This week we week discover the Cruffin ice cream cone, a croissant baked like a muffin turned into a cone to carry scoops of ice cream. Also, you’ll find out about some noteworthy Game of Thrones cocktails, and a laundry list of foodie events you won’t want to miss.
Tops on the events rundown: E.P. & L.P. just launched ‘Melrose Rooftop Cinema’, Taste of Farmers Market returns for it’s 9th year, and the 2nd Annual Delicious Little Tokyo kicks off this Friday.
Finally, we’ll tell you where to find best ice cream in L.A.!
Your weekly L.A. food news rundown starts NOW.
Where is the Best Ice Cream in Los Angeles?
Temperatures are rising so let our nifty list of 15 Spots for the Best Ice Cream in Los Angeles on a Sunny SoCal Day offer some cool relief even if it’s only for a few minutes. 😎
Brunch Cocktail – GOT Cocktail Takeover ⚔️ There's a cold wind blowing from the north… and it's about to land at Big Bar (although at this point… that could be a welcome thing). We are so excited to start up our Game of Thrones cocktail series, every weekend while the show is on! And for this week, we have the chilling (and refreshing) gaze of the icy blue eye proclaiming: #WinterisHere – coconut washed vodka | pineapple | lime | snow ❄️
Game of Thrones Cocktails are Back at Big Bar!!!
Los Feliz Big Bar is pulling out all the stops debuting a different GOT cocktail every weekend inspired by past episode. Recently they introduced #WinterisHere made with coconut washed vodka, pineapple, lime and snow with a blue eye ball peering into our very soul.
Croissant + Muffin Ice Cream Cone
For one day only, Mr. Holmes Bakehouse will offer a “Cruffin Cone” in collaboration with San Francisco-scoop shop, Smitten Ice Cream. Get Smitten’s freshly churned Classic Vanilla, Fresh Picked Strawberry, or Brown Sugar, served inside a “Cruffin Cone,” a croissant baked like a muffin turned into a cone. Grab yours on July 29th at the Larchmont location of Mr. Holmes Bakehouse. We suggest you go early because the shop will have limited quantities of the Cruffin cone.
Food Events for this Week in L.A.
Tuesday July 18th, 2017
E.P. & L.P. presents ‘Melrose Rooftop Cinema’ in West Hollywood featuring sweeping city views, modern Asian cuisine and an outdoor movie experience every Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday evening through August 30. The series continues with Good Fellas on Tuesday. General Admission tickets cost $15 and VIP seating is $25. There is a dining option before the movie at the Aussie-Fijian restaurant, it’s called the ‘Express Menu’ featuring three courses for an additional $34 featuring Executive Chef Louis Tikaram’s new dishes inspired by his recent travels to Fiji, Vietnam, and Australia.
The 9th Annual Taste of Farmers Market comes to 3rd Street and Fairfax for a massive feast from some of your favorite restaurants inside the iconic open air market. Tickets cost $35 in advance, $40 at the door and kids tickets are just $10. Admission includes food sampling, firehouse chili tastes prepared by firefighter chefs, beer and wine samples, two non-alcoholic drinks and free parking.
The Standing Room in Hermosa Beach is offering AYCE roasted pig every Tuesday for just $15 the dinner also comes with a free beer! Every week a 50lb pig will be roasted on a La Caja Smoker to serve unlimited menu items that include tacos and pulled pork sliders with the fixings.
Wednesday July 19th, 2017
dineL.A. is going strong till July 28. Angelenos and visitors alike will have the opportunity to enjoy prix-fixe menus from top resturants all over Los Angeles County. 300+ resturants will be participating and all dineL.A. deals follow the same price plan: $15, $20, or $25 for lunch menus and $29, $39, or $49 for dinners. The only exception is a small set of experiential menus from the Exclusive Series which are priced at $95 (and up). Checkout our post The Best dineL.A. Menus for Summer 2017 (according to We Like L.A.) use it as a guide to your dineL.A. adventures.
