What's Happening: Los Angeles Food News in June 2015

Here’s what’s happening this month on the L.A. dining scene.
Sushi Roku

Sushi Roku locations in Hollywood, Las Vegas, and Pasadena have launched new uni dishes.

Bar Lubitsch Offers Summer Cocktails
West Hollywood’s Bar Lubitsch is featuring six new summer cocktails including the Forbidden Paradise, Rodchenko, Garden of Alla, Barrel Aged Negroski, Bar Flower and The Flame.  All summer cocktails are prepared with organic fruits and fresh herbs.

Barrel Down Opens in Downtown
Barrel Down, an American beer hall offering over 40 American crafted beers, cocktails, wines, and bar cuisine has opened in downtown Los Angeles

Bottega Louie Offers New Menu Items
Downtown’s Bottega Louie has added new items to their traditional offerings of pizza, pastas, small plates, and pastries.  The new items include a frutti de mare soup; casareccia pasta with kale, ricotta and casareccia; arancini; and a black truffle mushroom pizza. 

Dudley Market Opens in Venice
Dudley Market, a combination take-out breakfast, brunch, lunch, dinner, and retail shop opens in Venice in June. 

Fala Bar Adds New Menu Items
Melrose’s Fala Bar, a vegan health food restaurant, is now offering a Mediterranean burger with sweet potato falafel, hummus, and Israeli salad; a southwest burger with crunchy falafel, onions, pickle, and purple cabbage; and an American burger with falafel, tomato, ketchup, mustard, vegan mayo, and sweetie fala fries.

FIG Santa Monica Offers Boozy Brunch
FIG Santa Monica is offering a summer boozy weekend brunch with traditional items including huevos rancheros and eggs benedict as well as fresh salads and including egg and kale tabbouleh with fregola and olives. Specialty brunch cocktails include the FIG Bloody Mary; Haulin’ Oats with Damrak Gin, Crème de Mure and brown sugar oatmeal syrup; a market bellini; Matcha Man Mai Tai; and others. 

Fogo de Chao Launches Celebrations at Fogo
Fogo de Chao has launched Celebrations at Fogo, inviting guests to dine at the Brazilian Steakhouse and enjoy a churrasco feast. Diners who visit through June 28 will have a chance to enter to win prizes including one of three trips to Brazil. 

Forma Opens in Santa Monica
Forma, a contemporary Italian restaurant, has opened in Santa Monica. The new eatery features a unique Dalla Forma preparation where pasta is tossed in large wheels of Parmigiano-Reggiano, Pecorino, or Romano cheese.

Kapalua Wine and Food Festival
The thirty-fourth-annual Kapalua Wine and Food Festival will be held June 11 to 14.  Cooking demos, wine and food pairings, dinners and a golf tournament will take place at The Ritz-Carlton, Kapalua. For more information, visit the resort’s website

Katana Launches Red Sun BBQ Menu
Katana in West Hollywood has launched its thirteenth-annual Red Sun BBQ menu which will be offered through September 6.  This year’s festivities will feature a rotating lineup of guest DJs, special cocktails, Japanese charcoal grilled meats, and hibachi vegetables. 

Langham Pasadena Offers Father’s Day Brunch
The Langham Huntington Pasadena will host a Father’s Day brunch held at the The Royce: Wood-Fired Steakhouse featuring mimosas, Bloody Marys, a variety of breakfast dishes, and an exclusive bourbon and beer tasting. Served 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., $92 per person.

Mr. C Beverly Hills Offers Summer Programs
Mr. C Beverly Hills is offering poolside cinema every other Tuesday from June 9 to August 18 at 7 p.m.  Guests can enjoy light Italian dishes while viewing a variety of movies. They are also offering a Father’s Day Grillata with a Venetian buffet lunch and live music on June 21 at noon. 

Munchery Arrives in LA
New home delivery option Munchery has launched in Los Angeles. Diners can order a variety of freshly made dishes for home delivery from local chefs. Visit their website for menus. 

Nest at WP24 Offers Summertime Wines
Nest, the bar/lounge at the Ritz-Carlton’s WP24 downtown, is offering a special selection of summertime wines and refreshing beverage options. Available beginning June 1, the crisp wines are sourced from Marlbourough, New Zealand; Mendoza, Argentina; and Kamptal, Austria; among other regions. 

Reserve Tickets for East LA Meets Napa
East LA Meets Napa, an annual food and wine event/fundraiser, will take place July 17 at downtown’s Union Station to raise money to support health programs for underserved communities. Click here to reserve tickets.

Ritz-Carlton Laguna Niguel Showcases Works From Festival of Arts Artists
The Ritz-Carlton Laguna Niguel will display works from local Festival of Arts artists at the resort through September 30.  They are also offering Pageant of the Masters overnight packages.  Visit their website for more information.

 

Royal Brings New Orleans to Hollywood
The new Royal Restaurant located at Hollywood and Schrader brings New Orleans-inspired dishes and cocktails to Angelinos.

Sushi Roku Debuts Uni Inspired Dishes
Sushi Roku locations in Hollywood, Las Vegas, and Pasadena have launched new uni dishes including spicy tuna spring roll, grilled octopus, spicy pork belly fried rice, Aji crudo ,and braised short ribs.

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