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08/03/2015

Monday, August 3:

Clashist x Urban Outfitters Pop-Up
L.A.-based brand Clashist — known for its digitally printed, pop-culture-inspired clothes — has collaborated with Urban Outfitters for a pop-up shop in Hollywood. Plus, get your DIY-on because the brand is also hosting a sand-art workshop on Saturday, August 8. Through Sunday, August 23; Space 15 Twenty, 1520 N Cahuenga Blvd., Hollywood, CA; 323.465.1893

The Corner Door’s Summer Cocktail & Dining Menu
This modest spot always exceed expectations with phenomenal flavors and style from Executive Chef Brendan Collins, Chef de Cuisine Ali Haji and Bar Manager Beau du Bois. Now, get ready for the latest installment with seven tasty new dishes and four refreshing cocktails just in time for the height of summer. Feast on dishes like Smoked Heirloom Cherry Tomatoes (their twist on a Caprese Salad) mixed with frisée, basil and Italian Buffalo mozzarella; Smoked Salmon Terrine; Duck And Walnut Terrine; Smoked Duck Bahn Mi; Grilled Pork Chop with roast peaches; and Braised Short Ribs with corn pudding. Bar Manager Beau du Bois has created four new summer cocktails including the Vodka Fix made with vodka, Aperol, lemon juice, watermelon juice, sugar and hopped grapefruit bitters; the Exorcist crafted with green bell pepper-infused tequila, aloe vera liqueur, lime, orange oil, cinnamon cordial and a cucumber dusted in ghost pepper salt resting atop an orange slice garnish; the Brazilian Tan Line is made with white rum, Cachaça, orgeat, lime and banana liqueur and garnished with a feathery shiso leaf; and the King Of America, which is a twist on a mint julep. 12477 W Washington Blvd., Culver City, CA 90066; 310.313.5810 (Photo Credit: acuna-hansen)

Tuesday, August 4:

Mama Shelter LA
Mama Shelter has opened its first stateside property (they have locations in Paris, Istanbul, and more). Situated in the heart of Hollywood, the six-story boutique hotel was designed by Thierry Gaugain, and features 70 art-inspired rooms starting at just $149 with suites at $399 a night. Mama Shelter LA has features including 27-inch iMacs for whatever you would like to use it for, along with Mama Skin (bio-care products in partnership with Absolution). There’s also a restaurant conceptualized by chef Benjamin Bailly, a bar, a Venice-Beach-style rooftop, a fitness center, and a theatre. 6500 Selma Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90028; book a stay here.

Hyde Sunset Kitchen + Cocktails’ Comedy Show, “Raw Material”
This dinner-and-a-standup comedy show features local favorites and industry talent accompanied by a curated prix fix menu from Chef Chris Crary. This show will feature comedians Erik Griffin (Comedy Central’s Workaholics), Brent Morin (NBC’s Undateable), Tony Rock (Comedy Central Presents) and more. Chef has created a 3-course custom menu  with options including Fried Chicken Sliders with a herb buttermilk biscuits, Heirloom Tomato salad with olive oil crouton and pickled shallot, Grilled Smokey Cauliflower, Torchio Bolognese, Local Black Cod with kumquat and puffed rice. You can pair signature cocktails such as: Kaffir Cana-Kazi, with Fleur de Cana Rum, Sugar Skull Coconut Rum, lime juice, and muddled kaffir lime leaves; Mezcal Penicillin, with El Silencio Mezcal, lemon juice, house blended clover honey syrup, hour made “spicy” ginger syrup and lemon oil; and more, with Chef’s rustic California cuisine. Tables will be reserved with a $50 food and beverage minimum. $30 (dinner & show), $20/cocktail & standing room; Tuesday, 7:30 pm

Wednesday, August 5:

Latin Street Food Fights Square Off at Border Grill DTLA
It’s the World Cup of grub! This August, Border Grill’s Susan Feniger and Mary Sue Millikenare are having Tuesday Night Street Food Fights. Over five weeks, eight countries will spar with their trademark street fare. Mexico, Spain, Colombia, Brazil, Peru, Argentina, El Salvador, and Cuba will each have a fighting shot at taking home the title of street food champ. Each week, two Latin countries will take it outside on Border Grill’s downtown patio to chop, fry, and grill up on-the-go dishes that rep that nation’s culinary flag. In addition to the food (prepared by Border Grill DTLA Chefs Michelle Lainez and Carlos Jurado; consulted on and inspired by Feniger & Milliken), each event will be spiked with emblematic cocktails. $25 (all-you-can-eat access & ability to vote on Twitter or Instagram to decide the victor of that night’s showdown); Tuesday, 4 pm; 445 S Figueroa St., Los Angeles, CA 90071; 213.486.5171

