Alma patty melt pop-up, Good Girl Dinette pies, Belcampo dinner

Patty melt pop-up at Alma downtown

Belcampo Meat Co. at Grand Central Market features a weekly rotating dinner menu served on Thursday to Saturday evenings by head chef Robbie Arnold-Starr, highlighting organic Belcampo meat direct from the butcher shop’s farm near Mt. Shasta. Meat is served alongside farmers market produce, and this week's menu includes soft scrambled eggs with herbs, pork belly and honey mustard; punterelle with Asian Caesar dressing; miso lamb with sunchoke puree and crispy sunchokes; and local peaches with ginger, puffed rice, tea, mascarpone and star anise. The three-course menu is $65, with optional wine and beer pairings. Grand Central Market, 317 S. Broadway, Los Angeles, (213) 625-0304,

Highland Park Vietnamese cafe Good Girl Dinette is making pie for Labor Day weekend: licorice-peach and cardamom-nectarine. Order today to pick up 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday and 9 a.m. to noon on Monday. Order online, by email or by calling the restaurant at (323) 257-8980. The cost is $30 for a 9-inch lattice-top pie that serves six to eight. 110 N. Ave 56, Highland Park, (323) 257-8980,

Beginning Sept. 15, downtown restaurant Alma is kicking off its patty melt pop-up. It's three courses (which undoubtedly includes a patty melt) for $35. "For us it's a really great way to bring a more casual vibe to Alma every once in a while," said chef Ari Taymor in an email announcing the event, "and we are super stoked." Call for reservations. 952 S. Broadway, Los Angeles, (213) 244-1422,

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