Welcome back to our weekly rundown of Things to Do & Eat in Los Angeles. We’ve got a lot to catch you up on – Holbox is hosting a prix-fixe dinner, K&M Coffee just dropped a new latte, and apparently, L.A. Times reporter, Matt Stiles, made a heatmap of all the beautiful jacaranda trees in the city.
We’ll let you sit with that for a second.
Anyway, if you’re looking to fill your empty week with delicious plans, keep reading. Here’s 5 Exciting Things To Do & Eat This Week in the City of Angels.
In what feels like the most ambitious crossover in LA’s Mexican seafood history, On Thursday, June 17th, Pez Cantina and Holbox are coming together to host their annual Mariscos y Mezcal Dinner, a six-course prix-fixe meal featuring kanpachi tostadas, grilled corn salads, wood-grilled striped bass, specialty cocktails and more. It’s all going down at Pez Cantina’s Downtown LA location and costs $75 per person. And we know what you’re thinking. “Wait, isn’t this event next week? Why are you telling us about it now?” And to that, we’d reply with “Tickets are on sale now. Get them before they sell out.” Tickets can be purchased here.
Vespertine is serving a new menu this weekend. Inspired by the chef’s Cuban upbringing, the Culver City restaurant will be offering ropa vieja, plantanos maduros, croquetas filled with sweet onions and smoked ham, plus pink guava jam pastelitos topped with whipped cream cheese. Available this weekend only, June 12th through 13th, orders can be placed online.
Pizzana just dropped a new sandwich, the “Pomodoro e Burrata,” which, for those not fluent in Italian means “tomato and cheese.” (Also, you can download Duolingo here). The new sub is filled with creamy burrata, slow-cooked cherry tomatoes, arugula, and Calabrian chili, and is served on chewy focaccia bread. Available through June 20th.
One of the city’s best taco spots, Sonoratown, is now open for outdoor dining. Head to their location in Downtown LA for house-made tortillas that literally melt in your mouth, giant burritos, and caramelos topped with salsa roja, avocado, and cabbage.
SOME MERCH BEFORE YOU GO
Thank You Coffee
This week’s merch drop comes from Thank You Coffee, a coffee shop in Chinatown with impeccable manners. Their new t-shirts are serving you Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hide, with their normal logo on the front and an evil, alternate version on the back - a grumpy looking cat surrounded by the words “No Thank You Coffee.”