Close this search box.

hoopLA Newsfeed

Monday, March 16:

Darren’s of Manhatten Beach Partners with “The Macallan”
Chef/Owner Darren Weiss of Darren’s in Manhattan Beach will hold a exclusive tasting featuring a curated menu complimented by The Macallan brand of single malt Scotch. The 5-course dinner will feature a personalized and guided tasting and a house-made Cutty Sark Blood & Sand welcome cocktail. The evening will have four courses featuring dry aged beef tenderloin, pheasant, lamb belly and a decadent dessert, all paired with The Macallan: 10 Year Old Fine Oak, 15 Year Old Fine Oak, 12 Year Old Sherry Oak and 18 Year Old Sherry Oak Scotches. Plus, you will also leave with a special gift box generously donated by Diamond Private Label, Jack Nadel International and Bulova. $120; 1141 Manhattan Ave., Manhattan Beach, CA 90266; 310.802.1973

Día de Campo‘s March Madness
Throughout March Madness, Día de Campo will offer “Oyster Madness,” featuring $1 oysters MondayFriday. The restaurant’s TVs will be tuned in to the games so you can cheer on your favorite team while slurping down the good stuff. Tuesday-March 20, March 23-27; 5-7 pm; 1238 Hermosa Ave., Hermosa Beach, CA 90254; 310.379-.1829

Tuesday, March 17:

Rock & Brews El Segundo for March Madness
The rock-inspired, family-friendly restaurant plans to broadcast the Men’s 2015 NCAA Basketball Tournament games on multiple screens throughout the space and offer a “Sweet 16” appetizer platter and complimentary upgrades to 20 oz. Player’s Pints with the purchase of select 16 oz. draught pours during gameplay. The madness begins with the first tip-off on Tuesday and continues through the final buzzer of the National Championship game on Monday, April 6. Adding to the March Madness fun, Rock & Brews El Segundo will offer guests a chance to enter to win a signed basketball from Rock & Brews co-founders and KISS front men, Gene Simmons & Paul Stanley. Topping off the festivities, the restaurant will also host bracket competition of 64 breweries for guests to vote on throughout the month as the “Sweet 16”. The winning brewery will win a celebratory tap takeover event and permanent handle at the restaurant for guests to enjoy. Tuesday; 43 Main St., El Segundo, CA; 310.615.9890

Orangetheory Fitness Opens in Santa Monica
The energizing and fast-growing fitness studio hits Santa Monica on Friday, March 27 and is offering a complimentary trial period from March 17-26, prior to the grand opening (call 310.730.1399). Membership packages are available at discounted “pre-opening” rates, and you can save on the regular price membership of $179/month, with prices locked in through the duration of  your membership. Orangetheory provides 60-minute, five-zone, heart-rate monitored interval training led by skilled personal trainers. You use a variety of equipment, including treadmills, rowing machines, TRX® suspension training and free weights, burning an average of 500 to 800 calories when combining the workout with the “after burn” – an increased metabolic rate for 24-36 hours after the workout. The result is the Orange Effect – increased muscle endurance, strength and power, and if desired, tremendous weight loss. 1431 2nd St., Santa Monica, CA, 90401; 310.730.1399

March Madness at Plan Check Kitchen + Bar
Celebrates all tournament long at the Sawtelle, Fairfax, and Downtown locations with drink and food specials ($2.50 –14). Catch the full court action on high-def plasma TVs and Chef Ernesto Uchimura is serving up drinks and bites including: Ommegang Hennepin; Prohibition Old Fashioned; Speak Easy Prohibition Ale & Bourbon cocktails; Double Cut Wings; Spicy Fried Chicken Sandwich; Burger Royale; and Banh Mi Burger.

solita Tacos & Margaritas‘ Taco & Tequila Tuesday
Taco Tuesday Specialties will include an array of solita’s finest Tacos (two per order) like the Wood Grilled Chicken Street Tacos, Oak-Roasted Chicken Tacos, Porn Carnitas Tacos, Crispy Fish Tacos and the Chorizo, Sweet Potato & Black Bean Tacos, and Tofu Tacos for only $4-5 per order! There’s also menu items like Chicken Taquitos, Salsa Fresca, Cotixa & Cream (three per order) for only $5. Complement any order with the house-made Guacamole solita, served in a fried tortilla bowl, topped with diced mango, tomato, onion, Serrano chile and cilantro for just $6. The solita house margaritas is only $6 and the Frozen Margarita Flight, which features a trio of solita’s handcrafted blended beverages is only $12 with choices like Strawberry, Kiwi, Mango,Watermelon, Pomegranate, Guava or Pineapple. For the beer lovers of the bunch, order the Beer Bucketto share for only $12, which includes four chilled beers on ice, with your choice of Corona, Corona Light, Pacifico, Dos Equis Lager, Dos Equis Amber, Negra Modelo, Bud Light, Tecate or Buckler. Also enjoy live music from 6-9 pm. Every Tuesday from 3:00 pm to 11:00 pm; 24201 Valencia Blvd., Suite #3470, Valencia, CA 91355; 661.291.1399

