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.
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.
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