The city of Pasadena has moved to require vaccine verification at large outdoor events and indoor spaces such as bars, nightclubs, and other hospitality spaces. The city, which has its own public health department independent from greater Los Angeles County, made the announcement on September 27, saying that customers receiving service inside at bars, breweries, and all nightclubs and lounges must provide proof of at least the first dose of a vaccine shot by October 7, and full vaccination by November 4.
This newest move aligns Pasadena closely with the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health, as well as the city of West Hollywood, which — like Pasadena now — will also require hospitality employees working on-site to be fully vaccinated by this fall. As with LA County DPH ruling, Pasadena will not at this time mandate vaccine verification for restaurants specifically, though it is heavily encouraged. For the large-scale outdoor public events (such as games at the Rose Bowl), Pasadena will allow a recent negative COVID test for entry.
A newcomer to know
Malibu Italian restaurant Spruzzo has scored a second location, opening down the line at 538 Palisades Drive in the Pacific Palisades. The site was previously home to Taste at the Palisades.
Wine in Long Beach
The 15th annual LA WineFest is here. The two-day Long Beach event runs October 2 and 3, with single-day general admission tickets running $80 per person for access to unlimited wine tastings.
Tito’s x Tito’s
Tito’s Tacos is once again partnering up with Tito’s Vodka for a party on October 4. Tickets run for $25 for drinkers and diners, giving access to multiple cocktails, food, and live music. Plus, all proceeds go to the Culver City Arts Foundation.
Pizza in the Fashion District, again
Superfine, one of LA’s best pizza makers, is back in the Fashion District near Rossoblu. The restaurant has even expanded hours and is now serving Monday and Tuesday from 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.; Wednesday through Friday from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m.; and Saturday-Sunday from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. A portion of September’s proceeds is also going to the Skid Row Housing Trust.
Dancing and drinks
Pez Cantina is hosting a night of Spanish food, flamenco dancing, and live music on Thursday, September 30. The ticketed event runs for $75 and is in partnership with Torres Brandy.
Those who give
Regarding Her, the female-led restaurant non-profit based in Los Angeles, was recognized for its outstanding work by the James Beard Foundation last night. More details on the non-profit and its continuing work below.