Weekend

Golden Road + Umami Burger + Crossroads
Guest chef Adam Fleischman prepares a plant-based burger tasting menu in the first of three Sunday Suppers, including Ricardo Zarate (March 30th) and Theo Schoenegger (April 13th). Fleischman’s Prix fixe menu includes Fried Pickles with Ranch Dressing for the table, first course of Hearts of Romaine Caeser Salad (with homemade focaccia croutons and walnut Parmesan); second course choices include French Fries or Onion Rings with Slider Trio choices of Cali Burger (butter lettuce, slow roasted tomato, house spread, soy American cheese and caramelized onions); Hatch Burger (4 types of green chiles and house cashew nacho cheese); or the Truffle Burger (housemade truffle cheese and truffle glaze). The patties also come in either Crossroads Mushroom Farro, Umami Veggie Patty, or Gardein Beefless Patty. The dessert course includes a Classic Banana Split or a Chocolate Milkshake and you can get Golden Road Brewery Beer Flights for $10 each. $45; Sunday, seatings 5 pm, 7 pm, and 9 pm; 8284 Melrose Ave., Los Angeles, 90046; 323.782.9245

Free Cruller Doughnuts at Plan Check

Csn doughnuts be any more delicious? When they are free Free! To celebrate the two-year anniversary of their Sawtelle location, Plan Check get complimentary crullers when you order an entrée at both Plan Check locations. Sat. Feb. 22, 11:30 a.m.-midnight
Plan Check Sawtelle, 1800 Sawtelle Blvd., Sawtelle & Plan Check Fairfax, 351 N. Fairfax Ave., Beverly Grove

Sweet 16 Bike Prom
Go back in time and party it up like you did in high school. Bust out your bike and get ready for prom! This cycling fundraiser benefits the Los Angeles County Bicycle Coalition and features dancing, a mega raffle, prom photos, and the crowning of bike queen and king. Saturday, 8-11:30 pm; American Legion Hall Post 206 – 227 N. Ave. 55, Highland Park

80’s Prom Party
Seems like prom is making quite the come back! So, get out your leg warmers and shoulder pads to party down with a live cover band. Plus, you can take complimentary prom pictures and 100% of proceeds will go to local animal rescues. $30Saturday, 9 pm; Fonda Theatre, 6126 Hollywood Blvd., Hollywood; 323.464.0808

Mystery Trip LA
Hop on a magical mystery tour of the city by bus. Nobody knows where it will stop!Be ready for anything! $60Saturday, 3 pm; meet at corner of La Cienga and Beverly Blvd., in front of CVS.

COCHON 555
Witness a culinary battle that includes fine dining and cocktails. It’s a classy battle. Five chefs from popular Los Angeles restaurants like Comme Ca, Craft, and Fig Restaurant are going head to head to create six nose-to-tail dishes each from a whole heritage breed pig. After all of the butchering, roasting, and tasting is done, the last chef standing will get the chance to compete in the Grand Cochon at this year’s Food & Wine Classic in Aspen. Along with all the porky plates, you’ll get 30-month-old Prosciutto di Parma, Hudson Valley foie gras, and cocktails from the whiskey bar. If you’re there for the whiskey, head over to the “Punch King” battle where five local barkeeps will create just what you’re looking for. $131-208; Sunday, February 23, 4-8 pm; Fairmont Miramar Santa Monica, 101 Wilshire Blvd., Santa Monica; 687.744.5886

COCHON 555 Chef’s Course
To kick off the weekend of festivities, Chef  Jason Neroni, who competed in 2012, will host a group of champions on the tour to a guest chef dinner. The Cochon 555 “Chef’s Course Dinner Series” is a five-course dinner prepared by Los Angeles’ most prominent chefs. Neroni along with four other chefs, including Jason Travi of Superba Food & Bread, Jet Tila of Modern Asian Kitchen, Micah Wexler of Wexler’s Deli, and COCHON 555 Founder Brady Lowe, will prepare this one-night-only feast. Each course will be paired with wines. Throughout the evening, you will be guided through the dinner with an intro to each course by each of the chefs as well as a chance to mingle and enjoy the night with Team COCHON. $100 per guest (includes wine); Friday, February 21, welcome reception: 8 – 8:30 pm, Chef’s 5-Course Dinner: 8:30; Superba Snack Bar, 533 Rose Ave., Los Angeles, 90291; resys: 310.399.6400 or listening@superbasnackbar.com

LA Zoo’s Snow Days
Grab your mittens and scarves – snow is in the forecast for the Los Angeles Zoo and Botanical Gardens! This weekend, the L.A. Zoo will be transformed into a winter wonderland as part its annual “Snow Days” celebration. The frosty festivities include a snow-covered sledding hill and play area, and Disney’s “Frozen”-themed arts and crafts. The Zoo’s Sumatran Tiger and America Black Bear will have their own snowscapes for frolicking and specially-made snowmen for play. Free with Zoo admission ($18/adults; $13/children 2-12; $15/seniors 62 and up) or GLAZA membership; Saturday, & Sunday, 10 am-4 pm; Los Angeles Zoo, 5333 Zoo Dr., Los Angeles, 90027

Indochino’s Traveling Tailor
Indochino’s Traveling Tailor is the leader in custom online menswear, is coming to LA for the first time to provide men with a VIP shopping experience and to create this season’s premier menswear. The Traveling Tailor complements Indochino’s online shopping experience and provides the opportunity for men join in the world of custom tailoring. You can book a thirty-minute appointment, where you’ll get measured, styled, discover customization options, experience fabric samples and view the collection in person, and of course – build a custom suit. Friday – March 2nd, 8 am–8 pm, weekdays, Saturdays 9 am–8 pm and Sundays 10 am–7 pm; 350 S Beverly Dr., Beverly Hills, 90212

