A growing group of second generation Filipino-Americans are reintroducing Los Angeles to the flavors of their culture and cuisine, including Chad and Chase Valencia. Their weekly pop-up at Alvin Cailan’s culinary incubator space Unit 120 in Chinatown’s Far East Plaza is called LASA. The restaurant features a “Pinoy-California” menu that Jonathan Gold says is all its own.
At the market this week, Chef Ken Takayama shops for squash blossoms that will fit perfectly around soft-boiled eggs for a ratatouille dish on the menu at Mélisse. Farmer Casi Richie shares tips for how to choose the best tissue paper-thin squash blossoms at the market.
Children of the ’70s and ’80s, unite! Now that you’re old enough to drink beer, you can sip on a pint while chasing ice cream with Charley Chuck at this old-school video arcade in Echo Park. Plus, spicy wings, vegan tofu balls and popiah to boot. Get your tokens ready.