It’s July Food and Lifestyle News by Shaena Engle

Sheana Engle brings food and lifestyle news to Greater Los Angeles for July 2022.


4th of July Specials

West Hollywood and Gracias Madre of Newport Beach will extend their brunch hours this July 4 to enjoy their all-day brunch menu. Diners can enjoy menu highlights including their Huevos Rancheros, Chilaquias, or Enchiladas Verdes. Open from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. to celebrate Independence Day.

West Hollywood’s Desert 5 Spot is hosting a special edition of its weekly Swimsuits & Cowboy Boots pool party/trading post. The rooftop will host live music, a mechanical bull, cowboy karaoke, barbecue and a selection of vintage vendors from 2 p.m. until sunset. Located at 8516 Selma Ave.

The West Hollywood Chamber of Commerce hosts its Mix & Mingle business mixer at the West Hollywood Conservatory, 8289 Santa Monica Blvd. If you are looking to become a Chamber Member or are already a current Member and trying to grow your business or find creative partnerships, come visit one of our friendly Chamber Mixers to meet, network and build your relationships. visit for more information.

Trejo’s Tacos invites customers to celebrate the 4th of July at their Santa Monica location. From July 1 to July 4, their limited promotions include Bottomless Nachos ($18 for up to 4 people) made with beans, cheese, jalapeños, chipotle cream and pico de gallo and Buckets of beer ($30).

The Freehand Hotel’s downtown Broken Shaker offers city views and live DJs this weekend and offers special Tres Generaciones cocktails on July 4th. Located at 416 W.8e Street.

Chevy’s and El Torito celebrate 4e July with $3 homemade margaritas and $5 Cadillac margaritas.

Ella’s at the SIXTY Hotel in Beverly Hills is hosting a Sunday, July 3 brunch and rooftop pool party.

The Jamaica Bay Inn in Marina Del Rey is hosting lawn games and frozen cocktails starting at noon on July 4, and burgers and hot dogs from 3-5 p.m.

The Marina del Rey hotel is hosting a Red, White, and Blue party on July 3 with a DJ and outdoor restaurant, tickets $25 at the door.

Anaheim’s Black Tap is offering a special shake in red, white, and blue layers July 1-4. Strawberry Vanilla Shake includes 4th of July Shakee cupcake topper, firecracker popsicle and other treats, for $20.

Alma opens at the grove

LA’s newest Mexican restaurant is now open at The Grove. Featuring a downstairs taqueria and an upstairs restaurant with Mexican specialties.

VEA Newport Beach open from July 7

Starting July 7, the new VEA Newport Beach Hotel is open to guests looking for a coastal getaway. The property also houses a SpaVEA, a fitness center and a VIEW restaurant and lounge. Visit to book and for more information.

Erewhon offers special pizza bites and carbon sauce for snow days

Erewhon offers a special pairing of Snow Days pizza bites and Carbone pasta sauces. The organic pizza bites are gluten and cereal free and go perfectly with Carbone sauces. Available at Erewhon branches nationwide.

Joe Jonas and Ohza launch a sparkling sangria

Ready-to-drink cocktail company Ohza has teamed up with musician Joe Jonas to launch a new line of Fizzy Sangria products. The new canned sangria comes in red and white varieties and will be offered in national grocery chains.

Corner Bakery offers a Summer Surprise rewards program

Corner Baker has launched a new Summer Surprise rewards program with an array of envy-worthy, made-to-order menu items to give away to loyal members every day throughout July. Each day will feature a new treat including free baked goods, free specialty drinks and discounted offers, also including current limited time offers. To receive and redeem items, customers must be members of the Corner Bakery Loyalty Program.

TSUMo cannabis snacks are now available

New TSUMo snacks with 100mg chewable packets are now available at all California dispensaries.

Kiobassa smoked meats for summer barbecues

San Antonio, Texas-based Kiobassa smoked meats are perfect for polish, beef, jalapeno wieners and bacon for summer barbecues. Available at Walmart and Costco.

Belvedere Vodka and Whispering Angel offer new Sunset Rose cocktail kit

Belvedere Vodka and Whispering Angel have teamed up to create a Sunset Rose cocktail kit, perfect for summer sipping. The cocktail features Belvedere Vodka, Muddled Blackberries and Whispering Angel Prosecco, available through Cocktail Courier for $

Tea Forte offers summer brewing items

Tea Forte’s Tea Over Ice Iced Infusion Systems are perfect for summer sipping, their pitcher set is $38.40 and five canned iced teas come in a variety of flavors for $15. They also have some pretty colorful new Fiore Steeping mugs for $26, all at

The Habit Grill Adds Grilled Peach Salad to Summer Menu

The Habit Grill has added their new Grilled Peach Salad to the summer menu for a refreshing salad with chicken, peaches and a citrus Dijon vinaigrette.

Shopify offers summer snacks

Shopify is the place to order summer snacks, through its mobile shopping app, including Junita’s Jar Cookies, SmartSweets for those watching sugar intake, Unreal Snacks and more items.

Dunkin’ Deals $3 Deals

Dunkin’ offers a new summer menu including their new brown sugar cream cold brew. Cold brews are on sale for $3 for size medium through July 19.

Marriott Launches Bespoke Throwbacks and Bonvoy Moments Programs

Marriott Bonvoy – Marriott International’s travel program – has launched two new categories on its Bonvoy Moments platform: “Throwbacks” and “Tailor Made”. Culture-hungry and intrepid travelers will have the opportunity to bid their Marriott Bonvoy points on the latest and greatest cashless experiences, including the Ultimate Puppy Care Day with award-winning actress and cult movie star Jennifer Coolidge (Best in Show, White Lotus), with a photoshoot directed by Coolidge herself and shot by renowned photographer Shayan Asgharnia; a private performance by Grammy-nominated musician, singer and songwriter Yola, who also plays “Sister Rosetta Tharpe” in this summer’s biopic “Elvis.” Yola will perform her own music, including songs from her critically acclaimed album “Stand For Myself” and share behind-the-scenes stories of her work and a custom look crafted during a private collaboration session with the American fashion designer. Jonathan Simkhai, and a front-row at the designer’s Spring/Summer 2023 show at New York Fashion Week. For more information, visit

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