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Carnitas El Momo Family Will Open Up Their Home for a Special Charity Dinner

A Mexican charity event comes with lots of cooked pig and cocktails

Carnitas El Momo
Farley Elliott is the Senior Editor at Eater LA and the author of Los Angeles Street Food: A History From Tamaleros to Taco Trucks. He covers restaurants in every form, from breaking news to the culture, people, and history that surrounds LA's dining landscape.

Next week a handful of the best Mexican food ambassadors in Los Angeles will descend on the home of the family behind Carnitas El Momo for a one-off whole hog dinner. The ticketed event will feature plenty of up-close cooking, and even more cocktails.

Eduardo Ruiz, formerly of Corazon y Miel and one of the best modern Mexican chefs cooking in Los Angeles, joins forces with the El Momo’s Romulo Acosta camp for the event, which goes down a week from today on Monday, October 9. Ruiz says that the plan is to cook an entire pig and a whole goat, to be spread around a few dozen seats only. The menu will ultimately fill seven different courses, with mezcal pours from Mezcal Sacapalabras and barman Ben Scott.

Tickets run a cool $175 for the event, which goes down inside the Acosta’s family home in East L.A. As such, an event link for the party warns potential diners that this won’t be an amenity-filled event with loads of parking, passed wine, a chicken dish option, or even plenty of bathrooms, so plan accordingly. Best of all, proceeds from the night are going to SACRED Agave, a non-profit that works in Mexico’s mezcal-producing regions. Tickets are on sale now.