Beer Belly flips
Fans of Beer Belly, the overclocked craft beer pub with locations in Long Beach, Koreatown, and at LAFC stadium, have something extra to look forward to this weekend. Starting tomorrow, the place is going entirely vegan for the weekend, operating as a pop-up under the name Monty’s Good Burger. Expect burgers and sides only, and no other regular Beer Bely menu items Friday through Sunday. After that, expect a real (and permanent) Monty’s Good Burger to open in Riverside later this year. The pop-up menu is below.
Forbes has a lot of love for Fat Sal’s, creator of the monstrously overstuffed sandwich. Co-owner Josh Stone talks about his process in creating the massive meals, his love of sneakers and hip hip, and name-drops a few celebs along the way.
Bon Appetit is out looking for the best neighborhood restaurant anywhere in America, and to help the search they’ve enlisted a ton of local talent. There’s Fred Armisen talking about Hugo’s Tacos, Jenni Konner discussing Cafe Bizou, and former NFL player Tony Gonzalez giving love to Playground in Santa Ana.
Akasa is throwing another coffee party this weekend, backed by the folks from Triniti in Echo Park and Devoción coffee. It’s all going down in Los Feliz from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. on Saturday. The non-profit focuses on health and wellness in low-income public schools.
Classes have ended but our summer events are just getting started! Please join us this weekend @days.la for a coffee pop-up with Lisa Tahk, coffee by @devocionusa ~ snacks by @triniti.la ~ come by, snack, shop, sip & support AKASA! . . . . . . . . #nonprofit #akasa #aco #mindfulness #wellness #cooking #comidasaludable #garden #losangeles #wellnessisahumanright #comidasaludable #community #foodie #foodjustice #photooftheday #instagood #recipe #gardeningtips #schoolgarden #schoolprogram #hydroponics
Taco Bell’s booze
Newport Beach’s Taco Bell Cantina is getting in on the summer vibes, adding frozen rose (frose to the kids) to its lineup this year. Yep, diners can get a Crunch Wrap Supreme and 16 ounces of frose, all in one low-cost package.
The Mar Vista’s new hours
Lunch is officially on at The Mar Vista. The casual Westside spot started doing daytime meals last week, working a menu that includes everything from salads to hot wings to sandwiches, burgers, and dessert. Tuesday through Friday only, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Cal Mare’s weekend
Speaking of new menus, Cal Mare launches its new brunch menu on Sunday. The Beverly Center restaurant’s new menu includes things like brunch pizzas and bottomless spritzes. Expect Sunday hours only from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. weekly; the opening menu is below.