Los Angeles County officially goes yellow or least restrictive for its reopening today. This is good news for the county’s restaurants, bars, wineries, breweries and distilleries, some of which have been closed for many months. County officials did some changes to COVID-19 reopening guidelines yesterday by increasing the number of people who can dine together, with a significant time lag for the playoff season. Bar and restaurant owners can turn their televisions back on.
Here are the details of these new guidelines:
- If you dine indoors, guests from up to six households sit together in groups of six if they are all fully immunized.
- If you dine out, guests from up to eight households can sit together in groups of eight if they are fully immunized.
- TVs can be turned on in indoor and outdoor dining areas.
In other news:
- Even though overall LA County COVID-19 infection and hospitalization rates have dropped significantly, the 2021 LA Pride Parade and Festival has been canceled for the second year in a row due to safety concerns. The Christopher Street West Association – the organization that runs LA Pride – will be live streaming a virtual show on June 10 with the TikTok social media app called Thrive with Pride, reports the Los Angeles Times.
- THE Taco headed to Long Beach to check out Chuntikis, an underground pop-up cocktail at Roxanne’s Bar where LA’s Latino immigrant communities can appreciate the forgotten origins of tiki culture.
- Deadline reports that a few players are lining up to potentially take over the Cinerama Dome, Arclight Cinemas and Pacific Theaters. Hollywood journalist players like Imax, Marcus Corp or Cinemark might be interested in keeping certain sites in business. In April, Decurion – the company that operates the theaters – said the theaters would not reopen after being closed due to COVID-19.
- Want to have a good day eating shengjianbao? Enthusiasm located three places in San Gabriel to try pan-fried soup dumplings.
Jackfruit Cafe owner Angela Means-Kaaya – and Felisha from the 1995 Ice Cube classic movie Friday – opens a second location near the USC campus this summer. Means-Kaaya’s plant-based restaurant has found a happy take-out / home delivery at Colony Cooks in 2020, and plans to keep the soul food menu alive in West LA.
- The ace Mom produced a video on the incredible Arabian Tacos From Puebla. Worth the 60 seconds to watch, but always better to visit. Check Tacos Ãrabes Instagram for times and location.