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

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

The new Final Burn Cocktail from Los Balcones.

Chavela Launches Weekday Happy Hour
Hollywood’s Chavela, the plant-based Latin America-inspired restaurant, has launched a new happy hour menu including seasonal cocktails.

Dog Haus Offers Free Ice Cream on Labor Day
Dog Haus is celebrating adding Fosselman’s soft serve ice cream to their hot dog and hamburger menu by giving away free ice cream cones on September 7.

E.P. & L.P. Host Australian Chef Dinner
On September 7 at 7:30 pm, the multi-level Asian eatery E.P. & L.P. and Australian chefs Dan Hong and Jarrett Yu will host a seven-course modern Asian dinner.  Tickets are $125 per person and can be purchased by phoning the restaurant.

Hinterland Launches New Brunch Menu
Santa Monica’s Hinterland is now offering weekend brunch.  Menu highlights include a Spanish omelette, French toast, a breakfast burrito and a fried egg and pastrami sandwich.

Hopdoddy Burger Bar Opens in El Segundo and Playa Vista
Famous for their all natural hormone and antibiotic free burgers and freshly baked buns, Hopdoddy Burger Bar has opened a location in El Segundo and will open another in Playa Vista later this month.

Jimmy’s Famous American Tavern Opens at Westfield Topanga
Jimmy’s Famous American Tavern will open at The Village at Westfield Topanga later this month or early next.  The menu includes classic comfort food and regional favorites.

Los Balcones Offers New Cocktail Menu
Los Balcones in Hollywood has launched a new cocktail program including a mescal drink with activated charcoal.

Morgan’s in the Desert Offers New Peak Harvest Fest Menu
Beginning September 14, Morgan’s in the Desert at La Quinta Resort & Club will offer a new Peak Harvest Fest menu highlighting fall ingredients.  A three-course prix fixe menu for $59 is also available.

New Chef at Pasadena’s Osawa
Shigefumi Tachibe recently departed the Chaya Restaurant Group after 31 years as corporate executive chef to take the permanent helm at his Osawa restaurant in Pasadena.

Ruth’s Chris Launches New Seafood Tower
Ruth’s Chris Steak House chain has added a new chilled seafood tower to their menu.  The new dish includes a whole Maine lobster, Alaskan king crab legs, jumbo shrimp, and lump blue crab.

Sofitel Hotel Remodels Outdoor Spaces
The Sofitel Hotel in Beverly Hills has remodeled their Le Jardin and Aviary spaces. Both new, colorful venues offer Mediterranean dishes and custom cocktails.

Spare Tire Kitchen & Tavern Offer New Fall Menu Items
Spare Tire Kitchen & Tavern in mid-Wilshire has launched a new menu featuring house-made dishes.  Menu highlights include the cheese and charcuterie board, east LA street corn, roasted bone marrow, woodfire pizzas, and a Buffalo pork shank.

Sweet Rose Creamery Opens in Pacific Palisades
Small-batch ice cream shop Sweet Rose Creamery has opened its fourth shop in Pacific Palisades.


The Tripel Offers Burger Special
Playa Del Rey’s The Tripel is now offering a Backyard Burger Special for lunchtime diners.  The special includes their signature burger, chips, and a chocolate chip cookie for $12.