Combo Plate: Food (truck) fight, carbo-loading for charity, burger inspiration and more
--The food fight over food trucks is intensifying: What do you think? Should L.A. ban them?
--Speaking of food trucks: Assuming they're not banished by then, food trucks will pull up to the new L.A. Flea Market, celebrating its grand opening at Dodger Stadium on July 18, 9 a.m.- 4 p.m. Trucks scheduled include India Jones, Dosa and Slice Truck. Ticket prices and more details at www.thelafleamarket.com.
--Attention, please! This is your reminder of the Eat My Blog charity bake sale, Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Tender Greens, 8759 Santa Monica Blvd. in West Hollywood. Proceeds benefit the Los Angeles Regional Food Bank. Best of all: There are no calories in baked good when you're eating for a cause.
--We all love a good burger ... but how many recipes do you see for burgers? Here are 10 ideas to use for inspiration if you are chillin' and grillin' this Father's Day, all from Taste of Home. (I like the cheese-stuffed burger, but the barbecue burger looks pretty good too, with its homemade sauce and oats -- how unusual! -- in the mix.)
--The Daily Beast puts together its list of the hottest restaurants of the summer: Among them, Hatfield's. While you're over there, check out this article by Jacob Bernstein on Anthony Bourdain's new book, "Medium Raw."
--Talk about drinking your breakfast: The Grill on the Alley is touting a savory cocktail this summer at its Beverly Hills and Westlake locations: The Cobb Cocktail. Shown at left, it's like a Bloody Mary, but with a bacon rim, cherry tomatoes stuffed with blue cheese and avocado, and a spring onion instead of celery.
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