Century City’s bustling Eataly has a new tenant inside. It’s called La Pasta Fresca, and as the name implies the stall focuses entirely on fresh, quick-service pastas. That means regional dishes like Tagliatelle alla Bolognese, Trenette al Pesto from Liguria, and a rotating seeasonal option that comes and goes. The quick stop is meant to be similar in concept to Uovo in Santa Monica, and comes complete with wine for those in need. The Eataly stall opens today.
A big new boozy festival is coming to Los Angeles next month. Mexico in a Bottle lands on September 29 and features a variety of drink options from raicilla to mezcal and craft beer, with general admission ticket prices right around $70.
Doing the most
Long Beach is going seafood crazy next month with a multi-day lobster festival that includes live music, tons of food, whiskey tasting, and more. Tickets range from $5 to $40.
Long Beach Original Lobster Festival - Sept. 6-8, 2019 - Live Music, Free Souvenir E-Pic, Karaoke with Live Band, Whiskey Tasting Lounge, Food Court and of course, tons of Fresh Live Maine Lobster. https://t.co/cYN78mG4fT #ThingsWorthPayingExtra #lobster pic.twitter.com/gVMHmUMRal— LBLobsterFestival (@LBLobsterFest) August 27, 2019
Of course it is
In the latest episode of The Economist podcast, serial restaurateur Danny Meyer (known for Union Square Hospitality Group and Shake Shack) says that Los Angeles is “the most exciting restaurant town in the country.” Very, very true.
A sigh of relief
Toscana in Brentwood isn’t going anywhere any time soon. A press release sent around by the restaurant confirms that they’ve just re-upped their lease for another 20 years, and will be closing the restaurant briefly in the new year for remodels to make sure to put in a new kitchen that will last the full term. Bar Toscana will remain open during the temporary closure.
Ice cream by the beach
Some new restaurants and retail options are coming to the Point in El Segundo. That includes popular ice cream brand Van Leeuwen, which is slated to open a scoop shop in the spring of 2020.
Inexpensive in the early evening
Charcoal in Venice has a new “sunset” menu running weekdays from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. The reduced-price fare works as a four-course, choose-your-own-adventure menu for $49. The opening menu is below.