What’s Happening This Week: April 6, 2020

Los Angeles Greater Area

Wander museums worldwide

Art institutions everywhere have created virtual tours of their collections – filled with way  more works than they could ever show in their galleries. Best of all: no other visitors to block your view.

The ultimate LA Restaurant Takeout/Delivery Guide

From Spago to Hot Mess, restaurants all over LA are ramping up their “to go” games. Happily, the list is getting bigger every day. Here’s a panoramic shot of 425 of the best choices right now. 

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Best dinner plan 🤤

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The next best thing to a vacation

When the urge to take off grows overwhelming, a virtual getaway can help. As you take in the view, repeat to yourself: no packing, no ticketing hassles, no crowded flights, no reservation mess-ups …

The restaurant as market

All over the Southland, proactive eateries are doing more than pivoting to takeout – they’re morphing into mini groceries, too. Here are over two dozen destinations that could help cut down on your supermarket runs.

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The sun still comes out, there is bounty yet. ☀️

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San Francisco Bay Area

Jam session

A year ago a Bay Area do-gooder made it her mission to take surplus produce and turn it into jam. One year later and Heidi Cartan’s nonprofit, Terroir in a Jar, is quickly gaining steam with expectations of diverting 300,000 pounds of produce from the waste stream in 2020. 

Pipes over The City

We could all use a little musical comfort these days. As San Franciscans hunker down each evening, Hal Wilkes serenades his neighbors in the Castro—and beyond—with the soothing sounds of bagpipes. But just one song: “Bagpiping is like Tabasco sauce,” he says. “A little on food makes it interesting. Too much? Nah.”

How to help

It’s easy to feel overwhelmed these days. If that’s you, check out this very useful guide from The Bold Italic on how and where to lend a helping hand across the Bay Area during the pandemic scare. It’s amazing how helping others can lift your spirits.  

Oyster therapy

Sick of pizza? Marin residents now have a chance to shake up their shelter-in-place dining routine courtesy of legendary local oyster empire Hog Island’s just-opened Larkspur outpost. Clam chowder, grilled cheese, oyster po’boys, shrimp linguine, and, yes, fresh oysters are available via takeout and delivery. 

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