We have a feeling 2019 is going to be Pain Pizza’s year.
Karen Palmer’s pop-up is back in action this Saturday, serving the crunchy, cheesy, pepperoni-topped French-bread pizza of your childhood dreams. The food writer and her locally-sourced pizzas gathered steam at the end of 2018, cropping up around town with collaborative menus at West Adams’s Highly Likely and ’90s-throwback nights at Culver City’s Old Man Bar. And if the last few months have been any indication, we think there’s a lot more crusty, gooey pizza coming in 2019.
On Saturday from 4pm until they sell out, Pain Pizza returns to Highly Likely for even more collab fun with the café’s chef, Kat Turner, and together they’ll be slinging a special chopped salad with house-pickled vegetables; a French-bread pizza with chermoula, roasted cauliflower and zhug; cheese and pepperoni French-bread pizzas; and Turkish-coffee tiramisu with whipped labneh.
It’s also a who’s-who of local makers: Bub and Grandma’s provides the baguettes, while Standing’s Butchery crafts pork-and-fennel sausage for topping options.
Everything on the menu runs between $4 and $6, and there’s also beer, wine and a DJ set, to keep the party going.