What's Happening Los Angeles: September Food News

New openings and fall menus in the City of Angels

Scratch Bar & Kitchen Chefs to Host Wine Dinner

AJ’s Tex Mex BBQ Opens in Valley Village

AJ’s Tex Mex BBQ has opened in Valley Village. The menu highlights barbecue favorites including chicken, brisket, spare ribs, pulled pork and queso.

Karayama Opens in Little Tokyo

Karayama, a new Japanese style fried chicken fast food concept has opened in Little Tokyo. Menu highlights include their famous fried chicken rice bowl, stir fry and sandwiches.

Tickets on Sale for Descanso Gardens Enchanted: Forest of Lights Preview

Tickets are now on sale for Descanso Garden’s Enchanted: Forest of Light preview party on November 17. The festivities will incude wine, beer, live music and a feast prepared by Patina Restaurant Group. Tickets are $125 at enchantedLA.com.

The Park Las Vegas Launches Six Weeks of Libations

The fall brew collection at The Park Las Vegas begins September 21 with six weekends of events celebrating the art of beer. Tickets can be purchased at theparkvegas.com.

SweeTARTS Halloween Candy Has Arrived, Plus a New Gummy Shape

Just in time for trick or treaters, SweeTARTS cherry mini ropes and skulls & bones candies are now available in grocery stores and supermarkets. Additionally, as a result of their search for the next gummy shape contest, they have added a new cellphone gummy shape to their existing turntable, headset and rocket ship gummes.

Clover Juice Rebrands as Little West

Local juice brand Clover Juice has relaunched with a new name, Little West. In addition to juices, they offer shakes, avocado toasts, lunch items and organic ice creams.

Chef Suzanne Goin Offers Rosh  Hashana and Yom Kippur Menus

Tavern, The Larder restaurants and Lucques will all be offering special Rosh Hashanah (September 9 & 10) and Yom Kippur (September 19) dine in and take out dinners.

An Evening on the Beach Fundraiser

Tickets are on sale fo the ninth annual “An Evening on the Beach” food and wine fundraiser benefitting St. Vincents Meals on Wheels. The event will take place on September 13 from 6 to 10 pm at The Jonathan Beach Club. Tickets are $190 and available at www.eveningonthebeach.com

Lucky Bird Opens in Downtown’s Grand Central Market

Lucky Bird, a new fried chicken stall, has opened in downtown’s Grand Central Market. In addition to fried chicken stand alones, the stall will also offer fried chicken with waffles and a fried chicken sandwich.

Scratch Bar & Kitchen Host Hundred Acre Wine Dinner

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On September 25, Scratch Bar & Kitchen will host a special six-course dinner paired with Hundred Acre Wines. For tickets, email Nathan@scratchrestaurants.com.