Los Angeles food non-profit Project Angel Food took in some important new delivery volunteers last week: Prince Harry and Meghan Markle. The royal couple have recently relocated to Los Angeles after renouncing their official titles, and Wehoville found out that the pair were spotted dropping off food in West Hollywood to those in need. “We loved having them and they are the most down-to-earth people,” said Project Angel Food executive director Richard Ayoub. Good for them.
In other news:
— Conan O’Brien has been reaching out to small businesses impacted by the current coronavirus pandemic, offering heartfelt thanks for previous service, and asking how he can help. The most recent example is at Kye’s in Santa Monica, where O’Brien’s camp not only sent well-wishes, but donated to help Kye’s feed hospital workers.
— A number of Los Angeles restaurants are changing the way they interact with customers, reports the Eastsider, including places like La Pergoletta and Combo A in Echo Park. That means more of a social media presence, more ingenuity, and more hope than ever.
— Barcade is reopening in Highland Park, selling to-go food and filling craft beer growlers starting this Friday.
The Barcade machine will be rebooting in Highland Park starting THIS FRIDAY with delivery and to-go orders! Growlers will start at just $10! Plus food, wine, and cocktails. We'll see you all soon! #Barcade #HighlandPark #LA #LosAngeles pic.twitter.com/35eSmjXO9X— Barcade (@Barcade_LA) April 20, 2020
— Guerrilla Tacos is switching things up, offering a steakhouse-at-home experience for $150 for two on Friday night. That means popovers, shrimp cocktail, a ribeye, and more, plus the makings of eight at-home cocktails.
— A petition has been started to demand that the Baldwin Hills Crenshaw Plaza reopen the SEE-LA farmers market there. The market is of particular importance because of South LA’s relative lack of grocery stores, and the incentive programs that are available for residents in the area at that market.
— The folks at online show Mythical Kitchen made a Thai curry take on a Taco Bell Crunchwrap this week, using leftovers from Valley staple Anajak Thai. Former food writer Josh Scherer put together the #LeftoverChallenge with a number of other YouTube personalities to raise money for the Restaurant Workers Community Foundation, and so far they’ve raised north of $32,000. Check out the video below.