|Pigs and patios at RivaBella|
See what all the fuss is about with the Mangalitsa pigs, a special breed known for super marbled and intensely flavored meat, at RivaBella tonight (March 28). Chef Gino Angelini and crew got their hands on a whole pig from New Jersey's Mosefund Farm, who specially raises the pigs, and will have several dishes, including roast loin with black truffles ($100) and a tasting plate with guanciale-wrapped shrimp, lardo with sea urchin and pancetta with olives and roasted peppers. Dinner starts at 5:30 PM; the pig is available while supplies last (9201 Sunset Blvd.; 310-278-2060).
Eat & Drink This
Starting this Saturday, Angel City Brewery becomes a Food Truck Haven in the Arts District downtown. The brewery is still only open for beers Thursday through Saturday (full hours coming in May), but this weekend you can nibble on Filipino eats from White Rabbit to sandwiches at the Grilled Cheese Truck and ice cream at Coolhaus while sipping Angel City's Eureka! Wit, Angeleno IPA, Vanilla Porter, Berliner Weisse and pilsner. More than a dozen different trucks park from noon to midnight every third Saturday of the month (216 S. Alameda St.; 213-622-1261).
Outdoor movie season begins...now. Tuck back onto that great patio at Wood & Vine in Hollywood every Sunday night where classic flicks are shown on the wall with sound. Meanwhile, can snack on charcuterie, fresh salads, chicken and waffles, burgers and fries, and sip new spring cocktails. This weekend it's Chinatown, with classic noir starting in April (The Maltese Falcon, The Big Sleep, Notorious and The Third Man). Movies start at 7 PM (6280 Hollywood Blvd.; 323-334-3360).