Food and Lifestyle News for July, Los Angeles

This month, there are 4th of July events, restaurant specials, and lots of other fun things to do in the City of Angels.

4th of July Food Specials

Trejo’s Tacos invites guests to celebrate the Fourth of July at their Santa Monica location. From July 1 to July 4, their limited-edition specials include Bottom Nachos ($18 for up to 4 guests) Made with beans, cheese, jalapenos, chipotle crema, pico de gallo and Buckets of beer ($30).

West Hollywood and Newport Beach’s Gracias Madre will extend their 4th of July brunch hours to enjoy their all-day brunch menu. Diners can enjoy the signature menu including Huevos Rancheros, Chilaquias or Enchiladas Verdes. Open from 11am-4pm to celebrate Independence Day.

West Hollywood’s Desert 5 Spot is hosting a special edition of its weekly Swimsuits & Cowboy Boots pool party/trading hub. The rooftop will welcome live music, mechanical bull, cowboy karaoke, barbecue, and a carefully curated selection of classic vendors from 2pm until sunset. It is located at 8516 Salma Street.

The downtown Broken Shaker at the Freehand Hotel offers city views, live DJs this weekend and special cocktails from Tres Generaciones on July 4th. It is located at 416 W. 8th Street.

Chevy and El Torito celebrate the Fourth of July with $3 margaritas and $5 Cadillac margaritas.

Ella’s at the SIXTY Hotel in Beverly Hills hosts a brunch on Sunday, July 3 and a rooftop party.

The Jamaica Bay Inn in Marina Del Rey hosts games in the garden and cold cocktails at noon on July 4th, and burgers and hot dogs from 3 to 5 p.m.

The Marina del Rey hosts a red, white, and blue party on July 3 with a DJ, an outdoor restaurant, and $25 tickets at the door.

Anaheim’s Black Tap is offering a special red, white, and blue shake from July 1 through July 4. Vanilla Strawberry Shake includes 4th of July cupcake topper, fiery sundae and other sundae, for $20.

Opens Alma in the Grove

Los Angeles’ newest Mexican restaurant is now open at The Grove. It features a restaurant downstairs and an upstairs restaurant serving Mexican specialities.

VEA Newport Beach opens July 7th

Starting July 7, the new VEA Newport Beach Hotel is open to guests looking for a seaside escape. The property also features a VEA spa, fitness centre, restaurant and VIEW lounge. Visit for reservations and more information.

Erewhon Serves Snow Day Pizza With Carbone Sauce

Erewhon offers a special blend of Snow Days Pizza Bites and Carbone Pasta Sauces. Organic pizza bites are gluten- and grain-free and pair nicely with Carbone sauces. Available at Erewhon locations nationwide.

Joe Jonas and Ohza Launch Fizzy Sangria

Ready to Drink Ohza has teamed up with musician Joe Jonas to launch a new Fizzy Sangria product line. The new canned sangria is offered in red and white varieties and will be offered at national grocery chains.

The Bakery Corner introduces the Summer Surprise Rewards Program

Corner Baker has launched a new Summer Surprise Reward program with a range of bespoke and bespoke menu items to give away every day to loyalty members for the entire month of July. Each day will offer a new treat including free bakery items, free specialty drinks and discounted deals, also including current limited time offers. To receive and redeem items, customers must be a Loyalty Member of Corner Bakery.

TSUMo Cannabis Snacks Available Now

The new TSUMo snacks in 100-mg cut-out sachets are now available across California dispensaries.

Kiobassa Smoked Meat for Summer Grill

Kiobassa Smoked Meats, based in San Antonio Texas, are the perfect polish, beef, smoked jalapeño sausage, and bacon for summer barbecues. Available at Walmarts and Costcos.

Belvedere Vodka and Whispering Angel present a new cocktail of Sunset Rose

Belvedere Vodka and Whispering Angel teamed up to create the perfect Sunset Rose Cocktail Kit for summer sipping. The cocktail includes Belvedere vodka, blended raspberries, and honed with Whispering Angel prosecco, available via Cocktail Courier for US$.

Tea Forte introduces the elements of summer brewing

The Tea Forte’s Tea Over Ice brewing systems are perfect for summer bashing, and a pitcher set costs $38.40 and five packaged iced teas in a variety of flavors for $15. They also have new, very colorful Fiore Steeping Mugs for $26, all at

The Habit Grill adds grilled peach salad to its summer menu

The Habit Grill has added a new flame-grilled peach salad to its summer menu items for a refreshing salad with chicken, peaches, and citrus Dijon dressing.

Shopify offers summer snacks

Shopify is the perfect place to order summer snacks, via its mobile shopping app, including Junita’s Jar Cookies, SmartSweets for those watching Eat Sugar, Unreal Snacks, and more items.

Dunkin’ Deals $3 Specials

Dunkin’ presents a new summer menu including a new cold brew with creamy brown sugar. Cold drinks are at a special price for $3 a medium through July 19.

Marriott launches flashback and Bonvoy Moments programs

Marriott Bonvoy, Marriott International’s travel program, has launched two new categories on its Bonvoy Moments platform: “Throwbacks” and “Tailor Made.” Culture-hungry travelers will have the chance to bid on their Marriott Bonvoy points on the latest and greatest experiences money can’t buy, including the ultimate puppy pampering day with award-winning actress and classic movie star Jennifer Coolidge (Best in Show, White Lotus), complete with a session Filming directed by Coolidge herself and shot by celebrity photographer Cheyenne Asgharnia; A special screening of Grammy-nominated singer-songwriter Yola, who also plays Sister Rosita Tharp in this summer’s biopic Elvis. Yola will play her own music, including songs from her critically acclaimed album Stand For Myself, share behind-the-scenes stories from her work, a custom-designed look in a private collaboration session with American fashion designer Jonathan Simkhai, and a prequel-seat at the designer’s Spring-Summer 2023 show. At New York Fashion Week. For more information, go to

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