A Ramen Pop-Up, Free Italian Wine Tastings, New Happy Hours and Other Tasty Tuesday News Bites

May 17, 2016 by Christina Champlin

Angelenos love food… and so do we!

So to help keep you on the pulse of the culinary scene every week here’s a weekly roundup of the best food related news bites (get it?) into one easy-to-digest rundown.


This week: A ramen pop-up, Smorgasburg news, Adam Carolla releases an IPA, The Fat Dog NOHO turns one and lots more.

Your food news cliffsnotes start after the jump.

Bon Appétit!

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Credit: Oh Man! Ramen/ Yasmin Alishav

Oh Man! Ramen Pop-up kicks off this Sunday

Phillip Frankland Lee and Luke Reyes join forces to open Oh Man! Ramen (coming late Summer 2016). You can get a taste of whats to come beginning Sunday, May 22, when they kick off a ramen pop-up series around town. To make a reservation email: [email protected]

Smorgasburg Announces Even More Vendors

They are aiming for 100 vendors for the June 19 kick off in Downtown Los Angeles and so far they are half way there with The Jolly Oyster and McConnell’s Fine Ice Creams among the newest vendors recently announced. Part food, shopping and events space this Sunday weekly happening is sure to be a weekend destination for locals and tourists. Check out their website for latest info.

Pizza Romana to Host Free Enoteca Nights Every Thursday 

Pizza Romana on La Brea is set to launch an “Enoteca” night on Thursday evenings. Owner Alex Palermo and Sommelier Emanuele Rizzo will open up their special wine room from 5 p.m. to close every Thursday for a complimentary taste of Palermo’s extensive collection of regional Italian wines, small bites of pizza bianca, cheese and salumi.

Recess Eatery in Highland Park Offering Free Meals for Kids on Mondays

The newcomer is giving families an excuse to eat out on Mondays, with free food for the kids. Adults need to order an entree to redeem a free kids meal. Keep in mind Recess Eatery is only open for dinner on Mondays and the promotion will run through the month of June.

Santa Barbara Vintners Road Trips to Los Angeles for Winemaker Diners and Tastings All Month

L.A. is just a two hour drive from Santa Barbara wine country where nearly 200 wineries are producing superior wines. Get a taste of some of these wine when Santa Barbara Vintners makes a road trip to Los Angeles this month to host a series of winemaker dinners and in-store tastings. This week includes a Rhone Rangers Tasting on Wednesday and a Backyard Rose BBQ at the Rose Café Saturday. View the schedules and ticket info here.

Fat Dog NoHo Turns One and Throws a Party

This Sunday May 22 The Fat Dog in North Hollywood will be throwing an afternoon patio party with a DJ, drinks specials and plenty of food bites. The party will also launch a weekly Sunday Funday starting every Sunday from 1 p.m. – 5 p.m. Expect oysters, sangria, half off Sunday Funday white wine, $3 pints, and a DJ on the patio.

Adam Carolla + King Harbor Brewery

Adam Carolla teamed up with South Bay’s King Harbor Brewery to release a new IPA called Endless Rant. Order your 22oz bombers here. 

Beaming Debuting a Build Your Own Superfood Porridge Bar

The superfood cafe is debuting a new Superfood Porridge Bar this Sunday May 22, at their West Hollywood and Santa Monica locations. Simply choose your porridge (coconut chia pudding, Matcha chia pudding or overnight oats) and customize it with superfood toppings, like matcha cashew cream, wild berry chia compote, or homemade, gluten free granola.


Happy Hour at Viviane

Viviane just kicked off their summer happy hour menu available every day throughout the summer from 3 p.m. – 6 p.m.

Summer Happy Hour at Grain

Grain inside beachside marketplace Playa Provisions in Playa del Rey has introduced a special Fri-Yay promo, swing by on Fridays from noon – 3 p.m. for drink specials as well as beer and glasses of wine ($2-5) all summer long. Happy Hour bites ranging from $4 to $7 will also be on hand.

WP24 Wine Dinner with a Whole Roasted Peking Duck

Enjoy five culinary courses complemented by nine glasses of wine put together by WP24 Executive Chef Lechleidner and Sommelier Jörn Kleinhans on May 20. The Whole Roasted Peking Duck is a highlight while the “chocolate forest” dessert with green tea and house-preserved Murray’s cherries ends with a sweet note. There are a limited number of seats; the dinner cost $125 per person. Reservations can be made by calling (213) 743-8824.


Portland ice cream purveyors Salt & Straw is now open in Studio City!

Must hit up place of the week goes to…

Colonia Publica in Whittier!!! for a taste of their micheladas available in seven varieties like jalapeno aguachile, classic and even tropical. View the full menu and details here.

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

Kimchi Fried Rice with soft eggs, beef short ribs and delicious fermented greens from the one and only Republique.

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