First up, the second annual KBBQ Cook-Off, as judged by actress Sandra Oh (who was AWESOME in Dancing at the Blue Iguana — thanks AT&T UVerse for the free 3 months of HBO), returning judge Jonathan Gold, and the ubiquitous chef Ludovic Lefebvre. This might be the most awesome panel of judges to assemble for any food festival this summer. You got an ethnically “correct” actress who clearly needs to eat more, you got one Pulitzer winner, and you have the only LA chef to be reviewed by the relatively newly minted New York Times restaurant critic Sam Sifton.

Last year, the festival was super hot and sticky, with beer flowing like blood at a bull fighting ring. This year, the pay for play format remains, but food tickets will be instated to facilitate cleanliness and speediness. To keep up with the times, the number of food trucks has increased, but Ktown strong holds of Soowon and Park’s BBQ will return.

Second Annual KBBQ Cook Off

Check in on their twitter account for latest updates and give-aways.


China Sizzling Summer Nights:

Every Saturday of August, 2010, 5:00pm – Mightnight. Chinatown Los Angeles: West Plazas between Broadway and Yale Street, from College to Bernard Street

Part food event, part summer party, Chinatown Summer Nights presents an exciting hot spot for Angelenos this August. Taste the many culinary offerings of Chinatown and LA’s gourmet food trucks; sample the neighborhood’s wares; watch Chinese chefs perform cooking demonstrations; experience large-scale, outdoor video projections; shop from Los Angeles artists at the LA Craft Experience; take part in hands-on, Chinese cultural activities presented by local organizations and museums; sip on Chinese beer and dance in Central Plaza with KCRW’s DJ’s!

2010 Chinatown Summer Nights

What you really care about are the eats. And note, I’ve never seen previously 25% off coupon to Hop Woo so click on the Chinatown page for your coupons ASAP!

# Foo Chow Restaurant
# 15% off total purchase
# Good till 08/13/10
# 949 N. Hill Street, Los Angeles, CA 90012
# p. 213-485-1294

# Full House Seafood Restaurant
# 10% off total purchse. Valid between 11am and 1 am
# No Expiration
# 963 N. Hill Street, Los Angeles, Ca 90012
# P. 213-617-8382

# Golden City Restaurant
# 10% off dinner only with free dessert.
# No Expiration
# 960 N. Hill Street, Los Angeles, Ca 90012
# P. 213-253-2660

# Golden Dragon Restaurant
# 25% off dinner only 3 pm-10 pm, not including banquets, or combined with other special offers
# Good till 11/15/10
# 960 N. Broadway, Los Angeles, Ca 90012
# P. 213-626-2039

# Hop Woo Barbeque Seafood Restaurant
# 25% off total purchase.
# Good till 12/31/10
# 845 N. Broadway, Los Angeles, Ca 90012
# P. 213-617-3038

# New Dragon Seafood Restaurant
# 20% off dinner only, from 5 pm to 10 pm. Dine-in and Take-out, $25 minimum purchase. Cannot be combined with other special offers. Not Valid on holidays. Limit one coupon per transaction.
# Good till 12/31/10
# 934 N. Hill Street, Los Angeles, Ca 90012
# P. 213-626-6050

# Queee Sushi Station & Portugese Cuisine
# 10% off total purchase, for lunch and dinner
# Good till 09/30/10
# 643 N. Spring Street, Los Angeles, Ca 90012
# P. 213-221-7870

Chinatown Summer Nights


Ammo’s Sunday Roast on August 8th will feature fish instead of the typical pork, beef and lamb.

And instead of presenting a wine maker, or a farmer, as tradition at Ammo Roasts, a book signing with Paul Greenberg, author of Four Fish: The Future of the Last Wild Food will be the pre-dinner festivities.

After talking about wild fish, a $50 5 course meal featuring 4 courses of seafood will be served:

Carlsbad oysters on the half-shell with shallot mignonette & fresh horseradish


Hot-smoked Arctic char with marinated beets, chopped egg & celery seed vinaigrette


Oven-roasted mussels & clams with summer shell beans & wild fennel


Grilled barramundi with eggplant caponata, basil & aïoli


Roasted figs with honey ice cream

While fish, octopus & squid ice cream flavors are available in Jpan, but most would probably want to to the roasted figs flavor instead.

Ammo Restaurant
1155 North Highland Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90038-1204
(323) 467-3293



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  • jenni hwang

    lolol “who clearly needs to eat more”

    Thanks for the post TC!! See you Saturday!

  • sandra oh was also good in Double happiness. Hilarious.
    .-= stuffycheaks´s last blog ..The foods Orris good =-.

  • china sizzling summer nights…it feels so wong it’s wight.
    .-= bagnatic´s last blog ..a chilled glass of chocolatey irony at serendipity 3 =-.

  • TonyC

    bags: you mean it feels so wong it’s “white”. yes, I’ll be here all week.

  • gah too much going on this weekend that i can’t attend! will you be going to the project by project tasting this year?

  • “ethnically correct.”

    i’m stealing that line. awesome.
    .-= Oppy´s last blog ..everything in moderation except for drinking =-.

  • Doh! Was in Mexico City last weekend and missed the Korean BBQ Cook-Off! How was it???

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