Public School on Tap‘s Burger Wars 2017
This chef-driven gastropub is continuing Burger Wars 2017, where every month until July, chefs at each Public School restaurant will create a specialty, limited edition burger using seasonal, trending, or unusual ingredients. A specific beer pairing will accompany all burgers. This month, Public School Chefs throughout Los Angeles are featuring the following burgers for the competition: Public School 213 (DTLA) is serving The Bad Hombre Burger made with a beef patty stacked with melted bleu cheese, lettuce, and avocado on a toasted brioche bun with spicy mayo, then topped with crispy fried onion strings drizzled with avocado ranch and sprinkled with parsley and a jalapeño skewer; Public School 310 (Culver City) is serving Jidori Chicken Club made with Jidori chicken, cilantro pesto, avocado, tomato and poblano sauce; Public School 818 (Sherman Oaks) is serving The Smokehouse Burger made with candied bacon, onion rings, pepper jack cheese and whiskey BBQ sauce; and Public School 805 (Thousand Oaks) is serving Jalapeño Popper Bacon Burger made with Jalapeño cream cheese, cheddar cheese, BLT, crispy shallots and pico de gallo.
Truss & Twine Opens
Truss & Twine, the second concept from celebrated Executive Chef/ Owner Michael Beckman, has a Palm Springs’ sophisticated desert vibe. Truss & Twine specializes in classic cocktails broken down by era, alongside a desert-inspired menu using ingredients from the Coachella Valley. Truss & Twine’s Bar Managers, Dave Castillo and Michelle Bearden, who are behind the cocktail program, look at five eras of cocktails, including the “Golden Age,” “Prohibition,” “Tiki,” “Dark Ages,” and Castillo and Bearden’s own creations, the “Originals.” Beverages in the Golden Age include the Old Fashioned with bourbon, sugar, bitters, orange and lemon zest; the Prohibition includes the Hanky Panky with barrel-aged gin, sweet vermouth, Fernet Branca; the Tiki includes 3 Dots And A Dash with rhum agricole, Demerara Rum, orange, lime, honey, falernum, allspice dram, bitters; the Dark Ages look at the “bad cocktails” of the ‘80s and ‘90s, including an updated White Russian with Vietnamese coffee-infused gin, NOLA Coffee Liqueur, heavy cream. The team’s “Originals” highlight infamous aspects of Workshop Kitchen + Bar including the Velvet Touch made with Dickel rye, Amaro Nonino, Pedro Ximenez sherry, and orange zest. Aside from its extensive cocktail selection, Truss & Twine also serves a program of mixed drinks, a selection of beer, ciders, and wine on tap. The bar menu includes snack offerings like sliced-to-order California cheese and charcuterie like Californian Cypress Grove’s Lamb Chopper, and jamon iberico. Dishes include rabbit confit, braised mesquite pods, honey goat cheese in bougainvillea and cactus confit. 800 N Palm Canyon Dr, Palm Springs, CA; 760.459.3451 (photo: Audrey Ma).
MC Billy Harris’ “Hanging with Harris” Guest Chef Dinner Series
Culinary MC and fundraising auctioneer Billy Harris announces his new dinner series Hanging with Harris, a lineup of eight intimate, multi-course dining events taking place throughout Los Angeles. Each Monday night dinner will begin with a cocktail reception hosted by a mixologist from the leading Scotch whisky distiller, William Grant & Sons, followed by a four-course seated dinner with wine pairings from each distinguished chef and a charity auction. A portion of ticket sales and all proceeds from the auction items will benefit four charities that are close to Harris’ heart: James Beard Foundation, Alex’s Lemonade Stand, No Kid Hungry, and PIGGY BANK. This week check out Nancy Silverton at Osteria Mozza. Early in her career Nancy was named Food & Wine magazine’s “Best New Chef,” in addition to “Pastry Chef of the Year,” “Who’s Who of Cooking,” and “Outstanding Restaurant” for Campanile by the James Beard Foundation. Bon Appetit also awarded Silverton “Best of Food & Entertaining,” and “Best Food Artisan.” Most recently, she received the highest honor given by the James Beard Foundation for “Outstanding Chef” as well as listed as one of the “Most Innovative Women in Food and Drink” by Fortune and Food & Wine. $125; Monday
Pi Deals at Whole Foods
Today is 3.14, so Whole Foods is offering Pi Day deals. The grocery store chain is putting on an all-day sale where you’ll be able to save $3.14 on all large bakery pies. And for something savory, save $3.14 on all large take and bake pizzas. Tuesday
James Beard Charity Dinner
A ton of chefs are lining up to take part in an upcoming James Beard charity dinner. The benefit evening includes a reception and multi-course dinner with wine and specialty cocktails all prepared and curated by Los Angeles chefs that have been honored by the Foundation, including Nancy Silverton of Mozza, Michael Cimarusti of Providence, Jon Shook & Vinny Dotolo of Animal, Jeremy Fox of Rustic Canyon, Matt Molina of E.R.B, Dahlia Narvaez of Mozza and Sherry Yard of Helms Bakery. $285; Tuesday, 6:30-10:30 pm; 8474 Melrose Ave, West Hollywood, CA 90069
Burke Williams Offers Spring Specials for Pure Relaxation
Now through March 31 enjoy a 50-minute Pure Relaxation Massage with Hot Stones starting at $111 (regular price $139+). Experience an 80-minute Pure Relaxation Massage with Hot Stones for the special starting price of $151 (regular price $189+). This personalized Swedish massage blends long, flowing, and circulatory strokes to restore calm to the mind and body, while increasing circulation and promoting deep relaxation. Lift, brighten, and tone your skin with the Radiance Facial. This next generation facial lifts and contours tissue by contracting facial muscles and infusing Vitamin C deep into the layers of your skin, stimulating collagen production and cell turnover. Experience the Radiance Facial at a special starting price of $159 (regular price $189+). More info and locations here or call 1.866.239.6635
Jazz at Garcons de Cafe
Head to DTLA for jazz night featuring Anna & Aris at Garcons de Cafe inside the Spring Street Arcade. The wine bar is tucked away but will be making big noise with a live music event in the back. Thursday; 541 S Spring St #114, Los Angeles, CA 90013; 213.278.0737