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LA Car Dealerships Help Out Local Restaurants With Free Delivery Vehicles

Plus a Detroit-style pizza to try this weekend, and some some high tea available at home

Signage for Guerrilla Tacos, a white painted wraparound corner building.
Guerrilla Tacos in the Arts District
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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.

The Rusnak Autogroup has been quietly supplying its loaner cars for use as food delivery vehicles during the current coronavirus pandemic. The company linked up with Wes Avila and Brittney Valles of Guerrilla Tacos to form a fleet of rides capable of delivery the restaurant’s popular “emergency taco kits” (the ones that come with toilet paper too) around the city. Across town, Audi even donated a slew of Q7s to Uncle Paulie’s Deli, even wrapping the rides with the restaurant’s logo, for use as delivery vehicles for front-line hospital workers. Good for them.

And in other news:

— Los Angeles County will begin listing restaurants, like Mozza and Gjusta, that have had confirmed COVID-19 outbreaks, says the LA Times.

The Peninsula Beverly Hills has resumed its famed tea service. The new at-home experience runs a cool $150 per order, but comes with tea, a variety of baked snacks and treats, jams, and small sandwiches, and a bottle of champagne.

— Chef Ryan Ososky is bringing back his Detroit-style pizza-pop-up this weekend, with plans to pick up the pies from Phorage in West Hollywood. Order ahead to secure a spot.

— Tastemade sat down with Mitchell David, Chief Strategy Officer for the James Beard Foundation, to talk about the state of the restaurant industry nationwide, and the JBF’s giveback initiatives.

The Parm Boyz pop-up is back slinging red sauce delights every single Sunday from the kitchen at Ronan on Melrose. That means take-home chicken parm, pastas, and more.

— True Food Kitchen reopens on Colorado in Pasadena tomorrow, bringing its healthy-leaning menu back to life for delivery and takeout, plus wine and beer.

Go Get Em Tiger has closed its Arts District coffee bar location permanently, saying that “we were unable to negotiate a rent structure that put us in a place to succeed.”