An alcohol-free pop-up confirms that the Zero-Proof lifestyle is gaining momentum

Momentum is building around the booze-free movement in Los Angeles, as evidenced by a non-alcoholic craft cocktail pop-up taking place this weekend in Mar Vista.

The sober-curious can head to Alana’s Coffee Roasters on Saturday, September 24 for a mocktail cocktail hosted by Zero Proofed and featuring a live karaoke band. At the very least, the pop-up will certainly answer the question of what is possible by skipping alcohol while singing in front of strangers. The event takes place from 7 pm to 10 pm Singing is $5 and RSVP is required for admission.

The pop-up is just the latest in the zero-proof trend sweeping across Southern California. Recently, two non-alcoholic bottle shops opened in Los Angeles, Soft Spirits landed in Silver Lake last October and Venice’s New Bar opened in July.

Saint & Second expands to Manhattan Beach

Saint & Second of Long Beach is expanding to Manhattan Village. Toddrickallen reports that construction is underway on the Manhattan Beach shopping center located at Sepulveda and Rosecrans.

Children’s exhibition pays tribute to Mexican culture

LAist visited an interactive restaurant exhibit at the Pretend City Children’s Museum in Irvine, and it’s a mini replica of Claire Risoli’s Pocha LA restaurant in Highland Park. The exhibit is to celebrate the independence days of Central America and Mexico, and will be open until spring 2023.

Is there good dim sum on the Westside?

The Los Angeles Times attempts to answer the above question by visiting Santa Monica’s Lotus Dim Sum Dumpling House for “furry” taro puffs. The verdict of columnist Jenn Harris? Discover it here.