Elysian Valley is better known to Angelenos as Frogtown. Like an island community, the neighborhood by the banks of one of the few remaining river-like portions of the Los Angeles River has a local art and food culture that dwarfs its small size and population. For years, only one American-style burger restaurant served Frogtown. Now, restaurants offering upscale Mexican and Spanish cuisine and small plates like tapas fill the area. Contemporary American food shares space with music venues and sandwich cafes. You will find more lunch and dinner options than breakfast choices. Elysian Valley is a small neighborhood that blends art, community and culture in a quirky, creative food scene.