September 2019 Food News

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Gelato Festival Case - Photo Credit - Wonho Frank Lee

WEHO TIMES contributor Shaena Engle, has compiled the September 2019 Food News. Here is what’s happening in food around West Hollywood and the Greater Los Angeles area.

WeHo Opens New Gelato Festival Flagship Store
Based on the Gelato Festival, an international touring event founded in Florence, a new 3000 square foot Gelato Festival Flagship Store has opened on Melrose. Guests can choose from a rotating menu of artisan gelato flavors, visit the gelato museum, lab and classroom to learn the history of gelato and enjoy interactive workshops. Open Sunday – Thursday noon to 10pm and Saturday noon to 12 am.

H & H Brazilian Steakhouse Launches New Lunch Menu
H &H Brazilian Steakhouse in downtown LA has a new revamped menu including small plates, salads and their signature Churrasco grilled meats.

La Pasta Fresca Bar Opens at Eataly LA
Eataly has opened La Pasta Fresca, a new house made pasta bar at their Century City location. Pasta is made from scratch in-house daily and the menu includes six dishes and wine pairing selections.

Sunset & Dine Festival
The 8th annual Sunset & Dine Festival is on September 26 and will include food, wine and beer from more than 20 restaurants located near the Sunset and Vine intersection. Tickets at www.sunsetanddine.org.

LA Loves Alex’s Lemonade
The annual LA Loves Alex’s Lemonade fundraiser will take place September 14 at Royce Quad at UCLA. The event will feature food and drink tastings to raise awareness for pediatric cancer, tickets and more info at https://www.alexslemonade.org/campaign/la-loves-Alexs-lemonade.

Nespresso Launches Fall Pumpkin Spice Cake Blend
Nespresso has launched a new Pumpkin Spice Cake flavor with cloves, cinnamon, cardamom and pumpkin notes.

Formosa Café Launches Lunch Service
The newly resorted WeHo Formosa Café has launched a new lunch service from 11:30am to 3pm including a number of vegan and veggie-centric options.

W’s Living Room Has a New Craft Cocktail Menu
The W Hollywood’s The Living Room has launched a new craft cocktail menu with a happy hour Monday to Friday from 3 to 6pm offering $4 select wine, beer and sangria and $8 bartender’s choice cocktails.

Mayfair’s Eve Launches New Breakfast Menu
DTLA’s Mayfair Hotel’s Eve restaurant has a luscious new breakfast and brunch menu featuring an ultimate breakfast burrito, a fried chicken biscuit sandwich, avocado toast, smoked salmon and potato latke, red velvet waffles and chicken, croquet madame and much more.

SPAM Musubi Madness Pop Up Store
A new SPAM pop-up experience is taking place September 14 and 21 at LONO in Hollywood, tickets at www.foodbeast.com/SPAM.

Humphry Slocombe Debuts Mezcal Ice Cream
In September, Humphry Slocombe in Venice is offering a new Mezcal Midnight flavor ice cream made with Mezcal El Silencio.

Verve Launches Instant Coffee
Verve Coffee Roasters is now offering craft instant coffees including Streetlevel, Honduras Edgardo Tinoco and Kenya Kathakawa.

EST. Prime Steakhouse Hosts Gin Dinner
EST. Prime Steakhouse in San Gabriel is hosting a five-course gin dinner on September 14 at 7pm, tickets are $150 and can be purchased by calling 626.607.2012.

Bianca Bakery Opens in Culver City
Bianca Bakery, featuring Italian, French and Argentinean influenced bread and pastries is now open in Culver City.

Bottlefish Launches New Lunch Menu
Brentwood’s Bottlefish has launched a new lunch menu featuring coastal cuisine.

TAVERN Hosts Rosh Hashanah Dinners
Tavern, Suzanne Goin and Caroline Styne’s popular Brentwood neighborhood restaurant, boasting a glass-roofed atrium, sumptuous bar and inviting leisurely California vibe, presents Rosh Hashanah Dinner on both Sunday, September 29 and Monday, September 30, 2019. James Beard Foundation award-winning Chef Suzanne Goin’s favorite dishes are designed to delight all members of the family and their friends for this traditional holiday gathering. This dinner is served in addition to Tavern’s regular à la carte dinner menu, pricing is $52 per person.

Flaviar Club Offers the Best Scotch Whiskey, Bourbon, Gin, Rum and More
Flaviar, a subscription box offering high end and unique liquor including scotch, whisky, gin, rum, cognac and much more, provides three 1.5 ounce samples of premium and craft spirits, complete tasting notes for guided tasting and information, details about how to discover new drinks, access to exclusive products, access to thousands of bottle reviews from community members, the ability to purchase unique spirits directly from Flaviar and invitations to special exclusive events. Membership is $20 per month, more info at www.flaviar.com.

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Shaena Engle
Shaena Engle is a food, lifestyle and travel writer for a variety of publications, including the Los Angeles Times, Pasadena magazine, AOL, The Daily Meal, The San Diego Union Tribune and PokerPro magazine. She has interviewed top chefs including Lidia Bastianich, Michael Chiarello, Hubert Keller, Jean-Georges Vongerichten, Jose Andres, and many others. She has authored three books, The Cheap Bastard’s Guide to Las Vegas (Globe Pequot Press), The Best Places to Kiss in Southern California (Beginning Press, a romantic travel guide) and Silver Linings: Triumphs of The Chronically Ill and Physically Challenged (Prometheus Books).  She is also an amateur magician and often writes on gambling, poker and magical happenings.  She also is a freelance consultant on restaurant, food, travel and hospitality public relations and marketing efforts.

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