A Socially Distanced Fiesta For Marvin
Marvito, a casual French bistro from the team behind Marvin in Beverly Grove, are hosting a socially-distanced fiesta to celebrate the launch of their new lunch menu. On Sunday, February 28th, you’ll get access to an all-you-can-eat-and-drink party, including al pastor tacos, ceviche, burria dippers, and birthday cakes, plus all-day tunes by DJ Frankie Inglese. Tickets are $50 and can be bought through Tock.
Zong Zi Sale
There’s a new pop-up in town — in collaboration with Lisa Le Ha, personal chefs Brittany Ha and Lee Pallerino created Zong Zi Sale, a one-day fundraiser selling Chinese sticky rice. Each zong zi costs $5, and comes filled with either pork belly and shrimp, chestnuts and mungbean, or sweet red bean, with 100% of the proceeds going towards StopAAPIHate (a national coalition addressing anti-Asian hate), and Chinatown Community for Equitable Development. Pick-ups will be held on Saturday, February 27th in Glendale and Mid City, donations welcomed.
Damian Is Coming Back
The high-end Mexican restaurant announced on their Instagram this week that starting March 3rd, they will be reopening for outdoor dining. Run by chef Enrique Olvera (of Pujol and Cosme), this upscale spot in the Arts District had easily one the biggest LA openings in 2020, and is now available for [reservations]. Act fast.
In the meantime, Damian’s back alley taqueria, Ditroit, is open Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Sundays from 12pm-7pm, and Friday and Saturdays 12pm-9pm for your fill of excellent suadero tacos, fudge paletas, and esquites with chicatana.
Woon Is Hiring!
The excellent Chinese restaurant in Historic Filipinotown is looking for a Part-time Prep/Line Cook. If you’re interested, please send your resume to firstname.lastname@example.org.
How To Help The Asian American Community
Since the beginning of the pandemic, hate crimes and other acts of violence against East and Southeast Asian (ESEA) communities have been spiking across the country. In an effort to combat these attacks, we put together a resource guide, outlining ways you can support LA’s Asian community right now, including local organizations to donate to, restaurants to order from, and ways to report an incident.