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Monday, November 24:

A “Friendsgiving” Vegan Pop Up
The authors behind The Lusty Vegan, Chef Ayinde Howell and Zoe Eisenberg have teamed up with Mohawk Bend for their “Authors Worth Celebrating” series to put on a special vegan “Friendsgiving.” Dine on a multi-course meal for while you chat with the authors and learn about what inspired their book. Monday, 6:30 pm; Mohawk Bend, 2141 Sunset Blvd., Los Angeles, CA

American Tea Room’s Mega Sale
They are having their biggest sale ever through the end of the year, offering an incredible savings of 20-75% on most items throughout the Beverly Hills store and online, while supplies last. For this event, CEO David Barenholtz has ordered exclusive items from his travels around the world normally not sold in-store or online. Shipping is free for any purchase of $50 or more in-store and online. The sale is designed to make room for the massive renovation and redesign of the Beverly Hills location at the end of this year and will be a preview of the specialty products that will be available in the downtown Arts District location opening in early 2015. Monday; N. Canon Dr., Beverly Hills, CA

Motown On Mondays
Groove, drink, and sing your heart out for this soulful night on the town! The DJ will be playing all your old favorites that’ll have you busting out moves you forgot you had! Mon. Nov. 24, 5 p.m.-2 a.m; Short Stop, 1455 W. Sunset Blvd., Echo Park

Lemonade Restaurants
All twelve locations in SoCal will offer a holiday menu available through the New Year. Order savory and sweet holiday items from the fast-casual modern cafeteria-style eatery, who will be offering a whole carved turkey with gravy and cranberry relish ($9.50), Apple Sage Brioche Stuffing ($3.50), Sweet Potato with Maple ($3.50), “Not So White Trash” Green Bean Casserole with roasted mushroom and crispy onions ($3.50), a Pumpkin Maple Crumble ($4.50), and Sour Cream Apple Pie ($4.50).  Plus, their seasonal menu is rolling out with the return of a favorite, the Spaghetti Squash with faro, cranberry, and pomegranate vinaigrette. All items are served a la cart; through the new year

Better Than Family Dinner
Can’t make it home this holiday season? Angel City Brewery is celebrating Los Angeles transplants this season with a ”Better Than Family Dinner.” On December 13, the Brewery is hosting a meal for four groups of Angelenos and their closest friends. Attendees will be treated to a delicious culinary experience, featuring a feast from Poppy + Rose, special Angel City beer pairings, music and more. To earn a seat at the table, go here and describe your best family dinner story. Stories must be submitted by November 30, with the winners being selected December 1st.

The Church Key’s Tiki Happy Hour
Replacing the current happy hour cocktails will be a bevy of tropical-inspired beverages ($8): The Professor with Selvarey Cacao, Coconut, Pineapple, Orgeat; Blue Hawaii ­with Malibu Rum, Blue Curacao, Creme de Coconut, Pineapple; One N Done with Bacardi Superior, Sailor Jerry, Gosslings Dark, Pineapple, OJ, Orgeat, Peychauds Bitters; Smuggler – Bacardi Superior, Disaronno, Grapefruit, Lime, Orgeat; and Rosarita Way with Dobel Maestro, Lime, Rose Water, Orgeat. New bites include ($4-$5): Kalua Pork & Spam “Hawaiian Style” with Teriyaki Pineapple; Rock Shrimp “Po’ Boy” with Pickled Egg Remoulade, Butter Toasted Brioche; Crispy Samosas with Potato & Peas, Cilantro Cream; Shrimp skewers with Chinese Sweet Sausage / Passion Fruit; Filipino Pork “BBQ” skewers with Serrano Aioli; Oaxcan Chicken Meatball skewers with Chipotle “Marinara”; Grilled Skirt Steak skewers with Sesame Cilantro Marinade; and aPu Pu Platter ($15) with Spring Roll, “Samosas” and choice of 3 Skewers. MondayFriday from 5:30-7 pm; 8730 Sunset Blvd., West Hollywood, CA 90069; 424.249.3700

Tuesday, November 25:

O&W Yakitori-Ya
Josef Centeno is serving you a prix fixe pile of indulgent Japanese-Italian skewers and Japanese beer for two nights at Orsa & Winston. Tuesday, 6-11 pm; Orsa & Winston, 122 W 4th St., Downtown; 213.687.7000

Acabar‘s New Dishes & Cocktails
In addition to the new menu items and cocktails, Acabar is celebrating their one year anniversary by featuring two dinner specials for guests, including a new Marjolaine birthday cake on the dessert menu, and dinners TuesdayThursday will be offered a complimentary amuse bouche of Acabar’s fiery Zombie cocktail. Chef de Cuisine Kevin Luzande has new fall dishes including Duck Duo Salade; Charred Octopus; Fried Buns with braised lamb; Agnolotti; and New Zealand Snapper. Mixologist Quiana LaFleur, has crafted a new fall cocktail menu divided into Acabar’s signature three categories – “Strong,” Floral,” and “Aromatic.” The cocktail menu features new signature drinks with standouts including California Sage with London dry gin, sage, cardamom, pineapple, lime and falernum; Eastside with botanically infused vodka, mint, cucumber, lime, can sugar; and El Diablo with tequila blanco, lime, ginger, crème de cassis, ginger beer. N. Stanley Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90046; 323.876.1400

Love & Salt Opens
Inspired by the shared vision of Chef Michael Fiorelli (mar’sel at Terranea Resort), and father and daughter ownership team, Guy Gabriele (Zazou) & Sylvie Gabriele (Zazou, Farm Stand), that great food needs only love and salt, you can expect starters include Chicken Liver Toast with guanciale and pickled cherries and the Kitchen Love charcuterie board with a selection of meats & cheeses, house jam, duck fat crackers, pickles, and toast. Adventurous eaters, order from the Odds & Ends section featuring bites like the Corned Lamb Tongue Panini; Crispy Chicken Skins; and a whole Roasted Glazed Pig Head. There are also Wood Oven Pizzas, House made Pasta, family-style platters, and seasonally-driven desserts. 317 Manhattan Beach Blvd., Manhattan Beach, CA, 90266; 310.545.5252

Wednesday, November 26:

Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar’s Prix Fixe Menu
Available for a limited time, the three-course menu is very indulgent with a starter course of butternut squash ravioli with lobster sauce and Hackleback caviar and a chopped salad of asparagus, shiitake mushrooms, roasted baby carrots, golden beets, fresh mozzarella, dried mission figs, fresh herbs and a lemon truffle dressing. The seasonal feast continues with the porcini-crusted filet over a braised mushroom ragout with house made blue cheese cream sauce. End the experience with an almond butter short cake tower with fresh strawberries, whipped Chantilly cream and a bittersweet chocolate truffle for dessert. A blood orange sangria, with sky infusions blood orange vodka is suggested to perfectly pair the meal, available for $9.95. $44.95; Now through January 31st66 Fleming’s locations

The The Spare Room‘s Fall Cocktail Menu
The new seasonal drinks ($14) including the Turncoat with Ford’s Gin, all spice dram, ginger, lime and soda; the Weeping Poet with Atlantico Reserva Rum, Amaro Lucano, Drysack Sherry, peach bitters and lemon; and King’s Dominion with Cognac Park, Green Chartreuse, lime and mint. This fall they’ve also partnered with Coolhaus to create a signature ice cream sandwich. It’s a combo of Kahlua ice cream with chicory and cardamom which is sandwiched between two coconut almond cookies ($9). 7000 Hollywood Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90028; 323.769.7296




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