A 90-cent Roast Chicken Dinner, We Like L.A. Cocktail Nights and other Tasty Tuesday News Bites

Who doesn’t love a good birthday party?

This week French bistro Church & State turns nine while beloved ice creamery Salt & Straw turns 3, and each spot will be hosting celebrations you won’t want to miss.


And if you’ve been wondering lately just how far a dollar can go…. how about a delicious roasted chicken dinner for under a buck?!?! Old school French eatery TAIX marks 90 years in business next month by offering a classic dish at a throwback price.

More info, along with a rundown of the best food events happening this week, can be found below.

Bon Appétit!


A Chicken Meal for 90 cents at Taix

According the folks at LAist, Echo Park’s oldest French restaurant Taix will celebrate their 90th anniversary by serving their famed roasted chicken dinner for only 90 cents. Stop by on October 8 from 4 to 8 p.m. to redeem the offer, which is available on a first-come, first-serve basis. Expect a crowd!


Jeni’s Spledid Rolls Out New Fall Flavors

Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams just dropped a trio of new flavors for Fall! Middle West Whiskey & Pecans, Pistachio & Honey, and Churro are now ready for scooping at all Jeni’s locations in L.A.


Smorgasburg Heads to the LA Coliseum

Angelenos just got an upgrade for their football food options. Smorgasburg LA is now at the LA Coliseum during home games for the LA Rams and USC Trojans. Bringing select vendors to the games all year, football fans will be able to enjoy food options from Cheezus’s, Lobsterdamus’s, Black Sugar Rib Co’s and Rooster Republic. All four vendors will be located at Gate 16 in the food and beverage area.

9 years of Church & State

Church & State celebrates it’s 9 year anniversary with a very special Classic Dinner Menu with 2008 pricing of nine greatest hits dishes from the Downtown French Bistro. The menu is available now through Friday, September 15.

Food Events for this Week in L.A.

Wednesday September 13th, 2017

Join us for a few drinks inside the oldest distillery in Los Angeles during We Like L.A. Cocktail Nights at Greenbar Distillery. We’ll help unlock the mysteries of mixology and give you a hands-on cocktail making experience. Guests will be greeted by a cocktail, followed by a short and fascinating guide to cocktail making from a Greenbar Distillery cocktail expert. Guests tables will be loaded with organic spirits and liqueurs, fresh produce for muddling and garnishing, bartending tools, and maker sheets (so you can remember your cocktails the next day!) Hope to see you there!

BBQ joint Horse Thief located at Grand Central Market will screen Wizard of OZ on their patio this Wednesday for free on their outdoor patio. Grab some bbq and watch a classic movie!

Thursday September 14th, 2017


Café Gratitude & Eat Drink Vegan present a special screening of WHAT THE HEALTH at Café Gratitudes Larchmont location. Suggested donation is $10 and you’ll get popcorn and GT’s Kombucha.

Friday September 15th, 2017

Movie Under The Stars at Malibu Wines will screen 1985 flick Clue. Admission is free but they suggest each party purchase a bottle of wine. Cheers!

Saturday September 16th, 2017

The California Vegetarian Food Festival returns to Raleigh Studios in Hollywood on September 16 and 17, with animal friendley eats, speakers, and entertainment. Whether you’re a vegetarian, vegan, flexitarian, foodie or a locavores, this weekend focusing on living a healthy, sustainable lifestyle will see a large variety of vegan food companies, restaurants, and health and wellness vendors in participation. Tickets are currently $20 per day, or $75 for an all-weekend VIP pass. Goldstar Events has a limited amount of discounted General Admission tickets for just $12 a day.

Angel City Brewery’s Saaztoberfest, a new spin on Oktoberfest, is coming on September 16 and 17 with the launch of their new SazzBerry brew. SaazBerry is a new violet-colored ale, created by the brewmasters of Angel City Brewery. Expect music from The Munich Boom-Steiners, along with fun contests, SaazBerry-inspired art, Saazberry beer cocktails, and a sweet treat-themed Beer Bazaar. The event is 21+ and free to attend.

The 2nd Annual Monrovia Station Beer, Wine & Music Festival heads to Station Square Park in Monrovia for a fun filled day of brews, vino and tunes. Sample over 30+ beers and wine, participating vendors include: Modern Times, Hop Secret, Wine of the Month Club members and more. Tickets cost $45 for general admission, $55 for VIP which gives you early access to the tasting and $20 for designated drivers. Be sure to purchase your tickets before hand because tickets the day of cost $60 cash at the door or $62.50 with credit card.


This Saturday family owned creamery Salt & Straw will celebrate three awesome years in Los Angeles with loads of birthday fun and one awesome ice cream special at its flagship Larchmont scoop shop. Customers will get a chance to try a limited edition, ice cream sandwich collaboration with neighbor Mr. Holmes Bakehouse, featuring its Cornflake Cookie paired with Stumptown Coffee with Compartes Love Nuts from Salt & Straw. The shop will also host corn hole games, live music, and pedicab rides up and down the block from 7 to 9 p.m.

Sunday September 17th, 2017

The Central Library in Glendale is hosting a conversation between Bill Esparza and Gustavo Arellano. Esparza is an acclaimed food journalist who has covered L.A.’s Mexican-food culture including profiles of local chefs and vendors, neighborhood guides and traditional and modern recipes. Arellano, the editor of OC Weekly, is the author of the nationally syndicated column “Ask a Mexican” and the book, Taco USA, a history of Mexican food in this country. The 1.5 hour discussion is free and open to the public. Registration is available via Eventbrite.


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