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Food, Happenings, Things To Do

National Fry Day, National Ice Cream Day & other Tasty Tuesday News Bites

July 11, 2017 by Christina Minh

This week we celebrate National Fry Day on Thursday, National Ice Cream Day on Sunday, and help you discover new burgers to start your morning with.

Tops on the list:  A hardy Breakfast Burger from The Standing Room guaranteed to make you hit the snooze button after eating it. The towering burger is made with half a pound of Angus beef, potato slices, bacon, egg, and TWO cheeses.  Details and photos below. 🍔

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Also of note this week: a Champagne and oyster party in Beverly Hills, a lobster festival in San Pedro, the return of dine L.A. and much more.

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

Bon Appétit!

Santa Monica’s Frozen Fruit Co turns one this year and to celebrate the anniversary as well as National Ice Cream Day they’ll be giving away free cups of their signature soft serve on Sunday July 16. Soft serve is made entirely of fruit and natural fruit sugars so you won’t feel guilty eating it! Grab a free cup between 12 p.m. to 5 p.m.

Outstanding Breakfast Burgers To Try This Week

The Standing Room Breakfast Burger is made with half a pound of Angus beef topped with strips of bacon, a fried egg, homemade potato slices, habanero coleslaw, American cheese, cheddar cheese, and togarashi spice. A hearty meal to start your day!

Have you tried the Breakfast Burger at our Redondo Beach location? 🍔

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Doma Kitchen just rolled out a major breakfast sandwich featuring locally crafted chicken sausage on top of an egg omelet, crisp thick-cut bacon, American cheese, arugula, heirloom tomato, garlic aioli sandwich between a brioche bun and served with a side of seasonal fruit.

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Hangover cure.

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Where to Eat During DineL.A.

With over 300 menus to choose from it can be intimidating so we did the work for you! Checkout The Best dineL.A. Menus for Summer 2017 (according to We Like L.A.) and start making those reservations!

Barky Brunch Launches at Ray & Stark’s Bar

Ray’s & Stark Bar just launched a new menu for mans best friend called Barky Brunch. Available every Sunday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on the patio, pups can nosh on homemade dog dishes like dog bone shaped pizza crust, chicken liver and brown rice cookie and steamed chicken breast and broccoli bowl.

Cocktail Party with Jet Tila

The Tuck Room Tavern will host a cocktail party with Jet Tila celebrating his new cookbook “101 Asian Dishes You Need to Cook Before You Die” on Tuesday, July 18. Guests will dine on Jet Tila’s signature dishes, sip on Champagne, Chang Beer and cocktails created by Chef Sherry Yard throughout the evening. Each guest will also go home with a signed copy of Chef Jet Tila’s new cookbook. Tickets to the party cost $95 per person and $75 from each ticket will directly benefit Careers through Culinary Arts Program (C-CAP) Los Angeles.

Food Events for this Week in L.A.

Tuesday July 11th, 2017

Summer Movie Nights at Sweet Rose Creamery Studio City returns with Say Anything. All screening are free.

Spend an evening poolside under the stars enjoying dinner, cocktails and a film as Mr. C’s Poolside Cinema returns with a screening of Dirty Dancing. Food offerings include a MrC Club Sandwich with fried egg, Pizza MrC with burrata and Prosciutto crudo di Parma, and MrC Avocado Salsa with toasted pizza crisps. You can also enjoy some caprese-style popcorn, candy, mini bottles of Moët & Chandon Champagne, or, if you prefer beer, Peroni Nastro Azzurro on tap.

Wednesday July 12th, 2017

Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams is hosting an Ice Cream Social with Rosé floats at their Larchmont location from 3 to 6 p.m. Stop in for complimentary rosé tasting curtesy of Winc.

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Thursday July 13th, 2017

Celebrate National Fry Day! Go out and crunch on some of your favorites in honor of this sacred day 😎

Friday July 14th, 2017

dineL.A. returns for summer with 15-days of celebrating Los Angeles restaurant culture from July 14 to 28. Angelenos and visitors alike will have the opportunity to enjoy prix-fixe menus from top resturants all over Los Angeles County. 300+ resturants will be participating and all dineL.A. deals follow the same price plan: $15, $20, or $25 for lunch menus and $29, $39, or $49 for dinners. The only exception is a small set of experiential menus from the Exclusive Series which are priced at $95 (and up). Checkout our post The Best dineL.A. Menus for Summer 2017 (according to We Like L.A.) use it as a guide to your dineL.A. adventures.

The Port of Los Angeles Lobster Fest comes to the LA Waterfront in San Pedro from June 14 to 16 for the world’s largest lobster festival featuring Maine Lobsters flown in fresh daily and cooked on the spot. Festival-only admission is $12 for adults, while kids under 12 are admitted free. The festival’s signature meal, a 1.25 lb. whole steamed Maine lobster meal with spiced potatoes, cole slaw, roll and buttery dipping sauce will be available for $25.00, with an option to add another lobster for just $15. Attendees looking for an all-inclusive experience can purchase First Class tickets (available online presale only) for $65. The ticket includes 3-day admission, one double lobster meal with seafood salad, dessert and other special sides, one complimentary beverage, VIP line access, VIP dining area and a collectible poster.

Champagne & Oysters Soirée at Mr. C Guests will enjoy endless pours of Veuve Clicquot Champagne and a feast of West and East Coast oysters and fresh shellfish from the raw bar. But the fun doesn’t stop there, tray-passed seafood hor d’oeuvres, Peroni Nastro Azzurro on draft and DJ spins tunes will have this party going all night long. Tickets are available to purchase online for $99 per person and a VIP booth is available for $1500 which includes: (8) tickets, reserved designated seating, and an exclusive pour of Veuve Clicquot.

Wolfgang Puck’s new CUT Lounge, at the beautiful Four Seasons hotel in Beverly Hills has launched a new summer guest DJ series hosting live sets every Friday night through August. There is no cover fee, and guests can sample the new summer menu of cocktails and bites that include: Crispy Kataifi Wrapped Tiger Prawns, New York Steak Skewers and Truffled Grilled Cheese Sandwich.

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The rooftop of the Ritz-Carlton in Downtown Los Angeles will be taken over by WP24 during Summer Supper + Show Series.  Happening every Friday and Saturday guests can enjoy cuisine from WP24 by Wolfgang Puck while watching a classic film on the 26th floor terrace of the Ritz-Carlton. Guests have two options during the show, order a two-course prix-fixe dinner at WP24 then, move to the rooftop deck to take in a movie from a select reserve seat with cinema snacks for $85 per person or watch the movie while enjoying the house made snacks  for $25. The series kicks off with a screening of Singin’ in the Rain on Friday and Saturday.

Saturday July 15th, 2017

Greenbar Distillery is hosting cocktail classes in Downtown LA this Satruday with a city series, this weekend it’s London cocktails!

Sunday July 16th, 2017

In honor of National Ice Cream Day, Salt & Straw will be giving away a different special treat or commemorative item to one randomly guest every hour at each of its five shops (Larchmont, West Hollywood, Arts District, Studio City, and Abbot Kinney). Prizes include ice cream scoops, flights, pints, scoopers, t-shirts, and hats; winners can choose to cash in their prize right away or be given a gift card to take with them and use in the future. Order Salt & Straw’s classic flavors, or try their limited edition flavors from the creamery’s berries-inspired series, but make sure to get it in one of their gorgeous and delicious waffle cones. 🍦

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