The Return of Dine L.A.
It’s that time of year again - no, not the part of early Spring when you decide to hate all of the clothes in your closet. It’s the return of Dine L.A. From March 1st through March 14th, you can enjoy special lunch and dinner menus at hundreds of local restaurants, including Jame Enoteca, Tam O’ Shanter, Manuela, and Dear John’s. And for the first time ever, in addition to on-site dining, Dine L.A. has also added menu options for takeout and delivery. Prices and meal periods vary by restaurant, and will exclude beverages, tax, and gratuity. Reservations are highly recommended - head to Dine LA’s website for more information.
A New Drive-In Theater To Check Out
There’s a new drive-in theater popping up in Inglewood. Hosted by the lifestyle brand/food festival mega-hybrid, Family Style Fest, the drive-in movie experience will feature 15 different LA restaurants, including Hotville Chicken, Dulan’s Soul Food, Ackee Bamboo, and Jon & Vinny’s Inglewood, as well as showings of Jurassic Park (1993) and North Hollywood, a new movie written and directed by Mikey Alfred celebrating LA’s skate culture. The drive-in theater runs from March 25th-28th, tickets will be available next week. Check Family Style Fest’s website for details.
A Bake Sale Fighting Anti-Asian Hate
With the dramatic increase in anti-Asian hate crimes enveloping the country — which have been estimated to have risen by 1900% since the beginning of the pandemic, and observed in San Francisco, New York City, and Los Angeles — Emily Koh knew she had to act. So she texted Keegan Fong, owner of Woon in Historic Filipinotown and organized a city-wide bake sale.
“When Emily texted me about interest in hosting this bake sale the answer was, ‘duh,’” Fong told us over email. “I had actually just finished watching a bunch of videos of Anti-Asian violence the night before and it made me sick to my stomach. As Asian-American business owners, it’s our responsibility to make people aware of what’s happening in our community. We are the spokespeople for who we represent. If it’s not for us to do something about it then who the hell else will?”
The bake sale will take place on Sunday, March 7th from 10am-2pm, walk-ups only. For more information, including which restaurants will be participating, check out our feature on the Pinkies Up x Woon Bake Sale Against Anti-Asian Violence here.
$4 Burgers In Silver Lake?
According to a report by Eater LA, one of Venice’s best burgers is heading to the Eastside. Starting this summer, you’ll be able to find The Win~dow at American Beauty’s $4 smashburgers in Silver Lake, with a lunch-through-dinner walk-up window serving burgers, fried chicken sandwiches, Impossible patties, grain bowls, fries, shakes, and dipped cones. Keep an eye on American Beauty’s Instagram for the latest details.
Hiring + A Little Merch Before Yo Go
Yes, some of your favorite LA restaurants are hiring FOH and BOH staff members, including Clark Street Bread Co. (in both Brentwood and Echo Park), Steep in Chinatown, Osteria La Buca, South LA Cafe, Go Get Em Tiger, and handmade noodle stand, Bang Bang Noodles. Check out each link for more information on their available positions.
Two very cool merch drops happened this week also, including a funky, 8bit t-shirt from the folks at Hail Mary Pizza and a simplistic, super-cute tee that reads “Chinatown Forever” from Thank You Coffee. Supporting LA restaurants never looked so good.