Longtime Los Angeles chef Helene An is being honored by the Smithsonian, reports LA Times. An has long popularized a more modern approach to Vietnamese cooking in Southern California and beyond, and next month she’ll earn a coveted Pioneer Award in Culinary Arts for her efforts.
New York City burger name brand Black Tap has opened at Downtown Disney. The East Coast transplant went fast casual for this location, but still has all the burgers, beer, and milkshakes anyone could need.
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Historic Filipinotown shop Woon is doing a sandwich pop-up on May 5 starting at 11 a.m. Check out the Instagram post below for menu details.
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SANDWICH POP UP sandwishes by @ddddre sunday 5.5.19 11am til we sell out ~ on cinco de mayo, my sister @ddddre will be popping up at our Chinese restaurant making sandwiches that don’t have to do with Chinese or Mexican food. on the menu will be her signature chicken pesto burrata on a baguette and veggie on focaccia. our regular menu will be available along with beer, wine and sake. and we’ll have some records playing while you enjoy your meal in the sun see you then! ~ noodle doodle by @tywillyums #碗
Warriors favorite Klay Thompson spent some time in Los Angeles between games, and even managed to catch date night out at A.O.C., reports TMZ.
Take a look at this really weird and cool Alice in Wonderland-style tea pop-up happening in a “secret” Hollywood garden, per LA Magazine. The whole thing leans alcoholic, meaning it’s for adults only (plus it costs $60 a head), with the pop-up running from May 23 through June.
Here’s Looking at You in Koreatown is doing a great one-night dinner collaboration on May 15 with Sheldon Simeon of Maui’s Tin Roof. The Hawaiian evening runs $85 a head, and looks like it comes with a whole lot of awesome food.
Ever the innovator, Josh Zad and the Alfred Coffee crew is scaling down with a few new takeaway locations of Alfred around the city in the coming months. The below rendering shows the small window spaces, which will lean heavily on customers ordering ahead from an app to avoid any long lines.