National Fried Chicken Day, LA Food Fest 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 National Fried Chicken Day, LA Food Fest, Cannoli flavored ice cream, National Hot Dog Month and LOTS more.

Your food news CliffsNotes start after the jump.

Bon Appétit!

LA Food Fest lands in Exposition Park this weekend July 9-10 promising three days of tasty bites and refreshing sips from 100+ food, beverage, beer, wine and craft cocktail vendors as well as exclusive hosted ticketed events. Some are in the Instagram above!

There’s going to be a Salsa Festival in Pershing Square July 9-10 and it’s FREE to attend but you have to grab some tickets for samples. 

Bruce Kalman just launched a Cannoli flavored ice cream sandwich with Coolhaus called The Freddo. Available in Coolhaus stores and at Knead & Co. at Grand Central Market for $5.

Tender Greens in Hollywood plans to roast a whole pig on July 10 in their back patio. Cost $45 and includes snacks, starters and dessert.

Dog Haus celebrates National Hot Dog Month with daily $4.99 haus dog specials throughout July. The party continues on National Hot Dog Day, July 23, when guests can select a hot dog slider or corn dog slider for only $1.

National Fried Chicken Day is July 6! Check out our Best Fried Chicken list for some hot crunchy chicken this Wednesday.

Casa Vega celebrates it’s 60th anniversary with a special al fresco dinner prepared by chef Javier Plascencia, of Misión 19. Tickets are $109 per person with a percentage of the proceeds benefiting the Los Angeles Food Bank.

Chef Leonardo Daniele has joined West Hollywoods La Bohème as Chef de Cuisine. Look out for a new dinner menu (rooted in Italian) on July 6 and a refreshed bar program as well. 

Venice Beach gets a cool matcha spot on July 7. Expect Shuhari Matcha Cafe to serve drinks and small bites like sliders, rice balls and Kasutera a airy sponge cake flown in from Japan.

Culver City’s beer & butcher concept The Cannibal LA is now accepting reservations for large format, family-style dinners ($75-85 per person) featuring a whole pig or lamb prepared by Executive Chef Francis Derby.

“Dog Day Afternoon” launches on July 10 at Venice bar The Lincoln featuring drink specials, a dog friendley patio, puppy adoption and proceeds going to NKLA.

Tasti D-Lite and Planet Smoothie are hosting a new “Afternoon D-Lite” healthier happy hour every weekday from 3-5 p.m. featuring weekly special offers, such as $2 Tasti and free toppings. In addition Tasti D-Lite is hosting a summer kick-off party to launch Afternoon D-Lite on Thursday, July 14 from 5-8 p.m., featuring a DJ, FREE Tasti soft serve and Planet Smoothie samples.


There’s a new food truck in town called Pico House specializing in healthy grain bowls. Owners Philip Moses and Christopher Chi will be serving short rib, gochujang pork shoulder, Union lamb and pork & chicken meatball grain bowls. Gemma Matsuyama will provide desserts through her new pastry company, Heavy Cream. All three chefs hail from Bestia.

Must hit up place of the week goes to..

Brentwood’s contemporary steakhouse Baltaire who is now serving a Caviar Martini made with Zyr vodka, cucumber and a Petrossian caviar cube. Now that’s luxury my friends.

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

LAMILL is hosting a pop-up dinner series with Bill Corbett every Thursday and Friday throughout the summer. We had the basil ice cream with roasted strawberries, whipped ricotta and olive oil cake for dessert and it was beautiful in presentation but also well balanced in texture and flavor. A perfect summer dish!


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