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11/10/2014

Monday, November 10: 

Tom Colicchio’s Craft Los Angeles’ New Happy Hour
Craft is now open for happy hour, offering well priced specialty cocktails and food. Twelve Five Rye, Congenial Spirits‘ newly launched handcrafted small batch rye whiskey, makes its debut on the menu in the Constellation Boulevardier, a take on the classic Boulevardier cocktail named after Craft’s Hollywood-esque street address. Craft pairs the rye with Cocchi Vermouth di Torino and Campari, and it can be enjoyed for just $9 during the new Happy Hour. Monday-Friday, 3-5 pm; 10100 Constellation Blvd., Century City, CA; 310.279.4180

Nick + Stef’s Steakhouse‘s “The Chili Bowl”
Until Superbowl, enjoy specialty alcohol-infused chilies! Rotating on a weekly basis, Nick + Stef’s kicks off “The Chili Bowl” with the Red Wine & Chateau Sirloin (November 9, 10, 13) Chili followed by varieties like the White Wine & Chicken Chili (November 16, 17, 20), Tequila & Carnitas Chili (November 23 – 24), Bourbon & Short Rib Chili (November 30 – December 1 & 4)., andGuinness & Chuck Classic Chili (December 7-8, & 11).  The specialty program is presented to football fanatics at the bar every Sunday, Monday and Thursday from 5 pm until close. $10 ($8, Chili Fries); Sundays, Mondays, and Thursdays, 3 pm – close at the bar; 330 S. Hope St., Los Angeles, CA 90071; 213.680.0330

Barlo Kitchen & Cocktails New Menu & Movember
The restaurant has teamed up with the Movember Foundation to grow hearty MOs, offer specials and raise funds for men’s health issues. Barlo has also introduced new menu items that highlight seasonal ingredients and Executive Chef Adam Steudle’s eclectic culinary style. The new menu includes a Crispy Pig Ear Salad, Venison Wellington in a blackberry duxelle sauce, a Whole Roasted Sea Bream in a sea foam with mustard blossoms and a delectable puff pastry Rabbit & Marrow Pie. All proceeds of the Rabbit & Marrow Pie will benefit Movember throughout the month. New fall cocktails; including the Penicillin with Johnnie Walker Black Scotch, Lagavullin 12-year Scotch, Honey Ginger Syrup, Lemon and Candied Ginger, as well as the Gin Up, with Bombay Sapphire Gin, Luxardo Maraschino Liqueur, Lemon Mint Tea Syrup and Absinthe Mist. 1697 Pacific Ave., Venice Beach, CA, 90291

Spain’s Great Match
Discover the best of Spain at The Bazaar by José Andrés when you taste more than 200 world-class Spanish wines paired with tapas from the culinary imagination of Chef José Andrés. $70; Monday, 6-9 pm; 465 S La Cienega Blvd., Los Angeles, CA

New Burgers & Shakes at Pono Burger
Pono Burger’s fall/winter menu, Chef Makani Gerardi has created two new signature burgers and a shake. The ‘Oli ‘Oli Burger (means happiness in Hawaiian) has organic grass fed beef patty, organic beef pastrami, Reading Raclette Alpine Style cheese, warm sauerkraut, French whole grain mustard, on a toasted brioche bun. The Lanui “Holiday” Burger has Shelton’s free-range antibiotic-free turkey patty, organic housemade cranberry relish, organic housemade mashed potatoes, organic housemade gravy, organic crispy sweet potato nest, on a toasted brioche bun. A holiday-inspired, organic Pumpkin S’more Milkshake and Strand Brewing Co.’s Harvest Ball Orange Wheat Ale round out the seasonal menu. 829 Broadway, Santa Monica, CA  90401; 310.584.7005

