Free Ice Cream this Weekend in DTLA & other Tasty Tuesday News Bites

November 28, 2017 by Christina Champlin

It’s officially Christmas season in Los Angeles. This week, dive right into the holiday cheer with the L.A. Chefs Cookie Swap, a free holiday party at Greenbar Distillery and “Miracle on Santa Fe”a month long Christmas extravaganza happening at Westbound in DTLA.

Some establishments have already gotten in the spirit of giving as well. Catch freebies from famous black ice cream purveyors Little Damage this Thursday and at Mrs. Fields locations on December 4 for National Cookie Day.


The weekend will bring some delicious events your way like Taste of Tamales, a tea festival in Pasadena, and a Downtown Los Angeles foodie walking tour.

As always, enjoy the rundown of all the tasty news bites below, along with the best food events happening this week.

Bon Appétit!

Fill in the blank… #MrsFields #cookies are_______.

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Free Mrs. Fields Cookie on National Cookie Day!

December 4 is National Cookie Day and the queen of cookies Mrs. Fields will officially celebrate her 40th anniversary on that same day by gifting the first 400 fans at every location of Mrs. Fields nationwide a free cookie.

@little.damage T SHIRTS are $10 for CYBER MONDAY! So you can be cute, but psycho, but cute, too! 🖤

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GMC x Little Damage Ultimate Black Edition Ice Cream Giveaway

GMC is rolling out a new car and on Thursday they’ll launch an “Ultimate Black Edition” of ice cream with Little Damage located in Downtown Los Angeles. The ice cream is a mixture of cardamom, cinnamon and nutmeg topped off with hints of chocolate. Guests can also opt for silver sprinkles and a GMC branded chocolate wafer. Little Damage will be giving away the free cones (while supplies last) on Thursday November 30 from 5 p.m. to midnight. After that the limited edition ice cream will be available for purchase ($7) during the duration of the Los Angeles Auto Show from December 1 through 10.

Ocean Prime Beverly Hills Next Holiday Luxe Lunch

On Monday, December 4 Ocean Prime located in Beverly Hills will launch a decadent three course lunch menu exclusively for the holidays. For $45 diners can choose from oysters to lobster bisque to start and continue onto an entree of their choice. Main courses include filet mignon, king crab legs or a shellfish Cobb Salad. Lastly, the holidays wouldn’t be complete without a little indulgence, dessert choices include hand spun sorbet, ice cream and a five layer carrot cake with cream cheese icing and pineapple syrup. The menu will be available until Friday, December 22.

Food Events for this Week in L.A.

Tuesday November 28th, 2017

Down some tacos, drink some locally brewed beers and test your trivia skills this Tuesday during Tacos & Trivia night at Angel City Brewery in DTLA.

Wednesday November 29th, 2017

Miracle on Santa Fe returns to Westbound this year from November 29 through December 31. The seasonal series will transform the craft cocktail bar into an over-the-top holiday extravaganza, complete with falling snow, specialty cocktails and a visit from Santa.

Horse Thief BBQ, located at Grand Central Market, will screen Dirty Dancing on their patio this Wednesday. The screening is free.

Thursday November 30th, 2017

Experience the food and culture of East Hollywood’s ethnic neighborhoods through a four hour foodie tour this Thursday.


Friday December 1st, 2017

There’s a free holiday party at Greenbar Distillery to celebrate the good things that happened this year and at the same time forget all the bad stuff with a craft cocktail and some joyful entertainment.

Take a Downtown Los Angeles foodie walking tour and savor what the bustling neighborhood has to offer. The tour is three hours long, participants will stop at six popular spots to eat and the tour guide will take folks through the history of DTLA.

Saturday December 2nd, 2017

Taste of Tamales annual Los Angeles Food Festival happening December 2-3 will have you eating some of the best tamales in town. More than 50,000 people are expected to attend the event and there will be live music, carnival rides and other fun activities. The event is free to attend.

The Devan Shah Tea Festival (formerly known as the Los Angeles International Tea Festival) returns to the Pasadena Convention Center on December 2-3 for one of the nation’s largest tea celebrations. Enjoy top quality tea and in-depth discussions and presentations on teas from every origin. There will even be a course to become a certified Tea Sommelier. Festival tickets are $15 each. Prices vary for the supplemental courses and classes. Check for discounted tickets via Goldstar before making your purchase.

There’s an “Early Bird Gets the Worm” event at Love & Salt this Saturday. The first 15 guests that arrive at the Manhattan Beach restaurant for Saturday brunch will receive chef Michael Fiorelli’s towering breakfast sandwich free. There’s also an option to order a $5 tequila sunrise with this deal. The breakfast sandwich is a new addition to the menu and features a housemade chicken sausage patty, cheesy-scrambled eggs and herb pesto, between a toasted Larder Baking Co. brioche bun. If you’re not one of the first 15, the breakfast sandwich can still be yours for $12.

Feastown at Eastown, a new, bimonthly popup night marketplace featuring food vendors and live music, returns in December with a holiday theme night. There is no cover to attend. Part of the proceeds from food purchases will go to help locals in need.

Sunday December 3rd, 2017

The Second Annual LA Chefs Cookie Swap returns this Sunday. Chef David LeFevre of Manhattan Beach Post will be baking Christmas cookies with some of his friends at Broken Spanish, Friends & Family, Rose Cafe, Rossoblu, Spago, and The Bellwether. They’ll create a special collaborative cookie plate to be sold at $20 at all seven restaurants and 100% of the proceeds will to to benefit the Los Angeles Regional Food Bank.

There’s a CHSC cookbook sale at the Hollywood Farmers Market this Sunday. Proceeds from the gently used books will help grow the Los Angeles Public Library’s culinary collection.