Wednesday, March 18:

FIGat7th welcomes you to take advantage of Los Angeles’ great weather and a screening of Divergent. DJ and happy hour before at 5 pm. Wednesday, 6 pm; 735 S Figueroa St., Los Angeles, CA 90017; 213.955.7150

Roy’s Restaurant and Grgich Hills Estate’s Wine Dinner
Enjoy five courses of Roy’s finest Pacific Rim cuisine and four wine pairings courtesy of Grgich Hills Estate. Full menu info is available here and remember it’s one night only! $95; Wednesday, 6:30 pm; 6363 Topanga Canyon Blvd., Woodland Hills, CA 91367; 818.888.4801

Venice Whaler’s New Seasonal Cocktails
The downstairs Crab Shell Bar is featuring a long list of spirits like the Solera is a rum-based take on the Old Fashioned, with Zacapa 23 sweetened with agave nectar and spiked with house-made chocolate bitters; the Whaler Rye Cooler made with rye whiskey, orange liqueur and orange juice with the bittersweet Italian digestif Luxardo Amaro Abano; the Cherry Fizz with Plymouth Gin and Cherry Heering, agave, bitters and egg white; and the Abelhinha shaking together mezcal, Yellow Chartreuse and honey syrup in a sweet, herbal, smoky and complex cocktail. The upstairs bar is serving up the Whaler Fashioned made with Wild Turkey Bourbon, brown sugar and bitters; the Manhattan Beach, a rye whiskey Manhattan served on a large rock, and the Whiskey Sour. 10 W Washington Blvd., Venice, CA 90292; 310.821.8737

Thursday, March 19:

Evan Funke at Alma
Evan Funke, behind Bucato, is joining Ari Taymor and Ashleigh Parsons of Alma for one night. $95 with optional drink pairings; 952 Broadway, Los Angeles, CA 90015; 213.244.1422; Resys here

Hollywood Social Night at Asa Meza
The Latin and Asian inspired restaurant will open its doors to welcome all Angelenos to the restaurant to explore the menu, craft cocktails, and beers while also enjoying complimentary appetizers  on the house! Thursday, 6– 10 pm; 1718 Vine St., Hollywood, CA 90028

Live Read: Dazed and Confused
Alright, alright, alright! For the March 2015 Live Read,Bing Theater Artist in Residence and filmmaker Jason Reitman has selected writer-director Richard Linklater’s ’70s-set character sprawl that takes place over the course of the last day of high school, a Robert Altman-esque tapestry of clashing characters, pursuit of appetites and, finally, a dawning of maturity for several of the kids populating this raucous and enduring comedy. In keeping with the tradition that has been a signature of the series, Reitman will announce the cast members as the evening of the event gets closer. Thursday, 7:30 pm; Bing Theater, LACMA, 5905 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90036; 323.857.6000

Melrose business Improvement District Announces MMP, a New Outdoor Mural Program
The Melrose Business Improvement District has joined forces with renowned artist and host of Oxygen Network’s Street Art Throwdown, Justin Bua to curate a new series of outdoor murals as part of “MMP: The Melrose Mural Project.” The BID will announce the new beautification program at a pop-up event that will feature BUA and many of the artists who will be part of the program including Slick, Annie Preece and Jules Muck (all of whom are currently appearing on Street Art Throwdown). BUA is assembling a team of world-class artists who will work with Melrose property owners to create a wide variety of pieces. BUA will debut a new collaboration with Ron English at the event, and the other artists will be showing their work. Thursday, 8-11 pm; 7763 Melrose Ave., Los Angeles, CA

Wine Classses at Trattoria Amici at The Americana at Brand
We are excited to share that every Thursday this month, Trattoria Amici at The Americana at Brand will be hosting wine classes led by in-house Sommelier Andrea Scuto. This Thursday join in the The Blind Class, where, you’ll let only your senses judge the wine you have in your glass! They’ll go over six wines blind to understand the differences and where they come from. This week, head to Sicily and discover the true diversity within an unknown wine region. $55 (dinner included); Thursdays, 7-9 pm; 889 Americana Way, Glendale, CA 91210




Related Posts

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *