The Weekend Playbook: Cheesesteak pop-ups and pork trotter in Echo Park
Event of the WeekThe summer screening series Eat/See/Hear's actually got a big-screen projection you'll want to see: on Sat, they're dusting off Donnie Darko at Santa Monica High School, so that rabbit can invade your dreams again. They've got food trucks too: find out which ones right here
Friday, August 2nd Don’t miss the Freddy Smalls pop-up over at the old Shack space in SaMo, where you can nosh Philly-style on a cheesesteak-and-chips for $12 -- happening through this weekend only! Hit the normal menu right here
The Sunset Strip Music Festival w/ Joan Jett and Linkin Park starts tomorrow, but, tonight, check out the free Pre-Fest party w/ free booze from Jack Daniels. RSVP and deets right here
Sunday, August 4th It’s the last day of the X Games' last year in LA, so, bro, catch the action down at L.A. Live. Get gnarly right here
Dine outdoors downtown in Maguire Gardens with Café Pinot’s new “Secret Garden” menu, where the picks include pork belly (with peanut butter crunch!), speck burrata, and French dip sliders. Shhhhhhh
We all scream for Rosa Mexicano’s 10th annual Ice Cream Festival, where you can try treats like paleta popsicles, dessert guac, and ice cream-stuffed churros ‘til the end of August. Here's the full deal
Freebie of the WeekFor the next week, mention Thrillist at Pork Belly's and -- BAM! -- they'll hit you with a free order of fried pickles.