Food news time!
This week the Hello Kitty Cafe will make an appearance in Torrance while SpireWorks lands in Eagle Rock with free meals TODAY and Chinatown bbq newbie Belle Belle’s Cue will be serving up pork sandwiches for just a buck on Thursday. Plus, Tuesday also brings us FREE side bowls of chili at Philippe The Original (while supplies last).
Looking toward the weekend there are plenty of food related fun like the L.A. Beer & Food Fest, a bottomless rosé day all at Brack Shop Tavern and the guys over at Gastro Garage are fired up and ready to cook your food with a blow torch and drills right before your eyes (we tried it… it’s crazy!).
Your weekly L.A. food news rundown starts NOW.
Free Side of Chili at Philippe’s
Starting today at 10:30 a.m. the first 500 customers at Philippe’s will get a voucher for a free cup of Dolores chili, with the purchase of a sandwich. Guests will get the voucher when they arrive and then redeem it at the counter when making their purchase. Sounds like the perfect excuse for an early lunch!
Hello Kitty roles into Torrance
The traveling Hello Kitty Cafe Truck is having a pop-up at the Del Amo Fashion Center this Saturday, Jan. 28, from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. near the AMC Theaters. Expect Hello Kitty inspired treats, branded macaron box sets, cookies, doughnuts, mugs, and shirts… basically everything you’d ever need to fulfill your Hello Kitty cravings.
L.A. Beer & Food Festival is back!
L.A. Beer & Food Festival comes to historic Mack Sennett Studios in Silver Lake on Saturday Jan. 28 with a sampling of beers from more than 40 independently-owned brewers from around Los Angeles County. Guests will enjoy unlimited tastings of 100+ beers and free snacks from local restaurants. Tickets range from $40 to $75.
Gastro Garage cooks your food with blow torches and drills and it’s AWESOME
The dudes over at Gastro Garage are turning up the heat for their latest pop-up taking place in Hollywood Thursday to Saturday nights through Feb. 11. Dressed like Mad Max auto mechanics these guys put on a fire show and guests get to delight in their fiery creations. Take a peek at this video we shoot during our preview.
The Gastro Garage Pop-Up runs Thursday-Saturday nights through Feb. 11th!🔥 🔥 🔥 🔥
Posted by We Like L.A. on Friday, January 20, 2017
SpireWorks grand opens with free food in Eagle Rock
SpireWorks Eagle Rock Grand Opening on Tuesday, Jan. 24 promises a free meal from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. and 5 to 8 p.m. each guest will enjoy a Free SpireWorks® Destination (served on a choice of bread, exotic wild rice or salad), SpireCake and a beverage of their choice.
EAGLE ROCK FREE FOOD GIVEAWAY: Come have fun, try new things and prepare to enjoy yourself as #SpireWorks gives everyone permission to explore at our Grand Opening in #EagleRock on Tuesday, January 24th, 2017 where we will be offering each guest a Free SpireWorks™ Destination (Sandwich, Salad or Rice Bowl), SpireCake and Choice of Soda or Iced Tea from 11:00 am to 2:00 pm and 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm! #TravelingFoodie #PermissionToExplore
NoMad Truck x Salazar
The NoMad Truck will be parked out on Salazar’s outdoor space Thursday, Jan. 26 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. for one epic lunch collaboration. NoMad Truck will be serving up favorites from their menu and Salazar’s Beverage Director Brandi Boles will sling an exclusive cocktail to pair with the original NoMad Truck Chicken Burger made with ground chicken, black truffle mayo, frisée, pickled shallots.
$1 pulled pork sandos at Belle Belle’s Cue
On Thursday, Jan. 26, new comer Belle Belle’s Cue will be serving up their wood fired Pulled Pork Sandwiches topped with housemade coleslaw for just a buck! Stop by the bbq joint between 11 a.m. and 4 p.m. to score one. Limit is one per person.
A casual option for brunch with bottomless rosé
DTLA sports bar Brack Shop Tavern has an alternative option to the fancy brunches around town, serving $9 farm fresh breakfast burritos, $12 braised short rib hash, $8 vegan nachos and bottomless rosé all day ($22) on Sundays. It’s a solid choice for those looking to catch the game and eat the most important Angeleno meal of the weekend.
Firestone Walker’s Jeffers Drops Acid visits The Cannibal LA
On Friday, Jan. 27, The Cannibal LA will host an intimate tasting event of Firestone Walker’s “Jeffers Drops Acid (Knowledge),” the tasting will be a study in acid and acid fermentation in beer from Jeffers Richardson, director of Firestone Walker’s Barrelworks wild beer facility in Buellton, CA. The tasting cost $35 per person and will include three different beers from Barrelworks.
A Super fancy karaoke destination opens in Koreatown
On Jan. 26 The Venue will open in K Town promising a VIP karaoke experience tied with an elevated dining menu of shareable, large-format plates by Executive Chef Kayson Chong and cocktails by mixologist Devon Espinosa. The concept will offer 13 private karaoke rooms as well as an open dining room and bar.
WP24 celebrate the Year of the Rooster
WP24 by Wolfgang Puck will host a six course tasting menu Jan. 27 through February 3 to celebrate the Year of the Rooster.
Chef de Cuisine John Lechleidner will prepare traditional dishes like dim sum, dumplings, Peking duck, longevity noodles, and more. Guests are invited to complete their meal with a visit to the Wishing Tree where lucky red envelopes reveal their fortune for 2017. The meal cost $160 a person.
Finally, just a quick snapshot of the best thing we’ve eaten in the past week…
The title Roasted Chicken on the menu at Marvin does it no justice. It’s not what you think, its better, way way better than you could have imagined. Chicken with the skin on is wrapped in parsley is cooked to perfection and topped with a buttery sauce. It was one of the best dishes I had all year and it’s only January. The Rigatoni Bolognese in the back ground also gets top billing for one of the best pastas in my book. Please go to Marvin on Beverly Blvd. chances are I’ll be there eating the Roasted Chicken.