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What You're Eating - 4th Of July Special Menus

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For the Fourth Of July this year, many of LA's best restaurants are serving up special menus on the big day. From crab and shrimp boils to front row seats to see the fireworks along with an all American feast, we've got you covered. And, while many of you will be feasting at home this year at your own BBQ's, LA offers a myriad of options in case the thought of putting together a massive feast is too much this year. Celebrate America in style this year and visit one of these great options for July 4th.

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CAFE Del REY All American Feast + Fireworks
4451 Admiralty Way
Marina del Rey, CA 90292
(310) 823-6395

This July 4th, CAFE Del REY will celebrate with an all-American feast with a front row seat of the spectacular fireworks in Marina del Rey. Start the night off with dinner items inspired by the California coast with seasonal ingredients from Executive Chef Chuck Abair. With panoramic views of the Marina, you'll enjoy dishes including a Watermelon Gaszpacho with tomato, cucumber, cilantro and red bell pepper, a chilled Squid Salad, and BBQ Short Ribs with smashed potatoes, summer squash, a delicious BBQ sauce and potato chips. If that doesn't satisfy your tastebuds, the restaurant is also offering great other options including a beet and burrata salad, a hearts of romaine caesar salad as well as a pork chop, 1/2 roasted chicken, and a delicious grilled lobster tail. For dessert, what's better than eating pie on July 4th? Celebrate with Cherry Pie which comes with kirsch whipped cream and cherry sauce. Fireworks in the Marina begin at approximately 8:45 so make sure to make reservations and get your special seat to enjoy the delicious food and fireworks. Open seating will be available though in the bar and lounge area. Dinner and a view of a terrific firework show is $60 per person for the 5pm seating, and $80 per person for the 7:45pm seating.

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Crab Boil 4th Of July Party
The Churchill
8384 W 3rd St
West Hollywood, CA 90048
(323) 655-8384
Date: July 4, 2014

Nothing says 4th of July quite like good food, terrific drinks and great friends. To celebrate, join patrons at The Churchill in West Hollywood as they bring in their own twist for the 4th. Kick off the day with an soft shell crab and shrimp boil with Maryland soft shells, tiger prawns, sweet corn, potatoes, English peas, chorizo, and lemon.

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11720 Ventura Blvd
Studio City, CA 91604
(818) 762-1833

A Los Angeles institution since 2002, Firefly with their newly remodeled lounge and large patio will be featuring their first annual 4th of July celebration. From 4pm to midnight, join other patrons for a yacht-themed party complete with music, tropical cocktails and a prix-fixe BBQ menu. The menu will include appetizers such as beer battered prawns and a roasted masumoto peach with burrata. For entree's, enjoy Niman Ranch baby back ribs, buttermilk fried chicken, a Honey Boo Boo Burger with Fiscalini Cheddar and Applewood Smoked Bacon as well as other burger options. The dinner is $35 per person and beverages are not included.

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Franklin & Company
5923 Franklin Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90068
(323) 463-1552

Franklin & Company, located right off of the Hollywood Hills' famous Franklin Ave., is a great place to celebrate the Fourth with friends. Throughout July 4th weekend, the restaurant will be offering a $15 special holiday menu including a choice of meat and two sides. Meats include Santa Maria tri-tip or brisket sliders and for sides, choose between grilled corn, picnic macaroni salad, jalapeño cheddar corn bread or baked beans.

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Superba Food & Bread
533 Rose Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90291
(310) 399-6400

In honor of the Fourth of July, head baker Jonathan Eng will be creating hot dog and hamburger buns for guests to purchase for their July 4th barbecues. This neighborhood bakery produces delicious baked goods daily as well including tasty croissants, brioche's and more!

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Slater's 50/50
61 N Raymond Ave
Pasadena, CA 91103
(626) 765-9700

Start celebrating the 4th of July early and throughout the holiday at Slater's 50/50 with their 100% Bacon 'merica burger. Back by popular demand for its third year, the 'merica is a 100% ground bacon patty layered with a sunny-side-up egg, thick cut bacon, bacon island dressing, and bacon cheddar cheese. This year, the restaurant takes its love of bacon to a whole other level by putting the ingredients on top of the bacon pretzel bun which is made specially for Slater's using bacon flat instead of butter. The burger, made specially for the holiday will be available at all seven Slater's 50/50 locations throughout LA, OC and San Diego only during the month of July.

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