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01/16/2017

Wednesday:

Free Coffee at Espresso Cielo for National Gourmet Coffee Day

Voted Top 20 Best Craft Coffee Bars in LA, Espresso Cielo is bringing gourmet coffee and delicious pastries to 2nd Street. To celebrate the grand opening of their second location, they will be giving away free small drip coffees. Just mention National Gourmet Coffee Day to redeem! Wednesday, 7 am-7 pm; 2nd St, Santa Monica, CA 90401

London Nights at Boxwood
Every Wednesday, you can attend “London Nights at Boxwood,” an evening dedicated to highlighting takes on classic British cuisine. The menu will serve classics like Fish & Chips with mushy peas; British Banger & Mash with an onion gravy; a Scotch Egg Caesar salad; and a Roasted Beef, Yorkshire Pudding item for two. Even better, guests who order off the London Nights menu will receive a complimentary recipe card featuring the recipe for their dish created by Chef Anthony Keene at the end of their meal. The bar will also offer a specialty cocktail. Wednesdays; 1020 N San Vicente Blvd, West Hollywood, CA 90069; 310.358.7788

Thursday:

MiniBar hosts Four Pillars Gin & K&L Wines
Retro Hollywood cocktail den MiniBar is partnering with Four Pillars Gin (a small Australian distillery) and K&L Wines to host a rare gin tasting. The event will feature a welcome cocktail and complimentary tastings of exclusive gins yet-to-be-released in the United States, such as chardonnay solera aged gin and bloody shiraz gin, served with surprise snack pairings. $10 (. Free valet parking is included in the ticket price); Thursday, 6:30-8:30 pm; 6141 Franklin Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90068

Cinépolis USA Celebrates National Popcorn Day
In celebration of National Popcorn Day on Thursday, Cinépolis USA will be adding a new gourmet popcorn flavor to their elevated concession offerings and offer Ranch popcorn for the first time ever! Each of the exhibitor’s locations, including the Westlake and Pico Rivera theaters, feature fun and tasty gourmet popcorn flavors such as Chili (slightly spicy Mexican chili flavor mixed with the tartness of lime), Caramel, Zebra (chocolate drizzle) and Cheetos™, in addition to the classic Butter flavor. Westlake Village Theater, 180 Promenade Way, Westlake Village, CA 91362 ; Pico Rivera Theater, 8540 Whittier Blvd, Pico Rivera, CA 90660

POPPED! Popcorn & Cocktail Party
Thursday is National Popcorn Day and Spin PR is bringing together some of their favorite LA area chefs and spirits to a unique Santa Monica loft for a POPPED! popcorn competition. It’s Bravo TV’s Top Chef, but with popcorn! Taste popcorn with gourmet toppings and provisions as well as curated cocktails and vote for your favorite – crowning the POPPED! champion. $20 (includes popcorn tastings & cocktails); Thursday, January 19, 7pm; Santa Monica – exact location provided upon RSVP

Bourbon Dinner at Del Frisco’s Grille
Warm up this winter with a little bourbon! Join Del Frisco’s Grille for a four-course dinner featuring America’s finest bourbons. Enjoy bourbon cocktails that pair perfectly with each course, like Neuskes Bacon Au Poivre & Grits with Knob Creek Rye; Root Beer Braised Beef Pot Roast paired with Basil Hayden’s; and Warm Sticky Toffee Cake with Knob Creek Bourbon and coffee. $85; Thursday, 7 pm; 1551 Ocean Ave. Santa Monica, CA 90401; 310.395.7333

#RoseAllDay at Boxwood
Enjoy rosé special pricing and a complimentary glass of rose when the you posts “Rose all day” at “The London West Hollywood at Beverly Hills. Thursdays; 1020 N San Vicente Blvd, West Hollywood, CA 90069; 310.358.7788

Gastro Garage has been lighting up Los Angeles with their one-of-a-kind culinary creations and signature “Gastro Tanks” for three years. The catering crew is opening a 12-night pop-up in Hollywood, offering an interactive gastro experience. The Gastro Garage deconstructs classic dishes and reconstructs them into signature “Tanks,” made from brioche donuts that are filled with nitrous foam in a variety of flavors and then torched with gourmet toppings, finishing oils, purees and spices. You will be greeted by “Gastro Mechanics” in welding masks that will guide you through the process. Choose from a spot at the seated Gastro Bar and enjoy a front row view of the show with the chef’s choice, four-course “Torch Me” menu. You can also order any three tanks for $12 at the grab-and-go Gastro Counter and lounge. The pop-up space has been designed to look like a drive-through auto service bay with oil drums, hub cabs, vintage motorcycles and Rock ‘N’ Roll music and videos playing in the background. The pop-up menu will feature a selection of signature tanks, like Filly Tank with aged sharp white cheddar foam, torched New York strip, onion puree and truffle salt and the Cubano Tank with Gruyere foam, torched 12-hour slow roasted pork, applewood smoked ham, mustard caviar and dill plank, or sweeter options like the Campfire Tank, which is a take on traditional s’mores. The mechanics will be rolling out a brand new “drill bit” menu, where huge skewers of marinated specials like Korean short ribs, Teriyaki salmon and butter poached scallops will be torched on giant industrial drills. In addition, the new sides menu includes choices like truffled corn with sweet cream corn foam and torched maple glazed carrot pops with maple gravy foam. Gastro Garage pop-up is a joint venture with Boulevard Nightlife and is sponsored by Bernzomatic blowtorches. Walk-ups are available, but reservations are strongly recommended. $50; Thursday, 6 pm-2 am (every Thursday-Saturday from tonight to February 11th); next to the Adults Only Bar at 7065 1/2 Sunset Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90028 (Northeast corner of Sunset and La Brea); 310.993.3979

INTRO Art Gallery & Chef’s Table Introduces Artist Oscar Meza & His “Between the Lines” Art Series
INTRO Art Gallery & Chef’s Table, L.A.’s new secret supper club is teaming up with Artist Oscar Meza for a six-week exhibit showcasing his latest collection, “Between the Lines.” To kick-off this amazing show, INTRO Art Gallery & Chef’s Table will also be hosting an Oscar Meza “Between the Lines” opening art reception. Artist Oscar Meza is a 25-year-old Mexican professional skateboarder who grew up on the streets of Los Angeles. After spending half of his life skateboarding, he became inspired by alumni skateboarders and artists, Danny Minnick, Chad Muska and Harif Guzman. Meza describes his ever-evolving work as being “Geometrical and symbolic.” Between the Lines, is meant “to encourage people to look between the lines, not just in the art, but in life as well.” To kick-off “Between the Lines”, the opening reception features complimentary tray passed truffle macaroons and pork belly bites accompanied by Prosecco and select wines. INTRO Art Gallery & Chef’s Table hosts limited communal seating’s every Friday and Saturday evening featuring an avant-garde 12-Course Tasting Menu created by Executive Chef Paul Shoemaker. In honor of Oscar’s latest work, Executive Chef Paul Shoemaker has created two additions to his 12-Course Tasting Menu for the January-February season: Maine Lobster poached in its own roe with Meyer Lemon & Basil Soil, and Époisses Fondue, prepared with Macadamia Nuts and Black Winter Truffle. Opening Art Reception: Thursday, 7-10 pm; 4200 Lankershim Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 91602

By Whitney

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