The Salon at Heirloom-L.A.
What: The farm-to-table catering company behind one of this century’s greatest edible inventions (the lasagna cupcake, duh) opens a space for intimate private events and public dinner parties with local farmers, chefs, and artisanal winemakers.
Why: Follow the group on Twitter and Facebook to get the scoop on upcoming soirees and tastings.
When: You have an excuse to celebrate something. Anything.
Where: 4126 Verdugo Rd., at York Blvd., Eagle Rock (855-456-6652).
DailyCandy on Pinterest
What: Our just-launched pin boards cover everything from food and fashion to weddings and kids’ parties (beautifully, of course).
Why: Recipes, the latest street style, decorating ideas, and more.
When: You need a little inspiration.
Where: Online at pinterest.com/dailycandy.
Mexicali Taco & Co.
What: The much-hyped food truck goes brick and mortar, slinging Baja-style tacos, garlicky quesadillas, and the Zuperman (a mountain of meat and cheese sandwiched between two tortillas).
Why: Eggheads can top anything on the menu with a ranchero-style fried egg.
When: Mon.-Thurs., 11 a.m.-10 p.m.; Fri. & Sat., 11 a.m.-midnight.
Where: 702 N. Figueroa St., b/t Bartlett & Alpine Sts. (213-613-0416).
3rd Street Station
What: A cozy Euro-inspired pub-cum-brasserie serving classic fare (croque madame, fish and chips, farro risotto) and crafty cocktails. Stop in from cinq à sept for half-price grub and beers.
Why: DailyCandy readers (21 and over) enjoy a free mimosa during lunch when they present a same-day receipt from a neighborhood shop thru Feb.
When: Opens Fri. Daily, 11 a.m.-2 a.m.
Where: 8486 W. Third St., at N. La Cienega Blvd. (323-782-8466).
Ansel Adams Los Angeles
What: Rarely seen photographs by the iconic photographer portray dramatic looks at everyday life and landscapes from 1940s Los Angeles.
Why: A portion of proceeds from sales benefits the Los Angeles Public Library.
When: Thru Mar. 17. Opening reception, Sat., 7-10 p.m.
Where: Drkrm, 727 S. Spring St., b/t W. Seventh & Eighth Sts., Downtown (323-271-5635).
Photo: Courtesy of The Salon