What’s Happening This Week: August 3, 2020

Los Angeles Greater Area

A legendary LA chef shows how to make do deliciously

Mozza’s Nancy Silverton can score whatever ingredients she wants. But she gets that most of us aren’t finding it easy. Hence her $2 e-cookbook of recipes that use what you’ve got. These days, she says, “Cooking should relieve anxiety. Not create it.”

Secluded weekend getaways

If your idea of social distancing is you, nature, and nobody else – you’re in the right place. From ocean to forest to desert, LA is surrounded by serene destinations where you can regain your balance. Here are eight places to find your cool again.

Miss the barre or sweating to the beat?

Take a live streaming studio dance class and get back on your feet fast. Grammy-winning choreographer Ryan Heffington’s popular Sweat Spot in Silver Lake streams free or donation-based classes every day of the week. Jeté or jazz? Whatever your jam.

 

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LA’s coolest caffeine

Wouldn’t a nitro or iced latte taste great right now? Sure, you could grab some coffee over ice anywhere – but for a true chilled coffee experience, you need a place that has its skills down cold. Fortunately, you have  this handy guide to get you there.

San Francisco Bay Area

Horchata like you’ve never tasted

You probably know horchata as that milk-like substance served in the huge glass containers in your local taqueria. No surprise in the Bay Area, this low-budget rice milk has received an upscale makeover courtesy of a few favorite Bay Area food producers. Check out these killer recipes, which includes a “dirty” horchata from Chica, a chocolate-y version from Dandelion, and seasonal spins from Nopalito.

Meet me in Mill Valley 

Twenty beers on tap, hard kombucha, artisan pizza, and room to breath: Now, that sounds like a little slice of heaven. The Junction, an expansive new beer hall in Mill Valley, recently debuted for your outdoor drinking and dining pleasure.

Expanding outdoor dining arrives in S.F.

It’s been happening all over the Bay Area, but San Francisco is finally getting in on the act. After months of delays, the city has started to close off streets in order to let restaurant and bars expand their ability to provide outdoor seating during the pandemic. Check out how it’s looking so far in Chinatown and the Mission.

Rise above at Mt. Tam

There are few options when San Francisco’s famous summer fog descends. You can go east, or, as The Chronicle’s outdoors writer cleverly notes, you can go up. The top ofMarin’s Mount Tamalpais rises above the regional blanket of clouds to offer incredible, sun-soaked views, along with five major trailheads and three (open!) campgrounds.