As we all continue to process the red carpet looks from The Met Gala, it’s time to look forward to all the other exciting things happening this week. And no, we aren’t just talking about the season three premiere of Sex Education. There are tons of new pop-ups, collabs, and reopenings to fill your calendar and stomach.
By this point, your fall energy is probably getting pretty strong. Lean into it and swing by Gemini Bakehouse this weekend. The popular Silver Lake bakery is debuting their sourdough apple fritters this Saturday and Sunday from 9am-2pm. Our gut is saying they’re going to go fast, so be sure to get there early. Then go home and watch Autumn In New York or something.
A few tickets are still available from Chainsaw’s latest pop-up garage dinner this Friday, September 17th in Echo Park. The dinner will include food from Asian-American pop-up Black Sheep and a brand new Almond Joy icebox pie for dessert. Admission is $50 per person and both proof of vaccination and a negative test within the last 72 hours are required for entry.
In one of the more creative collabs we’ve seen recently, popular pizza window La Morra and sandwich shop Ggiata are going full Freaky Friday on us this weekend. Basically, starting this Thursday, September 16th, La Morra is turning Ggiata’s Spicy P sandwich into a pizza. In return, Ggiata will be serving La Morra’s Cruel Summer pizza in the form of a sandwich. The whole collab ends with a big block party on Sunday, September 19th at Ggiata’s on Melrose with food, music, and more.
And in more pizza news, Superfine returns this weekend in the Fashion District. Technically the pies were available on Rossoblu’s menu throughout the pandemic, but starting this week, their stand-alone window is back open Monday through Friday, 11am-2pm. They’ll only be serving 12-inch whole pies for now (no word yet if they’ll be doing slices down the road), but either way, your Downtown lunch options just got a bit more exciting.