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Eric Nakamura of Giant Robot Welcomes You to Sawtelle Japantown - Discover Los Angeles

It's not just Sawtelle, I guide people around just a bit in the area and also in LA. Ride the Metro! It's at discoverlosangeles.comĀ  "I started off as the new business in this area," says Eric Nakamura, proprietor of Giant Robot and GR2 Gallery. "Ultimately, I'm now the old guy in the area." Giant Robot opened in 2001 on Sawtelle Boulevard as a retail extension of the groundbreaking Asian and Asian-American pop culture magazine of the same name, which ran in print until 2011 and recently resurfaced online at Giant Robot Media. ...

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Siphon Coffee Tattoo

Coffee is Los Angeles has official arrived in case you’ve been turned off. It might have started with Intelligestia doing their high end coffee, but since then, numerous small shops have opened dazzling people’s burned out Starbucks ruined palates. It’s not the big chain’s fault. They simply just created their own niche of cheap burned java. There were limited second choices. Now the second choices offer handcrafted cups of coffee. People are growing in their expertise. Of course this leads to the art of coffee, even on tattoos. That’s a Siphon straight from the illustration off the patent. This fella, Logan works at Balconi and he’s flying the flag of coffee. Of course he’ll get the bong jokes, but in...

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