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 freebies from Lemonade, Dog Haus and Shake Shack plus the LA Taco Festival, a BBQ Festival and LOTS more.
Your food news CliffsNotes start after the jump.
Shake Shack in West Hollywood is giving away 100 free burgers TODAY August 16 from 10:30 a.m. to noon in celebration of the burger shops 100th location. Come early if you want to be one of the 100 but expect a crowd.
Every year the LA Taco Festival hopes to solve the problem of youth homelessness one taco at a time. The annual free event is set to return to Grand Park and this years list of participating taco vendors offering tacos for purchase is looking strong with Kogi, Mexicali Taco & Co., Tacos Super Gallito, Danny’s Tacos, and more.
#LATacoFest is almost here! At @grandpark_LA from 12-7! Come ready to eat, dance, and donate to help @Jovenes_Inc #EndYouthHomelessness one young person at a time! Vendors include @mexicalitaco @guerrillatacos @homeboytruck @unsolosol (#vegan) @chanostacos @kogibbq @los_ruizenores @zingotacos #legalizestreetvending (#vegetarian) @mytacoguy #dannystacos @todoverde #mamachabela @misfitlightning @vivaloscupcakes #Penalosa #tacoslamexicana #churros #kettlecorn @foodtruckarmy (#HolyMoly!) #Yeyas! Music by @Power_106 @LaJuntaLA @Quitapenasmusic. Donate by texting the word TACOS to 41444 for a chance to win @lakers tix & to support youth! All of us at #JovenesInc are overjoyed by #LA's excitement, and look forward to seeing you there! #tacos!
Celebrate all things plum along with the fruit’s ties to German culture at the 21st annual Plum Festival taking place at the Old World German restaurant in Huntington Beach on Sunday, August 21. Don’t miss out on the Pflaumenkuchen a German plum cake.
LA Magazine is hosting a Burgers Bourbon + Beer event on August 24 featuring burger bites, hand-crafted bourbon cocktails and local craft beer all at Santa Monica hot spot, The Victorian.
The Long Beach BBQ Festival features some of the world’s best BBQ from across the United States and includes an official KCBS Professional BBQ Competition, live comedy and music, dance floor, children’s area, arts and crafts, cantinas and much more. We Like L.A. was one of the judges last year and it was the best day ever.
Score some bbq from Kris Morningstar of Terrine for just $10 this weekend August 20 from 3 to 6 p.m. when he shows up at Tenants of the Trees in Silver Lake for a summer party with Them Jeans spinning tunes. Get more information and your tickets here.
Dog Haus celebrates their 20th store opening with free Haus Dogs given out at the original location in Pasadena on August 26.
Lemonade will be celebrating National Lemonade Day on August 20, with six new lemonade flavors, served for FREE for one day only at all locations throughout California, while supplies last. Stop by from 2 to 5 p.m. to receive your free 12 ounce lemonade. Just in time cause it’s getting hot outside folks 😉
LUKE in Woodland Hills has partnered up with Conserve Energy SoCal for “Hot Days, Hot Deals” a program offering free iced tea and ice cream on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays when temperatures exceed 100 degrees now through the month of September.
Must hit up place of the week goes to…
Shibumi in Downtown Los Angeles received a positive review from the Goldster in the L.A. Times and now I am craving cucumbers, sashimi and anything fermented. I recommend you go now this place is going to be extremely popular.
Finally, just a quick snapshot of the best thing we’ve eaten in the past week…
We sampled some outstanding vendors while at Brunchcon over the weekend. From the tastiest “Detox Juice” we ever had from Green Grotto Juice Bar , a super cute croque madame from Poppy + Rose to something called a “Waffle Pop” from Waffling Around food truck. Good times.