|Lunchtime at Connie and Ted's!|
As long as we have great food trucks roaming the streets, food truck rallies will never go out of style. At Beach Eats tonight, July 11, find City Dogs, The Melt, Wicked Kitchen, Hang 10 Tacos, Sweet Arleen's, Tainamite Food Truck and Cousins Maine Lobster at Mother's Beach in Marina del Rey. Happens 5-9 PM (4101 Admiralty Way).
But if you needed a lobster roll and stuffies for lunch, this weekend is your chance: Connie and Ted's debuts lunch hours on Friday, Saturday and Sunday this weekend. The new West Hollywood seafood "shack" opens at 11:30 AM and serves straight through closing. And come Monday, the restaurant will be open seven days a week. We'll toast an oyster to that (8171 Santa Monica Blvd.; 323-848-2722).
Hit Light Up the Night, a benefit for the lovely Descanso Gardens in La Canada Flintridge on Saturday night, complete with food from Patina Group's Ray's & Stark Bar, Nick & Stef's and Kendall's Brasserie, craft beer and artisanal wines, and live music and DJs. The gardens will be open for nighttime strolling, too. 6-11 PM. Tickets are $125; get them here (1418 Descanso Dr.; 818-949-4200).