Eagle Rock arrival
Penny Oven is now open in Eagle Rock. The casual bakery and cafe comes by way of the same folks as nearby Piencone Pizzeria, and features a variety of all-day options from coffee and sweets to sandwiches, salads, toasts, and beyond. As of now, hours are 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. daily.
Wine and dinner
The Blending Lab is doing a fun dinner with Colectivo Felix on Thursday, June 13. The South American pop-up is pairing wines with dishes like skirt steak and mole, or a mushroom tamal, for $150.
Here’s a simple message from the folks at Prime Pizza: Order direct, instead of getting bitten by fees from delivery apps that also cut into the revenue for small businesses. On a related note, Little Tokyo’s location of Prime Pizza is now doing happy hour deals including $2 cheese slices daily from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. (and again 10 p.m. to close), and $12 pitchers of beer.
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Did you know that online delivery sites like Postmates and Grubhub charge restaurants 20-30% per order? For us that breaks down to $8 per delivery on avg. That's ON TOP of what they charge you! If you love local/independent restaurants and want to support them there is a VERY easy way to put more money in their pockets: pick up the phone and call them or order directly through their website. Some restaurants (like us!) offer their own online ordering with free delivery within a certain zone, but even if they don't they will often have links on their sites to their delivery partners. Orders that come in through those links are subject to much lower rates, and sometimes they are free! #orderdirect #themoreyouknow #psa . . . . . #squaredeal #pizza #pizzadelivery #nypizza #ilovela #dtla #littletokyo #fairfax #eeeeeats #orderdirect #infatuation #eater #dinela #nom
LA Magazine has more information on Gabriela Camara of Mexico City’s Contramar, who is partnering up with Jessica Koslow of Sqirl to open a Santa Monica stunner of a restaurant soon called Onda.
The new documentary film Ghost Fleet, which tackles the slavery found within the Thai fishing industry, is screening at the Arena Cinelounge in Hollywood tomorrow night. The showing is being put on by the team at Now Serving, and tickets run $20.
Showing no age
Congrats to Toscana, which is turning 30 years old out in Brentwood. To celebrate, the restaurant and bar is flashing back to its original menu all next week.