A Pastrami Food Tour, KTOWN Night Market, & other Tasty Tuesday News Bites

July 26, 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 a Burgers & Beers fest, KTOWN Night Market, Spiked Milk Shakes, Gyro Fries and LOTS more.

Your food news CliffsNotes start after the jump.

Bon Appétit!

Luckyrice Feast

Luckyrice is back in L.A. with 40+ chefs at the Vibiana in DTLA. Expect plenty of asian inspired eats by Sticky Rice, Starry Kitchen, ROKU, Pok Pok LA, Jinya, Little Sister and more.

Hello Kitty Cafe opens in Irvine

Friend of the blog Kristie Hang attended the grand opening of the Hello Kitty Cafe at Irvine Spectrum and she was kind enough to share some of her photos and experiences with us here at We Like L.A. read our recap and tips on what to order.

Hello Kitty Poptart

Hello Kitty Poptart. Photo by Kristie Hang

BBQ + Movie

Did you know that Grand Central Markets Horse Thief hosts a free classic movie night every Wednesday on their patio?  This week it’s Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventure and next week it’s Big.

Pastrami Food Tour

There is a tour on July 30 taking you to some of the best pastrami spots in Los Angeles. It’s called Last Sabbath: Pastronomy guest will nosh on sandwiches, pastrami dogs and pastrami tacos to name a few.

last sabbth

Photo Credit: SIJCC

Opening News

Laurel Point is set to open August 1. The sustainable seafood centric spot located in Studio City will offer fresh fish in forms of sushi, an Ahi Tuna Poke burrito, crispy fish & waffles and will also feature organic local produce, wine, sake and craft beers.

KCON + Ktown Night Market 

KCON will takeover the westside of DTLA all weekend but on Sunday July 31 the folks over at KTOWN Night Market will host a free night market with 50+ vendors involved.


Photo Credit: KCON

Delicious Little Tokyo 

The food centric three day event will feature restaurant tastings, a sake & food tasting event, mixology classes and more. For more information read our write up here.

Just in time to beat the sweltering heat….

Westbound launches its Spiked Shakes collaboration with Van Leeuwen Artisanal Ice Cream in the downtown Arts District for the month of August.

westbound icecream cocktail

Photo Credit: Westbound

Burgers & Beer

30+ of the city’s best burgers and the state’s best craft breweries will all be in one place during LA Weekly’s second annual Burgers & Beer a belly busting day full of good eats and awesome hops happening this weekend July 30. We just got news today through Thursday at 11:59 p.m. general admission tickets to the event has been slashed 50% off which makes it the perfect excuse to buy.

Nagoya comes to Torrance

Popular Japanese chain Mitsuwa will host a food fair dedicated to the city of Nagoya in Japan. Dine on Nagoya style sweet miso oden, award winning chicken wings and Kawaky Ice a shaved ice concoction made with fruit syrup so popular that people wait two hours inline to try it.

nagoya fair


National Scotch Day is July 27 celebrate at a few of our favorite spots.

Miro in DTLA has a Whiskey Basement that houses hundreds of expressions of scotch and whiskey throughout the world from some of the rarest to some of the oldest.

Boneyard Bistro in Sherman Oaks houses a selection of 45+ scotches. Highlights include: Springbank 21 Year Single Malt Scotch Whiskey, Campbelton, and Scotland as well as The Lost Distillery Scotch.

Must hit up place of the week goes to…

Read Eater LA’s recent list of Where to Indulge in Loaded Fries in Los Angeles and South Bay’s King Mediterrano (5 stars on Yelp) caught my eye with their loaded gyro fries topped with Mediterranean veggies and sauce. They also serve Mediterranean burritos, nachos and quesadillas which seem fitting for Californians.

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

We Like L.A. went to the Port of Los Angeles Lobster Festival over in San Pedro over the weekend. Watch as we crack our way into some fresh Maine lobsters accompanied by spicy potatoes, coleslaw and lots of butter.

Video via We Like L.A. Facebook