Healthy Holiday Desserts
The Holidays are a great time to enjoy the company of friends and loved ones over yummy food and drinks. Join plant based chef Corinne Rice as she shows you how the holidays can be healthy and still very enjoyable. Corinne will guide you through step by step instructions to making the following recipes, all of which you will get to taste and take copies of the recipes home with you: Rosemary-apple cider, Apples with a 5 spice caramel sauce, Gingerbread cookies dipped in orange white chocolate, Pumpkin pie custard with balsamic candied pecans and chocolate syrup, and Vanilla bean ice cream with thyme cranberry compote. $75Sunday November 16th 1-3 pm, pre-registration is required by Friday November 14th; The Quest by Haylee Star, 2122 Lincoln Blvd., Venice, 90291

Tequila Tasting Class at Petty Cash
Join Bar Program Director Hilary Chadwick every Monday night for a tequila tasting class featuring a unique purveyor weekly. Includes small bites. $25; Mondays, 7 pm; 7360 Beverly Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90036; Reservations only: 323.533.9300

Power House in Hollywood Reopens
After a three-month renovation, Matt Winter owner of M. Winter Design (Gjusta Bakery, Roxy, Melrose Umbrella Co., 41 Ocean) has revamped the interior of Power House, while Damian Windsor (Warwick, Roger Room) renovated the bar program. Winter, who is known for his vintage aesthetic, was inspired by Hollywood’s diverse backgrounds, timeless style and drawing inspiration from around the world. The original neon Power House sign remains intact, while the new light and airy interior brings together an assortment of pieces. From staggered brick walls replicated from a postal building in DTLA, wrought iron bar shelves from Prague, chairs upholstered with materials from World War II tents, and handmade hexagon cathedral floor tiles that adorn the wall behind the bar, the assembly of fixtures is meant to honor the eclectic culture in the city. To complement the décor, Windsor crafts a menu inspired by old world and new world tipples that are categorized into four classes of drinks, including “Sparkling & Effervescent,” “Shandies, Shrubs, & Flips,” “Spirited, Savory, & Stirred,” and “Stingers, Sours, & Sweets.” Each cocktail is simply created and draws upon combos from deep-rooted classics and new-age favorites, including the Jack Apple Soda, with Jack Daniels invigorated by fresh housemade apple soda; Alley Oop with Arette Reposado Tequila, agave, and lime topped with a creamy cucumber marshmallow espuma; Algonquin bringing Bulleit Rye, French Vermouth, Pineapple, and Gomme; and Kalimotxo, their elevated take on a Spanish refreshment that combines red wine and Coca-Cola with orange and cookie spice. 1714 North Highland Ave., Hollywood, 90028

Tuesday, November 11:

Stir Market Opens
Now, you have a place where you can get espresso, porchetta, Sqirl jam, smoked-salmon BLTs and beer. Get to Beverly Boulevard’s new food hall, Stir Market. Tuesday, 8 am; 7475 Beverly Blvd.; 323.879.8283

smoke.oil.salt.
The Spanish restaurant and wine bar from Executive Chef Perfecto Rocher, Stephen Gelber, and AdVantage Restaurant Partners has new menu items, including Arrós Negre (Squid Ink Paella), two new sandwiches as part of a late-night menu, and a full card of sherries. Spicing up the Sunday Paella Night will be Arrós Negre, a Squid Ink Paella, topped with bright red carabineros, traditional Valencian prawns shipped from Spain, and a special blend of Catalonian flavors. The made-for-two dish comes with a starter, a side dish and a dessert for $49 per-person prix fixe. Late night smoke.oil.salt has new specialty sandwiches ($14) , which will be offered Tuesday-Thursday, 10 pm, and Friday & Saturday from 10:30 pm. The Bota, served hot,features house-cured lomo and bacon, green peppers, caramelized onions and a fried egg. The Matrimoni, served cold, includes tuna, boquerones, bitets, olives, garlic aioli and house-made potato chips. You can get them for $20 paired with a glass of Spanish wine or beer specially selected by Stephen Gelber. The full sherry card, features new a sherry flights that has three individual pours with common profiles. 7274 Melrose Ave., Los Angeles, CA

