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LA’s New All-Encompassing Food and Drink Museum Opens This Week

Plus brisket in Hollywood and natural wine in Silver Lake

Pacific Food Beverage employees prepare food
A recent Pacific Food and Beverage Museum event
Pacific Food and Beverage Museum [official photo]
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.

Another museum of food

The Pacific Food and Beverage Museum is set to open this week in San Pedro. The project is a subset of the National Food and Beverage Foundation overall, and also includes the popular Museum of the American Cocktail’s Los Angeles arm. There’s a lot going on at the property, that is, but the most important thing to know is that Los Angeles now has a dedicated place for historians and food and drink aficionados to go and explore the dining past.

The first set of exhibitions will include Victorian-era cookware and mixology accoutrement, as well as a thorough chronicling of chef and bartender tattoos throughout the decades. Expect one-off dinners, educational seminars, and more as well. 731 S. Pacific Ave., Los Angeles.

Alain Ducasse on film

The Directors Guild of America theater is set to run a new documentary on Alain Ducasse next month. The film tackles the entire life of one of the most celebrated chefs in the world, with 18 Michelin stars across his restaurants and multiple cooking schools, not to mention his global dining empire The project’s viewing is part of the larger COLCOA French Film Festival, which kicks off on April 23.

Party in Hollywood

There’s a brisket pop-up happening at Eastown in Hollywood on Thursday, featuring food and tunes from the guys behind food podcast The Stew. There will also be Nicole Rucker buttermilk pie, beer and wine, and more. Tickets are $50.

Angel City’s next

There’s a new Women in Brewing event happening at Angel City in Downtown on March 26. The 6 p.m. session will dive deep into the history of women and the beer industry, with a throwback beer being made just for the event itself.

Natural wine time

The rise of natural wine means places like Botanica get to introduce a whole new crop of drinkers to the stuff, including at a 6 p.m. tasting tonight. The two-hour event goes down in Silver Lake and features six different producers as well as snacks from the Botanica team for $20. RSVP by emailing the restaurant directly.

Bluebird sings

The Valley’s long-awaited Bluebird Brasserie is finally ready to sing, stretching its wings for a grand April 2 reveal. Expect dinner hours only to start (beginning nightly at 5 p.m.), with limited reservations being taken and plenty of room for walk-ins.