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Trap Door Dining at Marcona, David LeFevre's 40th Birthday Dinner, More!

MID-CITY—Marcona on Melrose is hosting the second evening of Trap Door Dining, a new local pop-up cheffed by Kenny Seliger. The temporary dining engagement transpires on July 22 from 6 to 10 p.m. and the six-course pig tasting menu will be paired with Figueroa Mountain Brewing Co., priced at $59 a head. This is the menu. [EaterWire]

AROUND TOWN— Yesterday, Jason Kessler over at Food Republic went on a wild goose chase, literally, to see if any LA restaurants were still serving foie. He hit L'Epicerie, Surfas, Cafe Laurent, Mitsuwa (random), The Curious Palate, Sprouts, and Le Dijonaise. No dice whatsoever. [Food Republic]

DOWNTOWN— Chef Bruce Kalman drops Eater a note to say that Coffee Bar begins its beer and wine service this coming Sunday. [EaterWire]

MANHATTAN BEACH— Chef David LeFevre is inviting over a bunch of super talented chef friends to cook a 40th birthday dinner to benefit Common Threads. In addition to LeFevre (the birthday boy) players include Jon Shook/Vinny Dotolo (Animal, Son of a Gun), Matt Molina (Mozza), Steve Samson/Zach Pollack (Sotto), and Zoe Nathan (Rustic Canyon, Milo & Olive). The five course dinner takes place on July 16 and costs $80 or $115 with wine pairing.

Jon Shook & Vinny Dotolo – Animal, Son of a Gun
Gem lettuce, pickled beets, bread crumbs, green garlic crème fraiche

Manhattan Beach Post
Hamachi grilled over white oak with summer tomatoes and bitter green pesto

Matt Molina – Mozza
Orecchiette with sausage & swiss chard

Steve Samson & Zach Pollack – Sotto
Veal cheek alla vaccinara, bitter chocolate agrodolce, semolina gnocco

Zoe Nathan – Rustic Canyon, Huckleberry, Sweet Rose Creamery, Milo & Olive
Fresh corn cake with sweet rose creamery corn ice cream and strawberry rhubarb compote
Cookies served with spiked milk

M.B. Post

1142 Manhattan Avenue, Manhattan Beach, CA 90266

Marcona

7368 Melrose Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90036

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