LA Beer Week, Smorgasburg LA and Other Tasty Tuesday News Bites

June 14, 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: LA Beer Week kicks off, a Royal Food Truck is set to open, Smorgasburg LA is finally here and LOTS more.

Your food news cliffsnotes start after the jump.

Bon Appétit!

Are you ready for Fathers Day?

We got you covered with 14 Fun Things to Do with Dad this Fathers Day from a beer festival, decadent dinners to a spa treatment fit for a dad let’s make this day one he won’t forget.

Food Events Not to Miss this Weekend

The LA Vegan Beer and Food Festival returns to the Rose Bowl on June 18 with unlimited beer pours and 50+ vegan vendors.

Massive food hall Smorgasburg LA opens in Downtown Los Angeles on June 19. This is going to be HUGE have you seen the massive roster of L.A. heavy hitters involved?

KTown Night Market returns this weekend (June 17-18) with an impressive list of over 70 participating vendors. Tickets are only $2 online and $5 in person.

Angel City Brewery Set to Host a Ton of L.A. Beer Week Events

The beloved brewery is celebrating with a great lineup of events featuring new, classic and limited release brews. Look out for the pool party they’ll be throwing with The Ace and Puckerfest their sour beer event!

Check out our L.A. Beer Week line up featuring 46 local favorites!

Celebrate National Lobster Day! June 15

West Hollywood’s Roku makes a mean plate of Lobster Garlic Noodles available in the dining room and at the teppanyaki tables where your food is cooked right in front of you!

1212 in Santa Monica is offering decadent Lobster Arancini.

Ivory on Sunset is serving Lobster Flatbread and Mac n’ Cheese.

Or you can keep it classic and grab a Lobster Roll at Connie and Ted’s, Knuckle & Claw ,Herringbone and Cape Seafood and Provisions!

Spend your lunch break #OOO and enjoy our signature Maine Lobster Roll served with complimentary sunshine.

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L.A. Times THE TASTE is Back!

The epic three day food event returns to Paramount Pictures Studios this Labor Day Weekend (September 2-4). Tickets are on sale now at

Summer at Ocean Prime Means Two Happy Hour Menus!

Ocean Prime is launching two new happy hour menus starting Friday June 17. Every Friday is deemed “Summer Fridays” from 2-10 p.m. enjoy $1 oysters, $10 sushi rolls, $10 Veuve Cliquot, Moet Imperial Rose and cocktails of the day. Monday through Thursday from 5–8 p.m. enjoy $5 off all small plates, sushi and raw bar offerings in the lounges as well as $8 handcrafted cocktails and $5-$8 beers and wines.

A Royal Prince + L.A. Chef Collab Food Truck

Italian Crown Prince Emanuele Filiberto di Savoia and renowned Chef Mirko Paderno of Officine BRERA are set to launch the “Prince of Venice” Food Truck on June 15, which will feature gourmet pastas and fine desserts at affordable prices. Check their Twitter for locations and latest info.

Celebrate International Sushi Day!


Check out one of our Best Spots for Sushi in Los Angeles  picks and celebrate on June 18.

Sushi Making Class

Celebrate International Sushi Day by learning how to properly prepare your own sushi roll! RA sushi masters invite you to get a hands-on experience, learning to roll your own sushi, while sipping on sake flights and learning fun facts about the history of this traditional Japanese cuisine. Class cost $40 with sake and $35 without sake find your nearest RA here and make reservations.

Umami Burger Lands in Santa Monica

Umami Burger has announced the grand opening of its newest location in Santa Monica, Monday, June 20. Expect favorites from the classic menu as well as new items that expand into non-beef burger options, sides and more.

Sausal Beer Dinner with Strand Brewing Company

Celebrate LA Beer Week in style with Chef Anne Conness’ Cicerone beer dinner series featuring Sausal’s nuevo rancho cuisine paired with beers of Strand Brewing Company. June 21 at 7 p.m. $45 per person.

LUKE Refreshes The Valley With New Cocktail Hour Menu

Woodland Hills eatery LUKE offers specials on cocktails, gourmet snacks, and reinvented classic comfort foods six days a week this summer. All drinks are under $10, and a selection of snacks and entrées will be priced $3–$12. “Cocktail Hour” is available Tuesdays through Fridays from 5–7 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday from 3–5 p.m.

Two great drinks basil Collins two cities for #cavs #warriors game. Happy hour 5-7 #gameon

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Taiwanese bakery chain 85°C Bakery Cafe just opened its first Downtown Los Angeles location at 700 Wilshire Boulevard on the corner of Wilshire and Hope. We love all their sweet breads and taro filled treats but they also make addicting sugary drinks too!

Must hit up place of the week goes to..

Time to head over to the SGV for Miàn Tony Xu of Chengdu Taste opened the casual Chongqing noodle shop located at 301 W Valley Blvd, #114-115 in San Gabriel, where you can get Hot & Sour Noodles, Beef Pickled Noodles and Szechuan Cold Noodles.

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

The Squid Ink Corzetti with lobster, saffron and cherry tomatoes at Miro in Downtown Los Angeles. If you are a whiskey lover make sure to head down stairs to their whiskey lounge.

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