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 Sangria Week, Bone Marrow Ice Cream, the Pancake & Booze Art Show and LOTS more.
Your food news CliffsNotes start after the jump.
The annual California Beer Festival is back in San Dimas this weekend featuring live entertainment, tons of food and an insane selection of beer. The Saturday portion will feature a ‘beer heaven’ with unlimited sampling courtesy of 85+ vendors all along the California coast while Sunday is considered family day.
The Pancakes & Booze Art Show is happening this week (Sept. 9-10). The two day event features 125+ emerging artists, live body painting, live painting, photo booth, musical performances, a zombie fashion show and a hell of a lot of pancakes.
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The 20th annual Original Lobster Fest is back this weekend for three days of crustacean-centered events featuring lobster eats, live entertainment and much more.
A Basq Kitchen in Redondo Beach will throw a Sangria Week featuring a rotating menu of $6 sangrias which includes a grilled peach sangria (YUM) from Sept. 14-18.
La Grande Orange Café in Pasadena will host a Hatch Chile Roast this weekend (Sept. 10-11) featuring the New Mexico chiles in dishes and drinks. Guests will also be able to purchase the chiles roasted or fresh straight from the farms of Young Guns Produce Co. in Hatch, New Mexico – the Chile Capital of the World.
Oktoberfest in Alpine Village starts on Friday Sept. 9. Guests will enjoy traditional Bavarian fun, food, and beer at the oldest running Oktoberfest celebration in Southern California at Alpine Village in Torrance. Festivities continue through Oct. 29.
This month Salt & Straw spotlight’s a few special Fall ice creams with the “Late Summer Harvest” series. Flavors will include Bone Marrow & Smoked Cherries, Peanut Butter Ritz Apple Pie, White Toast and Apple Butter, Maple Roasted Butternut Squash & Goat Cheese, and California Honeyed Rocky Road. All will be available by the scoop and pint at the Larchmont Village, Abbot Kinney, and Studio City locations throughout the month of September.
New seasonal flavors are coming to Portland and Los Angeles shops on Friday! September's seasonals celebrate the delicious bounty of Late Harvest fruits—those delicious ingredients, from ripe grapes and granny smith apples to figs and butternut squash. Head in this weekend to try them all—our friendly scoop shop teams are ready with a truckload of tasting spoons to satisfy your curiosity.
Tail O’ the Pup is back as a food truck concept starting this Thursday, Sept. 8 in the parking lot of Opening Ceremony at 3 p.m. The food truck menu will serve some original recipes, hot dogs, burgers and specialty items that made its stand famous for over 70 years. This will be the first of several planned locations opening around town with a refurbishment of the original Tail O’ the Pup stand set for debut in Downtown Los Angeles next year.
Baskin-Robbins just launched donut ice cream sandwiches but these aren’t just any donuts being smacked onto ice cream these guys come from Dunkin’ Donuts 😉
Manhattan Beach restaurant Doma Kitchen will relocate to a new (and bigger) space at the Marina Marketplace in Marina del Rey. Don’t worry, the European-inspired menu, which includes homemade Borscht, Lagman and Lamb Plov, will still be intact. Stop by the new space starting Sept. 11 when they officially reopen or head to the MB location before then to get your fix.
Must hit up place of the week goes to…
Summer is over and the weather has cooled down. Warm yourself up with some Russian style hot borscht or Khincali, a soup filled dumpling stuffed with beef. Both can be found at Old Village, a Russian/Georgian/Armenian restaurant located inside a strip mall in Glendale.
Finally, just a quick snapshot of the best thing we’ve eaten in the past week…
L.A. Times’ The Taste event took place over Labor Day weekend and we dined three nights in a row eating everything they could put in front of our faces. Pictured below (clockwise) is the smoked hamachi from Kato, pickled daikon “dumpling” from Baroo, a Ethiopian plate by Meals by Gent, tostada by Guisados and last but not least a lobster burger from Slapfish. All delicious!