Le Sirenuse at Shutters on the Beach
Get a taste of the Amalfi Coast through this collabo with the Positano, Italy, hotel. One Pico serves Italian food like scampi bruschetta; roasted veal cutlet with capers; and Negroni cocktails and The Cottage hosts a pop-up stocked with Mediterranean sundries like Fornasetti plates and merino scarves. Through February 26; One Pico, daily, 6-10 pm; The Cottage, daily, 8 am-9:30 pm; Shutters on the Beach, 1 Pico Blvd., Santa Monica; 310.458.0030

Ghosts
Local muralist Ralph Ziman’s first solo exhibit depicts the hard times during war-torn Africa’s arms trade through photography, installations, and sculptures. Through March 2; Wednesday-Saturday, noon-6 pm; Sunday, noon-4 pm; C.A.V.E. Gallery, 1108 Abbot Kinney Blvd., Venice; 310.450.6960

L.A. Dance Project Residency
Benjamin Millepied’s contemporary ballet company wows with new works set to music by members of indie band The National. Besides the beautiful dancing, take in the United Artists Theatre’s breathtakingly restored interior. $20-125; Friday, 8 pm; Saturday, 3 pm; The Theatre at Ace Hotel, 929 S. Broadway, Downtown; 213.623.3233

Home Beer-Brewing Class
Solvang’s Valley Brewers will teach you the basics of making your own ale and then you can sample beer with gratis sausages and pretzels. $25; Today, 7 pm; Wirtshaus, 345 N. La Brea Ave., West Hollywood; 323.931.9291; for tickets, email: info@wirtshausla.com

The Lady & the Sailor
Designer Brittany Correy’s second location is packed with her collection of tees, shifts, and tanks in ecofriendly materials. The brick-and-mortar also stocks small goods for the home, such as Savon de Marseille soaps and Assouline books. Monday-Saturday, 10 am-6 pm; Sunday, 10 am-5 pm; 11640 San Vicente Blvd., ste. 104, Brentwood; 310.442.3500

Tortilla Republic Celebrates Margarita Day
Celebrate National Margarita Day with a special one-day only $15 flight featuring some of the restaurant’s signature offerings. The three-margarita sampler consists of the House (El Jimador Blanco, Housemade Lime-Agave Syrup, Triple Sec); Cucumber Lavender (Muddled Cucumber, House Made Lavender Syrup, El Jimador Blanco, Housemade Lime-Agave Syrup); and the Spicy Pomegranate (Pomegranate Puree, Fresh Jalapeño, Triple Sec, Corzo Silver, Lime Juice). Saturday; 616 N Robertson Blvd., West Hollywood, 90069; 310.657.9888

Other spots to Celebrate:

Las Perlas
Order up the Poblano Escobar made with Mezcal, Pierre Ferrand Dry Orange Curacao, Cumin, Muddled Poblano Chili and Fresh Pineapple, Lime, Agave. $13; 107 E 6th St., Los Angeles, 90014

Red O
Order the Topolo Margarita made with El Agave Silver Tequila, JDK & Sons O3 Orange Liqueur, Housemade Limonada. $15; 107 E 6th St., Los Angeles, 90014

Gracias Madre
They are serving the Arandano Margarita with Tequila Blanco, Cranberry Jam, Blood Orange, Lime, Fleur de Sel, Chinese bitters, and a Chinese five spice seasoned rim. $12; 8905 Melrose Ave., West Hollywood, 90069

La Sandia
Order the La Sandia Watermelon Margarita made with El Jimador Blanco Tequila, Watermelon, Citrus, served on rocks. $9; 395 Santa Monica Pl #305, Santa Monica, 90401

Petty Cash
Sip on the Farmers Market Margarita made with Fresh Blood Orange, Tequila, Mezcal, and Cherimoya. $14; 7360 Beverly Blvd., Los Angeles, 90036

Loteria Grill
They have the Ginger Margarita and it’s made with Pressed Ginger Juice, Fresh Lime Juice, Fresh Pineapple Juice, Tequila Cazadores Blanco, Agave Nectar. $14 ($7 Happy Hour special); 12050 Ventura Blvd., Studio City, 91604

YXTA
Order u p the Jamaica Margarita made with Hibiscus-infused Reposado Tequila, Jamaica, Fresh sour. $11; 601 S. Central Ave., Los Angeles, 90021

Sale wire:

Minimale Animale 
Edgy bathing suit purveyors, Minimale Animale, is hosting an epic sample sale in Culver City this weekend. Word is, you can get up to 70% off! Saturday, 11 am-5 pm; 10871 W Washington Blvd., #101, Culver City, 90232

popKiller (all locations)
Now until the end of the month, take 20% off women’s vintage apparel at all four of the Japanese brand’s Los Angeles stores, including their new concept shop in Little Tokyo.

Babakul
Score up to 75% off the LA label’s luxe boho outerwear, basics and more from their spring/summer 2013 and fall 2013 collections. Today & Saturday; 2301 E 7th St, Suite A 119

SWAK Designs
Save up to 90% off the plus-size brand’s dresses, tops, accessories and more. The sale is cash-only. Today & Saturday; 21218 Vanowen St.

Alessi
The Italian design house’s sale at Diva Furniture continues through February 28th with savings of up to 80% off furniture, home goods, kitchen accessories and more. 313 N Robertson Blvd.

AG Jeans
Also still going is the LA brand’s Westwood Village sample sale pop-up, where you can snag jackets, bottoms and more for $20-80. 1029 Westwood Blvd.

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