Dr. Dre’s Super Bowl halftime show took on ample local flair at SoFi Stadium yesterday, February 13, not only by showcasing Long Beach-native Snoop Dogg and Compton’s Kendrick Lamar, but another regional fave: Tam’s Burgers No. 21 on Rosecrans and Central Avenue in Compton as part of the set design. Dale’s Donuts also had a sign showing on the set.
Social media buzzed with the details throughout the performance, including a marquee fashioned after Compton’s legendary dance club Eve After Dark, where Dre got his start in the music business. Tam’s has a special place in Lamar’s music too, the Los Angeles Times observed that on his song “Element,” Lamar raps, “I be hangin’ out at Tam’s, I be on Stockton / I don’t do it for the ‘Gram, I do it for Compton.” LA-born producer Anderson Paak also performed, as did New Yorker Mary J. Blige, and Detroit’s own Eminem and 50 Cent.
California-Ohio governors hot dog Super Bowl bet
Pink’s and Cincinnati’s Skyline Chili made a friendly bet on Super Bowl Sunday. Looks like Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine will have to send $500 to California Gov. Gavin Newsom’s designated organization, the Los Angeles Rams Foundation, for the win against the Bengals, reports KPIX.
More hot dog-related news
If LA has an unofficial food, it’s bacon-wrapped hot dogs. LA’s ubiquitous vendors were out in full effect on Sunday, even as health department enforcement swept through the city.
An LA tradition: more than a dozen hot dog street food vendors meet hungry football fans pic.twitter.com/dxvdAwVXPp— Steve Saldivar (@stevesaldivar) February 14, 2022
Potential legislative help for California’s street vendors
California state senator Lena Gonzalez from Long Beach introduced SB 972, written to reform the state food code and make the process easier for sidewalk vendors to obtain permits, writes LAist.
Bacetti’s time to shine
Echo Park’s Bacetti received a glowing review from Los Angeles Times critic Bill Addison.
Boyle Heights-based Indie Brewing Company closing
The nearly six-year-old Indie Brewing Company announced its closing this month. Via Instagram, Indie Brewing cited difficulty over the last two years. Still, there are two weeks to get over there and grab a very limited edition before February 27.