Like I said in another post, Echo Park is one of LA’s super hip neighborhoods. So hip, in fact, that they have their own store geared for time travel. Owned by the author Dave Eggers, the Time Travel Mart sells a lot of silly knickknacks with a time travel theme. Whether it’s supplies for time travel or just some historically themed t shirts or coffee mugs, there’s something in there to get a chuckle out of you one way or another. I’m not exactly sure how they stay in business, but they do, so good for them. In fact, I think they even opened up a second location so they are clearly doing something right.
While there are a lot of new restaurants popping up in Echo Park and the surrounding areas all the time, you owe it to yourself to have a hot dog from one of the many street vendors who come out to support the bar crowd. They have little carts that sizzle up some bacon wrapped dogs and have delicious toppings like grilled peppers and onions and who knows what else. It’s the perfect thing to eat when you’re walking around and enjoying the nightlife or stumbling out of a bar and need something to soak up all of your bad decision making.