The Puerto Rico moment
Dozens and dozens of chefs and restaurants are coming out of the woodwork to help support relief efforts for Puerto Rico, and now it’s all being consolidated into one big unofficial restaurant week called LA Loves Puerto Rico. The grassroots campaign will feature dishes and drinks between October 7 and 14, with proceeds from those sales going to help Unidos Por Puerto Rico. The full list of participating places and chefs is massive, but expect names like Lucques, Barcito, Fat Dog, Herringbone, Jar, Momed, Cliff’s Edge, M.B. Post, and tons more.
Tocaya Organica comes next
Westfield Century City is opening up some space for Tocaya Organica, the healthy-eating Southern California mini-chain. Expect 4,000 square feet of space with room for a patio, with an opening coming soon.
Mixing it up
The Badmaash brothers have been making the rounds on Munchies lately, talking about their personal brand of Indian cooking, and the slight addition of marijuana. First up: tandoori chicken.
Superba’s give-back night
Superba Food + Bread in Venice is going a hurricane relief dinner on Friday, October 13. Chef Anthony Goodwin will be partnering up with Palmina Wines for a $125 multi-course affair, with all proceeds going to a couple of charities supporting relief efforts from Hurricanes Harvey, Irma, and Maria.
Santa Anita Oktoberfest
Oktoberfest kicks off in style at Santa Anita this weekend, with horse racing along with a trackside beer garden. Expect sausage, steins, and live music, with a two-day pass running $40.
Monday pizza vibes
Silver Lake’s Wood restaurant is now open on Mondays, and to celebrate the expanded hours the place is doing $8 margherita pizzas for the entire month of October. That’s good for lunch through dinner, any time.
Food Bank necessities
The Los Angeles Regional Food Bank is hosting their Taste of the Rams event on Monday, October 9 at the Globe Theatre inside Universal City. The ticketed affair will feature food from Vartan Abgaryan, Steve Samson, Jessica Largey, Ted Hopson, Bruce Kalman and others, along with a chance to meet Rams players like Todd Gurley. The cost is $150, with money going to fund a variety of initiatives across greater Los Angeles.