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Silver Lake’s New Healthy Convenience Store Has a Give-Back Mentality

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The Goods Mart in Silver Lake
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The give-back market

A quiet Silver Lake convenience store starts up today, as The Goods Mart gets rolling along Sunset Boulevard right by Sweetfin. The grab-and-go spot is the work of longtime restaurant publicist Rachel Krupa, with the idea of giving back to the community at large in a number of different ways.

As LA Times explains, Krupa’s market features high-quality, “better-for-you” snacks that aren’t packed with preservatives and sugar. There’s also quick service options like premade Banh Oui sandwiches, Bakers Kneaded pastries, and Sunny Blue bites, plus $1.25 La Colombe Coffee. Anything that isn’t used after 24 hours, including produce, goes down to Skid Row. The Goods Mart is open as of 7 a.m. this morning at 3140 Sunset Boulevard.

Definitive best

LA Magazine has launched an online bracket to find the single best burger in the city for this year. It’s full of heavy-hitters and culminates at the magazine’s in-person burger, bourbon and beer event in Santa Monica next month. Those who submit their votes have a chance to win a spot, as well as other prizes along the way.

Check the signage

Paramount Coffee Project is almost all lit up at the ROW project in Downtown. Signage is up, says chef Ria Barbosa, and the kitchen is almost ready to fire.

And we have signage ✌ @pcpdtla

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Sichuan party

There’s a big Sichuan cuisine night happening in the former Pok Pok space in Chinatown, thanks to LA Food Bowl. The evening offers tastes from restaurants like Hip Hot, Meizhou Dongpo, Sichuan Impression, and more.

Bring the spice

The Spice Station is set to return to Silver Lake soon, landing a new location off of Hoover. But to get there, owner Bronwen Tawse is asking for about $10,000 in Kickstarter help.

Party at Melody

There’s a rad wine night going down at Melody on Virgil on April 25, featuring wines from the soon-to-open Angeleno Wine Company team. Expect bites of food from chef Hunter Pritchett, pours of wine, and good tunes.

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