A Chocolate Festival, Open Bar Night at Tiki No & other Tasty Tuesday News Bites

Christmas is almost here! That means our food news radar is jam packed with holiday happy hours, themed-cocktails, and foodie gift ideas. Oh, and don’t forget about making reservations for New Year’s Eve.

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


Bon Appétit!


NYE ideas worth checking out

Still looking for New Years Eve plans? Check out our list of 30 Fun Things to do for New Year’s Eve in L.A.

Locals Appreciation Night & Holiday Open Bar at Tiki No

Tiki No, in association with Noho Arts District, will present a Locals Appreciation Night, Thursday Dec. 22 from 5 p.m. to 2 a.m. The event will include a food truck and open bar from 9 to 10 p.m. featuring specialty holiday cocktails by Tiki No Beverage Director Simon Jones. Score happy hour between 5 to 7 p.m too.


L.A.’s Chocolate Festival returns in 2017

The LA Chocolate Festival & Pastry Show comes to the Omni Hotel in DTLA on Sunday, Jan. 8 with some of Los Angeles’ best chocolatiers and pastry chefs. Indulge in decadent confectionery treats and pair them with the world’s top champagnes, wines and spirits.


Free Angel City beers this Wednesday

Just a friendly reminder that Liquid Intelligence Series concludes for 2016 at The Mixing Room on Wednesday Dec. 21 Guests will learn about Angel City Brewery’s Spiced Baltic Porter and get to taste of the festive brew for free.

Next level Yakiniku in Hacienda Heights

Japanese BBQ concept YakiYan will officially open Wednesday Dec. 21 in the city of Hacienda Heights. In partnership with Panda Restaurant Group, YakiYan plans to offer prime grilling meats Omakase style, self-prepared at the dining table on smoke-free downdraft grills.


Christmas Eve dinner options

Culina will offer a four course meal ($95) more information here.

Cafe Pinot will offer a three course meal ($67) and a four course meal ($79) view the menu here.

Nick+ Stef’s will offer a three course meal ($78) view the menu here.

Patina will offer a three course meal ($85), a four course meal ($100) and a seven course meal ($150) view the menus here.

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

Carlitos Gardel located on Melrose Avenue serves top quality steaks, authentic Argentinian dishes and an expansive wine list. Our favorite dish is the USDA Prime New York Sirloin, dressed in a delectable black peppercorn and mushroom sauce served with a side of sautéed vegetables and root vegetable purée mashed potatoes.

The family owned restaurant celebrated their 20th anniversary this year and launched their own chimichurri line based on their famous recipe.



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