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This week, Gov. Gavin Newsom ordered bars to close and restaurants to stop indoor dining in 19 counties including Los Angeles due to the coronavirus spread. Here’s where you can pick up or have food and beverages delivered to your home during the Fourth of July weekend.
The Pie Hole Fourth of July pies
The Pie Hole is baking Firecracker Cherry Pie and Mom’s Apple Crumble. Both are explosive with flavors, especially the Firecracker Cherry Pie made with tart Michigan cherries and Tellicherry black pepper on flaky buttery dough. Mom’s Apple Crumble has tart apples mixed with cinnamon and sugar in a butter crust. The Pie Hole also has a new Spike Your Pie amaretto whip. Add to your picnic table an assortment of pie holes available in six flavors. Order online for pick up, local delivery and national shipping at thepieholela.com. 714 Traction Ave., (213)537-0115; 6314 Hollywood Blvd., (323)963-5174.
Eat fresh, eat local and support farmers
Restaurants across the country are serving a fraction of the food they served pre-COVID-19. Many of the farms that partner with restaurants with now have an excess of restaurant-quality produce and nowhere to sell it. CropSwap connects farmers and local growers with the public to buy seasonal products and produce grown locally in the community. Sow a Heart Farm and Ayala Farm have collaborated to deliver fruit, flowers and vegetable boxes to your home. Items ordered on Wednesday by 4 p.m. are available for delivery from Beverly Hills to Venice every Thursday. Farm Fresh CSA Boxes are delivered to residents in Central L.A. from Mid City to Hollywood every Friday if ordered by Thursday. The Silver Lake Neighborhood Farm Store offers produce boxes for Friday pickup between noon and 1 p.m. at 1110 Bates Ave. if ordered by 4 p.m. on Thursday. Visit sowaheart.com.
Summer fare at Azule Taqueria
Pack a picnic and pick up taco boxes at Azule Taqueria in Santa Monica starting at $25. The taco boxes are filled with 10 different choices of tacos. The $40 build-your-own-taco kits offer 24 tortillas and toppings. The $30 burrito box is stuffed with four burritos of your choice. Add the Azule house-made Michelada kit for $5. They also offer a beer six-pack with a choice of Stella Artois Summer Solstice Lager, Corona, Goose Island IPA or Tecate for $12. You can also order a 32-ounce Sabe Blanco Margarita Kit for $24. Go online to read the full menu of options, including vegan tacos, nachos and bowls, at ordersocialeats.com/azule. 1315 Third Street Promenade, (424)317-5429.
Chado Tea helps Namvets
Chado is donating the proceeds of all in-store and online tea sales through July 4 to Namvets, the National Association of Minority Veterans, an organization dedicated to improving the lives of minority veteran communities across the U.S. by providing housing, counseling and employment programs. Chado has also released two new summer tea blends in honor of July 4 and brave minority vets. The Red, White & Blue Blend in store is a fragrant, herbal white tea with hibiscus, cornflower, rose hips, goji, lychee and cabernet flavor. The Boston Tea Party is available in-store or online. It’s a blend of two light black teas perfect for summer – Champagne Ceylon and Indian Black Tea. chadotea.com. 6801 Hollywood Blvd., Suite 209, (323)472-8111.
The Dolly Llama partners with Craig’s Vegan
Now, Dolly Llama fans can select four cashew-milk-based ice cream flavors and vegan shakes at the Los Angeles-based dessert waffle and artisanal ice cream concept. Buy a pint or two of Craig’s to-go for Fourth of July. The flavors include Sunset & Strawberry, Killa’ Vanilla, Melrose Mint Chip and Kursten’s PB Krunch. The Dolly Llama’s traditional ice cream flavors are also available for purchase in pints. It can be topped on OG Liege waffle, a waffle stick, bubble waffle and a junior bubble waffle. thedollyllamala.com. 611 S. Spring St., (213)283-8615; 273 S. Western Ave., (213)908-5353; 14545 Ventura Blvd., (818)809-2500.
Strings of Life patio dining
Sit outside on the new patio for morning coffee and weekend brunch at the new Strings of Life cafe. The bright and cheery Aussie-inspired artisanal coffee concept reinvents Down Under fare for the SoCal palate. Open from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. sol-losangeles.com. 8535 Melrose Ave., (310)855-9955.
Burger Week at Drago Ristorante
From July 12-17, order a choice of a classic chicken, turkey or Angus beef burger. Take your burger to the next level by ordering a Prime truffle burger with caramelized onions, portobello mushrooms, fontina cheese truffle butter and truffle fries. Choose one side on the menu, including Drago fries or a mixed spring greens salad with balsamic vinaigrette. Burger Week – July 12-17 – is available for takeout and delivery. 6060 Wilshire Blvd., (323)800-2244.
Burger Week at Faith & Flower
This special burger week is offered to-go on July 12-17. Choose from a truffled American Kobe burger with black-truffle mornay and bacon-onion jam, or a double Impossible cheeseburger topped with vegan cheese and a special sauce. Next, choose one side such as a chopped salad with sesame dressing, tempura fried green beans with special dipping sauce, or classic French fries. The burger week menu is $25. 705 W. Ninth St., (213)239-0642.
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