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A Peek at Sqirl's Cookbook, Ice Cream for West Hollywood, and More A.M. Intel

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Plus a soda-tasting festival, and Sriracha's ongoing lawsuit woes.

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The Guild, West Hollywood
The Guild, West Hollywood
Wonho Frank Lee

What's it like to turn chicken kabobs all day at the Orange County Fair?

Well, the Daily Pilot wanted to find out what it's like to catch a food shift at the OC Fair this summer, so they managed to track down the owner of Chicken Charlie's, who runs three separate stands at the fair. It's a fascinating read on what it takes to successfully pull off a summer at the fair, selling to thousands of hungry fans every day.

Rori’s heads to West Hollywood

Looks like more ice cream for the heart of L.A., as Rori’s Artisanal Creamery heads away from the beach with a new location coming to West Hollywood soon. Their other current iterations are found in Santa Barbara, Santa Monica, Montecito, and Carpenteria, though the more central location will hit 8951 Santa Monica Boulevard in West Hollywood, says a tipster.

More trouble for Sriracha

Looks like more lawsuits are being tossed around between Huy Fong Foods (the maker of Sriracha sauce) and the city of Irwindale, as Huy Fong takes the lead this time to try to hash out some money issues. LAist is on the beat.

Inside Sqirl’s colorful cookbook

Here are a few possible shots from the upcoming Everything I Want to Eat cookbook from Sqirl, and boy do they look colorful. In fact, you can see some outtakes and start getting early info on the October release over at their own dedicated Instagram feed.

Sneakpeak from our new cookbook, @eiwte (out in October), in postcard form....!!

A photo posted by @sqirlla on

Galco’s Soda Pop Stop does a summer tasting

Highland Park favorite Galco’s is back with a summer tasting this month, landing a July 31 event filled with all manner of sodas plus lots of stuff for kids to enjoy. Among the events? A burp-off competition for children aged 6 to 12.

Shopping at The Guild

Sunset Boulevard newcomer The Guild is officially opening its attached market on July 26, while simultaneously launching lunch service at the restaurant as well. As for the market proper, expect wines, olive oils, jams, cheeses, and more, with hours most days from 11 a.m. to midnight or later.

M Cafe pivots in Brentwood

Looks like a new focus for Brentwood's outpost of M Cafe, as a tipster points out the below photo over on Yelp that appears to indicate that the location will be pivoting into a grab and go concept called Market at M Cafe.

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