The small, skinny space nestled between Kaldi Coffee and Atwater Grill on Glendale Boulevard has been recently going through a transformation from an Optometrist’s office to a brand new, organic cold-pressed juice bar.
Simply (and aptly) called “The Juice,” owners Melissa Cronkhite and Elizabeth Halpern have partnered up to completely renovate the space down to the studs. Hoping to open within the next month or so, the duo are “very excited to be part of the Atwater community.”
In addition to 12 daily menu offerings and daily specials of cold-pressed juice, they are also offering a variety of smoothies using vegan ice cream (like frozen banana and raw almonds) or as scoops. The juice menu includes offerings from the simple Carrot and Coconut, to bright greens like Apple, Celery, Kale, Romaine, Parsley, Lemon and Ginger, and Cucumber, Kale, Romaine, Parsley and Lemon. On a hot day, we’d recommend trying the Pineapple, Parsley and Mint (one recipe we often do at home!). You can also purchase 16 oz or 32 oz of fresh coconut or almond milk.
Pricing is not bad although not cheap – $8 will get you a 16 oz. juice, but it is organic, and cold-pressed juices are incredibly flavorful and healthy. If you’re breaking a sweat down at Heartbeat House just a couple of doors down, this will definitely be a great option for those looking to finish off a workout with something nutritious!
Additionally, all fruit and vegetable scraps will be going to L.A. Compost and Enrich LA to be turned into composted used for gardening projects across Los Angeles.
Welcome to the neighborhood! The Juice will be open from 7:00 am to 7:00 pm, seven days a week. They are located at 3145 Glendale Blvd.
Holy smokes we did it! In 2011, Santa Monica may have beat out our little-known neighborhood in the very first round for a mere 2.8% of votes. But with 54.8% of the vote, Atwater Village beat out the very popular Silver Lake for Curbed Cup’s 2012 Neighborhood of the Year.
Ever since the New York Times discovered the Atwater Village scene in July 2012, it feels like things have gotten a little more… crowded? Or is it just us? The Sunday afternoon Atwater Village Farmer’s Market seems a little bit more competitive, and getting a cup of coffee is a serious time commitment. But we do have a lot to be proud of in the past year or two – new additions to our scene like Link N Hops, Bon Vivant Market, Atwater Crossing, Atwater Village Farm Market, and Golden Road have all been great additions offering a variety of dining options and healthy food. There’s also a slew of things to do in the neighborhood, as per this article.
So we are edging on the side of good, but share your thoughts in the comments below!
We’ll be taking photos at the annual Atwater Village Tree Lighting Ceremony tomorrow night, Thursday, December 6, and we hope to see you there!
Friday is the annual Trick or Treat on the Boolevard in Atwater Village!
Bring the family – the kiddos, even your little doggies in those cute costumes, for a fun and safe way to trick-or-treat.
The festivities take place all along Glendale Boulevard from 4:30-6:00 pm. Visit as many Atwater Village businesses as you can!
The Golden Road Brewing team of beer lovers are, following a great Echo Park crawl, bringing the pub crawl to Atwater Village this Friday night.
Here’s the agenda for the tour of beers:
Bill’s Liquor (tasting) from 6:00-7:30 pm
Tam O’Shanter from 8:00-9:00 pm
Bigfoot Lodge from 9:30-10:30 pm
The Griffin at 11:00 pm
Click here for a map of the route, or check out the Facebook page for the event for more information.
Give your AC a break (if you’ve got one!) and head out for a night on the town amongst your fellow Villagers! Friday night is the return of the Atwater Village Summer Nights on the Boulevard.
Explore some shops you’ve never entered before, swing your hips to some great local, love music, and join in on other family-friendly, neighborly activities. Noteworthy events are Hugo’s Tacos Ice Cream Social (you know where it is!), art & jewelery galleries, music entertainment, and other businesses along Glendale Boulevard that will remain open late.
Goes on from 6-10:00 pm. See you there!
The Atwater Village Chamber of Commerce is hosting a “Summer Shindig & Business Mixer” at Ventura & Son Masonry in North Atwater Village. Mark your calendars – this is happening tomorrow night!
In addition to swapping business cards with local business people, Golden Road Brewing will be providing libations. The Chamber will also announce this year’s Atwater Villager of the Year award to a noteworthy village “whose good deeds has severed to preserve the uniqueness of our community or improved those areas that need improvement.”
Click here to RSVP. See you there!
Ventura & Sons Masonry is located at 4111 Chevy Chase Drive.
Be sure to head over to Links N Hops Thursday, August 2, for its official grand opening celebration. Owner Andy Hasroun (who also owns 55 Degree Wine next door) is offering up complimentary sausage and beer samples, as well as a complimentary wine tasting for those who venture through the new gastro pub’s doors.
A must-have are the Belgian fries with the spicy ketchup. The sausages varieties are plentiful and come snuggled in fresh rolls baked specifically for Links N Hops. The gastro pub also features a delightful selection of 23 beers on tap that include local craft brews as well as international choices.
Andy also added in a few tables in front for outdoor drinking and dining in our beautiful Los Angeles weather.
Lastly, August 2 is IPA Day so be sure to order your favorite IPA in celebration!
Click here to read our review of Links N Hops.
The first Atwater Village Movie Night of the 2012 summer season is coming up next week on Friday, June 22.
The movie that will be screening, starting at sundown around 7:30 pm, is the classic L.A. Story with Steve Martin. The events are free!
The next movie night film is The Princess Bride on Friday, July 27.
Bring a blanket, popcorn or other snacks, and your family.
Tom O’Shanter is not just a hub for locals – it’s historical. And it’s a reminder that our little neighborhood is also pretty darn old! It’s a place to drink some local brews, grab some haggis if that’s your thing, and just take in the practically ancient (for Los Angeles especially) cottage/tutor style building where Walt Disney once hung out and many, many films and TV shows are filmed.
If you’ve never been, the restaurant’s 90th anniversary celebration is a good excuse. The party is on June 22, 2012, and space is highly limited. They’re serving up a special 90th Anniversary menu including a two course Prime Rib special, 90 cent desserts, and a more of the “Tam” classics. But dinner reservations are already sold out, so make sure to call (like, now) for your reservation! Ale & Sandwich Bar seating will be on a first come first serve basis.
They’ll also have a “Los Angeles Recognition Ceremony” at 4:30pm, including 1920s Model A Cars, and image galleries of the restaurant. Pick up a handmade anniversary collector’s mug for $15 each and four designs to choose from.
Call 323.664.0228 for reservations.