The Bellwether Opens
Ventura Boulevard is getting another restaurant. This one looks like a Tudor cottage, but on the inside, you’ll find a bright, open space with wooden tables, black chairs, retro tiles at the bar, and a view of the kitchen. After a round of White Negronis (on tap) and a traditional, signature Bellwether Manhattan, order off the family-style menu. Dishes include Hamachi Crudo with avocado and pickled baby vegetables with puffed quinoa; Roasted Carrots paired with chamomile carrot jus, carrot top salad, and hazelnuts; Charred octopus with tabbouleh, preserved lemon, tangy Greek yogurt, and green olive; Crispy Pork and Scotch Rillettes served atop potato rosti with ham hock gravy, sunny egg, and pig ear; and Quenelle’s Grand Marnier bread pudding with candied pecans and malted crème fraiche ice cream or the market-fresh fruit in a Mixed Berry Fruit Tart that comes topped with orange blossom whipped cream. Opens Wednesday; 13251 Ventura Blvd., Studio City, CA 91604; 818.285.8184

National Oyster Day
Celebrate with $1 oysters at the South Bay gastropub, The Rockefeller. Swing by either location and mix-and-match seasonal varieties while supplies last. Or, if one day isn’t enough to fulfill your craving, stop by Mondays and enjoy $1 oysters year round. 418 Pier Ave., Hermosa Beach, CA 90254 & 1209 Highland Ave., Manhattan Beach, CA 90266

Tanzy Westwood’s Wine Dinner
California wineries WALT Wines from Sonoma and their partner HALL Wines from Napa Valley will be paired with a four-course prix fixe menu consists of: Salad of Heirloom Melon with Crispy prosciutto, toasted hazelnuts, garden mache, honey gastrique; Crispy Skin Duck Confit with Toasted quinoa, fennel bulb, raspberry emulsion; Pan Seared Scottish Salmon “Peperonatta” with Marinated sweet peppers, stewed tomatoes, pesto vinaigrette; Snake River Farms Grilled New York Strip with Marinated sweet peppers, stewed tomatoes, pesto vinaigrette; Frog Hollow Farms Peach Cobbler with Marcona almond streusel, vanilla ice cream, fig marmalade. $80; Wednesday, 7 pm; 10840 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90024; Resys are required: Patrick Brennan at 310.307.7022 or at Patrick.Brennan@ipic.com

Thursday, August 6:                 

Salata Opens at FIGAT7TH
Houston-based Salata continues its rapid expansion with its new FIGat7th location – its third location in DTLA. To celebrate, Salata will offer a free salad or salad wrap and a signature drink to the first 48 guests in line this Thursday! Additionally, all salads and salad wraps will be sold at half-price on grand opening day. The new Salata location is locally owned and operated by Salata franchisee Ara Simonian, who also owns the two other downtown locations in the Citi National building and California Plaza. It will feature an updated, refreshed look and new digital menu boards. At Salata, you can create customized salads or wraps from your choice of fresh, healthy ingredients – including a variety of lettuce, vegetables, beans, fruits, cheeses, seeds, nuts, house-made dressings and more. Salads and wraps are assembled and tossed by staff and sold for a set price rather than by weight. Proteins can be added for a small additional charge and include chicken, seafood and vegan options such as baked tofu and quinoa. You can also purchase freshly prepared soups, fresh-baked breads and desserts. Open Monday-Friday, 11 am-9 pm and Saturday & Sunday, 11 am-7 pm; grand opening: Thursday, 11 am-9 pm; 735 S. Figueroa #121, Los Angeles, CA 90071 

Gilt Sale
Flash sale site Gilt.com is celebrating our city with an LA labels-only sale. The online event includes women’s apparel by Jenni Kayne, For Love and Lemons, Rachel Pally, Vince, and L’Agence; luxe basics from James Perse; menswear from Simon Miller; accessories by Ettika, M. Nii, and Garret Leight California Optical; and more. The event kicks off with Bailey 44 and James Perse and will include curated picks by LA-based Life With Me blogger Marianna Hewitt. Thursday, 9 am through Saturday

Olive & June Pasadena Opens
Nail salon Olive & June is opening up their second stylish location. They will be connected to Drybar, so you can get beautiful in one stop. Founder Sarah Gibson Tuttle will have the same menu of services ($18-90) and warm and minimalist decor. 146 S Lake Ave., Pasadena, CA 91101

Once Pop-Up
Known for serving inventive Peruvian dishes that highlight the country’s multicultural influences, Chef Ricardo Zarate has partnered with restaurant reservation service Table8 to bring you a new limited-time Peruvian dining experience. Chef Zarate will take over the kitchen at Santino’s Santa Monica every Thursday, Friday, and Saturday. Meaning “eleven” in Spanish, Once (on-seh) gets its name from Zarate being the 11th child in his family, and will have food inspired by his earlier life in Peru. The menu will change each week and have 11 à la carte plates, meant for sharing. Dishes will include versions of Peruvian staples such as Lomo Saltado, Ceviches, Tiraditos, and much more. You will also have selection of beer, wine, and low-proof cocktails created by Feisser Stone (Hinoki and the Bird). Thursday-Saturday, 6-10 pm; 3021 Lincoln Blvd., Santa Monica, CA; Resys required: here or reservations@table8.com.

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