Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Remember L.A.'s Little Italy at Saturday's Taste of Italy benefit

The Eastside Market on Alpine St. is one of the few remaining landmarks of L.A.'s Little Italy.
Didn't realize there was a strong Italian community in L.A.? It's true that any vestiges of Italian neighborhood's like San Francisco's North Beach or New York's Little Italy have pretty much disappeared, but they'll make a one-day return at Saturday's Taste of Italy. The tasting event benefits the Italian American Museum of Los Angeles. It's held the historic Pico House at Olvera St., 424 N. Main, with food from everyone from Locanda del Lago to Obika to Osteria Drago, Marino and Antica Pizzeria. Of course, the wine will be flowing from San Antonio Winery and Viansa, as well as Italian products such as Ventura Limoncello, South Bay Italian Ice and Olive Oil and Beyond. Tickets are available here and at the door.


Food GPS said...

Great photo. John Nese from Galco's filled me in on some of Little Italy's history awhile back. His grandfather co-owned the grocery store in that neighborhood in the 1940s, long before Kickapoo Joy Juice ever graced the shelves or the 110 freeway supplanted the hood:

Unknown said...


A interesting blog! Welocome to

:) Take care!

Candy said...

I want the Eastside Market to be a lot better than what it is. It pales in comparison to the Eagle Rock Italian Market.