Last week, the Los Angeles City Council voted unanimously to approve the Plant Based Treaty, a grassroots campaign designed to make food systems an essential part of combating the climate crisis. Councilor Paul Koretz, who introduced the resolution with Councilman Marqueece Harris-Dawson, said, “This historic resolution marks a vital cultural shift as Americans prioritize both fighting climate change and improving their health.”
According to VegNews, Los Angeles is the largest city in the US to support the initiative, which promotes halting the expansion of livestock and a shift to plant-based diets. California has the country’s largest dairy industry, with more than half of the state’s methane emissions coming from livestock, reports the California Air Resource Board.
The treaty encourages cities and towns to support its measures in hopes of pressuring national governments to adopt a global treaty encouraging vegan diets. Plant-based restaurants continue to grow in Los Angeles, with actor Kevin Hart launching a vegan fast food restaurant and vegan pioneer Crossroads Kitchen recently expanding into Calabasas.
Momofuku x Good Eggs launched
Today, grocery and meal kit delivery service Good Eggs is launching a line featuring celebrity chef and TV personality David Chang of Momofuku, available in California with nationwide shipping coming soon. The Momofuku collection will feature four to five different meal packs each month, as well as the restaurant’s signature spices and seasonings. This month’s meal packs include pan-fried ginger-shallot fish and a weekday bo ssam pulled pork. Both clock in at under $60 and serve three people—definitely less taxing on the wallet than a night out in Majordomo.
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Natty wine bars galore
Thrillist has a fun collection of Los Angeles’ best natural wine bars, which keep popping up around the city. The list ranges from stalwarts like Covell and Esters Wine Bar to newcomers like Downtown’s Propaganda Wine Bar. View the recommendations.
Pre-theatre snacks at Grandmaster Recorders
With theater season in full swing at Hollywood’s iconic Pantages Theater, contemporary Italian restaurant Grandmaster Recorders has launched a $65 three-course pre-theatre menu with optional $25 wine pairings. The new menu, available daily from 5:30 PM to 6:30 PM, offers a choice of antipasti (such as Peads & Barnett capicola and Wagyu bresaola with pickles and grissini), secondi (pappardelle with pork and veal ragout with Parmesan), and dolci (grape sorbetto with moscato).
Spooky season in Cabra
This Saturday, October 29, starting at 8 p.m., Stephanie Izard’s Downtown restaurant Cabra is hosting a Tower of Terror rooftop party (which doubles as Izard’s birthday party). The event features snacks prepared by Izard and her team, cocktails courtesy of La Luna Mezcal and tunes by DJ Nobody. Tickets ($55) are available here and include a drink and canapés.
Lounge-y Italian food in Culver City
Last night Culver City pasta spot Ugo opened the Lounge at Ugo, located next to the restaurant. It is a candle-lit indoor lounge and lavish, string-lit, tree-lined patio equipped with fire pits. The menu features Italian spritzes, signature and classic craft cocktails, small plates such as antipasto spiedini, and Neapolitan-style pizzas.