An All-You-Can-Eat Competition, Free Holiday Cocktail Class & other Tasty Tuesday News Bites

Angelenos love food… and so do we!

To help keep you on the pulse of the culinary scene we provide weekly rundown of the best food related news bites (get it?) through one easy-to-digest page of blurbs and links.


This week includes options for dining out on Thanksgiving, an epic all-you-can-eat competition, free holiday cocktail class and LOTS more.

Your food news CliffsNotes start after the jump.

Bon Appétit!

Looking for a place to eat on Thanksgiving? Check out our list of 17 Best Places to Eat Out on Thanksgiving in L.A.

The pie is an essential tradition to any Thanksgiving feast. If you haven’t ordered one yet you might want to check out our list of 12 Spots to Get The Best Thanksgiving Pies in Los Angeles.

Liquid Intelligence Series at The Mixing Room returns Wednesday Nov. 30 with “Hot Cocktails for Cool Nights” the cocktail tasting are complementary and open to the public. Cheers to that!

Greenbar Distillery hosts weekly cocktail classes every month. This week Nov. 25 the theme will be Holiday Cocktails. Tickets are $40 a person.

Bludso’s BBQ in Compton is moving! As reported by the LA Times Kevin Bludso closed down the legendary BBQ spot for renovations in September but sadly was unable to reach an agreement with the owner of the building. Bludso’s will remain in the city of Compton and Kevin is looking for a place with more parking and some sit-down space. He expects to re-open in 2017. Until then, Kevin will be doing pop-ups and making appearances at the Hollywood location Bludso’s Bar & Que.

Hanjip celebrates its 1st anniversary with a weeklong all-you-can-eat competition launching Monday, Nov. 28 and continuing through Sunday, Dec. 4. The restaurant will donate $5 to non-profit Share Our Strength’s No Kid Hungry. Diners are to devour as much as they can from the $29.99 AYCE menu. Three grand prize category champions are crowned at the close of the weekly contest.  As a reward, Hanjip will give the twelve grand prize champions a VIP card that allows winners to eat for free with a guest all year long.


Salt & Straw teamed up with local artist Scott Hove to create a limited edition, flavor to launch this Friday Nov. 25 exclusively at their new Arts District shop. The flavor, named “Dualpolitan,” is a riff on the classic Neapolitan. Packaged in a limited edition, three-dimensional inspired half gallon “cake art” carton produced by Hove. Only 200 packages (each signed and editioned by Hove) will be available at the Arts District shop until supplies last, and 100% of proceeds from the $50 price tag will go toward neighborhood non-profit Inner-City Arts.

Must hit up place of the week goes to…

The Morrison Pub in Atwater Village will help ease you into the hectic holidays with 40 craft beers for just $5 a pop all day Tuesday Nov. 22.

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

The stuffed cabbage a.k.a. Russian Golubtsy at Old Village Restaurant in Glendale. The Russian style cabbage wrap is stewed in a savory broth, stuffed with rice, vegetables and a choice of chicken or beef. Pro Tip: Diners get 20% off their bill during lunch hours 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.


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