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3rd Annual Off the Hook Seafood Festival Ahoy Matey! The 3rd annual Off the Hook Seafood Festival returns this October, celebrating National Seafood Month on the historic Santa Monica Pier! Sample tastings from the city’s best seafood restaurants and chefs from The Lobster, FIG, Herringbone, BOA and more. Benefiting Surfrider Foundation, Off the Hook will feature live bands, spirits sampling, desserts, games and more, and also raises awareness for the Sustainable Seafood Movement. $40, $70/VIP; Saturday, 3-7 pm; Santa Monica Pier Savor the Taste...

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Monday: Petite Taqueria Opens The h.wood Group’s John Terzian, and Brian Toll have opened their newest restaurant, Petite Taqueria, a modern Mexican restaurant with Japanese influence, as taqueria-style dishes are prepared and presented at a traditional “Omakase” bar. The Omakase bar is stationed on the upper level straight across from the outdoor patio. Led by The h.wood Group’s Culinary Director, Chef Maynard Llera alongside Food & Beverage Specialist Adam Koral, the menu aims to bring your experience to the next level. Inside Petite,...

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Monday: Katsuya’s Kokoro Relief Roll In the past few weeks, the world has been facing extreme Hurricane conditions that have left many without emergency supplies, and in need of long-term city recovery. Hurricane relief foundations need help in-order-to begin relief efforts to support those that were affected. That is why all Los Angeles Katsuya locations will be offering the Kokoro Relief Roll with shrimp tempura, avocado and cucumber. It’s topped with spicy tuna, spicy mayo and unagi sauce drizzle, and finished with green onion masago. In...

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Monday: Delicatessen by Osawa Opens This contemporary Japanese style delicatessen is the first of its kind in Los Angeles and is from the owners of Osawa, Sayuri Tachibe and Executive Chef Shigefumi Tachibe.  Executive Chef Tetsuya Osaki, appointed by Chef Shigefumi Tachibe, is behind deli selections like the Organic Mixed Seaweed; Potato & Edamame seasoned with wasabi mustard sauce and topped with micro wasabi; Sweet & Spicy Marinated Tofu topped with ginger flavored Japanese eggplant and Anaheim chili, dressed with soy sake dashi and gochujang; or Renkon Kinpira, a...

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Boogie Nights at Hollywood Forever Cemetery PT Anderson’s tour-de-force about the porn industry in 1970s Los Angeles swept across screens and launched the career of one of our most brilliant filmmakers. Mark Wahlberg stars as the well endowed but naive dishwasher who became one of the biz’s greatest heroes. Discovered by a powerful producer, his fame grows as does his attachment to his new film family. Pulsing disco, thrusting camera moves and a dream cast adorn this sparkling story that reveals...