Eagle Rock eats
Eagle Rock is landing a big new Filipino food festival in a few weeks. It’s called EatPlayMove, and the event takes place at Eagle Rock Plaza, which is already home to a number of local Filipino businesses.
EatPlayMove is billing itself as the first true Filipino food festival in Los Angeles. And while it won’t have exclusively Filipino flavors (Mini Kabob is making an appearance, for example) or some of the bigger names like Alvin Cailan, Andre Guerrero, and Charles Olalia, it’s still expected to be filled with food. The White Rabbit Truck will be on hand, along with Ensaymada Project, Bennaddictz, Helado Pops, and more. The event runs from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on October 7.
Destroyer does more
Culver City creative lunch date spot Destroyer has quietly expanded its hours. Now the Jordan Kahn restaurant is doing weekday hours from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., though it remains closed on Saturday and Sunday.
The Pasta Sisters giveaway
Pasta Sisters is gearing up for their next location in Culver City, but in the meantime the quaint restaurant will be handling a big giveaway in celebration of their two year anniversary. Details on how to win are below.
Bloody Mary meetups
There’s a bloody mary festival happening in Los Angeles on Saturday. The big shindig is taking place at Candela Taco Bar on La Brea, and costs $45 a head. That will include drinks from a number of bars around greater Los Angeles, plus bites and more from a few independent food labels.
Getting dizzy at The Grove
The Grove is getting a new all-outdoor, just in time for the cooler fall weather. It’s called the Fountain Bar, and sets up (yep) right by the main fountain on the grass. Expect cocktails, beer, and wine from the walk-up option, with hours from 11:30 a.m. to 11 p.m. daily.
The OC Register is on the case of the rising Starbucks prices, noting that Southern California costs for coffee are going up by 10 to 30 cents in some cases. Starbucks declined to state why the company had raised prices, but the Register speculates it could be due to the state’s rising minimum wage.
Don Cuco is famous
Burbank Mexican restaurant mainstay Don Cuco got some feature treatment in a recent episode of Rick and Morty. As Reddit LA users astutely point out, the exterior — name and all — was shown pretty prominently, thanks in no small part to the restaurant being just down the street from the offices of the creators.