🍣 My new favorite solo dining spot

9/27 - 10/2: Queer markets, natty wine club, & Melrose Hill Block Party

👋 OH HEY 👋

Mads here! The New York Times came out with this America’s Best Restaurants 2023 list, and these 3 LA spots made the list:

Should I make a list of other restaurants I believe should have been included on this list? 👀

Okay, now on to the coolest things happening this week.


The coolest events happening in Los Angeles this week.

  • Santa Monica, Wednesday 9/27 🍷 Besa is back with another Wine Wednesday at The Victorian, and this time…it’s country music themed! Expect live music, vendors, and (of c) wine.

  • Hollywood, Wednesday 9/27 🎷 A night of good eats and Beyoncé jazz? Yes, please. Treat yourself to dinner and a show at Grandmaster Recorders on Wednesday.

  • Hollywood, Thursday 9/28 🤠 Craving more country music? Desert 5 Spot has live music on Thursdays.

  • DTLA, Thursday 9/28 🛍️ Cuties Los Angeles is putting on A Queer Nite Market on Thursday. Pull up and support QTBIPOC vendors, tattoo artists, tarot readers, and more!

  • Highland Park, Thursday 9/28 🍷 Friend of Camber, Mas Vino Please, is launching a creative studio called Twin Boots, and you’re invited to their launch party at NOTO Botanics on Thursday.

  • Culver City, Thursday 9/28 🍂 There’s a Platform-wide party called “Autumn After Hours” on Thursday with live music, an autumnal bouquet workshop with Lenita by Grita, food by Metztli Taqueria, and more. Secure your spot here.

  • DTLA, Friday 9/29 🍁 Looking to get into the fall spirit? This Harvest Dinner Experience will get you there faster than you can say “Gilmore Girls.” I mean that penne pumpkin tomato vodka sauce…

  • DTLA, Friday 9/29 🍵 We all know and love Shiloh, and their programming this week is stellar. On Friday, they’re doing a full moon floral & tarot workshop.

  • Mar Vista, Friday 9/29 🍸 It’s Alana’s After Hours! AKA a celebration of 1 year of the non-alcoholic pop-up Zero Proofed at my favorite Mar Vista coffee shop, Alana’s.

  • DTLA, Friday 9/29 🧘 736 Studios hosts a monthly wellness series, and the next installment is on Friday. It’ll be an evening of ambient music, movement, sound bath, and social connection. RSVP here.

  • Koreatown, Friday 9/29 🍷 Clink Wine Club is turning 2, and you’re invited to their birthday at LOVE HOUR on Friday! They’ll have fun wine collabs, new merch, and a music lineup.

  • West LA, Friday 9/29 🎨 Live painting AND live music? You’ll get both at Kiff Kafe on Friday during this "REAL FRIENDS" Art & Music event.

  • DTLA, Saturday 9/30 🍽️ MAMA is dedicated to preserving immigrant culture thru food, and they’re having their next Night Market on Saturday. The best of LA’s street food, guaranteed. Use code CAMBERMAMA for 15% off tickets!

  • Highland Park, Saturday 9/30 💍 Make your own custom ring using the art of lost wax at Lenita Flower Shop on Saturday. Great friend date!

  • Melrose Hill, Saturday 9/30 🥪 Ggiata’s 2nd Annual Melrose Hill Block Party is back on Saturday! The food lineup is stacked. RSVP here.

  • Santa Monica, Saturday 9/30 🎵 Groove Factory is putting on this cool fusion of music and art in a warehouse in Santa Monica on Saturday. I’m into this.

  • Elysian Park, Saturday 9/30 🧘 Sangha Social Club is hosting this “Moments through Movement” class and clothing swap on Saturday. Perfect way to start off your weekend with intention!

  • Glendale, Saturday 9/30 🍵 Wait this is precious: Valerie in Glendale is hosting a Tea in the Garden. Join them for their modern take on the British ritual.

  • Koreatown, Saturday 9/30 🍷 It’s Queer Night at Red Room on Saturday! A DJ, chef pop-up, and natty wine!

  • DTLA, Saturday 9/30 🛍️ Lava Market is putting on a mini night market + an immersive art gallery on Saturday at The Pink Box Studio. Make new friends while enjoying some art!

  • Silver Lake, Saturday 9/30 🎨 Friend date idea: Culinary Illustrator Marianna Fierro is hosting a Sip & Sketch at The Ruby Fruit on Saturday. Cute!

  • Pasadena, Sunday 10/1 🥣 This is the perfect Sunday activity: learn how to make your own ceramic bowl with Clay Bodies. Then, in a month, you’ll be able to eat out of the bowl you made at their community potluck.

  • Venice, Sunday 10/1 ☕ 310 Coffee Club is putting on a paint & sip, but with coffee! Love that.

  • Chinatown, Sunday 10/1 🤸 M.W.E.W. (Move Well Eat Well) is a teamwork workout for everyone. Their next meetup is on Sunday, and all attendees will be receiving a special gift from their friends at Nike.

  • LA Historic Park, Sunday 10/1 🥣 Learn how to build clay into anything you want with your hands in the park. Get creative with By Way of US!

If you need a ride to any of the events above, use code CAMBER or click this link to get $10 off your first 2 Alto rides 🚗


New openings, places you should know about, what I’m adding to my starting lineup, etc.

Top Left: Sogo Roll Bar, Top Right: Desert 5 Spot, Bottom Left: Olivia, Bottom Right: La Fe

  • Sōgo Roll Bar, Los Feliz 🍣 I’m always on the hunt for a good solo dining spot, and Sōgo Roll Bar is one long cozy bar for you to eat yellowtail handrolls at, whether alone or with a date. Afterwards, pop over to Covell to wash down your spicy tuna crispy rice with a glass of orange wine.

  • Desert 5 Spot, Hollywood 🤠 You already know this spot, but I visited for the first time this past weekend for a birthday. Live music ALL night, which was such a treat. For serious country music fans only.

  • Valerie, Echo Park 🍪 This neighborhood cafe and bakery reminds me of something right out of Gilmore Girls (I keep mentioning GG in the newsletter, but I’m just feeling the fall vibes, okay?!)

  • Olivia, Koreatown 🍷 A wine bar and pizza spot? Yep, I’m there. Olivia just opened up in Koreatown, and I’ve been itching to try it out.

  • Skaf's, Highland Park 🍽️ Looking for Lebanese food? Skaf’s On York recently opened to get your lamb kebab fix.

  • La Fe, Echo Park 🍸 If you remember Ostrich Farm and Bar Calo, then you’ll love this: a new cocktail and food hangout by the same team.


See ya around,


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