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Drink $200/lb Coffee for Free Tomorrow in Silver Lake

It's called Hacienda la Esmeralda's Geisha coffee, it's award-winning, it's super rare, and for wholesalers it cost $130 a pound at auction - if you can get it. The newish Intellegencia coffee shop on Sunset (right next to the Silver Lake Conservatory) got some and will brew up cups of coffee tomorrow from those magic beans for whoever would like to experience what the most expensive coffee in the world tastes like. Eater LA...

Sunset Junction 2007 Bonus Photo Essay

Last weekend's Sunset Junction Street Fair was so fun that another photo essay was necessary. So join us after the jump for more memories of the Silver Lake fiesta and lots and lots and lots of pictures. But instead of pics of bands like in our other bad ass photo dispatches, this essay is about the people, the food, and the services. If you were there perhaps you will see yourself......

My Big Ass Sunset Junction 2007 Photo Post

It was hot, crowded, smelly, loud, and fun. This was the way I saw Sunset Junction through my lens... and after it was all over, I sort of felt like this guy. Join me after the jump for dozens of photos from Sunset Junction....

Sunset Junction Day Two Photo Essay

Day Two of the Sunset Junction was even hotter. Hot Hot Heat, Buzzcocks, and She Wants Revenge continued the heat on Sunday. There were plenty of indie hipsters, shirtless gay men, junk food, amazing street art, cheap carnival rides, and of course photographs from me....

Sunset Junction Day One Photo Essay

Sunset Junction on Saturday was one word: damn hot. Tons of bands played, gallons of sunscreen was applied, and hundreds of gallons of fluids were ingested. However, the sweat poured out in a way that was quite interesting. It was as if all the fluids inside wanted to go outside to see the pretty girls, be amazed by the variety of tattoos, and listen to the beautiful music. It didn't matter how much you...

Intelligentsia: Signs of Smart Coffee in Silver Lake

After much anticipation, this afternoon marked the opening day of Chicago's Intelligentsia Coffee in Silver Lake at their new Sunset Junction location. I've been looking forward to this opening since the announcement of their arrival some months ago, mainly because after falling in love with their bean roasts while on vacation in the Windy City last year, ordering bags of beans for home brewing via the internets was getting to cost me a pretty penny....

While at Sunset Junction, Visit Silver Lake's Newest Vegan Cafe

Vegan and vegetarian restaurants are starting to become one of the regulars among sushi and Thai joints across Los Angeles neighborhoods. And on Thursday, Silver Lake got theirs with Flore Vegan Cuisine (additionally, Intelligentsia Coffee opened yesterday one block north). Veggies are rejoicing to once again eat owner and Chef Miranda's cuisine after selling Tierra Cafe last year in Downtown (which is still open under new management). She has now brought forth a vegan restaurant...

Why I Love The Sunset Junction Street Fair

I love Sunset Junction because I love to see the people of LA. I love the kids, the surfers, the young Mexicans, the gays, the hotties, the locals, the tourists, and the punkers. I like seeing them all in one place, smiling, interacting, getting pushed up against each other, drinking beers, eating chicken off a stick, listening to classic punk and soul, checking out the girlies under their parasols. I like that the vibe...

This Week in Theatre...

We know that almost everybody's going to Sunset Junction this weekend, so if you want to do something a little different (or add it to your agenda), why not check out LA's great theatre scene? Some of these alternatives are perfect for those watching their budget (i.e., they're free!) Here are LAist's picks for the week: Heads Four American and British civilians are kidnapped off the streets of Iraq. After reading that description, the...

Parking Lot Art Show

Parking Lot Art Show at the Sunset Junction, in the parking lot behind Cafe' Stella, from 5-11pm.

Extra, Extra - Changes to Sunset Junction Festival

- LA Weekly wins seven awards from the Association of Alternative Newsweeklies awards. - Tomorrow is "Community Day" at all California Whole Foods -- 5% of the day's net sales statewide are gonna go toward California coastal Cleanup Day, which happens on Sept. 15, 2007. - Cook like a fireman with the Los Angeles Firefighters Family Cookbook. - Changes are coming to this year's Sunset Junction festival with a new "route." - Big Blue...

il Capriccio Pizzeria

Last March, one of my favorite Los Feliz restaurants, il Capriccio, opened up a pizzeria. It's located at the Sunset Junction, on Hollywood Boulevard next to the U-Haul, or a block up from the strip joint, depending on your frame of reference. When people talk about California pizza, they usually mean gourmet toppings, a la Wolfgang Puck, with a sweet, bready crust like California Pizza Kitchen's. While I am a fan of adventurous toppings,...

Dyke March LA 2007

I know it may come as a shocking revelation to some of you who know me, but yes, last night I actually put on comfortable shoes and - exercised. OK, I still wore my mules. I always wear my mules. But I walked. Really fast too - it is impossible to keep up with those dang bikes! (Photo essay of the DYKE March down Sunset blvd. during Pride Week after the jump. A few pics...

The Ever-Evolving Identities of a Street Festival

by Evan Storey Maybe it's already time to store away your memories of this year's Sunset Junction Street Festival, or maybe, as in my case, they're a bit too hazy to even give it a try. Nevertheless, as yet another non-native I feel it worthwhile to comment on the admirable atmosphere that my other non-native friends and I experienced. Growing up in the suburbs of Phoenix socialized me into assuming you can force a...

Sunset Junction 2006 Photo Essay of Love

We love Sunset Junction. We know there were issues this year. The heat, the flooding, the crater, the moving of one of the stages, the prices, the complaining... but still, LAist enjoys hanging out with our neighbors and eating chicken on a stick and listening to music and saying hello to our pals the carnies. We also love taking pictures. We hope you like looking. Way more pics after the jump....

Free Haircuts at Sunset Junction

Our final remembrance of Sunset Junction is this bizarre scene that we stumbled across on Sunday. After a few beers we were very confused. We understood the free haircuts and it looked like they were doing a radio show. But what was going on with the American Apparel girls? That was them right? They looked great and they danced great and we loved their energy but what did they have to do with radio,...

Sunset Junction flooded?

Seriously? (Completely unsubstantiated rumor via G-LOOP as of 12:56 pm - UPDATE: verified by DWP as of 2:36pm) 2nd UPDATE: hundreds of photos here: Hi neighbors. I was just down checking on the set-up for the festival this weekend. It appears that a water main burst through the street at Sunset and Edgecliff. The people in about the last affordable family housing unit in the neighborhood on that corner were being evacuated by LAFD....

Today in Rock in LA

For us there is no better LA street fair than the Sunset Junction annual event in the Silver Lake stretch of Sunset Blvd. One can enjoy eating chicken on a stick and drinking a beer while peoplewatching the hipsters, the kids, those of alternative lifestyles, and the random tourists who don't really know what they've stumbled into. The volunteer "donation" is now a hard $15 admission, but for all the good music, good food,...

Sneaking in to the Fair

So, you're a Silver Lake hipster* who wants to go to the Sunset Junction street fair this weekend without shelling out that $15 no-longer-suggested-donation entrance fee. It's not that you're not into fiscally supporting harmony and diversity in the community blah blah blah, and some old grampa at the Little Joy the other night said that the Cramps alone were well worth that $15, but frankly, you're a little ticked off that you haven't...

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