Free Ice Cream at McConnell’s, Big Bite Bacon Fest, and More!

A guide to the upcoming week’s most delicious happenings

Free Ice Cream at McConnell’s – 7/31
In honor of its first L.A. location, McConnell’s—the beloved Santa Barbara ice cream shop—is giving away free scoops. Head to the creamery’s new Grand Central Market stall between 6 and 9 p.m. this Thursday (today!) and choose from any of the local and made-from-scratch creations. More information.

Big Bite Bacon Fest at the Queen Mary – 8/2
America’s most persistent food trend takes over the Queen Mary this Saturday. Devour bacon-infused creations from burgers to blondies to Bigmista’s “pig candy”—thick slices of bacon caramelized in brown sugar and spices. Tickets start at $35. More information

Doner Revolution and Carb & Nation Pop-Up at Angel City Brewery – 8/2
Doner Revolution chef Farid Zadi joins forces with L.A. food truck Carb & Nation for an Algerian-inspired menu at Angel City Brewery. Expect falafels,shawarma, and New York City-style halal chicken, each with beer pairings. More information.

Superba Snack Bar Two-Year Anniversary Dinner – 8/4
To celebrate its 24-month birthday, Venice’s Superba Snack Bar is hosting a six-course prix-fixe collaboration dinner with chefs from East Borough and Superba Food & Bread. The menu includes heritage pork belly with chanterelle tortellini and pho with oxtail wontons. All proceeds from the $75-per-person meal will go to Meals on Wheels. More information.