Korean BBQ Cook-Off This Saturday

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-With summer finally, finally here, Little Dom’s is celebrating with Sno Balls—the New Orleans-style shaved ice treat—in flavors like chocolate, nectar cream with fresh almond, coconut cream, and espresso. To top it off: crème fraîche, sweetened condensed milk, evaporated milk, and gelato. Welcome to the Big Freezy! 

-The next foodie topic at Zócalo Public Square is one I’ve found myself discussing more and more lately: Are Celebrity Chefs Good for Food? (My vote: surprisingly, yes.) Among the star power on the panel: Nancy Silverton and Top Chef Masters frequenter Susan Feniger. Of course, the biggest celeb of them all is the moderator: Jonathan Gold. Just don’t ask them for their autographs, ok?  

-Not many of us think about wine when we think of Morocco. That, it seems, is a mistake. Next Monday, August 9, Fraîche restaurant will host a Moroccan wine tasting, with four exotic pours paired with a selection of cheese and charcuterie. The event takes place at 6:30 and the cost is $35 per person. Reservations required. 

-This one is just bizarre. Culver City’s Royal/T is hosting The Nonlife Zoo, a series of pop-up wild animal events this weekend. Who are the animals you ask? You are! Starting at 8 p.m. on Friday August 6, grown-ups are asked to come dressed like their favorite zoo animals for “A Night In the Jungle,” where, for $10, they’ll be treated to cocktails and vegetarian tapas. I’m not quite sure what this means, but a press release says, “owner Susan Hancock will provide animal card energy readings.” Saturday, from noon to 4, it’s a family affair with face painting, animal cupcakes, more veggie bites, and “a refreshing watermelon drink.” Rawr.