Bethel Heights Winemaker Dinner at Republique
Join Republique and Winegrower Mimi Casteel for a 5-course dinner paired with 9 wines. Taste through nine wines from Bethel Heights, including three mini-verticals of their estate-grown Pinot Noirs back to 2002 and a flight of their Chardonnay. All paired with a 5-course meal prepared for the occasion by Chef Walter Manzke. Tuesday, 7 pm; 624 S La Brea Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90036; RSVP: events@republiquela.com

Rock & Brews El Segundo Salute the Troops on Veteran’s Day
They are celebrating Veterans Day on by offering both Veterans and active military personnel a complimentary Ultimate Burger or Pulled Pork Sandwich throughout the day. In addition to celebrating Veterans Day, Rock & Brews locations nationwide also partner with local military and veteran organizations throughout the year, especially for their grand opening fundraisers. So far, the Rock & Brews brand has donated nearly $100,000 to the Wounded Warrior Project, local VA Hospitals and other related organizations with funds directly benefiting Veterans and military personnel in the communities which the restaurants operate. 143 Main St., El Segundo, CA; 310.615.9890

Wednesday, November 12:

Wreath Workshop With Moon Canyon Design & DesignLoveFest
Don’t let our warm weather stop you from getting into the holiday spirit! Learn to make an autumn wreath to hang in your home. Wednesday, 3-5 pm; The Unique Space, 1275 E 6th St.; 213.486.9821

Bourbon vs. Rye Pairing Dinner at Tam O’Shanter
You will embark on a sampling of whiskies from four award-winning distilleries including Templeton Rye, Pritchard’s Bourbon, Dickle Rye and Angel’s Envy Bourbon and you will also enjoy a four-course meal created by executive chef Mark Kalenderian. Wednesday, 6:30 pm; cost is $75; 2980 Los Feliz Boulevard/Los Angeles, CA 90039; 323.664.0228

POPUP @ L.A. Live
Do a lil different holiday shopping this year. Head to L.A. LIVE to peruse handmade items from local artists. When you finish your gift list, check out $5 food menus at spots like Katsuya, Wolfgang Punk Bar & Grill, The Farm of Beverly Hills, and more. Wednesday, 5-10 pm; L.A. LIVE, 800 West Olympic Blvd., Los Angeles 90015

“STARS of Cabernet”
LearnAboutWine, SoCal’s premier wine education and event organization dedicated to the education, service, and enjoyment of wine, will host over 40 of the top Cabernet Sauvignon-producing wineries in the world at its annual “STARS of Cabernet” event. A silent auction will contain 40 items, including three magnums of Ackerman Family Vineyards’ Cabernet Sauvignon from the 2007, 2008, and 2009 vintages and a seven-night Wine Lovers Luxury Cruise through Europe. All proceeds from the auction will be donated to the T.J. Martell Foundation in conjunction with Children’s Hospital Los Angeles$150/general admission or $200 at the door, while supplies last, $250/VIP tickets are available for $250 online or $300 at the door; Wednesday, 7-9:30 pm; The Peninsula Beverly Hills, 9882 S Santa Monica Blvd., Beverly Hills, CA 90212

An Evening With Jimmy Page in Conversation With Chris Cornell
Having a chat with one of the greatest rock vocalists of all time in DTLA. You have a few days to prepare what you want to say. $100+; Wednesday, 8:30 pm; The Theatre at Ace Hotel, 929 South Broadway, Los Angeles, CA 90015; 213.623.3233

Big Gay Ice Cream at the Upstairs Bar of the Ace Hotel
Founders Bryan Petroff and Douglas Quint are now offering chocolate, sweet cream, and twist soft serve flavors, with toppings like rainbow sprinkles, berry sauce, chocolate sprinkles, house granola, and wasabi pea dust. There’s even an espresso or booze shot to take yours to the next level. Upstairs Bar at The Ace Hotel, 929 S Broadway, Los Angeles, CA

Thursday, November 13:

Holiday Ice Rink Pershing Square
Skate below the skyscrapers in DTLA. Expect a season full of special events like DJ Spotlight Nights, Snoopy Skating Showcase, Hot 92.3 Old School Skate Night and others. See website for full details. $9 (skate rental $3); 532 S. Olive St., Los Angeles, CA

