Our Annual Best New Restaurants Event Is Coming to Your House

And in-person party was out of the question, but we can still celebrate with good food and drinks
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Every year we celebrate our Best New Restaurants issue by throwing a big fat party with friends, drinks, and, of course, yummy bites from the best new restaurants in Los Angeles. Well, COVID has put a dent in the big-fat-party part of the plan, but we still managed to cover the most important bases for a quarantine edition of the event: really good food and drinks.

On Wednesday, February 24, this year’s Best New Restaurants event brings the fun to your place, with one of two tasting menus delivered to your door with the help of express delivery service QWQER. Select a menu based on your proximity to the pick-up site (there’s a Westside option—Mírame—and an Eastside option—All Day Baby—and you just need to be within 15 miles of the one you select). Then tune in to the virtual event at 6:30 p.m., and enjoy. 

Here’s what’s on the menus; each feeds two people:

Westside Tasting Menu 

Spicy Rigatoni Alla Vodka from Ospi

Courtesy Ospi

◍ Mírame: Seafood Pozole Verde: olive oil poached moonfish, shrimp, albondigas, and brussels leaves

◍ Ospi: Spicy Rigatoni Alla Vodka Pasta Kit *prepare with the chefs during the virtual event*

◍ Pearl River Deli: Hainan Chicken

◍ Tamales Elena y Antojitos: Corn Husk Pork Tamale

◍ Plus Hank’s Bagels for the next morning

Eastside Tasting Menu

all day baby
ADB Smoked Chicken served with white BBQ sauce, house Tigre hot sauce, two buttermilk biscuits

Courtesy All Day Baby

All Day Baby: ADB Smoked Chicken served with white BBQ sauce, house Tigre hot sauce, two buttermilk biscuits

◍ Found Oyster: Steamed Clam Kit *prepare with the chefs during the virtual event*

◍ Angry Egret Dinette: 1/2 Tata Ben Pastrami Sandwich + 1/2 Cubano Sandwich

◍ Sōgo Roll Bar: Crab and Salmon Hand Roll Kit

◍ Plus Hank’s Bagels for the next morning

Each tasting menu also includes a bonus plant-based tasting from Simple Feast: Roasted Shawarma Spiced Tofu Wraps served with Pickled Cumin-Carrot Salad, Beet Dip, and Dill Cream; either a cocktail made with El Tesoro (Westside Kit) or House of Suntory (Eastside Kit); Flying Embers Hard Kombucha and Flying Embers Hard Seltzer; and a bottle of Bocce Ball wine.

L.A.’s Best New Restaurants, Wednesday, February 24, 6:30 p.m.; tickets are $139 for a tasting menu that serves two. Click here for tickets and more info.


RELATED: L.A.’s 10 Best New Restaurants of 2020


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