L.A. Happenings: Wildcraft Sourdough Pizza Opens Today, Whist At Viceroy, Morrissey

MONDAY (today): Wildcraft Sourdough Pizza Opens in Culver City
New pizza joint Wildcraft Sourdough Pizza is all about recreating a Neapolitan-style pizza concept with seasonal California ingredients. The slices are pretty fancy, considering the dough rises for two to three days before hitting a 900 degree, wood-burning oven for 90 seconds. If there’s math involved in the recipe, you know they’ve gone beyond TLC. So don’t expect to casually wolf down a slice(s) at 2 am. Thanks to the restaurant’s crew of partners from Abigaile in Hermosa Beach (including owner Jed Sanford and chef Tin Vuong), pies will be working their way back into our diets.

Wildcraft Sourdough Pizza (9725 Culver Blvd., Culver City) opens Monday the 25th. For the inside-info, check out the listing at BlackBook Guides.

WEDNESDAY: Winemaker Dinner at Whist
Whist, the popular winery, is coming down south for one night to host a winemaker dinner at the Viceroy Santa Monica. Owner Alison Sokol Blosser will be present to offer all the best of her 85-acre estate vineyard varietals in the Willamette Valley. She’ll also announce a brand-spanking new experiential tasting room. It’s not slated to open until June, but there’s no reason to not pop the cork now.

Whist Winery’s Winemaker Dinner starts at 7pm at Viceroy Santa Monica (1819 Ocean Ave.). To make a reservation, call 310-260-7511. For more information on Viceroy, visit the listing at BlackBook Guides.

FRIDAY: Patti Smith Opens For Morrissey
OK, sure, the headliner here is Morrissey, who we obviously love, but Patti Smith has been on fire these days. She’s going to jam with her band in the huge Staples Center, so don’t forget your lighter. Or your bong. This concert is going to be one for the books: as per Morrissey’s request, the entire venue will be meat-free for a night.

Patti Smith opens for Morrissey on Friday, March 1st. Tickets are on still on sale. To learn more about Staples Center, visit the listing at BlackBook Guides. 

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Chicken Fried Bacon & Venison Arrives in Culver City on Monday

Husband-wife duo Whitney Flood and Julie Retzlaff are taking a break from the underground dinner scene to open Muddy Leek, a seasonable and sustainable spot in Culver City where everything from the bread to the stock is made from scratch. Lunches here will be hearty and filling with a nice selection of sandwiches and salads, but the real draw here are the eclectic dinner options like the Spicy Chicken Jjigae Soup with kimchi and poached eggs, the Juniper-Venison with foraged mushrooms, and the Chicken Fried Bacon in a lettuce cup with tomato chutney. Opens Monday, Dec. 17th. 

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