Dessert Week is coming
Much like dineLA restaurant week, someone has decided to craft their own Dessert Week in Los Angeles. The inaugural event runs October 9 to 15, and will include special offerings and menu items from dessert spots as diverse as The Pie Hole, Gelateria Uli, Coolhaus, and tons more. The whole thing culminates at a Pershing Square party on Saturday, October 15, too — get more info here.
Le Pain Quotidien x FEED Projects
More good-cause kinda stuff, as casual chain Le Pain Quotidien partners with FEED Projects to feed some families in need. The Culver City branch will be hosting a family-style $100 dinner that covers three courses, includes drinks, music, and will potentially feed thousands since the price of each ticket can provide some 465 meals through FEED.
The rise of the fashionable restaurant
The Zoe Report dials in on the best-looking (and feeling) places to eat in Los Angeles, and in some ways the list might be more surprising than you think. Sure, Alma at the hip Standard hotel in West Hollywood makes the cut, but so does the decidedly not-gorgeous strip mall space of Baroo. Apparently that one earns points for the beautiful, cool people who show up to eat fermented deliciousness.
Still never been to LocoL in Watts (or, now, their new food truck)? Maybe this month’s two-for-one deal on "foldies," the company’s signature pseudo tacos, will help sweeten the pot.
Grand Central Market from back in the day
Take a walk through the old halls of Grand Central Market from the year 1992 in this piece by the Los Angeles Times. It’s incredible to see how much the market has changed in the nearly 25 years since the article was written, from the once-ubiquitous produce vendors to a now long-gone juice place that was apparently owned by comic Flip Wilson.
Meet and eat with the L.A. Rams
Now that the Rams are (finally) back in Los Angeles, why not cozy up to them with a great meal for an even better cause? That’s the idea with Taste of the NFL, an upcoming event to benefit the LA Food Bank. Chefs from Josiah Citrin to Ray Garcia will be on hand, as will Rams players and cheerleaders, with tickets for the event tomorrow running a cool $150.
Ramen of York makes sense
The LA Weekly gets involved with Ramen of York in Highland Park, lauding the place as the sort of casual, relatively inexpensive dining option the neighborhood could always use more of — especially as bigger-ticket dinner destinations arrive by the pound.
The real Frank N Hanks team
Koreatown bar legend Frank N Hanks is in good hands with new owner Jimmy Han from Beer Belly, plus Karen Grill working behind the stick. Here she is showing off the original namesake Hank himself, who worked the place with his father for four full decades.
Tonight, I was honored to meet Hank, who owned this bar with his father, Frank from 1956-1992 and gave it it's name. He and his sons manned the bar from 6am to 2am for nearly 40 years. Thank you for incredible stories, Hank! I'm proud to serve the neighborhood just like you did! #franknhanks @franknhanksbar #koreatown #divebar #losangeles