Thank You For Coming has a few upcoming events of note: first, July 19 is a Pokemon dinner with KCHUNG while July 25 is a “tasting adventure” called Blind-(d)ate.
We love us some Coldwater Canyon Provisions, the little and great preserves and more makers…and they want your help! They’re trying to get a loan from Kiva to keep making.
Highland Park has been an up and coming neighborhood for about as long as I can remember. I don’t know where or when this idea emerged. It could have been the changing of the guard, a migration from ethnic stronghold to artist hangout. It could have been the development of the area around Occidental College, the slow urban gentrification of a neighborhood steeped in its own tradition. It could be the cheap rent. But this community remains the hotbed for creativity. Which means there’s gotta be a great place to eat and drink.
Duverger is a local-ish sweets maker most notable for their macarons. While walking around one of their local retailers—Monsieur Marcel—a tan little bag with red lettering popped off a shelf, making itself known because it was an attractive little package. It surprisingly wasn’t for macarons but for Florentines, the lacy Italian pastry that is often an over-indulgent but delicious treat. They are a little under-the-radar treat that we very much are digging.
The Torrance Medical Medical Center is welcoming the 28th Annual Gourmet Food & Wine Festival. The event is called Evening Under The Stars and it’s happening August 2.