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Dinners for DACA Series Turns Three-Course Meal Into Political Action

Plus skaters and pizza in Long Beach, and deals in Silver Lake

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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.

Doing a good thing Downtown

As LA Taco reports, one local group is fighting back against the possible deportation of DACA recipients (aka Dreamers) by hosting a round of ticketed meals, called Dinners for DACA. There’s a catch, though: Showing up means actively participating.

Instead of simply raising money for charity, Dinners for DACA — this one taking place on Wednesday, January 31 at The Standard in Downtown — makes sure to get folks involved by sponsoring letter-writing campaigns, having people make calls, and other actionable agenda items. The $35 ticket cost actually just covers food, the rest is up to those who attend.

Drink at the Palo Alto Hotel

The long-gestating Palo Alto Hotel is lining things up near the 101 and Glendale Boulevard in Echo Park, and that means an application to serve beer and wine from 6 p.m. to midnight daily at a restaurant.

Sunday birthday

FrankieLucy Bakeshop in Silver Lake is turning one, which means there’s going to be a whole day of 20% off everything in the Sunset Boulevard storefront on Sunday.

Toluca Lake Lou

Check out this adorable write-up of local pastry shop Lou the French on the Block. It’s a tale of love, dessert, and a growing presence in the Valley.

Skaters and pizza

OC Weekly examines the cross-cultural Pizzanista in Long Beach, which attracts skater types as well as anyone looking for a quality slice.

Downtown dinner party

Luke Reyes and The Wallace chef Joel David Miller are teaming up for a new cannabis-infused La Hoja dinner on January 28 in Downtown LA. Tickets are on sale now.