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LA Beer Fest, a Museum of Ice Cream & other Tasty Tuesday News Bites

April 4, 2017 by Christina Minh

Foodies can look forward to plenty of cool tasty happenings around the city this month.

Perhaps the coolest opening is the Museum of Ice Cream. After a successful run in New York the interactive art museum will post up in Downtown starting April 22.

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If waiting till the end of April for an ice cream fix is just too painful, TODAY marks the annual Ben & Jerry’s Free Cone Day! See full details below 🍦

As for this weekend, the L.A. Beer Festival rolls into town with local bites, national beers and a 90’s-inspired playlist, I’m hoping they play “Cool Summer.”

Your weekly L.A. food news rundown starts NOW.

Bon Appétit!

Dipped and dangerous

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Ben & Jerry’s Free Cone Day is back!

For 30+ years now the folks at Ben & Jerry’s have picked one day each year to give back to their loyal customers by way of a free ice cream cone. This year that day falls on Tuesday, April 4 which is TODAY! Stop by between 12 p.m. to 8 p.m. and simply choose your favorite flavor 😀  Check out their official free cone day page to see a list of participating locations in Los Angeles.

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In MORE Ice Cream News….

This is not a joke. The Museum of Ice Cream is coming to Los Angeles from April 22 to May 29. Created as an art installation, tempting features include a “sprinkle pool” filled with nearly 100 million sprinkles made of antimicrobial plastic (no edible), a melted-popsicle jungle and a banana split made of 10,000 bananas.

Where is the most legit Chinese Food in Los Angeles?

My guess… San Gabriel Valley 😄 See what our guest contributor Kristie Hang has to say in her most recent round up 8 Spots For The Best (Legit) Chinese Food in L.A.

9th Annual L.A. Beer Festival Returns for Another Round

Hosted by Drink Eat Play, the LA Beer Festival is back on April 8 for their spring event at Los Angeles Center Studios. Guests are invited to sample dozens of local and national beers while listening to 90’s-inspired tunes. There will also be various food trucks with delicious snacks and meals available for purchase.

Pebble Beach Food & Wine

Now in its 10th the Pebble Beach Food & Wine Festival (April 20-23) is one of California’s most coveted culinary events of the year. Featuring some of the biggest names in the food world, the Pebble Beach Food & Wine festival will host major collaborations this year like Daniel Boulud and Thomas Keller, the entire Bocuse d’Or USA (winning) Team, Hugh Acheson 21st Century Southern Breakfast, a Taco Fiesta on the beach with Guy Fieri, Michelin starred duo Dominique Crenn and Carlo Mirarchi and more.

And we're off!!! The 10th Anniversary is going to be ridiculous 🍾

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What are food deserts and why food justice is important?

L.A. Kitchen presents a discussion called Food For Thought: Food Deserts & Food Justice. Led by Breanna Hawkins of the Los Angeles Food Policy Council the talk will take a look at the root causes of food injustices and how they relate to race and class. She’ll also discuss finding solutions and promoting food justice in these underserved communities.

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A Guilt Free Happy Hour

Now you can enjoy happy hour without the guilt thanks to Beaming Superfood Café’s. From Monday – Friday from 4 to 6 p.m. get $1 off special beaming baked goods and vegan gelato sandwiches. Wait there’s more! Score $2 off special acai bowl, pitaya bowl, buddha bowl, made-to-order superfood smoothies.

The Acai Bowl at @livebeaming is on FLEEK as in it's delicious, healthy and almost too pretty to eat…almost… 😛

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Food Truck Fetish Festival 2017 in Downtown Los Angeles

Got a thing for food trucks? Will you’re in luck! The Food Truck Fetish Festival 2017 comes to Downtown Los Angeles April 8-9. With 100 food trucks to choose from, you will not walk away hungry!

Lemondade to support GN4LW

Santa Monica’s Flower Child is running an awesome promotion for the month of April to benefit Girl is Not a 4 Letter Word. Order a Lemonade and 10% of the sales will go to GN4LW. In addition, they will be featuring a pink-colored lemonade called “THE KICKFLIP” in their honor throughout the entire month.

Best thing we ate this week…

Bar Angeles is in Silver Lake along Sunset Boulevard where Elliott Smith’s Figure 8 wall resides. The wall is still well maintained with part of it relocated inside the restaurant to make way for a window.

Bar Angeles serves gastropub fare to go along with a solid drink program. My personal favorite is the Crispy Polenta cake topped with wild mushrooms, bitter greens, and a mascarpone sauce reminiscent of country gravy, all topped off with a fried egg. It’s the perfect balance of creamy, crunchy and savory.  (see photo below)

Other favorites include the bone marrow, fennel sausage pizza and manila clams in xo sauce (could be an ode to the Elliot Smith song OR the name of a traditional Chinese sauce… I’ll let you decide.)

Bar Angeles is a nice addition to the bustling Silver Lake neighborhood. I will happily return for the cheeseburger which you can get for only $7 during happy hour 😉

You have to get the Crispy Polenta Cake at @barangelesla nothing short of a REVELATION 🙌🏼👌🏼🤤

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