Angelenos love food… and so do we!
So to help keep you on the pulse of the culinary scene every week here’s a weekly roundup of the best food related news bites (get it?) into one easy-to-digest rundown.
This week: Philz Coffee opens in Pasadena with free coffee, fermented ice creams at Salt & Straw, $5 rotisserie chicken at Fritzi, Providence turns 11 and lots more.
Your food news cliffsnotes start after the jump.
$5 Pasta Bowls at Knead & Co. on Wednesdays
Bruce Kalman’s Knead & Co. just started serving $5 bowls of pasta every Wednesday at their popular stall inside Grand Central Market. Expect a different hand made pasta each week.
Philz Coffee Opens in Pasadena June 2 Celebrates with Free Drinks & Pastries!
The San Francisco coffee shop is expanding to Pasadena on June 2! Opening day festivities include complimentary coffee and pastries from 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. This will be the fourth location of Philz in Los Angeles with a fifth shop set to open in Glendale after.
Tender Greens Crayfish Boil with Eaglerock Brewery
Tender Greens Burbank is kicking off summer by hosting a crayfish boil with Eaglerock Brewery on June 4. The special menu includes crayfish, salad, dessert and hushpuppies! Meal cost $25 a person and includes an ice cold Eaglerock Brew or bottomless lemonade. See the full menu and ticket info here.
Salt & Straw Launches Fermented Ice Cream Flavors for June
Get ready to pucker up with the latest batch of Salt & Straw ice creams. Their June series features fermented funky flavors that include: California Avocado & Cardamom with Fermented Carrot Custard, Sourdough with Chocolate & Strawberries, Fish Sauce Caramel with Palm Sugar, Cacao Nib & Red Miso and Dill Pickle Sorbet.
It's new flavor Friday! We're super excited to debut our limited-edition June Fermentation Series! Fermentation can go way beyond just salty and funky, it can bring out the floral qualities in a honey, the acidic qualities in a cherry, the fruity flavors in an anchovy. Our menu is a collection of flavors that present fermentation in a new light, one that honors the beauty of allowing really amazing ingredients to age for months in the perfect condition and then scooping them into the perfect ice cream flavor. Give them a try – we hope you love them! Portland * Sourdough with Chocolate & Strawberries * Bretta Fermented Cherries * Fish Sauce Caramel with Palm Sugar Ice Cream * Honey Vinegar Milk Sorbet * Dill Pickle Sorbet Los Angeles * Sourdough with Chocolate & Strawberries * California Avocado & Cardamom with Fermented Carrot Custard * Fish Sauce Caramel with Palm Sugar Ice Cream * Cacao Nibs & Red Miso * Dill Pickle Sorbet #icecream #saltandstraw
Taste of the Nation Comes to Culver City
50 restaurants and beverage providers will come together for a food event benefiting No Kid Hungry this Sunday, June 5 at Media Park in Culver City. Tickets start at $110.
Mr. C Celebrates Anniversary with Special Menu,Spritz Nights & a Poolside Cinema Series
This June, Mr. C Beverly Hills celebrates their five year anniversary with a variety of Venetian-inspired poolside experiences by welcoming locals and hotel guests to celebrate all summer long. Festivities include: A Five Year Anniversary Menu (June 6 – June 30) Poolside Cinema Series ( June 7 – August 30) and much more!
$1 Oysters at Recess Eatery in Highland Park
Starting this Tuesday Recess Eatery in Highland Park will host $1 oyster nights from 5 p.m. to midnight every Tuesday, the promotion runs through July.
Providence Turns 11 Celebrates with $90 Tasting Menu
Michelin-starred Providence will celebrate the restaurants anniversary with a special $90 four course tasting menu until the end of June. Keep in mind the menu will change daily. If you have not been to one of the best restaurants in Los Angeles now is the time.
$5 Rotisserie Chicken at Fritzi DTLA for National Rotisserie Chicken Day!
June 2 is National Rotisserie Chicken Day and Neal Fraser’s Fritzi is celebrating with $5 Wood-Fired Rotisserie Chicken with a side of Fritzi Potato Waffle. They’ll be serving starting at noon until the chicken is gone.
Grande Marque Champagne Event
Wally’s Wine & Spirits’ Grande Marque Champagne Event at Le Merigot Beach Hotel is an extravagant time. Taking place on Sunday, June 5 nearly 100 Champagnes and sparkling wines will be poured alongside signature dishes from nearly 20 restaurants including a raw bar. Tickets are available for $175 per person after June 1 prices go up to $225 tickets can be purchased online here.
Must hit up place of the week goes to…
June 3 is National Donut Day so Fantastic Donuts and Croissants is a must try if you want an extra does of cuteness. Donuts are decorated into bears, pigs, chicks, cows you name it.
1212 Restaurant is now open in SaMo. Expect dishes like Cochon de Lait Crepe Tacos and Duck Confit & Black Truffle Dumplings with a farmers market touch. The restaurant will be reservation-only for the next week so call ahead.
If you happen to be in Palm Springs between June 3-12 make sure to partake in their Restaurant Week which offers exclusive deals at participating restaurants similar to Dine L.A.
Finally, just a quick snapshot of the best thing we’ve eaten in the past week…
The PCB Burger aka Plan Check Burger made with americanized dashi cheese, KETCHUP LEATHER™, schmaltz onions and mixed pickles between a crunch bun from Plan Check. Today is the last day to celebrate National Hamburger Month so have at it.
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