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