Lakers star Lebron James, who tried to trademark “taco tuesday,” is hosting a pop-up called “El Rey’s Taco Tuesday” in conjunction with video game Fortnite for three days starting next Tuesday, July 20, with operations from 1 to 8 p.m., then 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Wednesday, and finally 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Thursday. The pop-up will have immersive taco-themed items and decor from the game. As for the food, it’s unclear what the actual tacos will taste like or who will prepare them, but at least it won’t cost anything — the event is free for anyone who comes (and anyone going should expect long lines). The event takes place at 8175 Melrose Avenue; Fortnite players could start gathering Lebron James items on the game beginning this week.
In other news:
- The Shore Hotel received approval from the city of Santa Monica to build a hostel-style micro-hotel with 34 beds and 14 rooms on its property but was rejected from having a cafe or restaurant on the premises, according to the Santa Monica Daily Press.
- LA Magazine has a piece on how dive bars like Club Tee Gee and Chimneysweep Lounge have reopened in a triumphant return in recent weeks.
- Despite the good news building about other dive bars around LA, beloved Culver City bar Tattle Tale has been replaced by Stage 21 Sports Bar.
- Umami Burger is expanding to Venice in the former Komodo location on Main Street, according to Toddrickallen.
- L.A. Taco has a rundown of the street vendors in Cudahy, and the food looks delicious. But the street vendors have to deal with shutdowns from the Union Pacific Railroad Police.
- Longtime Rosemead restaurant gets a feature in ABC-7 for its excellent dumplings and house-made “special” noodles.
- Chainsaw’s pies, ice cream, and sorbet are available by the pint at Wine and Eggs in Atwater Village: