Trouble at the game
A new video emerged over the weekend showing, yet again, street vendors being forcibly removed from the sidewalks and parking lots outside of the Los Angeles Coliseum. As LA Rams fans stream into the stadium, more than a dozen vendors around the area were reportedly being pushed off property by police officers on bicycles and the Department of Public Health. In one video, a cart seems to have had its contents overturned onto the street before being confiscated.
Tragedy in Simi Valley
Simi Valley newcomer Rivalry Roasters has a tragic backstory, reports the Los Angeles Daily News. The recently-opened coffeeshop was started by Sean Adler, a local man who doubled as a nighttime bouncer for the Borderline Bar & Grill. The 48-year-old was one of 12 people killed in the mass Thousand Oaks shooting.
As fires continue to ravage parts of Malibu and the West Valley, the owners of Mel’s Drive-In are trying to help out by giving back. Donations are being accepted now.
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In light of recent events with the local fires Mel’s Drive In wants to support our community and will be accepting donations at our Santa Monica location to deliver to the local evacuation centers. Preferred food items include: granola bars, snack packs, fruit cups, beef jerky, canned goods with pop-top lids, peanut butter, jelly, nuts, crackers, bottled water and other healthy drinks. No glass containers. We will also accept travel size toiletry items and pet food . . Please bring all donations to: 1670 Lincoln BLVD Santa Monica, CA 90404 Our thoughts and hearts are with our community❤️
Celebrity in the house
Young celebrity chef Flynn McGarry is back in Los Angeles, cooking up a dinner with the Little Prince team out in Santa Monica. The $77 menu is served family style, and goes down on November 19.
The Hollywood Reporter is all over the new Draycott inside Palisades Village. The all-day restaurant is a new anchor for the community, reviewer Gary Baum says, calling the place an “instant clubhouse” for the wealthy Westside enclave.
Party for good
The Playhouse Group (Joe’s Pizza, Calle Tacos, Rise-N-Grind Coffee) is hosting a big family feast on Tuesday, November 20, with proceeds benefitting Hollywood Community Housing Corporation. The party goes down at the Metro station on Western Avenue from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m., with lots of pizza, tacos, and more.
Watch and learn
Here’s a great look from Tastemade of Kobee Factory, the beloved Van Nuys Syrian restaurant known for its simple charm and — of course — delicious food.