Restaurant openings are no longer about the cutting of the ribbon in front. Giveaways like this past weekend at the Dog Haus in West Covina are common, as are concerts, contests, and more stir-up-excitement to-dos.
One opening day to-do with a heart as large as a pizza oven -- and as warm -- is the fundraiser that helps out a local organization. PizzaRev, the fast-casual, customize-your-own pizza place that started growing here in Los Angeles in 2012, is walking that raise money road on Thursday, Oct. 9 at the opening of the Koreatown shop.
It's a pick-your-own-price thing, for patrons, meaning if you visit PizzaRev on its first day in K-Town, you can tell the cashier what you'll pay for your 11-incher. As for where your three bucks -- or thirty bucks -- will go? LA Animal Services North Central is the beneficiary.
An eight-dollar donation is suggested. (Each pizza, regardless of the selected ingredients, is $7.99.)
What to do, where to go and what to see
The opening revelries don't end on Oct. 9, however; the Koreatown PizzaRev, which is located at 3150 Wilshire Blvd., is hosting a Social Media Fan Appreciation Night on Sunday, Oct. 12. "Anyone who likes or follows PizzaRev on Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter" shall nab a free pizza from 5 to 10 p.m. Yep, you have to show it on your phone or via print-out.
There's also a free pizza for a year contest afoot, if free pizza for a year is your thing. Deadline is Nov. 30 -- details are here.
Can't make the Oct. 9 opening but still want to lend some love to LA Animal Services? You can, and you can read all about the fine things they do, from microchipping to spay & neuter mobile programs.