Swinging Doors — Club Tee Gee

Club Tee Gee is a long-standing bar in the Northeast Los Angeles neighborhood of Atwater Village. After the owner died in 2016, there were fears that it might be shuttered. After a sale and renovation, it reopened on 14 November 2018 -- and so in the interest of research, I headed over for a few … Continue reading Swinging Doors — Club Tee Gee

California Fool’s Gold — Exploring Atwater Village

INTRODUCTION Moorish-inspired homes in Atwater Village Atwater Village popped up on my radar soon after I'd moved to Los Angeles in 1999. My roommate with a job had found us an apartment just across the Los Angeles River in Silver Lake (Ivanhoe tract, to be exact) but we all frequently headed across the river — usually … Continue reading California Fool’s Gold — Exploring Atwater Village

Urban Rambles — Exploring From Confluence to Atwater Along San Fernando Road

Los Angeles is often characterized as a city in which one simply cannot exist without a car. And yet, as the millions of Angelenos who bicycle, take public transit, or walk will tell you, driving a car is no way to get to know the city. Since Los Angeles County is even larger than the … Continue reading Urban Rambles — Exploring From Confluence to Atwater Along San Fernando Road

And drouthy neibors, neibors meet – Drinking and dining and drinking at the Tam o’ Shanter Inn

Tomorrow I'm dining at the Tam o' Shanter Inn in the Northeast Los Angeles neighborhood of Atwater Village. I needed to write about something and haven't yet been able to finish my piece about Irvine so here you go... A tam o' shanter is a 19th century nickname for a traditional sort of brimless, usually wool, … Continue reading And drouthy neibors, neibors meet – Drinking and dining and drinking at the Tam o’ Shanter Inn

California Fool’s Gold — A Northeast Los Angeles primer

 ESTAREI PENSANDO NELA -- NORTHEAST LOS ANGELES   Pendersleigh & Sons' Official Map of Northeast Los Angeles*   Northeast Los Angeles is situated on a green, hilly topography bounded by the Los Angeles River, theArroyo Seco and the San Rafael Hills. It's neighbored by The Verdugos region to the north, the San Gabriel Valley to the … Continue reading California Fool’s Gold — A Northeast Los Angeles primer