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04/18/2016

Monday, April 18:

Gift Card Promotion at The Ritz Prime Seafood
As a special gift for your mom (Mother’s Day is coming up) – and the gift giver – you can purchase a $100 gift card and then receive a $20 promotional dining card. This promotion is available for both website purchases of EGift cards and traditional gift cards available online and in the restaurant. Monday through June 19; 2801 West Coast Highway, Newport Beach, CA 92663; 949.720.1800

Baltaire’s “BBQ, Blues & Brews”
Combat the “Monday blues” and start the work week off right with a soulful, Southern-style meal and live music in a relaxed setting. Executive Chef Travis Strickland unveils a new Southern-inspired menu, ranging from small bites to entrées like Jalapeño Cornbread with bourbon pecan butter; Blue Cheese Fondue Dip with house made Salt & Vinegar Chips; Santa Maria Tri-Tip with tomatillo salsa verde; and The Southern Burger with fried green tomatoes, pickled ramp aioli, and smoked onion jam. American canned craft brews ($6) from 21st Amendment Brewery and Oskar Blues Brewery, plus more, are also available, while spirit enthusiasts can enjoy the full line of Pappy Van Winkle, alongside whiskey flights ($18-28) celebrating the East and West sides of Kentucky’s legendary “Bourbon Trail.” Local blues bandThe Way Gone will have a live set from 6-9 pm. Mondays, available in the bar and lounge from 5-10 pm; 11647 San Vicente Blvd, Brentwood, CA

La Dolce Vita
They know that Tax Day brings a strain on the wallet. With that in mind, the 50-year old restaurant is offering 66¢ cocktails (a nod to the eatery’s founding year of 1966). Today and continuing as a Throwback Thursday promotion through the end of the year, you are invited to toast with the featured rollback martini or old fashioned available with purchase of any food item. Monday, 5-10 pm; (Thursday April 21st and Every Thursday through end of the year); 9785 Santa Monica Blvd, Beverly Hills, CA 90210; 310.278.1845

1933 Group Bars Celebrate Tax Day
Head to 1933 Group bars to celebrate your return (or wallow in a dismal one) with dollar drinks. Grab $1 Old Fashioneds at Harlowe (7321 Santa Monica Blvd, West Hollywood, CA 90046), Sassafras (1233 N. Vine St, Los Angeles, CA 90038), Oldfield’s (10899 Venice Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90034), Thirsty Crow (2939 Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90026), Bigfoot West (10939 Venice Blvd,Los Angeles, CA 90034), and Bigfoot Lodge (3172 Los Feliz Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 900390. La Cuevita (5922 N Figueroa St, Los Angeles, CA 90042) is serving up $1 Tequila Press. Monday, 5-7 pm

Taste on Melrose’s “Tax Break”
Taste on Melrose’s will be offering an extravagant margarita for diners who received a refund and can splurge a little, the high-end “Lucky Line 75” for $30. For those who owed Uncle Sam money this year, there’s also the “Dreaded Line 78” which is more reasonable. Monday; 8454 Melrose Ave, West Hollywood, CA 90069; 323.852.6888

Providence
Chef Michael Cimarusti’s 2-Michelin star paean to fine dining in the heart of Los Angeles features the chef’s menu, a 12-course tasting menu with sustainable seafood from the U.S. and beyond, as well as other delicacies like prized A5 wagyu beef. Decadent touches include ossetra caviar and white truffle and black truffle fondue. It’s $220 or $325 with wine pairings. But if you’re really looking to splash out, begin your evening with a bottle of of 1998 Krug Clos d’Ambonnay Champagne for $3,500 and then move on to a bottle of 2012 La Tâche Domaine de la Romanée-Conti for $4,000. Finish the evening with a bottle to remember in the way of a 1959 Staatsweingut Kloster Eberbach Riesling Auslese for $3,500. Monday; 5955 Melrose Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90038; 323.460.4170

