This Summer, anything is pasta-ble

Los Angeles provides the entertainment, you bring the food. These summertime pasta dishes are a healthy, quick and tasty solution for all your BYO needs.
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Lasagna Chips with Bacon Onion Jam
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Friday Night Wine Tastings: Pair perfectly with lasagna crisps with bacon onion jam

One glass of wine into this Friday Night Wine Tastings, and we’re reaching for something crunchy. But after a few more glasses atop Barnsdall Art Park? Give us all the cheese. Go above and beyond your typical cheese and cracker plate by baking a batch of these lasagna crisps, and top them with bacon jam and Gorgonzola. You’ll be lucky if they make it through all four glasses. Barnsdall Art Park; Fridays; $30

Spaghetti Salmon Sliders
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Cinespia: Pairs perfectly with spaghetti salmon sliders

Showing up early enough to stake out a prime spot on the Hollywood Forever lawn doesn’t mean having to give up on dinner. Get creative in the kitchen before you head out for Cinespia and try a new food collision: spaghetti buns. Pack a plate of these fresh spaghetti salmon sliders to pass around the picnic blanket, and you’re all set for the evening’s Hitchcock or Hughes classic. Hollywood Forever Cemetery; Saturdays; $14

Pasta Maki
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Twilight Concerts: Pairs perfectly with pasta maki

Skip the Santa Monica Pier, and instead watch this summer concert series from the beach. Maybe the view of the Twilight Concerts stage won’t be as good, but you won’t even mind as you’re snacking on fresh seafood from your beach blanket. Plus, this pasta-stuffed take on maki is easy to pack and munch on—you won’t have to worry about dropping pieces of rice all over the sand. Santa Monica Pier; Thursdays; free

Cold, No Bake Lasagna
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Concerts at the Hollywood Bowl: Pairs perfectly with cold, no-bake lasagna

Beat the crowds, and show up early to your next concert at the Hollywood Bowl to secure a picnic table at the hillside venue. (Picnic areas open as early as four hours before showtime.) Pasta can certainly be a part of a healthy, balanced diet and this dish is no exception. Packed with veggies, this chilled lasagna is sure to have wine-and-cheese onlookers begging for a forkful. Hollywood Bowl; various dates and prices

Jarred Pasta Salad, Asian Pasta Salad with Seaweed
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Grand Performances: Pairs perfectly with Jarred Pasta Salad, Asian Pasta Salad with Seaweed

Space can be tight atop California Plaza, so we’re all for on-the-go meals at Downtown's Grand Performances. Even if you opt not to picnic, it’s easy enough to scoop some orzo from a jar while standing in place. Between the fiber in the pasta and nutrients in the seaweed, this salad keeps the dish healthier than most of the food-truck fare on-hand so you can stay energized into the night. California Plaza; Various Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays; free

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