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Downtown’s Sonoratown Adds Dinner Hour and a Serious New Burrito

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Plus a bakery pop-up and more burritos in Silver Lake

A burrito with meat and vegetables.
The new burrito from Sonoratown
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.

Sonoratown for dinner

Downtown taco star Sonoratown is opening up for dinner service on Friday and Saturday nights. The first evening of service will be tonight, running from 5:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. and offering a limited menu that focuses on the restaurant’s new burrito, a mid-sized option with carne asada, pinto beans, jack cheese, and avocado. Otherwise it’s regular lunch and menu hours the rest of the week, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., Tuesday through Saturday.

Aaron Sanchez parties

Aaron Sanchez is hosting a fundraising event at Redbird on June 5, featuring names like Ben Ford, Nancy Silverton, Jonathan Waxman and more. The $150 party benefits a scholarship for the Latino community looking to attend The International Culinary Center.

More good burritos

The folks at Burritos La Palma are popping up at The Goods Mart in Silver Lake on Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., doing breakfast burritos out on the patio.

RockSugar rolls

Westfield Century City’s RockSugar Southeast Asian Kitchen is turning ten, and to celebrate the restaurant is doing a new special cocktail and serving the hard-ish to find Singaporean chili crab all month long.

Enhancing the work

LA Times has a great story out on the struggle of many in the bar world to overcome their station in the industry, owing largely to a language barrier. Despite more than 10 million foreign-born workers in California alone, there has been a lag in multi-lingual learning tools and manuals that would allow those at the lower rungs to grow inside an industry, and now some places like Harvard & Stone are working to change that.

Doughnuts on the move

Love doughnuts? So does everyone else in Los Angeles, which is why the Discover LA team has started the Donut Trek, a collect-them-all monthlong event where classics like DK’s and California Donuts offer one-off flavors between today and the end of the month. Collect them all, indeed.

Bakery pop-ups

NYC’s Ovenly is coming to Los Angeles for one day, landing in Venice from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. tonight on Abbot Kinney.