Sing for Your Super at Hard Rock Cafe
Hard Rock has drummed up the perfect reward for Americans after they pay up on Tax Day – and it will be music to taxpayers’ ears. Channel your inner artist and sing a song on the cafe stage to receive a free* Legendary Burger™. Hard Rock Cafe’s Legendary Burger features a Certified Angus Beef® patty topped with smoked bacon, Cheddar cheese, a golden fried onion ring, crisp lettuce and vine ripened tomato, served on a toasted brioche bun with Hard Rock’s seasoned fries. Monday, 5–7 pm; Hard Rock Cafe, 6801 Hollywood Blvd, Hollywood, CA; 323.464.7625

Tuesday, April 19:

LUKE‘s Lunch Box
This Woodland Hills eatery launches its stress-free and delectable LUKE’s Lunch Box program, offering a to-go or dine-in $20 pre-fixe menu with choice of entrée, beverage, and dessert from Executive Chef Nico Sy. Now, patrons can forgo the monotonous brown paper bag for an elevated midday meal worth looking forward to. For a healthy, feel-good entrée, choose the Golden Quinoa with charred veggies, wild mushrooms, red onions, bell peppers, and Parmesan. Additional entrées include the Prime Ribeye Dip with Swiss, horseradish cream, garlic aioli, and au jus. Signature desserts include an elevated version of a favorite childhood treat, the Chocolate Crunch Bar with chocolate mousse, chocolate crumb, candied hazelnuts, and ice cream. $20; Tuesdays-Fridays, 11 am-3pm; 22616 Ventura Blvd, Woodland Hills, CA, 91364; 818.876.6000

Wednesday, April 20:

Project Angel Food Announces Eat. Drink. Be An Angel Day
Project Angel Food today announced Eat. Drink. Be An Angel Day. This annual fundraising initiative offers you the opportunity to come together to support those in need, with restaurants donating a portion of sales from this day to the organization, which  provides free nutritious meals delivered daily for homebound individuals around Los Angeles suffering from serious illness. Participating restaurants for Eat. Drink. Be An Angel Day include: Connie & Ted’s, SUR, PUMP, Villa Blanca, Katsuya (Hollywood, Brentwood, LA Live & Glendale), Chipotle & ShopHouse on Sunset Vine, Hinoki & the Bird, The Abbey, kitchen24, Pace, Craft Los Angeles, Mr. Chow, JAR Restaurant, Off-Vine, Bel Air Bar + Grill, Del Frisco’s Grille, Hugo’s, Central Kitchen at the Lorenzo, Rockwell Table & Stage Los Feliz, Downtown Urban Kitchen, Original Kabob Factory, Antonio’s Pizzeria, Taste at the Palisades and Taste on Melrose, Tortilla Republic, Feast From The East, Momed, Cake Monkey Bakery, DeSano Pizzeria, Benny’s Tacos and many more. See a complete list at here. For those who would like to give back directly to Project Angel Food, text “Project [Donation Amount] [Your Name]” (i.e. Project $100 Robert) to 91999. You can also place take out orders through Postmates on April 20, and 10% of sales will be donated to Project Angel Food from participating restaurants in the “Eat. Drink. Be An Angel” store in the app. Go to Postmates.com or download the Postmates App. Through Wednesday

Super Serious Show
Hailed by L.A. Weekly as “the future of live comedy,” The Super Serious Show is a Los Angeles-based mash-up live comedy show. An experience created by CleftClips, the show exposes audiences to emerging and experimental performers alongside well-known headliners. CleftClips focuses on creating the sense of spontaneity in elevated live comedy events. Each Super SeriousShow has a new Special Guest Headliner/Host and features stand-up and sketch comedy, videos, and much more. The Super SeriousShow has been a part of numerous festivals, including Edinburgh Fringe, South By Southwest, Just For Laughs Chicago, Moontower Comedy & Oddity, Bridgetown Comedy and RIOT LA. Eric Dadourian & Allen Strickland Williams with Clare O’Kane, Asif Ali, Cristela Alonzo, Katie Crown & Davey Johnson and a Short film by Clara Aranmovich. Wednesday, 7 pm; The Virgil, 4519 Santa Monica Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90029

By Whitney

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