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The Central Coast’s Famous Hitching Post Pops Up in LA on Sunday

Plus artisanal tamales in Downtown, and Bon Temps new lunch

Hitching Post II Frank Ostini cooking over fire
Frank Ostini of Hitching Post II
Hitching Post II
Farley Elliott is the Senior Editor at Eater LA and the author of Los Angeles Street Food: A History From Tamaleros to Taco Trucks. He covers restaurants in every form, from breaking news to the culture, people, and history that surrounds LA's dining landscape.

Barbecue friends

One of the Central Coast’s most famous restaurants, Hitching Post II, is coming to Los Angeles for their first-ever pop-up. The barbecue event goes down at LA Wine on August 11 starting at 5 p.m., and will feature burgers and more from the place made famous in the movie Sideways. LA Wine, meanwhile, will be pouring Hitching Post’s own wines alongside their own.

Inexpensive in West Hollywood

West Hollywood restaurant Alice has a new weekday discount to know about called Alice After Work, and it’s a doozy. For one hour only (5 p.m. to 6 p.m.), Monday through Friday, the restaurant will offer its entire menu for half the usual price.

Play the market

Bon Temps is officially launching a new lunch down in the Arts District. The young restaurant right next to the Firehouse will do weekday options from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., including soppressata baguette sandwiches, roasted beet salad, tartines, and grain bowls, among other things. The restaurant will also continue to offer its daily breakfast pastries, coffee, and savory-side stuff.

Turkey salami tofu sandwiches on plate wrapped in paper
Bon Temps sandwiches
Bon Temps

Hollywood newness

Adam Perry Lang is switching up his menu in Hollywood this summer, expanding beyond steaks and weekday barbecue to include options like white cheddar cheese curd bar bites, and Hokkaido scallop crudo. There’s also a katsu-style hot chicken, plus a $72 O.G. steak plate, complete with a dry-aged ribeye, duck fat fries, and pickle salad.

Long Beach party

The first ever Taste of Japan is coming to Long Beach soon. The celebration goes down September 14 from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., featuring entertainment, activities, and of course lots of food.

Park and eat

The Grove is hosting a new drive-in summer movie series up on its roof. The next film is Back to the Future August 28, where moviegoers can not only catch the throwback film, they’ll also be able to order meals from restaurants below like Blue Ribbon and Umami Burger.

Fashion District eats

An upscale tamale spot has just opened in the Fashion District, right around the corner from Sonoratown. Expect a variety of tamale options, including those for vegetarians and vegans, with hours running 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. 819 Santee Street.

artesano tamaleria photo exterior paper over glass