November Terrace Tasting Series: Facundo Rum Edition
The Bazaar will host their monthly Terrace Tasting Series on the Bar Centro Terrace with Facundo Rum, Bacardi’s first-ever collection of four aged, luxury sipping rums. Guests will be guided through pairings of Chef José Andrés’ signature modern tapas with Facundo Rum sips. Cigar aficionados can enjoy a selection of fine cigars (not included in ticket price) from the Bar Centro Terrace menu, along with a complimentary cigar rolling station. Additionally, attendees staying for dinner at The Bazaar can enjoy 10% off their dinner bill. $60; Thursday, 7-9 pm

LIVE USC vs. Cal pre-game broadcast! 
Join ESPNLA 710’s Steve Mason and John Ireland at FIGat7th in DTLA while they are broadcasting their show live on the lower level of FIGat7th and talking all things Trojans and Bears football in anticipation for their match up that night at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum. Stop by for a chance to win sporting tickets, prizes and much more! Thursday, 12 – 3 pm; 735 S Figueroa St, Los Angeles, CA 90017

Hand-Dipping Beeswax Candles With The Lower Lodge at Otherwild
Candle always brighten up a room…literally. Make some romantic, homemade mood-lighting! Thursday, 7- 9 pm; Otherwild, 1932 Echo Park Ave.; 323.546.8437

Warwick‘s Fall Flavors
With an ushering in of plush new furniture, bright flinch film posters, and antique accessories, Warwick’s new vignette is reminiscent of the art-deco era. To complement the redesign, Warwick’s cocktail menu shifts its focus to fall flavors like the White Heat with Olmeca Altos Tequila, fresh jicama juice, cucumber, cilantro, and lemon; and Black Dahlia with Blackwell Rum, housemade blackberry puree, black sesame orgeat, pineapple, and lemon. Other new additions offer elevated takes on classics such as the Warwick Cup #4 with vodka, Pimm’s, pomegranate and orange juices, vanilla, and hibiscus and the Green Glove with Four Roses Bourbon, green apple juice, fresh ginger, vanilla, and lime. 6507 West Sunset Blvd., Los Angeles; reservations@warwickla.com or 323.460.6667

Del Frisco’s Grille Santa Monica & Santa Monica Brew Works
Del Frisco’s Grille Santa Monica is partnering with the first and only Santa Monica brewery, Santa Monica Brew Works, for a Tap Takeover. Beer lovers can be one of the first to experience the new craft brew and talk with the brewmaster. Enjoy complimentary hors d’oeuvres from Executive Chef Tiger and $8 Santa Monica Brew Works beer tastings. You can sample Santa Monica Brew Works’ latest creation, the PCH (Pale Chocolate Heaven), a golden milk porter and chocolate lovers’ dream, along with the XPA (Extra Pale Ale), a robust yet smooth hop flavor and the Modern Witbier, a more delicate body with a floral and citrus appeal. $8; Thursday, 7-10 pm; Del Frisco’s Grille, 1551 Ocean Ave. #105, Santa Monica, CA 90401

L’Assiette Steak Frites‘ New Late Night Menu
The menu features “demi” sizes of the restaurant’s namesake dish, steak frites, along with Poutine L’Assiette (Coulotte steak covered with L’Assiette’s signature sauce and topped with roasted goat cheese); Sandwich de Bifteck (steak sandwich served open face on a baguette); Soupe a L’oseille; Le Demi Poisson Frites (fish of the day); Le Demi Portobello Frites (marinated grilled Portobello mushroom); Salade Masion au Bifteck (Coulotte steak cut over chopped little gem salad with house citrus balsamic vinaigrette); Plateau de Fromage (assortment of French cheeses served with warm baguette); and Marriage des Dieux (St. Agur Bleu with Monbazillac dessert wine). Weeknights from 9:30 pm – Midnight, Friday & Saturday, 10:30 pm – Midnight; 323.274.2319

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