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These Are the Coolest Food Events in Los Angeles This Week

Torched-to-order sweets and Italian fishes on Christmas Eve

Feast of the Seven Fishes at Osteria Mozza
Feast of the Seven Fishes at Osteria Mozza
Cathy Chaplin is a senior editor at Eater LA, a James Beard Award–nominated journalist, and the author of Food Lovers’ Guide to Los Angeles.

Welcome to EventWire, Eater LA’s weekly compilation of local food and drink happenings. The events featured below are worthy of consideration, so plan outings accordingly.

Friday, December 21 to Sunday, December 23

Torch Dessert Pop-Up with Vanessa Parish
What: Vanessa Parish, owner of online cookie company Brown Sugar’s Cookies, is blow-torching desserts to order at this pop-up event. Choose from cookies, apple pies, or brownies and toppings like candy bars, caramel, butterscotch chips, and marshmallows.
Where: Mr. Holmes Bakehouse. 248 N Larchmont Blvd, Los Angeles, CA
Details: Happening from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m.

Monday, December 24

Osteria Mozza Feast of the Seven Fishes
What: Italian seafood and holiday cheer collide at the Mozzaplex this Christmas Eve. The 6-course menu, which features seven different seafood items, is priced at $160 per person and includes sales tax, service charge, and administrative fees. Those on Santa’s nice list will be treated to lardo toast with sea urchin and tiramisu buche de noel .
Where: Osteria Mozza. 6602 Melrose Ave, Los Angeles, CA.
Details: Purchase tickets here for either the 5 p.m. or 8:30 p.m. seating in the Primo Ministro Room

Ugly Sweater Christmas Eve Party at Caña Rum Bar
What: Gather round on Christmas Eve for mojito specials and a special gift from the Caña family for all guests wearing an ugly holiday sweater.
Where: Caña Rum Bar. 714 W Olympic Blvd, Los Angeles, CA
Details: Show up from 8 p.m. to close

Tuesday, December 25

Christmas Hot Dog Bar at Spring St. Bar
What: Stop into this neighborhood bar and sandwich shop for a hot dog this Christmas Day. It’s not the most conventional thing to do this time of year but there’s no judgement here.
Where: Spring St. Bar. 626 S Spring St B, Los Angeles, CA
Details: They’ll be open 6 p.m. to 1 a.m.

Friday, December 28

Japanese Whiskey Meets Japanese Fried Chicken at Best Girl
What: Best Girl is hosting an evening of ultra-rare Japanese whisky pairings with double fried karaage (Japanese fried chicken). ‘Tis the season to indulge and imbibe, so go all out and order the flight of four whiskies that includes the 12 year Yamazaki, Ohishi Sherry Cask, Nikka From the Barrel, and the 12 year Hakushu.
Where: Ace Hotel DTLA. 929 S Broadway, Los Angeles, CA
Details: Happening from 5 p.m. to 10:59 p.m. and reservations can be made online here.

Saturday, January 5

Food Trucks Pull Up to Malibu Wines & Beer Garden
What: Malibu Wines & Beer Gardens will be hosting half-a-dozen food trucks to ring in the new year including Cousins Maine Lobster, Two Doughs Pizza, and Kream Kong Ice Cream. The live music lineup includes Sean Wiggins and DJ Maxx.
Where: Malibu Wines & Beer Garden. 23130 Sherman Way, West Hills, CA
Details: Happening from noon to 9 p.m.