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Construction Begins on Massive New Porto’s Bakery in West Covina

Plus a coffee loss in the Arts District, and a barbecue timeline

Lines for Porto’s Bakery
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Porto’s begins

The next great Porto’s Bakery is happening in West Covina, but the current construction timeline still places them a ways off. According to the SGV Tribune diners shouldn’t expect an opening until sometime in early fall 2018, but that’s still great news for anyone addicted to those famous potato balls. Construction is now underway on what will eventually become the company’s fifth location.

Charles Olalia feasts

Rice Bar chef/owner Charles Olalia is doing a Feastly dinner in the Arts District on Monday, December 18. The focus will be on items found around the Christmas holiday in the Philippines, and tickets run $55 a head.

No more coffee

Arts District coffee shop Rabbit Crew is no more. The low key place didn’t do much self-promotion and was on a tough, less-than-walkable block to begin with, and sadly couldn’t survive the year mark.

Pizza and Wine

North Italia in Santa Monica is doing a $25 happy hour deal (Monday-Friday, 3 p.m. to 6 p.m.) that nets customers a bottle of house wine and either a chef’s charcuterie board or pizza. Sounds like a steal.

The seafood ball-out

Bottlefish on San Vicente is doing a fun holiday special between today and December 15, where diners can get $2 oysters all week. One can also earn a half-bottle of champagne with any purchase of the grand raw platter.

It’s wine time

West Hollywood’s V Wine Room is hosting a night of carols and storytelling on Tuesday, December 12. Tickets run just over $80 a head, but include some nibbles as well as wine flights and, of course, live entertainment.

Coming soon

Pearl’s BBQ officially has its opening hours set. Check out the timing below to see when the Arts District outdoor newcomer will be smoking next.

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