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Pizzas or bugers with wine, omakase, and more popping up in the city of Angels

Virali_Dave is a writer and editor in Los Angeles. Born in Mumbai, she has always considered the West Coast to be the best coast. Her writing has appeared in FoodBeast, NBC News, LAist, Life and Thyme, The Ringer, Input Magazine, and more.

It’s hard to think of a time when pop-ups weren’t a part of Los Angeles’s dining fabric. Aside from offering some of the most creative meals in town, these ephemeral events can sometimes provide a preview of up-and-coming brick-and-mortar restaurants. Over the past decade, these makeshift businesses have grown in popularity to become an integral part of how Angelenos eat and drink today. This is a periodic compilation of notable one-off and ongoing pop-ups.

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September 6, 2023

An omakase pop-up from Austin — With existing locations in Denver, Miami, Houston, Dallas, and Austin, Hai Hospitality’s Uchi is coming to LA later this year, starting with a four-day, 10-course omakase pop-up at the Pendry West Hollywood ahead of a larger opening. Tickets are $150 per person from Wednesday, September 13 through Saturday, September 16. 8430 Sunset Boulevard, West Hollywood, CA 90069.

Pizza and a wine tasting — This Saturday, September 9, Bespoke Bar LA is hosting a pizza party featuring pies from Naughty Pie Nature and a free organic wine tasting from Bespoke Bar. The event starts at 5 p.m. and goes until 8 p.m. 2677 S. La Cienega Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90034.

Burgers and wine flights — Studio City’s Vintage Wine + Eats is hosting an end-of-summer parking lot party on Saturday, September 9 from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. There will be meat or veggie burgers and frosé, plus Italian natural wine flights from Elevage 4p. Tickets are priced at $54 and include a burger, frosé, and a four-wine flight. 12023 Ventura Boulevard, Studio City, CA 91604.

Seasonal small bites — Seasonal food and drink pop-up Kama is popping up at Winston House in Venice on Sunday, September 10. Tickets, priced at $75, include several small bites, and there are also cocktails available a la carte. 23 Windward Avenue, Venice, CA 90291.

East-coast based Vietnamese food pop-up Ha’s Đặc Biệt is coming to Virgil Village’s Voodoo Vin from Tuesday, September 12 to Sunday, September 17. Reservations can be made on Resy. 713 N Virgil Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90029.

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