Beer Belly's Backyard Boogie:
The Filipino grillmasters at the The Park's Finest are joining forces with Beer Belly to host their second annual “Backyard Boogie,” an afternoon stocked with plenty of BBQ and beer. From noon to 5 p.m., you can enjoy smoky pulled pork, hot links, coconut beef, bibingka cornbread and as well as icy buckets of craft beer to cool down (four for $12). 532 S. Western Ave., L.A., 213-387-2337, beerbellyla.com.
Red, White, & Blue Deal at Papaya King:
Hollywood's NYC import will be offering a patriotic deal of four original franks for $4 to those wearing red, white or blue on July Fourth. 1645 Wilcox Ave., Hollywood, 323-871-8799, papayaking.com/hollywood.
July Fourth Menu at Cafe del Rey:
This Marina del Rey restaurant will serving a special three-course, Americana-themed menu featuring watermelon gazpacho, dry-rubbed tri-tip, lavender sorbet floats and more. The best part? Floor-to-ceiling windows ensure you don't miss the fireworks show going on the harbor. 4451 Admiralty Way, Marina del Rey, 310-823-6395, cafedelreymarina.com.
Backyard BBQ takeout at Susan Feniger's Street:
Susan Feniger is serving to-go global cuisine to spice up your party — the Backyard Barbecue package (serves 4) includes: Jamaican gingerbrew chicken; fried chicken and Korean BBQ short-rib sliders; Malaysian baked beans; chilled soba salad; Burmese melon salad; and Mexican-spiced dulce de leche chocolate fudge and toasted coconut Jell-O for dessert. ($100, minimum order of $25 per person for 4.) 742 N. Highland Ave., Hollywood, 323-203-0500, eatatstreet.com.
Tavern's Independence Day takeout:
Suzanne Goin and Caroline Styne's Brentwood restaurant will be packaging up many platters (slow-roasted salmon with cucumber yogurt; grilled Jidori chicken with green olives and preserved lemon; and more), sandwich platters, barbeque-ready burgers with toppings, classic side dishes and extras — including sauces, breads and desserts (such as a cornmeal cobbler with Pudwill Farms berries). The complete menu is available online, and local delivery is free with a $100 purchase. 1648 San Vicente Blvd., Brentwood, 310-806-6460, tavernla.com.
Independence Day Celebration at Rush Street:
Look for new summer cocktails including a spicy watermelon margarita; a New England-style seafood clambake; and a backyard beer-pong block party. Also chef Dave Northrup's special Fourth of July menu, featuring a Carl's Jr.-inspired Western bacon-bison burger with white cheddar, candied bacon, coleslaw, onion rings and BBQ sauce. 9546 Washington Blvd., Culver City, (310) 837-9546, rushstreetculvercity.com.
Americana menu at Chaya Venice:
An all-American-inspired menu with lunch and dinner specials will be prepared by executive chef Shigefumi Tachibe, while the bayou-inspired sounds of the Gumbo Brothers band will play throughout the evening. 110 Navy St., Venice, 310-396-1179, thechaya.com.
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