Fourth of July at TART Restaurant
TART Restaurant chef Joshua Pebbles is throwing a barbecue feast on the Fourth of July with specials such as 14-hour peach wood smoked beef brisket, roast suckling pig with chili dry rub, and “All American Burgers.” Side dishes include American street corn with Vermont cheddar and barbecue sauce. 115 S. Fairfax Ave., (323)556-2608.
Bottlefish Fourth of July weekend
From Sunday, July 2 through Tuesday, July 4, Bottlefish is celebrating Independence Day with a lobster boil that includes Maine lobster, clams, andouille sausage, grilled corn and potatoes for $54 per person. Additionally, baby back ribs with French fries and coleslaw are $32 per person. Sip seasonal fruit white wine sangria and bourbon iced tea. 11677 San Vicente Blvd. #200, (310)954-9495.
Astro Doughnuts & Fried Chicken picnic basket
Head to Astro Doughnuts & Fried Chicken for everything you need for a Fourth of July picnic. Astro Doughnuts & Fried Chicken’s picnic basket is packed with eight pieces of fried chicken, four biscuits, one large coleslaw and six doughnuts for $55. The doughnuts come in flavors such as birthday cake, cherry pie and raspberry-blueberry. Additionally, the USA Doughnut is available on July 4 for $3.10. Other items include fried chicken honey sandwiches with honey butter and hot sauce, and fried chicken and gravy sandwiches served on either a savory doughnut, potato roll or cheddar biscuit. For lunch, the fried chicken BLT includes kimchi coleslaw and a choice of sriracha mayo, sriracha buffalo or blue cheese sauce. 516 W. Sixth St., (213)622-7876.
Fourth of July Boardwalk Burger
Visit Hopdoddy Burger Bar through Sunday, July 11 to enjoy an angus patty topped with house-made chili con carne, and seared all-natural hot dogs with Tillamook cheddar topped with pickled relish, diced white onions and yellow mustard on a house-made, baked-from-scratch bun. 12746 W. Jefferson Blvd., (310)410-2337; 830 S. Sepulveda Blvd., (310)414-2337.
Enjoy a French rosé tasting paired with homemade Provençal tapas tonight, June 29 from 5 to 8 p.m. at Pitchoun Bakery. Lounge music will be performed and the regular cafe and drink menu is also available. One of three tapas and a glass of rosé are $12. RSVP by visiting eventbrite.com/e/rose-wine-tasting-tapas-tickets-34958040440. Also, be patriotic this Fourth of July weekend with Pitchoun Bakery’s red, white and blue eclairs filled with a choice of chocolate or vanilla available from Saturday, July 1 through Tuesday, July 4. 545 S. Olive St., (213)689-3240.
Culver City Centennial Food & Wine Festival
The Courtyard by Marriott Los Angeles Westside will host a fundraising event to benefit the Culver City Backpacks for Kids program, Culver Palms Meals on Wheels and YouCaring on Sunday, July 2 from 4:30 to 8 p.m. The event is part of a festival featuring food, wine and spirits from some of Culver City, Mar Vista, Venice and West Los Angeles’ most popular restaurants. Sample food by chef Kimmy Tang, Cava, Courtyard by Marriott Los Angeles Westside, Fresh Brothers, Hanjip, LA Gastronomy, Le Pain Quotidien, Luciano Italiano Cucina, Mayura Indian Restaurant, Ococoa Chocolates, Panini Kabob Grill, Pitfire Pizza, Primal Kitchen, Public School, Smitten Liquid Nitrogren Ice Cream and Wildcraft. Dishes will be paired with beer, wine and spirits tastings from Young’s Market, American Born Whiskey, Humboldt Rum and Vodka, Martian Ranch & Vineyards, Boisset Collection, Plough Family Vineyards, Harmless Harvest Coco Water, Iron Fist Craft Beer, Naked Juice, Rutherford Ranch Winery, 1000 Stories Wine, BNA Wine Group, Spa Girl Vodka Cocktails, Rock N Roll Tequila and Tea Riot. A silent auction will be held, and DJ Gabe will provide music. Guitarist Kevin G will also perform along with Fantastic Paul and a strolling magician. A photo booth and fortune telling will also be available. Advance VIP tickets are $100, $110 at the door, and offer early entry at 4 p.m. as well as a chair massage. General admission is $75 per person; $85 at the door. 6333 Bristol Parkway, (310)827-0873.
New cocktails at Bar Toscana
Miguel Hernandez, of Bar Toscana, and mixologist Alberto Battaglini, of S. Y. Kitchen, have collaborated on three new cocktails: Bacio dell’Orso, Napoleon Dynamite and Yellow Monkey. The refreshing summer cocktails complement the extensive menu created by chef Justino Quirino. All summer drinks are priced at $14. 11633 San Vicente Blvd., (310)820-2448.
The iconic BOA Steakhouses in West Hollywood and Santa Monica are launching a lighter and healthier vegan menu with beet poke, vegan “bacon” guacamole burgers, Mediterranean chickpea panelle and nidi Bolognese with almond ricotta and mushroom Bolognese sauce. 9200 Sunset Blvd. #650, (310)278-2050; 101 Santa Monica Blvd., (310)899-4466.
Healthier desserts at Vinoteca
Vinoteca, a casual dining venue at the Four Seasons Los Angeles at Beverly Hills, offers a new Milanese-inspired plant and fruit based dessert menu using ingredients at their peak of flavor. The pastry team has crafted a vegan version of the desserts that are served daily. They include the cococado, a decadent chocolate dessert made with whipped avocado, agave, chewy brownie and avocado ice cream. The matcha moments is made with green tea affogato, green tea ice cream and matcha meringue. Another light summer dessert is the fruit frenzy made with grilled pineapple, papaya, mango, fresh vanilla bean, agave and lime zest. 300 S. Doheny Drive, (310)273-2222.
Landmark restaurant celebrates 75 years
Enjoy sliders and a legendary bittersweet hot fudge sundae at Twohey’s Restaurant, a Southern California landmark in Alhambra for 75 years. Anniversary classics include chicken pot pies, chicken fried steak, liver and onions, sand dabs, Angus short ribs and stuffed peppers. Strawberry short cake and a special shake of the day are available for dessert. Over 300 menu items are priced from $7.95 to $22.95. 1224 N. Atlantic Blvd., (626)284-7387.
Flower Child’s new summer menu
Enjoy healthy, fast-casual dining at Flower Child in Santa Monica. New menu items include vegan poke bowls, Vietnamese crunch salads with spicy lemongrass vinaigrette, and sweet and sour seasonal squash with hemp seeds and mint. Flower Child’s heirloom tomato and watermelon salad features Thai basil, sea salt and olive oil. 1332 Second St., (310)382-2901.
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