What’s Happening in Los Angeles: July 2016

From menu launches and brunch debuts, to tastings and fun events, you'll want stay in the loop this month.
Staff Writer


Chef Curtis Stone (right) and his brother Luke Stone's Gwen Butcher Shop is now open in Hollywood.

Angel Oak Opens at Bacara Resort and Spa
Angel Oak, the new signature restaurant at Bacara Resort and Spa, has opened. The menu highlights steak and seafood dishes.

Bar Blanca Opens at SLS Beverly Hills
The Bazaar by Jose Andres has opened Bar Blanca at the SLS Beverly Hills Hotel. Open from 4 p.m to 7 p.m. daily, it offers spirits, cocktails, and tapa dishes to share.

Casa Vega Celebrates 60th Anniversary
On July 16, Casa Vega will celebrate its 60th anniversary with a special seven-course dinner under the stars. Tickets are $109 and can be purchased at www.table8.com.

Celebrate National Hot Dog Month at Dog Haus
To celebrate national hot dog month, Dog Has is offering specials on a variety of hot dogs throughout July as well as $1 hot dog sliders or corn dogs on July 23, national hot dog day.

Cosecha Coming to Osteria Mamma
Chef and restaurateur Steve Brown is launching a series of seven course meals and wine pairing pop up events under the name “Cosecha.” On July 26, the second Cosecha event will be held at Osteria Mamma in Hollywood, tickets are $89 and can be purchased at www.chefstevebrown.com.

DineLA Restaurant Weeks Begin July 18
Angelinos can get special menu discounts at DineLA restaurant weeks from July 18 to 31. Go to www.discoverlosangeles.com for menus and participating restaurants.

Fourth Annual Crab Cake LA Held at New Maple Block Meat Co.
The fourth annual crab cake LA event hosted by Ben Feldman, Michael and Bryan Votaggio, and Duff Goldman to benefit Chrysalis Foundation will be held at the Maple Block Meat Co. in Culver City on July 31 from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m.

Gwen Butcher Shop Opens in Hollywood
Chef Curtis Stone and his brother Luke Stone have opened Gwen, a new European style butcher shop in Hollywood. An adjacent fine dining restaurant is due to open in late July.

Hanjip Launches New AYCE Korean BBQ Brunch
Culver City’s Hanjip has launched an AYCE (All You Can Eat) Korean BBQ brunch on Saturday and Sunday from 11:30 a.m. to 4pm featuring a wide selection of dishes.

La Boheme Celebrates 25th Anniversary
WeHo’s La Boheme is celebrating its 25th anniversary with a new chef and menu. Chef Leonardo Daniele will now be heading up the kitchen offering new authentic Italian dishes.

Jamba Juice New Pasadena Innovation Bar
Jamba Juice 
has opened a new state-of-the-art innovation bar in Pasadena. The new space offers fresh juice flights, cold pressed smoothies, quinoa bowls, and Wi-Fi enabled seating.

Knead & Co Now Offering “The Freddo” Ice Cream Sandwich
Knead & Co
 and Coolhaus have teamed up to launch “The Freddo,” an exclusive cannoli ice cream sandwich. The dessert is offered at Knead & Co in LA’s Grand Central Market for $5.

New Food Truck Pico House Opens
Owners Philip Moses and Christopher Chi have launched Pico House, a new food truck specializing in healthy grain bowls. Gemma Matsuyama is providing desserts through her new pastry company Heavy Cream.

The Royce Wood-Fired Steakhouse Offers New Monthly Wine Dinners
The Royce Wood-Fired Steakhouse at The Langham Pasadena is offering a new monthly wine dinner series beginning in July. Hosted in the restaurant’s intimate Red Wine Room, each event will include a four-course dinner to pair with wines. The July 21 event will feature Miner Family Wines.

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