Celebrate National Hot Dog Day at Dog Haus where you buy a haus dog and get a second haus dog free! Happening at all locations.
Thursday July 20th, 2017
Spend an evening poolside and beneath the stars enjoying dinner, cocktails and a classic film as Mr. C’s Poolside Cinema returns with a screening of Sabrina. Among the food offerings are the Mr. C Club Sandwich with fried egg, Pizza Mr. C with burrata and Prosciutto crudo di Parma, and Mr. C Avocado Salsa with toasted pizza crisps. You can also enjoy some caprese-style popcorn, candy, mini bottles of Moët & Chandon Champagne, or, if you prefer beer, Peroni Nastro Azzurro on tap.
Friday July 21st, 2017
The 2nd Annual Delicious Little Tokyo returns to the heart of Little Tokyo Friday July 21 through Sunday July 23 for a historic neighborhood foodie experience. The weekend will feature culinary demos, food tours, workshops and one-of-kind activities at various Little Tokyo shops and eateries. Highlights include “Sake at First Street North, Little Tokyo”, the 11th Annual Sake & Food Tasting Event, on Friday where small plates from local neighborhood restaurants and sake will be provided by Mutual Trading Co. Also of note, Wolf & Crane’s Cocktail Demo, sushi-making lesson and a poke and tea tasting.
626 Night Market comes to Santa Anita Park from July 21-23 for the largest Asia-themed night market in the United States. It will feature food, merchandise, crafts, arts, games, music, and entertainment. Tickets are available at the gates for $3 Friday and Sunday and $5 on Saturday. Children ages 6 and under free.
Greenbar Distillery is hosting cocktail classes in Downtown LA this Friday with vodka and whiskey cocktails. During these classes, each table will be laden with homemade syrups, fresh juices, herbs, fruits, liqueurs, and bitters so you can create cocktail magic. Each session will run about two hours. Tickets are $40 per person and guests make/drink three cocktails all together.
Catch a flick on the rooftop of the Ritz-Carlton in Downtown Los Angeles during Summer Supper + Show Series presented by WP24 by Wolfgang Puck. The series continues with a screening of Grease on July 21-22. The experience begins with a two-course prix-fixe dinner at modern Chinese eatery WP24, then a move to the rooftop deck to take in a movie from a select reserve seat while savoring cinema snacks such as housemade potato chips, candied Marcona almonds, crispy breadsticks with prosciutto, and caramel corn. Tickets for this supper-and-a-show experience are $85. If you prefer to just watch the movie while enjoying the aforementioned Puck-created concessions, reserve a seat with snacks for just $25.
Saturday July 22nd, 2017
miro just launched Bottomless Bubbles & Brunch, served on Saturdays and Sundays from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. with $14 bottomless mimosas. Guest can pair their bubbles with Chef Gavin Mills Chicken & Waffles, Ricotta Pancakes, Duck Egg Omelet and more.
Todo Verde will host a Plant Based Mexican Feast in collaboration with Feastly. Join chef Jocelyn Ramirez for an 8-course feast inspired by generations of old Mexican recipes. Dishes include plant based versions of Mole Almendrado with almond, sesame, cacao, and ancho chile; En Nogada Blanco with cashew, almond milk and pomegranate; and Jackfruit Carnitas with citrus and achiote. Tickets cost $45 per guest.
Sunday July 23rd, 2017
It’s XMAS in July at Bar Mattachine thanks to Drink Special a multi-sensory cocktail experience with a Christmas theme. Enjoy holiday cocktails, pictures with Santa, dancing elves, video installations and mistletoe. Custom cocktails will be brought to you by Nathan Hazard (The Coconut Club, Bar Keeper) and Malina Bickford (Cliff’s Edge, Birch.)
Otium ‘s Cigar Series will collaborate with whiskey brands Auchentoshan and Bowmore for a curated experience of cocktails, bites, freshly rolled cigar by a master cigar roller and a guided whiskey tasting experience. The event cost $85 per person.