What's Happening Los Angeles: August Brings New Openings And Food Festivals

Celebrate National Watermelon Day

Celebrate national Watermelon Day on August 3 with a special watermelon take on your favorite vodka cocktail with Skyy Infusions Sun-Ripened Watermelon Vodka.

Local Border Grill Chefs/Owners Receive Julia Child Award

The Julia Child Foundation for Gastronomy and the Culinary Arts announced chefs Mary Sue Milliken and Susan Feniger as the 2018 recipients of the Julia Child Award.

Black Angus Offers Wednesday Prime & Mud Dinner Special

Black Angus has launched a new Prime & Mud dinner special every Wednesday evening. Each prime rib dinner order receives a free sky-high mud pie. Additionally, every wine bottle is half off with the purchase of an entrée.

Paris Baguette Opens Downtown

Paris Baguette, a new fast casual Parisian inspired bakery, has opened in downtown LA. The first 100 guests on August 2 will receive a free mug and croissant of their choice.

Kebbros Opens in Cahuenga Corridor

Kebbros, a new organic donor kebab concept, has opened in the Cahuenga Corridor.

Stu and the Kids Fundraiser

On Sunday, August 5, Vibiana will host a fundraiser featuring Thai inspired dishes from local LA chefs. Tickets are $125 and can be purchased at stuandkids.org.

Crowd Cow Launches Wagyu Beef Delivery

Seattle based meat distributor Crowd Cow has launched a new Japanese Wagyu direct to consumer delivery service. To order, visit crowdcow.com.

Dylan's Candy Bar Launches City Souvenir Collection

Dylan's Candy Bar has launched a new city souvenir collection including items inspired by LA, New York, Miami and Chicago. New LA inspired treats include the Los Angeles Bar, Los Angeles Caramel Cluster Tube and Los Angeles Shareable Mix.

Great Wolf Lodge Forms Junior Chef Council

Great Wolf Lodge has formed a junior chef council comprised of the country's top kid chefs ranging in age from 6 to 15 years old. The council will create a new kid's menu for Great Wolf Lodge's 17 indoor waterparks.

Nerano Restaurant Provides Tribute Menu in August

Throughout August, Beverly Hills Nerano restaurant is offering a special tribute menu honoring Mamma Teresa's favorite Puglia inspired dishes.

Caesars Palace Introduces New Cigar Dinner Experience

Caesars Palace has combined offerings from Montecristo Cigar Bar and Old Homestead Steakhouse allowing guests to enjoy great cigars and steaks at the new Clubhouse at Montecristo Cigar Bar by Old Homestead.

Tickets for The Taste Now On Sale

The Taste, The LA Times annual food festival, will take place over Labor Day weekend from August 31 to September 2 at Paramount Pictures studio backlot. Tickets on sale at latimes.com/thetaste.

Tangata at Bowers Museum Welcomes New Chef

Tangata, a Patina Restaurant Group concept located at Bower Museum in Santa Ana has hired Brian Kieper as their new executive chef.