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The Hottest Pop-Ups in Los Angeles Right Now

Blue snow cones, pizzas to-go, restaurant and bar takeovers, and more

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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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June 8, 2023

Magical snow cones in Echo Park — This Saturday, herbal supplement brand Wooden Spoon Herbs is coming to Los Angeles for a pop up at Echo Park coffee shop Honey Hi. There will be blue lemonade snow cones made with Wooden Spoon’s Magic Magnesium and more available from noon to 3 p.m. 1620 Sunset Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90026.

Two nonalcoholic speakeasies — Tonight, nonalcoholic pop-up Bar Nuda is coming to Silver Lake’s Buena Planta from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. Buena Planta’s Mezcal Speakeasy will have food, functional cocktails, and other booze-free drinks for sale. Free tickets are available here. 2815 Sunset Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90026.

Nonalcoholic pop-up Zero Proofed is hosting its next event at the Culver Hotel’s Velvet Lounge. As the sober curious movement gains more traction, the event organization run by sisters Priyanka and Chirasmita Kompella is hosting a zero-proof speakeasy on Sunday, June 11 from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m. Tickets start at $25 and include two drinks and a gift bag. 9400 Culver Boulevard, Culver City, CA 90232.

Pizzas to go — Ahead of opening Best Bet Pizzeria in Culver City soon, chef Jason Neroni and team are popping up this weekend under the name Little Jabroni’s by Best Bet. There will be to-go pizzas available at the Rose in Venice this Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. The pop-up begins at 5 p.m. while supplies last. On Friday, guests can also pre-order meatballs and salads along with wood fired pizzas and Sicilian pizzas. More details and pre-order information can be found here. 220 Rose Avenue, Venice, CA 90291.

From Paris to LA — Paris-based chef Hugh Corcoran is coming to Virgil Village’s Voodoo Vin for a two-week residency from June 13 to June 25. Diners can expect soulful French country dishes to pair with Voodoo Vin’s large selection of wines. 713 N Virgil Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90029.

Queer co-working to kick off Pride MonthGay Asstrology, the monthly LGBTQIA+ dance party, is partnering with lesbian wine bar the Ruby Fruit to bring Outerspace to the queer community — a weekly, lunchtime, co-working meetup that will be held every Tuesday at the Ruby Fruit from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Outerspace starts Tuesday, June 6, and diners will be able to grab lunch along with wine, beer, ciders and nonalcoholic drinks, including queer-owned Couplet coffee. 3510 Sunset Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90026.

From CDMX to LA — Mexico City-based pop-up Yella is making its way to LA this June. After three years of popping up all over the world — in cities like New York, Paris, and London and spots throughout Mexico and Colombia — chef and owner Ricardo Verdejo will be at Ditroit Taqueria on June 16, at Melody Wine Bar on June 22 and 23, and at Dudley Market in Venice on June 20 and 26. The vegetable-forward, market-driven menu will vary. Multiple locations.

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