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Homeboy Industries Partners With Amazon to Feed Poll Workers Across Los Angeles

Plus, Hot and Cool Cafe acts as a polling center while Le Petit Chez Mimi gets a feature in Santa Monica

Worker preps a dish at Homeboy Industries
Worker preps a dish at Homeboy Industries
Homeboy Industries [Official photo]
Matthew Kang is the Lead Editor of Eater LA. He has covered dining, restaurants, food culture, and nightlife in Los Angeles since 2008. He's the host of K-Town, a YouTube series covering Korean food in America, and has been featured in Netflix's Street Food show.

Tomorrow, the nation will decide the next presidency, as well as numerous other local races, measures, and propositions. In an effort to aid more than 800 poll workers across 55 different polling centers across LA County, Homeboy Industries will be providing breakfast and lunch for poll workers. Food will be delivered by Feed Hope, a new Homeboy Industries initiative that has delivered more than 150,000 meals to food insecure Angelenos during the pandemic. Amazon Studios is lending some of the finances to boost the effort to feed poll workers, and will continue to partner with Homeboy Industries to work with the local bakery and cafe that provides for LA’s Black and Latinx communities.

In other news:

  • The Westside loses an unsung Korean restaurant in Kalbis Grill, which will be replaced by a poke spot, reports Toddrickallen.
  • Remember how Santa Monica wanted to ban fast food restaurants from opening on Third Street Promenade? It’s already a temporary measure but a new decision could make it permanent. Yo Venice has a video on the subject.
  • Santa Monica Daily Press has a very sweet story on 80-year-old restaurateur Mimi Herbert, who reopened Le Petit Chez Mimi a few weeks ago.
  • Here’s another story on the LA food truck situation in LAist, with shout outs to Antidote Eats, the Fix on Wheels, and Eureka Street Food truck.
  • The pandemic has created untold anxiety and uncertainty for California’s farmworkers, according to a story in the LA Times last week.
  • LA-area hotels are offering some additional perks in time for Election Day, like a ballot drop-off and early voting polling place at West Hollywood’s La Peer Hotel. Those who go to La Peer get a discount on American Flag sliders and a special cocktail. [NBC News]
  • How great is it that Hot and Cool Cafe in Leimert Park serves as a polling center?

Homeboy Industries

130 W Bruno Street, , CA 90012 (323) 526-1254 Visit Website

Hot and Cool Cafe

4331 Degnan Boulevard, , CA 90008 (323) 903-6449 Visit Website