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Los Angeles Is Getting Its Very Own Museum of Ice Cream Soon

Plus a big-time bread pop-up and even more empanadas

A soft serve ice cream inside a cone with a drizzle of caramel
Soft serve ice cream from Magpies
Farley Elliott
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.

Here comes the Museum of Ice Cream

As if there weren’t enough foods to line up for in Los Angeles, here comes the Museum of Ice Cream. The East Coast hit caused massive backups when it landed in New York City last summer, but is now branching to the West Coast with an as-yet-undisclosed Westside location.

This job posting shows the dream is real, and everyone from Refinery 29 to LAist has shown off what’s to come (including a pool filled with sprinkles). But with the rainy season still upon us, the slated March opening could end up being a wetter one than anybody expected — not that it should dampen spirits for a museum entirely devoted to ice cream.

Big news for bread lovers

Manresa Bread is coming to Los Angeles as part of a pop-up with Nick Montgomery and Akira Akuto of NOTO. The two-day event is going down at Esters Wine Shop in Santa Monica on Saturday and Baroo on Sunday, and will highlight breads, pastries, pastas and more.

LA here we come!

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A first-timer’s look at Howlin’ Rays

Never experienced the line at Howlin’ Rays in Chinatown? You can live vicariously through the process here instead, as writer Jordan Okun talks about his trials and tribulations in just waiting it out for a taste of that all-important Nashville hot chicken.

A new Spin

Spinfish Poke House has opened up its third location in Los Angeles, this one right in the thick of Little Tokyo. The Brunswig Square outlet is up and running now, following a grand opening party a couple of weeks ago.

Paris Baguette branches out

Normally known as a bakery catering to diverse Asian tastes in primarily Asian neighborhoods, Paris Baguette is now branching out into the Valley with a new Encino location. The fast casual option lands at 17136 Ventura Blvd. and should open this week, marking somewhere around 50 domestic stores for the international company with 3,700 locations globally.

More empanadas for all

Want more empanadas in your life? Get to the Original Farmers Market soon, since their official Twitter account just confirmed that Nonna’s Empanadas from nearby W. Third Street will be extending to a second location inside the market soon.

Pies and drinks

One of the newer wine tasting rooms in Los Angeles, The Blending Lab, is hosting a wine pairing party with pies from The Pie Hole on March 4. You can get your tickets now, or show up at the door for some day-of action.