Great news for diners eager to get a taste of the San Gabriel Valley’s sprawling Chinese-Taiwanese food scene: Some of the most prominent restaurants in the 626 are coming back online today. Per Kristie Hang, prominent SGV food writer (and Eater contributor) both Chengdu Taste and sister noodle shop Mian are coming back today for takeout, in all their Sichuan spicy glory. So too is Golden Deli, the iconic San Gabriel Vietnamese restaurant. Luscious Dumpling (along with related Mason’s Dumpling Shop) is back today as well, meaning there’s more reason than ever to get back to greater LA’s Asian food mecca for a weekend bite — particularly because the region has been so far ahead of the rest of LA when it comes to closures, safety protocols, and know what comes next.
And in other news:
— Connie & Ted’s is reopening today for all those warm pre-summer seafood needs. Meanwhile, Salt & Straw is reopening several local scoop shops, including West Hollywood, Abbot Kinney, Studio City, and Larchmont. Cassell’s Hamburgers has reopened in Downtown for delivery and pick-up, as well.
— Chef Thomas Ortega is reopening all three of his restaurants in time for Cinco de Mayo next week: Amorcito, Amor y Tacos, and Playa Amor.
— LA icon Joan’s on Third is back and doing Mother’s Day package deals, including wine, cookies, flowers, and more. Don’t forget the famous Chinese chicken salad.
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* * ORDER NOW * * We are so excited to offer Mother’s Day Picnics for you to enjoy at home...order online now (link in bio )! Each picnic will include Chinese chicken salads, house made granola, a bottle of rosé, cookies (to bake at home), chocolates or gummies and freshly cut Rose Lane Farms garden roses. #joansonthird #mothersday #ordernow #contactless #curbsidepickup #losangeles
— Some prominent Los Alamos restaurants (that small Santa Barbara city that has become a culinary destination) are now delivering food down to Los Angeles on Tuesdays. That means bites from Bob’s Well Bread, Bell’s, and Full of Life Flatbread.
— Severance Wine Bar is now selling bottles directly to consumers out of the Melrose space.
— Taco Bell’s Orange County headquarters is turning into a free drive-thru for frontline workers to get meals, reports TimeOut LA.
— The still brand-new Sightglass in Hollywood’s Media District reopens today as a provisions shop and takeaway coffee option. That means beer, wine, market vegetables, pantry staples, and beans of course.
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This week, our Los Angeles roastery and all-day restaurant reopens as Sightglass Provisions, a community hub offering curated seasonal produce sourced directly from our favorite local farms, pantry essentials, prepared goods, housemade pastries and bread, proteins and dairy products, along with wine, beer and, of course, freshly roasted coffee and brewing equipment. While our new home in LA looks differently than what we envisioned when we embarked on this journey, we are grateful for the opportunity to serve you in this capacity with the utmost care and caution. Starting Thursday, April 30, we’ll be open for contactless pick-up and local delivery from Wednesday through Sunday (with pre-orders placed the day prior). Visit sightglasscoffee.com for more information about the ordering process and our safety measures, and follow our new account, @sightglassprovisions, to receive the latest updates about our continuously evolving offerings. San Francisco friends, we are still roasting for you and are monitoring state and local advisories closely, so we can safely reopen our cafe spaces in the weeks to come. Thank you for your continued support. . . . @kristasimmons