What’s Happening This Week: January 27, 2020

Los Angeles Greater Area

LA’s most magical places

Los Angeles is full of breathtaking views and dazzling locations. But only a few spots are suffused with real magic – the kind that makes a shimmer of enchantment sparkle down your spine every time you’re there. Here are 25.

Smorgasburg: What’s new for 2020

Every Sunday, the biggest weekly open-air food market in the country fills the Downtown Alameda Street air with delicious fragrances and adventurous flavors. 2020 debuts to try range from famous fried chicken to Michoacán style carnitas and South Asian street food.

11 mega projects that will change the Valley

From Chatsworth to North Hollywood, a flurry of major developments will alter the landscapes of SFV neighborhoods, turning them into more walkable, bikeable and transit-friendly mini villages. Here are some of the biggest about to roll.

Say goodbye to four LACMA buildings 

Abatement is underway at the Museum’s Ahmanson, Bing, Hammer and Art of the Americas buildings, and full demolition is next. They’re to be replaced by a controversial $650M+ structure designed by Swiss architect Peter Zumthor. 

The San Francisco Bay Area

Fresh new eats headed for Sonoma 

Grass-fed burgers in Petaluma. Pastrami on rye in Santa Rosa. Whole Thai fried fish in Sebastopol. Check out this list of upcoming Sonoma County eateries that should be worth adding to your restaurant rolodex.

Vino near Tahoe

Did you know that there are more than 50 grape varieties grown on 700 acres of vineyards by dozens of family-owned wineries just a stone’s throw from south Tahoe? Neither did we. Get the scoop on small but mighty wine scene of Calaveras County—it just might be worth a pit stop en route to your next ski trip.

East Bay dream park

Labeling it a “once-in-a-lifetime opportunity,” local officials are scrambling to raise enough cash to purchase a 50,000-acre property spanning four East Bay counties with the purpose of turning it into California’s newest state park. Take a look at the pristine former cattle ranch, on the market for the first time in 85 years for $72 million. 

Beyond chow mein

The San Francisco Chronicle has done a remarkable job cataloguing the incredible plethora of regional Chinese food options available in the Bay Area. From Sichuan in San Mateo to Shanghainese in San Francisco to Tibetan in Berkeley, check out all the degrees of deliciousness available within easy driving distance. 

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