LA Weekly Essentials this Sunday in DTLA

Rocio's Squash Blossom Empanadas

Rocio’s Squash Blossom Empanadas

This Sunday, March 8th, from 2pm–5pm, the LA Weekly presents “The Essentials” at the California Market Center in DTLA. Tastes will be provided by the 99 Los Angeles  restaurants selected for the annual Essentials issue.

Participating restaurants include LA Beat favorites  Animal, Plan Check, Cacao Mexicatessen, Providence, Father’s Office, Lukshon, Mozza, Sqirl, Guisados, Mariscos Jaliscos, Hungry Cat, Petit Trois, ink., Din Tai Fung, and Park’s BBQ. One of our favorite aspects of Essentials is the inclusion of smaller, neighborhood and international restaurants like Buna Ethiopian Market, Jitlada Southern Thai, Rocio’s Mole de los Dioses, Bludso’s, Beverly Soon Tofu, and Pa-Ord Noodle.

Classics are well-represented by Angeli Osteria, as well as Lucques, Langer’s Deli, Musso and Frank’s, Melisse, and Phillipe the Original. Not to mention the recent James Beard award-winning Guelaguetza, Ari Taymor’s Alma, which was named “Best New Restaurant in America 2013 “ by Bon Appetit, truck pioneer Kogi BBQ, and the toughest reservation in town, Curtis Stone’s 7-table restaurant, Maude.

Top shelf wineries will be pouring, cocktails will be mixed and local vendors will be showing their wares. The event will be taking place in the Penthouse of the California Market Center , featuring 360 views of the city.

Tickets are still available.

“A portion of ticket sales will be donated to Food on Foot and collections will be taken on site as well. Since 1996, Food on Foot is a non-profit organization dedicated to providing the poor and homeless of Los Angeles with nutritious meals, clothing, job opportunities, and assistance in the transition to employment and life off the streets.” 

Elise Thompson

About Elise Thompson

Born and raised in the great city of Los Angeles, this food, culture and music-loving punk rock angeleno wants to turn you on to all that is funky, delicious and weird in the city. While Elise holds down the fort, her adventurous alter ego Kiki Maraschino is known to roam the country in search of catfish.
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