A true loss
Southern California has lost one of its culinary luminaries. The LA Times and others have confirmed the death of Rosa Porto, the Cuban-born founder of namesake bakery and restaurant Porto’s, which serves millions across several locations from Los Angeles to Orange County and beyond. The chain announced Porto’s passing on Friday by way of its Instagram page; she was 89.
LA Taco is throwing a party at Bee Taqueria on West Adams Boulevard this Saturday. The event costs $50 and includes tacos from others like Evil Cooks, Balam, and more.
Pasta for all
There’s a new casual Italian restaurant hiding out in City Terrace, called Barrio. The evening option does pastas and more at 4011 City Terrace Drive, and is plotting a grand opening in January.
On the Fairfax block
The team from Filipino pop-up Rctngl are back with a new event at Cofax tonight starting at 6 p.m. Expect Ugly Drum pastrami and garlic rice, oyster mushroom sisig, and more.
Petros has disappeared from the Westfield Century City, reports Toddrickallen.
Paying for change
Soon-to-be-gone Flore Vegan in Silver Lake is trying to raise $125,000 on GoFundMe to aid in relocation efforts, after being told by developers that they must leave their current Sunset Boulevard address in the new year.
Growing the name brand
Southern California’s busy Broken Yolk Cafe group is expanding yet again, this time to Buena Park. Expect an opening for the Knott’s Berry Farm-adjacent project at 8010 Beach Blvd. sometime in the spring of 2020.