We’ve got just one more weekend before it’s time to fall back and here are some great ways to enjoy the final rays of long days in Los Angeles from Día de Muertos and a new downtown rooftop restaurant at The Hoxton to a Big Kahuna Burger at Fat Sal’s.
Mexican beer favorite Estrella Jalisco invites the public to take part in an immersive art experience in celebration of Día de Muertos now through November 1. The exhibit, titled A New Día, or A New Day, inspires people to discover and embrace the holiday as a celebration of life and living tradition. The multi-room exhibit takes place at Wisdome LA, a 35,000-square-foot art entertainment park located in the heart of the downtown Arts District. The exhibit will guide visitors through a sensory journey via four geodesic dome installations. The $29 tickets are for 21 and over available here: wisdome.la/anewdia.
Yang’s, the wildly popular Chinese brand with a signature menu item, will be celebrating the grand openings of its first locations in Los Angeles County in Rowland Heights and San Gabriel on Saturday.
The Rowland Heights restaurant is situated at 1355 Nogales St., and the San Gabriel location at 140 W. Valley Blvd. #101. Both restaurants will be celebrating their grand openings by giving back to their fans. Starting Saturday, October 26, the first 50 customers will receive their order for free (one bowl per customer), followed by the first 50 customers getting 50 percent off their order on October 27 (one bowl per customer). On October 28, the first 50 customers will receive a $5 gift card with their order. This will culminate on Oct. 29 with a lucky draw for all customers. Yang’s also plans to add a new beverage line in partnership with Chinese drink company Chatime, a boba milk tea brand with 800 locations globally.
Sunday, October 27
Celebrate Day of the Dead at the 8th Annual San Pedro Día de los Muertos Festival with Jose Cuervo Tradicional on Sunday. Attendees will enjoy San Pedro’s historic downtown as well as a screening of Jose Cuervo’s new documentary Día De Muertos: Lake Patzcuaro. The annual festival will feature cocktails made with Cuervo Tradicional, the original 100 percent agave tequila. Then, head over to People’s Place to see Cuervo’s new documentary, Día De Muertos: Lake Pátzcuaro, which was created by Mexican filmmakers Mónica Álvarez and Paola Villaneuva, and unveils an intimate look into the story of Lake Pátzcuaro, a town located in Michoacán and for its vibrant Día De Muertos festivities. It’s the first documentary in an annual series designed to show authentic Día De Muertos traditions from different regions of Mexico. Festivities take place at 398 West 6th Street., San Pedro, from 3 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Tuesday, October 29
The Hoxton, Downtown L.A.’s s new rooftop restaurant and bar Pilot are officially opening on Tuesday and offer Mediterranean-inspired cuisine and whimsical cocktails from the Sunday Hospitality team, who also helm the lobby restaurant, Sibling Rival. The formal, full-service restaurant (open for dinner only), is complemented by a stand-alone bar as well as all-day poolside service featuring a select food and drink menu. Sunday Hospitality is behind New York’s neighborhood mainstay Sunday In Brooklyn co-founded by Jaime Young, Adam Landsman and Todd Enany. The Hoxton, Downtown L.A. is their first expansion outside of Brooklyn. Executive Chef John Taube, previously of The NoMad Hotel, Los Angeles and The NoMad Hotel, New York, leads the kitchen for both The Hoxton Downtown LA restaurant concepts and is working with Sunday Hospitality Chef/Partner Jaime Young in developing the menu offerings.
Wednesday, October 30 and Thursday, October 31
Coming off two successful themed Halloweens, Fat Sal’s will transform into “The Big Kahuna Burger” and the pawn shop from the 1994 box office hit Pulp Fiction. The Big Kahuna Burger theme will be part of the interior, where staff will be in costume, as well as the exterior of the restaurant with Big Kahuna Burger signage. The featured food items will be “Big Kahuna Burger,” “Loco Moco Fries,” “The Fat Luau,” and “The Fat Piña Shake.” Fat Sal’s will also be taking over the space next door to them and transforming it into the pawn shop from Pulp Fiction.
Halloween, October 31
Klatch Coffee, small-town, family-owned roaster, will take off $1 on Trick-or-Treat Lattes to anyone that shows up in full costume on Halloween day. Participating locations include Redondo Beach, Ontario, Rancho Cucamonga and San Dimas.