Dodgers-Mets gets sandwich-serious
The cross-country baseball rivalry is heating up, with both the LAPD and NYPD scuffling over sandwiches. That's right, the loser of the playoff series has to buy lunch for the winner at their famed local pastrami spot: Katzs in New York, Langer's in Los Angeles.
The Blackhouse empire
Foodable takes a look at Blackhouse Hospitality Group, the Tin Vuong-led restaurant brand responsible for Little Sister, Abigail, Steak and Whisky, and many others. It’s an interesting breakdown on the who’s, whats, and wheres of a quiet South Bay restaurant giant.
Dry River Brewing arrives
it’s full steam ahead for Dry River Brewing, which now operates in Boyle Heights. Though there’s no taproom in place just get, permitting for the brewery is done, which means you’ll start seeing bottles around town very soon.
Ladies and gentlemen, we are so excited to reveal and announce our first official releases starting with Lady Roja! Lady Roja is a mildy tart, refreshing botanical sour brewed with red wheat and house toasted barley with hints of hibiscus, tamarindo, and sea salt. Learn more here: www. tinyurl.com/DRBnews Pre-order our limited release 500ml bottles Now on our website TAG a friend who need this Now! More updates coming this week, stay tuned and thank you for the support! #DryRiverBrewing #thisisslowbeer
Komodo Venice gets into the Sunday football spirit
Fusion taco-maker Komodo is launching Sunday specials for their Venice location, which is kitted out with a trio of flatscreen TVs for prime NFL watching. There are avocado egg rolls, cheeseburger sliders, kimchi nachos, and buckets of beer on offer all day long.
Of you can help the Special Olympics
Football not your thing? Grab tickets to Pier del Sol instead, the family-friendly games and brunch event at Pacific Park. This year they’re offering $150 VIP tickets for access to daytime dishes from the likes of Angelini Osteria, Connie & Ted’s, Providence, and more. Proceeds, of course, go to benefit the Special Olympics of Southern California.
Are tacos that aren't tacos the new tacos?
LA Mag thinks so, rounding up four great options for not-quite-tacos around the city, including the (mini) explosion of Guatemalan garnachas.
Roy Choi doesn't want you talking about Koreatown
Unless you're an expert, which you're probably not. In this post-directed-to-no-one, Papi Chulo goes off on publications he sees taking up the Koreatown mantle, but who aren't really doing the legwork to understand the larger community.
I've been noticing lately how everyone all of a sudden is an expert on Ktown. I stayed quiet and watched how publication to publication claims to know the town. But how you gonna know it if you don't live it? If you don't have family within it? You find a few spots and say you know all the spots. But As EPMD said, You're a Customer. There are layers to this (like this pic) that just because you found Baek Jung don't make you an expert. We welcome you to Ktown, but don't claim you're an expert when you're at novice level, homie. - Papi Chulo, Koreatown.