Primo’s Donuts gives it all away
West LA doughnut legend Primo’s Donuts is practically giving away the store tomorrow morning from 8 a.m. to noon, dishing out a free classic buttermilk doughnut to everyone who comes in. The reason? It’s the shop’s 60th anniversary, so they’re giving back to the folks who have helped to make them famous.
The restaurants you aren’t talking about yet
Men’s Fitness dives into a list of restaurants that deserve some early praise, from Louisiana hotspots to a couple from Los Angeles. Among them? Sawyer from Silver Lake and Wolf in West Hollywood — the latter being a newish sit-down spot from Top Chef alum Marcel Vigneron.
Experiencing Ports O’Call
San Pedro is about to change, big time, but for now the waterfront remains as wonderfully dated as ever. The primary example is Ports O’ Call, which will soon be razed to make way for a gigantic new development but for now continues to serve families and tourists alike. As LA Weekly lays out, there’s a strong argument to be made that you should head down that way to eat sooner rather than later, because eventually Ports O’ Call won’t exist any longer.
Cento Pasta Bar's porchetta returns
Missed out on the last round of cheap porchetta sandwiches from Avner Lavi at Mignon Wine Bar? Here's your chance at a new beginning, as Cento will be doing a pop-up inside The Container Yard in Downtown tonight only.
Singaporean chili crab comes to Smorgasburg this weekend
Looks like there’s going to be more seafood at Smorgasbord this weekend, with the arrival of Summer Crab Co. to Downtown’s new Smorgasburg. Working a soft shell chili crab sandwich to start, the concept aims to be a casual take on the popular Singaporean dish — and is the brainchild of the folks over at Kaya Street Kitchen.
Longtime option Nonna’s Empanadas on West Third Street is finally starting to get some love, with Los Angeles Magazine detailing the best of the restaurant’s 40-odd rotating flavors. It’s a small but comfortable spot doing pan-Argentinian empanadas with options as diverse as mac & cheese, philly cheese steak, and samosa veggie.
Plant Food + Wine pops up
Matthew Kenney’s Plant Food + Wine is doing a truncated pop-up for the summer, riffing on their mantra of plant-based food to explore different options and cuisine types. Beginning July 28 there’s going to be a two-week run from one of Kenney’s Maine restaurants called Arata that will tackle a variety of Asian experiences, from buns to noodles. The Eastern seaboard restaurant will recreate many of their most popular dishes out here in Venice, with the entire Plant Food + Wine menu changing to be Arata-focused for those two weeks.
Anzutei Ramen relocates
Downtown’s Anzutei Ramen has relocated to the South Bay, setting up shop in Gardena. Formerly found on Spring Street, the new iteration well south should allow for an expanded menu and even more ramen options for all to enjoy. Plus, those South Bay denizens just can’t seem to get enough ramen, so why not? 15915 S. Western Ave., Gardena.