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LA Coffee Shop Go Get Em Tiger Serves the Famous Biscuits From Ted Lasso This Week

Plus, LA Sheriff Alex Villanueva says he won’t enforce mask mandate, and the Airliner reopens in Lincoln Heights

Hannah Waddingham and Jason Sudeikis attend Apple’s “Ted Lasso” Season 2 Premiere at Pacific Design Center on July 15, 2021 in West Hollywood, California. Photo by Axelle/Bauer-Griffin/FilmMagic
Matthew Kang is the Lead Editor of Eater LA. He has covered dining, restaurants, food culture, and nightlife in Los Angeles since 2008. He's the host of K-Town, a YouTube series covering Korean food in America, and has been featured in Netflix's Street Food show.

Ted Lasso’s second season comes out on July 23, and local cafe Go Get Em Tiger has officially collaborated with Apple TV+ to give away cookies, also known as biscuits, this week, plus free coffee only beginning at 10 a.m. From today until Friday, customers at GGET’s Santa Monica, Larchmont, Los Feliz, and Culver City locations will get a pink box of three free biscuits with their order, and if using Apple Pay, all coffee and tea drinks are $1 (sorry Android users).

Also, to help pick up some steam, the biscuits, coffee, and tea are completely free for July 19 (today only) until close. The shortbread cookies were developed by GGET’s culinary team and will be placed in the same pink box as appears on the show. Those who didn’t watch Ted Lasso will have to catch up on one of the funniest and most endearing television shows of the past year to understand what the big deal about those biscuits, er, cookies, are all about. Ted Lasso stars Jason Sudekis as the namesake soccer, er, football coach, and Hannah Waddington as the team owner Rebecca.

Biscuits from Go Get Em Tiger’s collab with Ted Lasso
Biscuits from Go Get Em Tiger’s collab with Ted Lasso

In other news:

  • Los Angeles Sheriff Alex Villanueva made worldwide headlines by saying that he would not enforce LA County’s new mask mandate because of a lack of staffing and also because the mandate “is not backed by science.” The sheriff said the mandate contradicts guidelines from the CDC that said vaccinated people do not need to wear masks indoors. Here’s more information from the CDC about wearing masks indoors and outdoors.
  • A new pizzeria called Cacio e Pepe is opening at the Runway in Playa Vista, according to Toddrickallen, in the former 800 Degrees Pizza.
  • Atlanta restaurant Fin and Feathers, which has three locations in Georgia, is opening in Marina Del Rey serving new American soul food like grilled garlic seafood and grits and more from restaurateur Damon A. Johnson, who is originally from Los Angeles. The restaurant goes into the former Washington Ale House, according to What Now LA.
  • ABC-7 shows that even with the indoor mask mandates from this past weekend, LA County’s COVID-19 cases are skyrocketing with 1,635 cases and four deaths, with Sunday being the “10th consecutive day that at least 1,000 new cases were reported.” County public health director Barbara Ferrer said the only way to truly fight the infection was vaccination, and that the county is far from herd immunity.
  • Iconic Lincoln Heights bar/club the Airliner has reopened with a “fancy ass cocktail menu,” food, and tunes from SoCal Soul Patrol: