront, and the back is a studio is where Toros teaches ceramic classes. I've spent many an evening here practicing my wheel-throwing!”