Angelenos love food… and so do we!
To help keep you on the pulse of the culinary scene we provide weekly rundown of the best food related news bites (get it?) through one easy-to-digest page of blurbs and links.
This week includes free nitro ice cream at Creamistrys latest grand opening, a free doner meal courtesy of Spireworks and LOTS more.
Your food news CliffsNotes start after the jump.
Golden Road is mad for Micheladas this Thursday Nov. 17. when Fernando Lopez of Guelaguetza launches his new beer-cocktail mix with a full on beach themed party at the brewery! There will be a build-your-own Michelada bar, $5 Micheladas all night, a DJ, food specials, and lots of raffle prizes. The party is free to attend.
SpireWorks is set to open in Westwood Village on Wednesday, Nov. 16. To celebrate, the American Donor eatery will be giving away free donor sandwiches, SpireCakes and a beverage from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. AND 6 to 9 p.m. That’s a big free meal day!
Come have fun, try new things and prepare to enjoy yourself as #SpireWorks gives everyone permission to explore at our Grand Opening in Westwood Village on Wednesday, November 16th, 2016 where we will be offering each guest a Free SpireWorks™ Destination (served on a choice of bread, wild rice or salad), SpireCake and Choice of Soda or Iced Tea from 11:00 am to 2:00 pm and 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm! #TravelingFoodie #PermissionToExplore
On Saturday, Nov. 19 The Rare Experience beer festival comes to Stout Burgers & Beers in Studio City. Sample from over 20 breweries likes Deschutes, Logsdon, Allagash, Modern Times, Boulevard, and Green Flash. Some are even serving up rare and unique one-off creations.
Cake Monkey will be celebrating their one year anniversary at their Beverly Blvd location this weekend, Nov. 18 through 20. Guests can head in for some free samples and golden tickets will be wrapped inside assorted cakewiches containing prizes Willy Wonka Style. Prizes include a free birthday cake, gift certificates and even free cakewiches for a year!
Santa Monica scores a Sicilian spot named O+O Sicilian Kitchen & Bar courtesy of Chef Georgi Yaneff. Opening Friday, Nov. 18, the restaurant will focus on modern Sicilian cuisine with a California touch, i.e. serving lighter versions of Italian dishes while using local ingredients 😉
We are thrilled to announce the grand opening of O+O Sicilian Kitchen & Bar in #SantaMonica on Friday, November 18, 2016! We hope to see all of our friends and new neighbors enjoying signature puppetto (meatballs), crudo (fish), forno (pizzas) and all things in the spirit of "O" Find us on the corner of Ocean Ave & Olympic Dr near the #SantaMonicaPier! See you soon for authentic #Sicilian delights. 🍝🍕🧀🍅🍆🍋🍷🍸 #OOSantaMonica #newrestaurant #openingsoon
Beginning Nov. 16 Same Same will roll out “Champagne Wishes and Khao Soi Dreams” every Wednesday night.
Must hit up place of the week goes to…
Taiwanese street food spot Lao Tao located in the Far East Plaza in Chinatown will introduce two new baos to their menu this Friday, Nov. 18. A savory bao (shown below) is stuffed with braised beef tongue, pickled greens and cilantro. For dessert the sweet bao is made up of fried dough and a scoop of ube ice cream, flan and cream.
Finally, just a quick snapshot of the best thing we’ve eaten in the past week…
The Rub A Belly bowl at Lao Tao. Braised pork belly with seasoned rice is served with pickled daikon, sweet corn, cucumbers and a tea egg.