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What Documents Do LA Restaurant Workers Need to Show to Get the Vaccine?

Plus, a staff update at the LA Times food section, lots of new places to sit and eat around LA, and a bake sale to combat anti-Asian violence

L.A. Unified opened the nations largest vaccination site specifically for education employees at SoFi stadium Monday morning using the Daily Pass, Los Angeles Unifieds new technology and data system that coordinates health checks, COVID tests and vaccinati
A vaccination site in Los Angeles
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.

LA County has officially given the green light to food and agriculture workers for vaccine prioritization — and yes, that means that restaurant workers are eligible, as of yesterday. It’s going to take some time for those vaccination efforts to ramp up to full speed (as has long been the case, owing to a shortage of available doses nationwide), but officials are moving swiftly to vaccinate as many people as possible in this tier by opening up food and ag worker-only days at large-scale sites like the Pomona Fairplex.

So what’s needed to prove eligibility for this tier? As KNX reporter Claudia Peschiutta noted last week, those looking to be vaccinated will need to both prove that they live or work in LA County, and offer some proof that they fall into the eligible tier. That could include a work badge, with a photo; a professional license of some kind; a pay stub, or more. Check below for the full list.

In other news:

  • The Tasting Kitchen reopens in Venice tomorrow for on-site patio seating. Hours are for dinner only, 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. Wednesday, Thursday, and Sunday, moving to 10 p.m. on Friday and Saturday nights.
  • Downtown San Pedro is once again expanding its available outdoor dining space, adding six new open-air platforms for restaurants to use. The community was among the first to adopt city-built dining platforms during the pandemic, and now joins others like Santa Barbara in making some of those changes much more long term.
  • Feel like getting a cup of coffee and a view today? Check out these rad new benches recently put up along the LA River in Frogtown, right by La Colombe.
  • A new restaurant named Alma Cocina de Mexico is taking over the former Dominique Ansel space at the Grove, reports Toddrickallen.
  • News out of the LA Times food section: Jenn Harris, longtime food writer and deputy food editor, has been promoted to a columnist at the paper. “In her new role,” acting food editor Alice Short says in a statement, “Jenn will help the Food editor with assigning, planning and long-term vision, and she will work with the Food team to develop strategies for new social media platforms.”
  • The Pinkies Up team is back for a collaboration night at Woon to raise money to help combat anti-Asian violence. The Sunday, March 7 bake sale includes food from May Provisions, Proof, Chainsaw, Doubting Thomas, Maury’s, and more.