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Weekend

01/20/2017

Riot LA
The annual alternative comedy fest is back with a lineup that includes legendary Mel Brooks (Young FrankensteinSpaceballs) hosting a screening of his classic Blazing Saddles, as well as younger comics like Ali Wong and Felipe Esparza doing stand-up sets. $49.50+; Tuesday through January 22; schedule here.

Saint Marc Pub‘s Weekly Promotions
This café, bakery & cheese affinage will be hosting a different promotion each day of the week! Every Saturday and Sunday Saint Marc will have the executive chef’s “Imbibe at Sunrise Brunch,” following with Reverse Happy Hour MondayFriday that includes $5 red solo cup cocktails. You can also enjoy more $5 drink specials on Moonshine Mondays, Trashed Canned Tuesdays, Wine & Whiskey Wednesdays and Twisted Thursdays, along with 50% off chef’s selected cheese boards! All week; 21058 Pacific Coast Hwy, Huntington Beach, CA 92648

Blue Star Donuts is Coming
The popular Portland shop is opening in Manhattan Beach inside the METLOX shopping complex. Blue Star is known for their take on classics, including hard apple cider fritters and blueberry basil. They are celebrating the new digs this Saturday with a giveaway. Snag a spot in line and get one free doughnut per person until they sell out. Saturday, 10 am; 451 Manhattan Beach Blvd, Manhattan Beach, CA

A Basq Kitchen x King Harbor Brewery
Want some craft beer with your Basq food? Get to Redondo Beach, where A Basq Kitchen is partnering up with nearby King Harbor Brewery for a one-night affair. The dinner event spans three courses with beer pairings. $49; Sunday, 5-9 pm; 136 N International Boardwalk Redondo Beach, CA 90277; 310.376.9215

L & E Oyster Bar Celebrates Five Years with Free Oysters
In honor of the restaurant’s five-year anniversary, L & E Oyster Bar in Silver Lake will be celebrating with week-long specials including free oysters, a complimentary paella party and Executive Chef Spencer Bezaire’s favorite menu specials from the last five years. On Sunday, Chef Spencer will prepare complimentary paella for all guests upstairs, beginning at 5 pm. From Monday – Friday, enjoy complimentary oysters upstairs, beginning at 5 pm. Also, Monday – Friday, downstairs will have one of Chef Spencer’s all-time favorite specials featured on the dinner menu starting at 6 pm. (* Complimentary oysters and paella available while supplies last). Sunday-Friday; 1637 Silver Lake Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90026

Brunch with Photographer Mick Rock at the Polo Lounge
Join legendary rock photographer Mick Rock at the Polo Lounge for a brunch celebrating David Bowie. The brunch also includes the exhibition that showcases a selection of original prints from Rock’s 1972 photo shoot with Bowie at The Beverly Hills Hotel. Reserve the VIP brunch package to attend a discussion with Rock about his rock music imagery of rock and roll royalty. The package includes a three-course brunch featuring themed menu items and Bowie’s music; complementary mimosa or Ziggy Stardust martini; post-brunch conversation with Rock; and signed copy of Rock’s new book, The Rise of David Bowie 1972-1973. $150; Sunday, 11 am-3 pm; The Beverly Hills Hotel, 9641 Sunset Blvd, Beverly Hills, CA; 310.887.2777

Baltaire Introduces Slow Cooked Sundays
What’s more comforting during the cool winter then a slowly braised dinner? Enjoy a Sunday supper before the work week begins at Baltaire’s “Slow Cooked Sundays,” a weekly dinner series. Each week Executive Chef Travis Strickland will feature a new, three-course, family-style menu highlighting a slow-cooked protein, alongside seasonal sides and house made desserts. This weekend the menu includes Endive Salad with watercress, apple, bleu cheese, hazelnuts, and hazelnut vinaigrette; Prime Rib Roast with Yorkshire pudding, whipped potato, glazed root vegetables, red wine jus, and horseradish cream; and Banana Split with bourbon vanilla ice cream with chocolate and raspberry sauces, bananas, cherries, nuts, and whipped cream. $55; Sunday; 11647 San Vicente Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90049; reservations: 424.273.1660 or email hello@baltaire.com

Brack Shop Tavern‘s $22 Rosé All Day
DTLA’s sports bar, Brack Shop Tavern, is now offering $22 bottomless rose all day on Sundays to go along with their extensive brunch menu. Take your Sunday Funday to the next level with brunch menu highlights including Breakfast Burrito with farm fresh egg, mushroom, leek, spinach, and aged cheddar; Short Rib Hash, $12 with braised short rib, potatoes, horseradish aioli, sunny egg, and wheat or rye toast; Huevos Rancheros with fresh corn tortillas, sunny eggs, salsa verde, balck beans, and queso fresca; Vegan Nachos with soyrizo-beans, vegan nacho cheese, avocado, tomato, and pickled jalapeños; Chef’s Hangover Cure, spicy chicken soup, mixed veggies, cilantro, and grilled toast; Brack Burger with white cheddar, tomato, onion, romaine, and brack sauce on brioche. Sunday; 525 W 7th St, Los Angeles, CA 90014; 213.232.8657

Uncorked L.A. Wine Festival
Sip wines from more than 50 wineries while enjoying live music at this second annual fest at Union Station. Enjoy over 150 wines, champagne bar, international wine section, gourmet food trucks, live music, custom wine themed photo booth, blind tasting bar and more! $60-$70; Saturday, 5-9 pm; 800 N. Alameda St, Los Angeles, CA

Liaison Restaurant + Lounge
Hollywood’s newest dining and nightlife destination is an indoor/outdoor contemporary space with an open-air garden and intimate indoor lounge. In addition to curated cocktail and wine lists, Liaison offers dinner. Highlights of the seasonal menu include Hope Ranch mussels, charcoal wheat pasta and whole sea bass roasted over burning almond wood. Friday; 1638 N Las Palmas Ave, Los Angeles, CA;  310.984.6666

Bone Kettle Opens
Bone Kettle, a Southeast Asian kitchen serving bone broth and creative small plates in Pasadena is opening! Executive chef and co-owner of Komodo, Erwin Tjahyadi was inspired by his recent travels across Southeast Asia to create an entirely new concept showcasing the tastes and flavors of his explorations. Through 36 hours of boiling, Bone Kettle’s bone broth is made using traditional cooking techniques and fresh, ethnic ingredients reflective of Asian culture. Bone Kettle brings a new frontier of Asian dining to the Pasadena community, with a simple yet bold menu that will cure any hankering for an authentic dining experience. 67 N Raymond Ave, Pasadena, CA 91103

Presidential Inauguration at Baldoria
Who doesn’t want a little alcohol to get through Friday’s Inauguration? Baldoria, in Little Tokyo, is offering $6 shots of Buffalo Trace, $6 glasses of rosé and $6 draft beers. Pair these drink specials with Baldoria’s comfort foods-pizzas, fried chicken & Texas toast, and more. Friday, 4-8 pm; 243 S San Pedro St, Los Angeles, CA 90012; 213.947.3329

By Whitney

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