Carmela expands its ‘adult’ flavors with splashes of wine

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Carmela Ice Cream has paired up with wine retailer Domaine547 to create summer sorbets sure to please wine drinkers. 

In its collaboration, the frozen dessert shop created two new flavors using Raventos i Blanc Sparkling Cava (Spain) and Caluna Malbec Blend (Argentina). 
And to celebration this union, both companies will participate in a wine and sorbet social from 2 to 5 p.m. on Sunday, July 24, at Domaine547, 6801 Melrose Ave. in Los Angeles. 
Tickets purchased from Domaine’s website are $6 or tickets are $8 at the door. For more information, call the company at 323-932-0280.
(Photo by Watchara Phomicinda / Staff)

L.A. Street Food Fest trucks brave Carmageddon to bring locals gourmet treats

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With the 405 Freeway closure this weekend, the L.A. Street Food Fest in Pasadena is giving locals a reason to love being stuck in the area.

The summer tasting event on Saturday, July 16, will include an impressive list of more than 60 restaurants and food trucks, some of which are voyaging from the west side (the reason why the festival canceled its morning session), to bring gourmet street food to the Rose Bowl, located at 1001 Rose Bowl Drive.
A few favorites include Dim Sum Truck, CoolHaus dessert truck, CHAM Korean Bistro restaurant, The Oinkster restaurant and, even, Chef Farid Zadi (at the Test Kitchen Luxe Lounge). 
For those looking for a drink to pair with your foods, there is also a tequila tasting tent and beer garden, as well as a rum and gin bar.

Tickets, ranging from $60 and up, are still on sale for two sessions — Family Fun Day from 2 to 5 p.m. (all ages) and Date Night from 6 to 9 p.m. (21 years and over only). Admission includes food, drinks, photo booth portraits, entertainment and more.
Pasadena Star-News Staff Writer Brenda Gazzar has the details on tomorrow’s event.
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1886 Bar pops the cork on happy hour today

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1886 Bar at The Raymond is joining the happy hour tradition with its own Parlor Hour, starting today.

From 5 to 7 p.m. Tuesdays through Fridays, the bar offers specials – including $7 craft cocktails, $6 glasses of 1886 Champagne Punch, $4 bottled beers and $5 wines by the glass.
The weekly event was named in remembrance of one of the hotel’s former rooms, called The Parlor, when The Raymond was known as Royal Raymond.
1886 Bar at The Raymond is at 1250 S. Fair Oaks Ave. For more information, call 626-441-3136 or visit www.theraymond.com.
(Photo by Sarah Reingewirtz / Staff)