Lobster Ramen, Free Farmer John Food Truck and Other Tasty Tuesday News Bites

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 free nitrogen ice cream, a free Farmer John food truck, Lobster ramen and LOTS more.

Your food news CliffsNotes start after the jump.

Bon Appétit!

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Image Credit: Port of Los Angeles Lobster Festival Instagram

What to eat for dineL.A.

dineL.A. is in full swing with over 300 participating restaurants and we went over every single menu to find the ones that are actually worth it. See our essential picks for best lunch, dinner and exclusive menus here.

Free nitrogen ice cream!

Made-to-order liquid nitrogen ice cream shop Creamistry will open in Torrance on July 21. The first 200 customers will receive a t-shirt with their order. Come in between 2 to 4 p.m. and receive free ice cream!

Have a thing for pan dulce, conchas and tres leches ?

From East L.A. to San Fernando we uncover some of the best panaderias in Los Angeles.

#FreeFarmerJohn food truck tour

Farmer John is set to roll around Los Angeles in a food truck serving up free Dodger Dogs, All Beef Hot Dogs and Smoked Sausage Dogs starting on Saturday July 23. The food truck is scheduled to make stops in DTLA, Silver Lake, Echo Park, Venice, Santa Monica and the Fairfax area. We were told the locations could change so follow their Instagram for the most updated news.

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Image Credit: Farmer John

Ricardo Zarate previews Rosaline test menu at pop-up

Ricardo Zarate has a pop-up this Friday, July 22 with Feastly to exclusively preview his new concept Rosaline before it opens to the public later this summer. Expect bold Peruvian flavors from Zarate’s five course menu. One night only, costs $75 person (or $115 with wine pairings) see menu and ticket information here.

Hudson House x Modern Times Brewery

Hudson House teams up with San Diego’s Modern Times Brewery for the restaurant’s reoccurring “Flights and Bites” beer dinner series. The evening will include a curated selection of Modern Times beers paired with small bites served family style. Tickets are $55 but if you purchase tickets before July 22 you can use the promo code HudsonMod16 to save an additional $10 off the ticket price. More info here.

Rosé tasting all summer long at Ester’s

Esters Wine Shop & Bar in Santa Monica recently launched Summer Rosé Saturdays a weekly tasting available all summer long. Stop in from noon-4 p.m. and get a tasting flight of three rosés for $15. All flights are unique on each Saturday, and guest get a 10% discount if they buy a bottle from the line up.


626 Night market is back

Southern California’s original and largest Asian-themed night market is celebrating five years of food and fun with monthly events from July through September. This month its set to take place at Santa Anita July 22-23.

El Tejano Reschedules Grand Opening for Tuesday, July 26

The Knitting Factory group and founders of Big Wangs and Tipsy Cow have set an official opening date for their Tex Mex concept El Tejano after resolving some technical issues that set back their original opening date in the Spring.

Superfood lunch menu

Beaming Organic Superfood Cafe just launched a new seasonal lunch menu which includes falafel collard wrap, zucchini pasta dishes, a summer lime tart, coconut wrap, pineapple gazpacho and much more.


Happier Hour at Manhattan House

Manhattan House just released a “Happier Hour” promotion, offering 51% off all beer, wine, cocktails and “mocktails.” Also, guests who share a birthday during July (their anniversary month) are eligible for a complimentary entrée.

Friday Patio Nights at Bunker Hill Bar & Grill

Starting July 22, The Bunker Hill Bar & Grill in DTLA will be hosting Patio Nights every Friday from 10 p.m. to close. Enjoy live DJ, happy hour with drinks starting at $6.

A Japanese summer whiskey dinner

Four-in-one culinary concept Playa Provisions will be partnering with Japan’s Suntory Sprits to host a summer whiskey dinner on Monday, July 25. Guests will enjoy a handpicked selection of Japanese whiskeys, including Suntory Toki, Hibiki Harmony, and 12-year Hakushu and Yamazaki, all of which are paired with small bites with a Asian twist. Tickets are $50 per person online and $55 at the door.


Lobster Ramen exist at K Ramen. Burger. Beer. located at The Americana at Brand. The signature dish features golden chives, green onion and a marinated egg.

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Image Credit: K Ramen. Burger. Beer

Must hit up place of the week goes to..

The Port of Los Angeles Lobster Festival returns this year July 22-24 with a waterfront event perfect for any seafood-lovers. Highlights include live music, street performers, arts and crafts booths and shopping but the best part is getting your hands on that fresh Maine lobster.

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

The Larry Mantle stuffed with herb Bologna, capicola, provolone DOP, Mama Lil’s pickled peppers, lettuce, pickled red and raw onions, oregano vinaigrette on a sesame roll at Wax Paper in Frog Town.



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