SANTA MONICA: Blue Plate Taco, inside the handsome new Shore Hotel on Ocean Avenue, is just weeks away from opening. Eater seems impressed with the design and the menu, which includes lots of luxe items like lobster and truffles. Also, Kiowa Bryan of Eveleigh consulted on the drinks. Sign us up.
SILVER LAKE: Speaking of Mexican fare, Diablo Taco opened Tuesday on Sunset in the former La Parrilla space. Look for a rustic design and mucho attention paid to cocktails.
BRENTWOOD: Now cruise over to the other side of town and sample the new Sweet Crush Ice Bar on San Vicente. "Milk ice comes in flavors like chocolate, peanut butter, espresso, vanilla, mango, coconut, and Earl Grey, meanwhile water ice is available in mojito, pomegranate, grapefruit ginger, strawberry lemonade, blood orange, pink guava, passion fruit, lychee, and 'tropical siesta.'"
SOUTH PARK: The second annual LA Food and Wine Festival kicks off tonight at LA Live. If you're a Giada fan, there's still time to catch her Festa Italiana tonight, which runs until 10 pm. Jump on that Expo Line!
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