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Good Girl Dinette’s New Vietnamese Stand Pops Up at Hollywood’s Farmers’ Market

Plus, a soul food fundraiser in historic Central Avenue, a chicken wing festival, and Otium’s new wine party series

Good Girl Dinette Diep Tran
Good Girl Dinette Diep Tran
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Mona Holmes is a reporter for Eater Los Angeles and a regular contributor to KCRW radio. She has covered restaurants, dining, and food culture since 2016. In 2022, the James Beard Foundation nominated her for a Jonathan Gold Local Voice Award.

Good Girl Dinette’s chef Diep Tran at Hollywood Farmers’ Market

Inspired by recent travels to Vietnam and sampling doner banh mi street vendors, former Good Girl Dinette chef/owner Diep Tran will pop-up at the Hollywood Farmers’ Market for her summer series, Good Girl Dinette x Red Boat Fish Sauce. The weekly Hollywood market seems like the perfect spot to prepare and serve a pork doner banh mi and Red Boat Fish Sauce citrus soda, which is best described as a carbonated lemonade with a splash of fish sauce. She’ll serve this combo on July 28, August 11, and September 15 from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m.

Diep Tran
Chef Diep Tran
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Central Avenue’s jazz and food

Situated inside South LA’s historic Dunbar Hotel, Delicious at the Dunbar opened in late 2018. This coming Saturday, the owners will host a fundraiser from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m., and an incredibly reasonable $25 gets two hours of live jazz, fried chicken, mac and cheese, red beans and rice and a flight of cocktails. Proceeds go to the Coalition for Responsible Community Development, who focuses on local planning, development and community services for low-income residents. Tickets are available through Eventbrite.

A historic Boyle Heights drugstore houses a vegan bakery

Inside Boyle Heights nearly 100-year-old St Louis Pharmacy is a vegan bakery called Cake Girl. Owners Amy Tam and Andy Fuentes opened Cake Girl in June, where the two prepare cupcakes, cookies, brownies, and muffins, according to the Boyle Heights Beat.

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Get those wings

Yes, that’s right. A festival completely dedicated to chicken wing consumption. The Wing Fest takes place this Monday at Mel’s Drive-In on Sunset from 6:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m., where crews from Button Mash, Banh Oi, Pizzeria Mozza, Greyhound, Crossroads Kitchen, Trudy’s Underground Barbecue creator Burt Bakman, along with the inventors of the buffalo chicken wing, Anchor Bar, will prep wings for hungry souls. Tickets range from $45 to $75.

Otium’s wine party series with Bon Appétit’s contributing wine editor

Bon Appétit’s contributing wine editor partnered with Otium to host a wine series starting this Sunday from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Right out on the patio, Ross will serve five natural wines paired with small bites and music. It’s $55 per person, and tickets are available online.

Otium’s wine patio party
Courtesy of Otium