Frogtown’s Salazar has reopened. In addition to bringing back cocktail favorites like the frozen prickly pear slushie, Salazar is also launching a new cocktail menu for Golden Girls fans:
RhuBarb McLanahan: Pink gin, rhubarb rosemary shrub, acai liqueur, lemon, egg white, angostura bitters, nutmeg dust.
The Rose Nyland: Vodka, sparkling rose, lavender thyme syrup, muddled lemon, rose water.
Picture This (Sicily, 1931): Thyme infused sotol, St-Germain elderflower, blood orange, simple syrup.
Yellow Paper Burger fans on the westside rejoice – the popular smashburger that originated in the Monterey Park backyard of Colin Fahrner and Katie Reid Burnett comes to Platform in Culver City on Saturday March 13 from noon to 3 p.m. It’s part of the ongoing L.A. Food Pop-Up Renaissance, with a portion of the proceeds from March going to Downtown Women’s Center.
Grand Central Market and Jarritos will launch a limited edition “Innovation Kitchen” culinary workshop featuring some of the Market’s chef tenants creating dishes inspired by the soda company’s menu of flavors. The Jarritos Innovation Kitchen runs through Wednesday, March 14 and will act as an interactive way for fans of Grand Central Market and Jarritos to experience both brands. For every Jarritos-infused dish sold (up to 20,000) during the run of the Innovation Kitchen, Jarritos will donate $1 to Restaurants Care to provide direct relief to restaurant workers in California. Dishes include Mexican Cola Carnitas from Horse Thief BBQ. The Jamaica Lox & Bagel by Wexler’s Deli will offer Jarritos Jamaica-marinated smoked salmon, toasted bagel, cream cheese, capers and onions. There’s also Tamarind Mole Drumsticks from Lucky Bird and Berlin Currywurst will bring their Pineapple Currywurst to the table – Jarritos Pineapple-flavored homemade curry sauce.
This month, ROW DTLA is giving back to frontline workers with their “Buy A Meal, Give A Meal” campaign. For every meal purchased at one of ROW DTLA’s restaurants (including Rappahannock Oyster Bar, Go Get ‘Em Tiger, Pikunico, Café Dulce and Hayato) between March 20 – April 16, one meal will be donated to essential healthcare workers at the nearby Keck Hospital of USC. Kicking off the campaign is L.A. native Phil Rosenthal, creator of Everybody Loves Raymond and host of Netflix hit Somebody Feed Phil, with a special appearance at ROW DTLA on March 20. Rosenthall will visit ROW DTLA from 12 p.m. – 1 p.m. to taste food from participating restaurants and bring additional awareness to the cause.
Taqueando & Friends Presents: Tuétano Taquería, Ricky’s Fish Tacos & Tamales Elena y Antojitos will take up a four-week residency featuring Chef Priscilla Curiel of San Diego’s famed Tuétano Taquería, L.A. taco king Ricky Piña of Ricky’s Fish Tacos, and tamales to-go from Tamales Elena y Antojitos. Wine, beer and cocktails will also be available. Taueando Fest takes place at the former Church & State space in DTLA through Sunday, April 25 (Wednesday through Sunday 5 p.m. – 10 p.m.). Ricky’s will only be serving Thursday – Saturday.
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