Sushi Croissants, a Dumpling & Wonton Fest & other Tasty Tuesday News Bites

Need a few excuses to in touch with your inner foodie during the month of February? You’re in luck.

Coming up this Saturday the Dumpling & Wonton Festival comes to Santa Anita Park and DTLA’s latest beer slingers Boomtown Brewing is set to grand open.


If you can’t wait till then, head over to Mr. Holmes in Highland Park to try their latest food mash-up: the sushi croissant. And if you’re looking for something on the sweet side, Salt & Straw is rolling out a new batch of flavors for the new month (details below).

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

Bon Appétit!

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Photo Credit: Mr. Holmes Bakehouse

Get your sushi croissant in Highland Park

Mr. Holmes Bakehouse, home of  The Cruffin, just launched something called a California Croissant, stuffed with smoked salmon, nori, ginger and wasabi, served with a side of soy sauce. This savory delight is pretty much a sushi pastry!

Dumpling & Wonton Festival

The Dumpling & Wonton Festival comes to Santa Anita Park on February 4. Get a taste of traditional and new wave dumplings and wontons while sipping on sip on your choice of beer or wine for $30 a person. Be sure to check for discounted tickets on Goldstar while supplies last.

Where are the punniest place to eat in LA?

We’ve got 12 pretty hilarious ones in our round up of Punniest Places to Eat in Los Angeles from dinner at Absolutely Phobulous to dessert at Humphrey Yogart 😆

NHM First Fridays is all about food this year!

The Natural History Museum’s First Fridays returns for after hours at the museum, special music performances and interesting themed panel discussions. This year the talks will be centered around the science behind food.

A Gin x Vodka x Whiskey cocktail class in DTLA

Every Friday in February Greenbar Distillery in Downtown Los Angeles will host cocktail classes featuring seasonal and themed drinks. This weeks theme is Twisted Classics using gin x vodka and whiskey.

Santa Anita Chili Cook-Off

Santa Anita Park is hosting the 2nd annual Santa Anita Chili Cook-Off on February 18. Guests will have the chance to samples some of the best chili recipes in SoCal and vote for their favorites. Tickets cost $31 a person, we spotted some tickets on discount via Goldstar.

 A unique tea festival comes to Descanso Gardens

On February 11 and 12, guests can enjoy blossoming camellias, guided walks, tea samples from Chado Tea, art activities, and interactive performances during the Camellia & Tea Festival.

Boomtown Brewing gears up for it’s grand opening

Come celebrate the opening of DTLA’s latest brewery Boomtown Brewing on Saturday, February 4.
Meet the Boomtown crew, checkout their completed tasting room, sway to DJ sounds and grab some good eats from the Maple Block Meat Co. and Tumaca food truck. Floyd’s Barber Shop BarberBus will also make an appearance for those in need of a trim.

Artisanal Brewers Collective takes over for ACME Hospitality Group

On February 1, 2017, Artisanal Brewers Collective, a group which includes Tony Yanow of Mohawk Bend, and Tony’s Darts Away, will take over Library Bar, Spring Street Bar, Sixth Street Tavern, and Beelman’s Pub. Currently managed by ACME Hospitality Group, ABC will make some changes to the menu and drink program introduce increased vegan/vegetarian menu options and leverage its expertise in curating robust craft beer

Salt & Straw rolls out February flavors

Ice cream purveyor Salt & Straw will launch “LA Chocolatiers” a ice cream series with five local chocolate makers starting Friday, February 3. Expect Compartés, Twenty-Four Blackbirds, Bar au Chocolat, ChocoVivo, and Ococoa in the lineup at the Larchmont Village, Abbot Kinney, Studio City, and Arts District location all month.

Finally, just a quick snapshot of the best thing we’ve eaten in the past week…

SpireWorks Istanbul Destination filled with their own exclusive beef gyro and fresh veggies. Check out their soda fountain of artisanal pop and grab a some SpireCakes too.


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