LA Food Fest, Negroni Week, National Rose Day & other Tasty Tuesday News Bites

This week libations are front and center as the city of Los Angeles celebrates Negroni Week.

The weekend brings an eclectic mix of things to do like the LA Food Fest at the Coliseum, a NOLA Crawfish Boil in Venice and the Taste of Eagle Rock.


Oh and don’t forget to “rosé all day” on Sunday during National Rosé Day.

Your weekly L.A. food news rundown starts NOW.

Bon Appétit!

Eat your heart out at LA Food Fest

LA Food Fest heads to the LA Memorial Coliseum on Saturday June 10, for a summertime tasting event featuring 100+ food vendors, live entertainment and more. Plan to wash down the unlimited servings with six craft cocktail bars, five craft beer gardens, tequila tastings and an iced coffee lounge. 😎

Taste of the Nation feeds you to feed kids!

Los Angeles’ Taste of the Nation for No Kid Hungry returns Sunday June 11 with an impressive roster of top L.A. chefs, restaurateurs and mixologists for a huge food festival benefiting No Kid Hungry, a non-profit aiming to end childhood hunger. Participating restaurants include Akasha, AR Cucina, DogHaus, Salt & Straw, Estrella, Mama Lion and Wexler’s Deli.

Taste of Eagle Rock 2017
Taste of Eagle Rock 2017

Northeast Los Angeles gets some love during Taste of Eagle Rock

Taste of Eagle Rock returns for the third year on Sunday June 11 with a chance to explore the latest, greatest and tried-and-true faves from this beloved neighborhood. Some “tastes” include Dave’s Chillin n Grillin, The Capri, Little Beast, Taco Spot, and newer establishments like Turning Fire, Eagle Rock Kitchen, Spireworks, Eagle Rock Public House, Red Herring and Eagle Rock Juice.

Negroni Week is in full swing, here are some of our favorite bars participating…

The Bellwether will partner with local charity Boxer Rescue L.A. during Negroni Week from June 5-11. For every Negroni sold $3 will be donated to the charity and dogs will be available to play with on the restaurant’s outdoor patio on Wednesday, Thursday, and Saturday!

Big Bar in Los Feliz is featuring a Bacio di Lupo​ made with Mezcal El Silencio, Campari and cocchi torino. The bar will donate $1 of each Bacio di Lupo sold to SHARE an organization that supports women afflicted with breast and ovarian cancer.

The Ponte has concocted a different Negroni for each day of the week! Tonight is a White Negroni made with gin and vermouth. On Saturday there’s a Beer-roni made with Peroni and Sundays theme is rum! Each libation costs a humble $10 and goes to benefit No Kid Hungry!

the ponte negroni
Photo Credit: The Ponte

For more information on Negroni Week check out the official site here.

Summer Crawfish Boil Presented by Feastly

Transport your taste buds to New Orleans during Chef Nigel H. (NOLA Truck) Summer Crawfish Boil presented by Feastly Venice. Happening this Sunday, June 11, dine on fresh New Orleans crawfish with the works (potatoes, hot sausage, corn, mushrooms and artichokes), cold beer, johnny cakes and potato salad. Alcoholic beverages will be available for purchase and non-alcoholic beverages will be provided. Tickets available cost $45.

June 10 is National Rosé Day! Here are a few spots to get your drink on…

The FLATS Restaurant in Beverly Hills is serving a Rosé Slushie for two.

Laurel Point in Studio City will be offering glasses of its Anew Rosé for $8 on Saturday.

Pitchoun! Bakery in DTLA offers several rosés by the bottle, as well as a 2014 CHÂTEAU BEAULIEU rosé for $10 per glass.

Bottlefish in Brentwood Gardens created an Rosé All Day cocktail, featuring Cimarron Blanco Tequila, muddled raspberries, fresh lemon juice, simple syrup and Whispering Angel Rosé, garnished with a lemon twist.


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