Summer Events for LA Food Lovers



Carson House is a combination upscale lounge, classic pub and modern American restaurant. The bar menu features 20 draft beers, a variety of craft and local lagers and fresh cocktails. Menu standouts include the chicken lollipops, lobster sliders, the fig prosciutto mascarpone and mozzarella flatbread and the pretzel burger.

 With a focus on traditional cuisine and the revered hospitality of Japan, Osawa restaurant brings Otsumami (Japanese tapas), shabu shabu and fresh sushi to Old Town Pasadena. Another Japanese eatery bringing a mix of shabu shabu and sushi to LA is Cho Oishi, the newest restaurant at the Hollywood and Highland entertainment center. Father-son restaurateurs Charlie and Nat Sukitjavanich share unique twists on authenticJapanese cuisine in this sleek inviting eatery with views of Hollywood Boulevard.

Twist Eatery offers unique spins on standard breakfast and lunch items. Located on La Brea Avenue, Twist’s menu includes a variety of bowls, salads and sandwiches including a chicken couscous bowl and a Moroccan spiced salad bowl; raw, Greek orzo and tropical quinoa salads, and a pulled brisket, Tunisian tuna and grilled vegetable sandwich.

Ebanos Crossing, a new downtown cocktail dining concept, highlights a spirits program centered on featuring mescal, tequila, rum and whiskey. Named for the route smugglers used to embargo the above once bootlegged liquors from Mexico to Texas, the stylish hotspot will open in mid-August.

Head to La Cienega to Scratch, a new restaurant/bar where vegans, food lovers and cocktail enthusiasts will all find something to be excited about.Diners can also enjoy a 12-course dinner at the chef’s tasting bar.

Culver City’s New School of Cooking is hosting an open house with demos and small bites every Monday at 7 pm in July. The culinary showcases will provide info about their new full-time culinary school.

It’s that time of year again. DineLA Restaurant Week, a 12-day dining event showcasing LA’s greatest chefs and restaurants, begins July 15 and runs through July 26. For a full list of the more than 330 participating restaurants and to make reservations, go to

The Los Angeles Food and Wine Festival will offer celebrity chefs, world-class wineries and plenty of demos and tastings from August 22 to 25 at various venues in downtown and Beverly Hills. Visit for more info.

On Sunday July 28, Chaya Beverly Hills will host its summer festival to celebrate their 30th anniversary. Guests can enjoy dirty thirty cocktails, sake, live entertainment and food. For more info, visit

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