Los Angeles Fall Food Preview

New openings, menu items and festivals
Shaena Engle

The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf will be rolling out a handful of new offerings.

Here is what is happening this fall in the food scene in Los Angeles:

33 Taps, a 205-seat neighborhood sports bar and restaurant at the famous Hollywood and Vine intersection is now open. The eatery offers a wide selection of comfort food and over 40 HD TV’s to catch up on all the sports action. 

800 Degrees Pizza is opening a To Go outpost in Westwood. Beginning September 3, pie lovers can pick up personalized pizzas, Panvozzo sandwiches and deli salads.

Umamiburger has taken over Papoo’s Hot Dog Show in Burbank. This indoor/outdoor location of the popular burger chain is the only site to offer hot dogs, 8 of them, including a truffle dog with truffle cheese and infused onions and a show dog with BBQ sauce, onion strings and minced bacon.

New Menu Offerings
Hotel Bel Air is offering comforting additions to their new fall menu including pumpkin soup with cardamon cream, fig and burrata crustini and house made agnolotti. They will also continue to serve cool culinary offerings poolside until the end of September, including granita, chocolate dipped bananas, frozen grape skewers and mini lemonade slush.

Bow and Truss in NoHo is offering up drink specials including Margarita Mondays, Tequila Tuesdays and Whiskey Wednesdays in addition to their vast menu of specialty cocktails including the People Eater (El Jimador Blanco, Agave Nectar, lime juice and fresh blueberries) and the Oaxacan Inferno (Vida Mezcal, apricot syrup, lime and Serrano peppers) and live Brazilian soul music every Wednesday.

The Beverly Hills Hotel’s new chic redesigned Cabana Café is now open. The poolside eatery now boasts a show kitchen, pizza oven, separate bar and overhead trellis.   Additionally, the hotel has redone 11 new cabanas with hand painted murals, private phones, flat screen HD TV’s and wireless internet access. A new pool terrace has also been added.  Dinner service will begin this fall.

The Montage Beverly Hills Rooftop Conservatory Grill is now offering Sunday Suppers.   The casual al fresco menu includes burrata with roasted Campari tomatoes, crab cakes with lemon paprika aioli, short rib sliders and harvest kale salad. 

Red Medicine has added new items to their eclectic fall menu including live scallops in cream and rhubarb, shellfish fritters with seashore honey, redwood ice with red currant and green strawberries with sorrel and sweet clover.

The Coffee Bean and Tea Leaf will be offering new fall beverages including Cherry Vanilla Tea, Harvest Blend Coffee, Pumpkin Spice Coffee, Pumpkin Chai Latte and Chocolate Hazelnut Latte. New food offerings include black and white cake pops, pumpkin chocolate chunk muffins, blood orange cranberry muffins, mini maple pecan scones, snickerdoodle cupcakes and a gluten free mini carrot teacake. From Sept. 9 to 13 from 2 to 6 pm, guests can buy a pumpkin or chocolate hazelnut latte or ice blended and get one free.

California Pizza Kitchen is bringing back their roasted garlic chicken pizza. Additionally, CPK has launched their Pizza Dough Rewards mobile app and loyalty program. Guests can download the new Pizza Dough mobile app and register in the program for rewards.

The 12th Annual Galbani Cheese Italian Fest of San Gennaro will take place on September 17 – 29 between Highland and Orange in Hollywood. Hosted by Jimmy Kimmel and Adam Carolla, proceeds benefit LA shelters.

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A Taste of Old Pasadena will be held on September 17. This self-guided walking tour explores restaurants throughout Old Town and beyond. Tickets are $30, www.pfarcf.org.