November 20 - 26, 2014
Yakitori at Orsa & Winston
Yakitori at Orsa & WinstonDowntown's fine-dining destination Orsa & Winston takes two nights off for a yakitori pop-up dinner. Chef Josef Centeno is preparing six ($32) or ten ($42) skewers of chicken meatballs with shiso and basil, chicken heart with lardo, guanciale-wrapped chicken liver and more, served with tsukemono (pickles) and miso-strone soup. Order prix fixe or à la carte, which includes other dishes like a ground chicken soboro bowl and housemade testa, all paired with sake cocktails and Japanese brews. O&W Yakitori-Ya, 11/25 to 11/26, 6 to 10 p.m.; 122 W. Fourth St., Downtown
OTHER EVENTS THIS WEEK
Echo Park gets another breakfast/lunch option at Dinette. The tiny kiosk offers quick café bites and coffee with outdoor seating. Try waffles served sweet (with strawberries and hand-whipped cream) or savory (poached egg and bacon), and avocado or croque monsieur tartines. There are also house-baked cookies and a not-to-be missed coconut cake, a dense and not-too-sweet ode to owner Gareth Kantner's (Café Stella, Bar Stella) mother's recipe. Dinette, 1606 Sunset Blvd., Echo Park.
Porchetta makes an appearance at the newly opened Stir Market and GC Marketplace. The herb-rolled pork roast is available from the rotisserie to dine in or take out. Stir's version incorporates fennel, rosemary and lavender inside a crackly pork crust, and is topped with lemon zest. 7475 Beverly Blvd.; 3315 Cahuenga Blvd. W.
Alfred Coffee's newest outpost In the Alley is upping its cold-brew game. The black-and-white-outfitted storefront offers cold brew by the bottle, on tap and nitro, in which the drink is stored in a keg with nitrogen to keep it fresh ($5). When pumped, nitro iced coffee is creamy and stoutlike—and worthy of sipping straight. 8509 Melrose Ave.