Wednesday, October 23, 2013


First I want to make it perfectly clear. I am NOT pretending I am still living in NY and tooling around Central Park. I totally own and take responsibility for being and living in Los Angeles.

So like you, I have to drive to a lot of places. And one of those places happens to be the newly restored ECHO PARK LAKE. After being closed for about 2 years, the Park reopened in August 2013, and I for one have taken refuge and full advantage of this urban oasis.

Just the walk around the lake could be enough. The Italians call it a passeggiata. Think about it folks. No need to power walk. Take it all in.

Blow off your cardio workout, break your routines and get right down here and rent a PEDAL BOAT for some good old fashion FUN. But be forewarned don’t paddle too close to the fountain lest you dig being wet and wild!

Did I forget to talk about FOOD? Me really???? Go inside the boathouse and there you will find the FOOD concession run by Square One. The price points are really good and fair here and Intelligentsia coffee is served.

There is an Organic Beef Hot Dog on a Whole Wheat Bun for $3.25 or $4.25 with Kraut and a Grass Fed Beef Burger on a brioche bun for $6.50. Swinging the other direction is a Kale Salad for 7 Bucks.

I spent a beautiful Sunday morning here scarfing away a yummy Egg Sandwich on Brioche Toast with Frisee, Heirloom Tomato and Aioli for $4.50 and parked my butt on a lake view bench.  I'm still watching those cals so I passed on the Brioche French Toast Bites with Maple Infused Cream. Next time I’ll run around the Lake first.

We’ve come a long way since the 1880’s and the City’s amazing restoration of Echo Park Lake is NOT to be missed. Seriously folks, get in your car and drive, if you are not an Eastside Hipster. And don’t be intimated by this hood. It works for EVERYBODY.

Echo Park Pedal Boats Concession

751 N Echo Park Ave Los Angeles 90026

Monday- Sunday 9AM-1/2 hour before Sunset

$10.00 per person/hour $5.00 per child/hour

Food Concession: Square One at the Boathouse

Open Mon-Sun 9-6


1 comment:

  1. Echo Park was one of my favorite parks before they closed it and I always looked forward to the yearly Lotus blooms and the annual Lotus Festival.