The next movement
There’s a new trend sweeping the streets of Los Angeles these days: Pizza bagels. Funny as it sounds, the simple childhood favorite is now popping up on more than a few menus, complete with big, wide slices of pepperoni. First up is Belle’s Bagels in Highland Park, which this week is offering the item as a weekday option for those who ask. But the bigger movement is coming from the Yeastie Boys, who are doing a monthlong tour around town, popping up with their bagels at shops like Uncle Paulie’s Deli (10/1 - 10/13), Prime Pizza in Little Tokyo (10/14 - 10/25), and Purgatory Pizza (10/26 - 11/2). Just get to the restaurants on the right day next month and ask.
Umami gives back
The Umami Burger team is partnering up with Meals on Wheels to bring awareness to the quarter-million aging Angelenos who may suffer from food scarcity. Stop in for a meal and be sure to let them know it’s to support St. Vincent Meals on Wheels, and the company will donate $2 to the organization.
Things are coming along nicely at Barcade on York in Highland Park. While the construction site is, well, a construction site for now, expect multiple bars, pinball machines galore, and a whole lot more fun stuff.
True, we are still digging in the dirt at the moment but it won’t be long now! Just squint real hard and you’ll see 60 video games, 12 pinball machines, 2 bars (yes, two!), and 25 craft beers! #Barcade #LA #LosAngeles #HighlandPark pic.twitter.com/oFq4FVFwIr— Barcade (@Barcade_LA) September 17, 2018
There’s a big harvest party going down at the end of the month at San Antonio Winery. The fun outdoor party features plenty to drink and eat, with confirmed vendors like Rutt’s Hawaiian BBQ, The Gumbo Boys, Pizzanista, and more.
LA Magazine has a great feature out on Rincon Chileno, the decades-old East Hollywood deli that, according to them, has acted as “second Chilean consulate” for customers for years.
Pasadena party time
This year marks the 10th anniversary of Tastes & Sounds on South Lake Avenue, a free outdoor music and food event going down on September 29 from noon to 5 p.m. Expect live cooking demos, music, and food from tons of local names like Mercado’s Jose Acevedo.
The noodle kings
The Woon team is popping up again, this time on Saturday at Resident in the Arts District. Expect some of LA’s best noodles, plus music of course.