Royal/T's Farewell Pop-Up with Cordero Negro

Culver City's Royal/T shuts its doors for good after next weekend, but not before going out with a bang. Chef Sandra Cordero, who apprenticed under Neal Fraser and Michael Cimarusti, will serve a special two-night dinner featuring traditional tapas like meatballs in spicy tomato sauce and piquillo peppers stuffed with herbed goat cheese.

WHAT: Royal/T's Farewell Pop-Up Dinner

WHEN: July 26-27, seatings at 6 p.m. and 9 p.m.

WHERE: Royal/T Café

COST: $45 per person

Wirtshaus “Free Beer” One Year Anniversary Party

In celebration of its first birthday, the German sausage spot will tap a ceremonial “birthday” keg and give out a free beer to guests who are seated and purchase an entrée. Live music, food specials, and Summer Olympics coverage, will all be available at the outdoor “biergarten.”

WHAT: Wirtshaus Anniversary Party

WHEN: July 28, 3 p.m. to 12 a.m.

WHERE: Wirtshaus

COST: Free

Vertical Wine Bistro's “Ode to Julia Child”

In honor of what would have been the Pasadena native's 100th birthday,

chef Laurent Quenioux will offer diners a three-course prix-fixe menu featuring classics from Child's debut cookbook, Mastering the Art of French Cooking. Wine pairings will be provided by vinters from Santa Barbara's Ampelos Cellars.

WHAT: “Ode to Julia Child” Dinner

WHEN: July 28, 6-10:45 p.m.

WHERE: Vertical Wine Bistro

COST: $62 per person, includes wine

Chinatown Summer Nights

L.A.'s popular summertime block party is back in the heart of Chinatown. The evening event will feature Chinese chefs performing Iron Chef-style cooking competitions, gourmet food trucks, plus KCRW DJs and local bands performing live throughout the night.

WHAT: Chinatown Summer Nights

WHEN: July 28, 5 p.m. to 12 a.m.

WHERE: 951 N. Broadway, L.A.

COST: Free

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