Tasty Tidbits: Food and Restaurant News in the 818

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It’s Free Cone Day at Ben & Jerry’s on April 12 to celebrate 33 years of scooping! Check out new flavors like Late Night Snack — inspired by Late Night with Jimmy Fallon – Fair Trade Vanilla Bean Ice Cream with a Salty Caramel Swirl & Fudge Covered Potato Chip Clusters (the fudge uses Fair Trade cocoa, too!); Bonnaroo Buzz – Light Coffee & Malt ice creams with Whiskey Caramel swirls & English Toffee pieces. This flavor, inspired by the Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival, is back by popular demand in Scoop Shops and now available in pints ; Stephen Colbert’s AmeriCone Dream— Vanilla ice cream with fudge covered waffle cone pieces & a caramel swirl; Clusterfluff—Peanut Butter Ice Cream with Caramel Cluster Pieces, Peanut Butter & Marshmallow Swirls. Also, check out the New iPhone & Droid App—it’ll guide you to the closest Ben & Jerry’s free cone location.

The newly opened Oakfire in Sherman Oaks will be offering a matzoh crust pizza specially prepared for the week of Passover.

Century City’s Take A Bao will be taking over Kung Pao Bistro in Studio City with a targeted opening date in August or September 2011. Owner Brent Stein says it’ll be the “first freestanding Take A Bao with a larger menu” — with baos full of all kinds of stuffings, rice bowls, noodles and more. According to Stein, they will have a seasoned chef from New York who is retooling the menu with a price point which will remain affordable (nothing over $14), as well as an extensive beer and wine program and parking for 20 plus cars. They will be doing a massive overhaul of the space led by architect and interior designer Ana Henton of Mass Architecture. Construction is set to commence in a couple weeks.

Chipotle Mexican Grill is celebrating its new kids menu (ages 10 and under) by offering a free kid’s meal every Saturday and Sunday through May 1 with an adult purchase of a burrito, salad, burrito bowl or an order of tacos. The kid’s menu is priced from $2.95 to $3.95 with a choice of small quesadilla, single taco or a taco kit with a drink and chips.

Stonefire Grill now has a healthy alternatives menu featuring entree salads, pizza, salmon and chicken dishes that contain 500 calories or less per serving.

Yogurtland is celebrating its five-year anniversary from April 15 to 19.  As a thank you, starting on Monday, April 11, participating Yogurtland stores will hand out a Fan Pass to customers. The Fan Passes can then be redeemed to enjoy 2 oz of free frozen yogurt each day from April 15 – 19. Customers who use the Fan Pass three times during this period will receive a special Yogurtland cooler as a gift . Yogurtland is also offering guests a special, limited time edition purple spoon during the anniversary celebration.

Karen Young is the Founder/Editor of MY DAILY FIND. Email: karen@mydailyfind.com

About Karen Young

Karen Young is the founder of My Daily Find.