To celebrate the Season 5 launch of Snowfall, FX is presenting Saint’s on Crenshaw – a weekend-long, community-powered pop-up in South Los Angeles. The free pop-up will be held at Vector 90 (3423 W. 43rd Place) and will be open to the public from 10am – 5pm on Saturday, Feb. 19 and Sunday, Feb. 20. Snowfall premieres its fifth season on Wednesday, Feb. 23.

Inspired by main character “Franklin Saint’s” Los Angeles roots and real estate business, Saint’s on Crenshaw will feature pop-up storefronts from local Black-owned small businesses. The storefronts will feature products from local fashion, retail, jewelry and plant brands including Bricks & Wood, Post21, JéBlanc and Queen LA, as well as artwork from DomoINK. After browsing the shops, fans can refuel with grab-and-go food and beverages from Hank’s Mini Market, Harun and Crenshaw Juice Co.

Saint’s on Crenshaw is a free, reservation-only event, limited to adults 18+. Tickets are available on a first-come, first-served basis through the link below. Fans are encouraged to come as early as possible within their selected time slot. 

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/fx-snowfall-presents-saints-on-crenshaw-a-community-pop-up-registration-254986530577

Gemini prawns (Courtesy Bar Restaurant)

As a nod to Frieze LA, Maison Ruinart and Bar Restaurant will present an exclusive Food For Art pairing menu inspired by L.A. artist David Horovitz and his “Give Us Back Our Stars” interactive artwork. On display at the restaurant, the thought-provoking art installation will come to life through a special three-course dinner curated by Chef Douglas Rankin inspired by the constellations. Starting today through Sunday, Feb. 27, the Ruinart champagne pairing dinner will include:

  • “Cancer” Dungeness crab, salted radish, ceviche broth, black garlic
  • “Gemini” Blue prawns, savoy cabbage, Iberico XO, wakame
  • “Pisces” Black cod, charred snap peas, Szechuan rice, Cara Cara sweet and sour

Resy: https://resy.com/cities/la/venues/bar-restaurant/events/br-x-ruinart-prix-fixe-2022-02-17?date=2022-02-10&seats=2

Fords Gin’s “The Botanical Express” will be pulling into the Standing Room, the front room of Death & Co Los Angeles in DTLA. Inspired by European luxury train travel of the early 1900s,  the room has been transformed into a passenger railcar and train terminal with small design details tied to the brand’s history. Gin lovers can experience “The Botanical Express” on its own (no reservation required) until the end of February. Offerings include classics like the gimlet, negroni and martinis.

Yellow Paper Burger will be popping up on Thursday, Feb. 17 at the Golden Gopher from 5pm to 8pm or sell out. There will also be a tattoo pop-up.

The Greyhound in Highland Park will celebrate its 8th anniversary on Friday, Feb. 18, from noon to midnight with throwback music and free wings. There will be a DJ set featuring throwback 2014 tunes by Triple Collective, an expanded beer list and free wings (chicken or veggie) for all party-goers.

Polly’s Pies in Long Beach (Michele Stueven)

National Margarita Day is Tuesday, Feb. 22 and Trejo’s Tacos is teaming up with Lobos 1707 Tequila and Mezcal to create a week-long top-shelf margarita for Trejo’s Tacos guests. Starting on Taco Tuesday through Tuesday, March 1, a special Watermelon-Jalapeño Margarita will be available at Trejo’s Tacos Hollywood location made with Lobos 1707. 

A public celebration marking the 50th anniversary of Polly’s Pies in Long Beach will take place starting at 4pm on Wednesday, Feb. 23 through Sunday, Feb. 27.

The first 200 people to arrive at the Polly’s Pies Long Beach location on Feb. 23 after 4pm will score a swag bag that includes a mug, gourmet coffee packs, keychain, mini pie box mystery offer (free bakery items, 20% off purchase, etc.), pie cutter and jam. The first 500 people to dine-in at the Long Beach location on Feb. 23 after 4pm and Feb. 24 can get Pollyburgers for $2.50, three-stack pancakes for $1.50, pie slices for $1.00 and 50-cent coffee. They will be donating 10% of the profits to Los Cerritos Elementary School, Long Beach Ballet Company  and Ground Education.

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