Ice Cream Pizza, a Free-ish Happy Hour and Other Tasty Tuesday News Bites

July 12, 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 includes ice cream pizza, free happy hour eats, a Hello Kitty Food Truck, a secret-fry menu and LOTS more.

Your food news CliffsNotes start after the jump.

Bon Appétit!


Photo Credit: Hache LA

HACHÉ LA Secret Fry Menu Revealed

HACHÉ LA will celebrate National French Fry Day on July 13 with a new secret fry menu that includes five tripled cooked fry options from Gruyere, Four-Hour Chili Mix to Mediterranean.

Hello Kitty Rolls into Glendale This Week

The Hello Kitty Truck returns to the Glendale Galleria on July 16 from 10 a.m. – 8 p.m. so you can get your sugar fix with themed baked goods while adding to your HK collection.

Hello Kitty Cafe

Hello Kitty Cafe in action. Photo via Hello Kitty Cafe Facebook

Guest Bartender Bottled Cocktail Series at Baldoria 

Michael Lay will be debuting his famed English Milk Punch at DTLA’s Baldoria in bottled form starting July 15. Lay is the second in the restaurant’s rotating guest bartender series, featuring limited runs of handcrafted and bottled cocktails.

Yes we are cocktail nerds, and proud. Wanna here about the process? Just come on in and ask! #BottledCocktails

A photo posted by Baldoria (@baldoriadtla) on

It’s National Ice Cream Month and Angelenos are celebrating the frozen treat in all sorts of ways…

National Gelato Day Sunday, July 17 (Celebrate with some unique gelato creations below)

Ice Cream For Dinner

Chef Kyle Schutte is hosting a wildly popular Eight Course Ice Cream Dinner so popular that the first dates have been sold out. Luckily they just extended the series for anther three days (July 23, 26 and 27) grab your tickets before they sell out again here.

ice cream dinner series menu

Menu Provided by Ice Cream For Dinner

Chef Driven Flavors at Salt & Straw

Salt & Straw will be releasing two new chef collaboration flavors on July 15 and July 22. Partnering with Ted Hopson from The Bellwether for a Candied Calabrian Chilis ice cream and Timothy Hollingsworth from Barrel & Ashes for a Maple Butter & Green Onion Hoe Cakes flavor. The collaborations are only availble at the Studio City location.

Ice Cream Pizza!

Yes our dreams are now a reality. Baskin Robbins has just launched their Polar Pizza available in four delicious flavor combinations including OREO Cookies ‘N Cream, Peanut Butter ‘n Chocolate and REESE’S Peanut Butter Cup, Jamoca Almond Fudge and HEATH, and Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough with an option to customized their own too.


Photo Credit: Baskin Robbins

Chef Steve Brown just launched Cosecha a pop-up dinner series at venues from Los Angeles to San Diego. Guest will enjoy a seven course meal paired with exclusive wines and a pre-dinner cocktail at $89/person.

Bastille Day is on July 14 and family-owned French café Pitchoun! will be offering several specials in spirit of the French national holiday. Like these adorable eclairs! Oui Oui!

Viva la France! Celebrate Bastille Day early with these fun and festive eclairs! #PitchounBakery

A photo posted by Pitchoun Bakery & Café (@pitchounbakery) on


The Cannibal LA’s new happy hour might be the BEST DEAL IN THE CITY. Offered daily from 5:30-6:30pm guest can enjoy a complimentary communal self-serve charcuterie spread at the bar while taking advantage of drinks specials like $5 Old Fashioneds on draft, select $20 bottles of rosé, and rotating $3 craft canned beers.

This spread! Tues-Sun for Happy Hour 5:30-6:30pm #thecanniballosangeles #thecannibalpack #eeeeeats

A photo posted by The Cannibal Beer & Butcher (@thecannibal_la) on

Must hit up place of the week goes to..

The Cannibal LA also wins this spot. Did you see that spread above? Count us in 😉

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

Dublin Donkey, Palomas Blancas, Saison Dupont and a tender chimichurri steak from The Phoenix LA. So good we went back two days later.