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Burger Mondays at La Frite Cafe
Longstanding restaurant La Frite Cafe in Sherman Oaks is adding a new Monday burger deal. The new deal by young chef Andres Martinez pairs a burger with fries and a drink. $17; Mondays; 15013 Ventura Blvd, Sherman Oaks, CA 91403

Casa Vega Celebrates Spring
This Mexican restaurant staple invites you to celebrate spring with the signature Rehab Margarita specialty priced at $6. The cocktail is made with 1800 Tequila, coconut water, pineapple juice, fresh lime juice, and agave. Monday through April 30th; 13301 Ventura Blvd, Sherman Oaks, CA 91423; 818.788.4868

Commerson for a Cause
There’s a new dinner happening at Commerson, with chefs including Alison Trent, David LeFevre, Vartan Abgaryan, Sherry Yard, and more. The dinner raises money for Habitat for Humanity to build houses in Guatemala, and will include a silent auction and more. $150; Monday, 6-11 pm; 788 South La Brea Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90036

Michael’s On Naples’ Meatball Mondays
The restaurant located on Naples Island in Long Beach, is transitioning from winter to spring with the return of Meatball Monday, taking place every third Monday of the month. Thursday; 5620 E. 2nd St, Long Beach, CA; 562.439.7080


The year, celebrate today’s seminal standard bearers and groundbreaking influencers leading the design industry forward, with presentations, panel discussions, lectures, book-signings, product launches and showroom openings featuring top talent who both embody and deliberate on what it means to be iconic and innovative in the design world now. This year’s line-up including Martyn Lawrence Bullard, Chris Barrett, Jamie Bush, Timothy Corrigan, Ken Fulk, Holly Hunt, John Pomp, Hutton Wilkinson, Suzanne Rheinstein, John Saladino, Richard Shapiro, Roger Thomas, Madeline Stuart, Ryan White, and others. Plus the opening of a number of new showrooms – Assouline, Quadrille, George Smith, Tidelli Outdoor, and CinemaTech. Free; Wednesday & Thursday; Pacific Design Center, 8687 Melrose Ave, West Hollywood, CA 90069

The Getty Presents an Array of Free Talks this Spring
Spring has sprung and the Getty is offering a full line-up of talks on a variety of subjects at the Getty Center. Highlights include appearances by sculptor Charles Ray, photographers Chris Killip and Jane and Louise Sealander, photographer and documentarian Jamel Shabazz, journalist and “The Wire” creator David Simon, and costume designer Ruth E. Carter. Free, $10/parking; 1200 Getty Center Dr, Los Angeles, CA; 310.440.7300

MiniBar x Copper & Kings Brandy Tasting
Receive a welcome cocktail and three bites of food from Little Dom’s Chef Brandon Boudet paired with Copper & Kings Grape Brandies, Apple Brandies & Absinthes at Hollywood’s cozy little bar, along with a special exclusive bottling available one night only at MiniBar. $15; Wednesday, 6:30-8 pm; MiniBar, 6141 Franklin Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90068

Tam O’Shanter hosts a Four Course Wine Pairing Dinner with Maldonado Family Vineyards
The evening’s lineup will feature a selection of wine pairings including 2013 Maldonado Parr Vineyard Chardonnay, Knights Valley, Sonoma (paired with a grilled chicken salad with butter lettuce, crispy wontons and peanut vinaigrette starter); 2012 Maldonado Cabernet, Napa Valley (paired with pork belly steamed buns with carrot, cucumber and cilantro slaw); 2013 Maldonado Farm Worker, Napa Valley (paired with roasted pork tenderloin with grilled asparagus, purred cauliflower and brandy reduction); 2012 Maldonado Parr Vineyard Pinot Noir, Knights Valley, Sonoma (paired with a salted caramel panna cotta with popcorn and peanuts for dessert). Hugo Maldonado, owner and winemaker for Maldonado Family Vineyards and the Tam’s in-house wine expert, Brien McNally, will guide you through each tasting. $85; Wednesday, 6:30 pm; 2980 Los Feliz Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90039; 323.664.0228

National Paella Week at A Basq Kitchen
In honor of National Paella Day, A Basq Kitchen in Redondo Beach will be celebrating with a full week of paella! National Paella Week schedule at A Basq Kitchen schedule: Wednesday, 3/22- Paella Mariscos (seafood); Thursday, 3/23- Lamb Paella with Drunken Grapes; Friday 3/24– Paella Negra (squid, chorizo + ink); Saturday, 3/25– Pork Belly Pork Belly Paella (twice because it’s a lot of pork belly!); and Sunday 3/26– Paella Mixta (chicken, pork, chorizo, squid, mussels, clams). Wednesday through March 26th; 136 International Boardwalk, Redondo Beach, CA 90277; 310.376.9215

Vintner Kathryn Walt Hall of Napa’s Hall Wines Hosts a Dinner at Chianina
Chianina Steakhouse welcomes Kathryn Walt Hall of Napa’s Hall wines to its monthly vintners dinner. You will receive a signed copy of Ms. Hall’s book, “A Perfect Score,” which chronicles her and husband Craig’s journey in building their successful St. Helena winery. Kathryn’s book recounts her and husband Craig’s 20 year climb from amateur winemakers to recipients of a perfect score from Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate. The duo headed to Napa in the early 1990s with the purchase of their first vineyard making a name for themselves with their critically-acclaimed HALL Wines and WALT Wines – two coveted 100-point “perfect score” vintages. Chef Bryant Taylor along with Aronne, who is also the restaurant’s sommelier, collaborated on the menu. The six-course menu includes: green garlic arancini, prawn cracker with scallop, and foie terrine on toast with rhubarb paired with 2015 Hall Sauvignon Blanc, Napa Valley; Scottish Salmon with English pea, morel mushroom, and puffed barley paired with 2015 Walt Chardonnay, Sonoma Coast; Chitarra Pasta with rabbit sugo, blistered spring onion and tarragon paired with 2014 Walt Pinot Noir “Clos Pepe” Sta, Rita Hill; Lamb Ribeye with charred eggplant puree, fava bean fritter and Greek yogurt paired with 2013 Hall Merlot, Napa Valley; Prime Beef Striploin with asparagus, roasted new potato and mustard moussaline paired with 2013 Hall Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley; and A selection of Sonoma cheeses paired with 2013 Kathryn Hall Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley. Seating for the upcoming Hall + Walt Wine Dinner is limited. $130; Wednesday, 6:30-8:30 pm; 5716 E. Second St, Long Beach, CA; 562.434.2333


Edibols’s Happy Hour
Hit this smoke-friendly eating event, which include dishes like Stoned Ground Corn Pops with chipotle crema; Hash Melts with roasted garlic & herb pork hash, sharp cheddar, lime crem aand, tomatillo pineapple relish; Spiced Buttermilk Fried Chicken Slider with creme fraiche ranch, and honey citrus slaw; Fried Pickle Chips with herbed celery seed crema, along with specials on handcrafted cocktails, draft beer, and red and white wine. Thursday, 5-9 pm; 300 South Santa Fe Ave, #q, Los Angeles, CA 90013

Brown Bag Baroque with the Pasadena Symphony and Pops every Thursday
Every Thursday One Colorado provides the pleasant ambiance of chamber music with Brown Bag Baroque lunchtime concerts, in partnership with the Pasadena Symphony and Pops Random Acts of Music. These pop-up performances work to connect the community to live music and encourage community engagement. Thursday, 12-1 pm; One Colorado – 41 Hugus Alley, Pasadena, CA 91103; 626.564.1066

By Whitney

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