What’s Happening: Los Angeles Food News in July 2015

What’s happening this month on the L.A. dining scene
Staff Writer

Shaena Engle

Gusto in Los Angeles now serves weekday lunch.

Bottega Louie Offers Summer Picnic Meals
Downtown’s Bottega Louie has a choice of options for summer al fresco picnic dining at the Greek or Getty.  Individual boxed and group meals including sandwiches and salads, as well as platters can be ordered for larger groups.

DineLA Restaurant Week is in July
DineLA’s Restaurant Week will be held July 13 through 26.  The 14-day event will offer a variety of specially priced prix fixe lunch and dinner menus from LA’s best restaurants.  Visit  the Discover Los Angeles website for more information.

Gusto Now Open for Lunch
Gusto now serves weekday lunch from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. in addition to nightly dinner. The 35-seat eatery is offering smaller versions of signature pasta dishes as well as paninis.

Hakkasan Beverly Hills New Menu
Hakkasan Beverly Hills launches a new, limited edition $45 prix fixe menu available in the bar and lounge this month. The island-inspired menu celebrates the launch of Hakkasan’s sister property Ling Ling in Greece. The restaurant also launches a new cocktail program highlighting herbal and tea ingredients.

Hollywood’s Hyde Sunset Kitchen + Cocktails Offers Taco Tuesdays and Brunch
Executive chef Chris Crary has designed new menus for Hyde Sunset Kitchen + Cocktails in Hollywood.  The restaurant recently launched Taco Tuesdays featuring $3 tacos and house beers, and is now also offering a Sunday brunch from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Kendall’s Brasserie and Bar Debuts Ice Cream Specials
Downtown’s Kendall’s Brasserie and Bar is offering new boozy ice cream beverages during their “Green Hour” from 3 to 5 p.m. and late night from 8 to 10 p.m. Tuesday through Friday. The menu includes $6 absinthe ice cream and $9 chartreuse milk shake options as well as other drinks.

MidiCi Opens in Sherman Oaks
MidiCi, a new authentic Neapolitan restaurant, has opened on Ventura Boulevard in Studio City. Using a traditional wood-fired brick oven, the pizzeria also serves salads, appetizers, burrata, and a weekend brunch.

Ritz Carlton Downtown Debuts Rooftop Dining
The Ritz-Carlton downtown has opened a WP24 rooftop patio on the 26th floor terrace. Asian-inspired small bites and seasonal cocktails will be offered beginning July 10 and every Friday and Saturday evening through September 5.

Ruth’s Chris Tequila Dinner
Ruth’s Chris Marina Del Rey is partnering with Patron to host a tequila paired dinner on July 21 at 6:30 p.m.  Each course will be paired with a different tequila.  Price per person is $79.

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