Well, 2018 is here. Now time to get eating!
The first week of the new year brings news about a new dumpling eatery changing the food game, the best pasta dishes in L.A. (according to local influencers), and a handy guide to legal marijuana in Los Angeles. Also, a link out to a bucket list of eateries with amazing views and, on a sad note, a quick rundown of L.A. restaurant closures from 2017.
As always, enjoy all the tasty news bites below, along with the best food events happening this week.
New Dumpling Spot Opening in 2018
Can’t get enough of dumplings? Stuff’d Eatery is about to make you reimagine what dumplings are all about. The fast casual concept plan to provide guests with unique, flavor-forward offerings, from savory like Miso Black Cod to sweet flavors such as Strawberry Rhubarb Dumpling with vanilla bean ice cream. Diners can mix and match with their choice of “snack” size or the “stuff’d” option, perfect for sharing with a large party. Stuff’d is located in the former AMMO To Go space on Melrose and will be open early this year.
Where to Find the Best Pasta Dishes in Los Angeles
Our friends at Foodiamo recently tapped Los Angeles journalists and bloggers about their favorite pasta dishes in the city (including a word from yours truly). The list includes hot spots, classic establishments and even a food truck. Check it out here.
California’s New Recreational Marijuana Rules
Need some clarification on what you can and can’t do now that marijuana is legal in California? Checkout Los Angeles Magazine’s guide right here. Inhale responsibly.
Where to Get a Meal with a View
Like your epic views paired with an impressive meal? SoCal Pulse identified 10 Los Angeles restaurants to do just that from the restaurant that started this trend, 71 Above to the newish Spire 73, reportedly to be the highest open-air bar in the Western Hemisphere. Find the full list here.
L.A. Closures You Should Know About
Eater LA put out a post about all the notable 2017 closures in our city. Among those to close their doors in the past year include Pok Pok, Simbal, and Gil’s Old Fashioned Ice Cream. See all the closures here.
Food Events for this Week in L.A.
Tuesday January 2nd, 2018
Every Tuesday night The Know Where Bar hosts a Tequila Mezcal Mashup Night where guests will get a taste of new cocktails made from the agave liqueurs.
Doctor Who Happy Hour returns to The Fox and Hound in Studio City and this time they’ll screen the very first episode of the reboot show, Rose. During the episode use the word TARDIS for $4 draft beers and $1 off wine and wells.
Wednesday January 3rd, 2018
Every first and third Wednesday of the month, BEAR CITY brings free comedy and free pizza to Que Sera in Long Beach. FREE
Geeks Who Drink is a drinking quiz game at Bareburger in Santa Monica that covers everything from troubled celebrities to wordplay to bad television.
Come to the Frogtown Brewery this Wednesday for Beer, Bingo, & Trivia Night.
Thursday January 4th, 2018
It’s Sushi & Beer night at Absolution Brewing Company in Torrance. Sushi will be provided by Shiroyama Sushi Co and a selection of new released craft ales will be on hand to wash it all down.
Friday January 5th, 2018
Greenbar Distillery will host their popular cocktail class this Friday. The theme is “Fresh Produce,” guests will get to experiment with seasonal fruits, vegetables and herbs along with a variety of Greenbar organic liquors. Must be a member to sign up for classes, membership is free.
Saturday January 6th, 2017
Verdugo Bar will play host to Vegan Brews & BBQ with food provided by San Diego’s Southern Fried Vegan. Beer Cheeze Battered Beyond Burgers, Hush Hawgies and BBQ Bombers.