Archive for the ‘in the hood’ Category

IN THE HOOD: THE LAST BOOKSTORE IN DTLA

By Kaley Giovinazzo Built in 1902 as Crocker Bank by John Parkinson, The Last Bookstore on 5th & Spring in DTLA, it is one of the 23 designated historical buildings in the city. After being […]

IN THE HOOD: SCALINO G.P. IN GREENPOINT

One of our favorite lunch spots is Scalino G.P., right down the street from OAK 55 Nassau Ave. The sister restaurant of Scalino in Park Slope, Scalino G.P. While their $10 any pasta and mixed […]

IN THE HOOD: 1810 IN DTLA

Photographs + Words by Kaley Giovinazzo One of our favorite spots in DTLA is 1810, which takes its name from the year in which the first steps towards Argentinian independence took place. Opened on only […]

IN THE HOOD: MOUNT ANALOG IN HIGHLAND PARK

Photographs + Words by Kaley Giovinazzo Mount Analog is one of my favorite record stores in LA. It’s located in the quiet neighborhood of Highland Park off the 110 freeway. Zane and Mahssa are the […]

OAK 7228 BEVERLY BLVD

This weekend, photographer Jeff Mindell stopped by OAK 7228 Beverly Blvd and took some amazing shots of the store. Check them out in the gallery below, and if you’re in LA make sure to come […]

IN THE HOOD: DINER IN SOUTH WILLIAMSBURG

It’s been a minute since our last NYC In The Hood, so we wanted to go with a classic. Diner, built in a Kullman car from the 1920s, on Williamsburg’s South Side, has been serving […]

IN THE HOOD: SMOG CUTTER IN EAST HOLLYWOOD

Divey and divisive (just look at their Yelp reviews), Smog Cutter in East Hollywood is our kind of place. Every night is karaoke, featuring a songbook of both currents and classics, there’s a pool table […]

IN THE HOOD: ANA’S TACOS IN SILVER LAKE

Across the street from The Thirsty Crow, and down the block from Los Globos on Sunset Blvd. is Ana’s Tacos: A weekend taco and hot dog stand, that keeps Silver Lake’s nightlife from going hungry […]

IN THE HOOD: TUTU’S

Photographs by Luke Macmillan Just a short walk from Morgan L stop is Tutu’s, a local neighborhood restaurant and bar with French and American influences. Known for its brunch and late night specials, Tutu’s menu […]

IN THE HOOD: SCHALLER’S

An upstate institution, Schaller’s has been serving up ground rounds (burgers) since the 1950’s on Lake Ontario in Rochester, NY. Growing up here, Schaller’s was a Friday night tradition, and to this day it always […]

IN THE HOOD: CANDELARIA BAR + TAQUERIA

As the OAK Brooklyn crew arrives in Paris, we hit up Candelaria to grab some drinks with some long time friends. Walking through the taqueria, you arrive in the bar and are welcome with a speakeasy […]

IN THE HOOD: PETER PAN DONUTS

Photographs by Jennifer Orlowski One of the best parts about OAK being based in Brooklyn is that we’re right down the street from Peter Pan Donuts. It’s ranked high among the best bakeries in the […]