The nostalgic 90s
A 90s-themed bar crawl is taking over Santa Monica next month, with attendees asked to dress up in their favorite throwback outfits while traipsing from bar to bar for special drinks and music. Tickets are on sale now for the November 18 event, which organizers say will be the largest such themed bar crawl in the United States.
So what does a $20 entry fee get attendees? A keepsake cup, of course, plus one beer at the opening of the event. After that it’s up to drinkers to pay their way at all the bars they stop at, though the only confirmed location so far is Finn McCool’s. Others are sure to be added as the weeks tick past, and the ticket price is expected to raise for late buyers as well.
Real estate matters
The folks at Menuism took at look today at the intersection of real estate and restaurants, particularly when it comes to mainland Chinese and the thriving San Gabriel Valley. Apparently it still is all about location, location, location.
Bartending for a cause
Mike Lay is manning the bar at Good Housekeeping in Highland Park next Monday, as part of a fundraising event for Oaxaca following Mexico’s devastating earthquake. Expect mezcal cocktails and lots of love.
On October 9th, we will welcome @mikelay2 (Esquire's Cocktail of the Year 2014) to Guest Bartend at Good Housekeeping. Proceeds will be donated to the efforts to restore Oaxaca after the most recent devastating earthquake. Mike will be mixing up some @delmagueymezcal cocktails, so come raise a copita to the Oaxaca!
Wolfgang and the gang
Wolfgang Puck and some of his most famous celebrity chef friends are doing a massive give-back event that focuses efforts on raising money for those areas affected by recent hurricanes. The October 4 affair goes down on the front lawn of the Hotel Bel-Air, and includes names like Josef Centeno, Evan Funke, Josiah Citrin, Ray Garcia, Suzanne Goin, and Nancy Silverton, among many more, with 100% of proceeds for the $500 event going to the Global Giving Fund.
Vegan street food
There’s a massively popular vegan Mexican operation happening in Highland Park called Cena Vegan, says LA Weekly. The street food player has been around since 2015, but really began increasing in popularity over the past year, with block-long lines not uncommon at their stand.
Goodbye to Besha
KCRW’s Good Food says goodbye to LA Weekly critic Besha Rodell, who moved back to her native Australia after several great years as one of the city’s best food critics. It’s a touching tribute, as well as a living discussion of the changing nature of LA’s food scene.
It’s almost a wrap
It’s nearly the end of the line for Dave’s Hot Chicken in East Hollywood. The underground hot chicken team secured an official first location about five minutes away, and are closing up the parking lot stop to focus on their brick and mortar.
Hot chicken family!! This will be our LAST MONTH at our PARKING LOT SPOT, if you have not had the parking lot experience we HIGHLY suggest you make your way out to us before it's too late to experience @daveshotchicken parking lot hot chicken We will be open Monday-Saturday 7PM to SELLOUT unless otherwise posted! we hope you guys will help us make our last month a special one! SEE YOU GUYS TOMORROW #food #foodporn #yum #instafood #TagsForLikes #yummy #amazing #instagood #photooftheday #sweet #dinner #lunch #breakfast #fresh #tasty #foodie #delish #delicious #eating #foodpic #foodpics #eat #hungry #foodgasm #hot #foods #hotchicken #nashvillehotchicken