Going whole hog, Heal the Bay IPA beach clean-up, Vertical Wine Bistro dinners

Pork, pasta and pickles: Today through Sunday, This Is Not a Pop-Up is bringing in Bruce Kalman, formerly of the Churchill, and Gavin Mills of Tavern to cook a whole Niman Ranch Duroc pig for a weekend of family-style, pork-centric dinners. Products from Kalman’s new pickle business, Bruce's Prime Pickle Co., and Mills' charcuterie will be featured throughout the night. The prix-fixe menu includes antipasti with farmers market vegetables; handmade troffiette pasta with a pork ragu; tagliolini with tomatoes, chile and garlic; a porchetta platter with salsa verde, polenta and succotash; and a stone fruit crumble with Chantilly cream. The dinners are $50 per person and BYOB, though wines specifically chosen to complement the meal can be ordered through Domaine LA at (323) 932-0280. 7080 Hollywood Blvd., Los Angeles, (323) 451-1767.

Beach clean-up and beer: Golden Road Brewing and Simmzy’s are offering an environmentally friendly way to enjoy two favorite summer pastimes: drinking beer and hanging out on the beach. Simmzy’s is serving Golden Road's Heal the Bay IPA and both companies will donate $20 of the proceeds from every keg to the beer’s namesake. On Saturday, Simmzy's Manhattan Beach is joining forces with Heal the Bay for a beach cleanup. Volunteers are to meet at Simmzy’s at 8:15 a.m., clean up until noon and then can head back to the restaurant to quench their thirst with this limited-edition beer. If you cannot make it this Saturday, don’t worry; Simmzy’s Long Beach will also be serving the Heal the Bay IPA with three carnitas tacos for $10 until the end of July. 229 Manhattan Beach Blvd., Manhattan Beach, (310) 546-1201. 5271 E. 2nd St., Long Beach, (562) 439-5590.

Summer winemaker dinner series: This summer, Vertical Wine Bistro will be showcasing a different winery each month alongside a new menu created to feature the wine. With Caymus Vineyards on June 27, Jordan Vineyards on July 31, and Flowers and Quintessa on Aug. 22, the dinners will include a Prosecco reception and a wine raffle. Each dinner has only 35 spaces available with tickets for $95 per person. 70 N. Raymond Ave., Pasadena, (626) 795-3999.


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