Equator Coffees has opened its first Southern California location in Culver City at Ivy Station. Building on their long-standing relationship with the culinary community, the award-winning sustainable B Corp coffee roasting company has collaborated with LA chefs Susan Feniger and Mary Sue Milliken on the Socalo Spiced Latte and Guava Empanadas, as well as a new bagged coffee blend – ‘Mary Sue and Susan’s SOCALO Las Rosas, Colombia’ available exclusively at the new Culver City cafe. The LGBTQ+ and women-owned cafe also offers small bites like assorted tartines and waffles.

To celebrate the opening of the new Williams Sonoma store inside LA’s Original Farmers Market on Friday, March 11, there will be a weekend worth of events, including a meet-and-greet with Joy The Baker, a Flour Shop Pop-Up event, and a book event with Elizabeth Van Lierde of @college-housewife. The first 250 customers that visit the store will receive a limited-edition tote bag with any purchase, and 15% of sales all opening weekend will be donated to the Los Angeles Mission. 

Playa Al Pastor pizza (Courtesy North Italia)

At 6 p.m., on Friday, March 11, there will be a cooking demonstration from Chef Tim Hollingsworth of  Otium to get the party started. Then on Saturday, March 12, New Orleans baker Joy Wilson will conduct a demo of her blueberry pancake muffins, and Flour Shop sweets will be popping up at 2 p.m. More cooking demos on Sunday with  Elizabeth Van Lierde of @college-housewife, as she makes green chili queso and virgin blood orange margaritas from herEveryday Entertaining” book.

For the pizza population who love pineapple on the pie, modern Italian concept North Italia in Los Angeles will celebrate Pi Day with a Playa Al Pastor pizza featuring achiote chicken, grilled pineapple, fresno chile, avocado and queso fresco for $19, which will temporarily replace the rotating chef’s daily pizza. ”The Playa Al Pastor  will be available at the El Segundo, Irvine and Santa Monica locations only.   


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