The new Rolling Greens Nursery is almost ready to open in the Arts District. The upscale outdoor plant store, cafe, and event space is going big with this newest location (they also have outlets on Beverly Boulevard and in Culver City), adding in plenty of patio space as well as a wood-fired oven to be used for pop-ups and other one-off events. The space’s final form will also include a cafe element and a sunlit wine bar, but those won’t be in official action until sometime early next year. As for the initial opening, expect a grand reveal (with food) this weekend.
It’s an all-out party at Break Room 86 tonight in Koreatown. The beloved club spot is doing a costume contest where the grand prize winner gets future VIP bottle service at On the Record in Las Vegas, plus a hotel stay at the Park MGM. There will also be an ‘80s cover band, live dancing, DJs, and more. Doors open at 9 p.m.
Pollen in Echo Park has a slew of new deals to know about, including a $1 oyster Friday situation that seems promising. Thursday nights are now $10 burger nights, Saturdays are $20 pasta and wine nights, while Sundays come with lots of new wood-fired pizza.
Do the drinks
Nearby to Pollen, Echo Park’s Bar Calo is also doing some deals for a new daily cocktail hour that runs 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Expect cheaper classic cocktails and small seafood-focused bites for $10.
On the run
Viale dei Romani has a new “l’express” menu for lunch. The speedy meal guarantees diners can get in and out in 45 minutes, and runs $29 a head for options like salad, grilled branzino, chef’s choice pasta, and sorbet for dessert.
EST is best
Upscale San Gabriel Valley steakhouse EST is doing a Japanese whiskey dinner on Friday, starting at 7 p.m. The $150 affair includes five courses (with dishes like seared duck and wagyu beef tenderloin) plus pairings with a variety of well-known Japanese whiskies.
The new Superba Snacks + Coffee is hosting a Pasadena block party on November 10, alongside their sister restaurant Pitfire Pizza. The dual properties will come together for music, games, a beer garden, and lots of food, with funds going towards nearby public radio station KPCC.