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Monday, November 2:

Local Kitchen & Wine Bar Opens
This new Santa Monica spot sits on Ocean Park with an airy atmosphere of white pillows, metal bistro chairs, a light wooden bar, polished floors, and foliage decorating a patio. As for bites, munch on grilled persimmon with prosciutto, basil, balsamic; fontina stuffed castelvetrano olives; and crostini with ricotta, truffles, pickled shallots, herbs 5. You can order up a lamb meatball sandwich and add sides like sauteed tuscan kale, wood roasted cauliflower, and smokey baby beets. For dinner they have pizzas like truffle & mushroom, white pizza, and bresaloa made with mozzarella, gorgonzola dolce, pears, safe, and watercress. There are also shareable plates, pastas, and entrees like seafood brodo, chicken under brick and a New York strip. 1736 Ocean Park Blvd., Santa Monica, CA; 310.396.9007

Trois Familia Opens
Jon Shook, Vinny Dotolo and Ludo have opened up a new spot that is serving French/Mexican breakfast and lunch in Silver Lake. It’s a simple spot with white picnic tables, and a bright blue wall and a bright red wall. There are also records on the shelves, hula dolls over the counter and crispy hash brown chilaquiles on your plate. They also have, beet tartare tostadas with avocado milk; double-decker potato tacos; bean stew with garlic broth, brown butter and preserved lemon; churro french toast with Salt & Straw ice cream and Mexican chocolate; and eggs with potato pulp and caviar. 3510 Sunset Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90026; 323.725.7800

Wednesday, November 4:

Hanjip Opens
I was lucky enough to check out the new upscale Korean barbecue place from Chris Oh, Stephane Bombet, and Francois Renaud on Monday, but they officially open today. Here, they cook for you, and you can order up meaty selections like brisket, beef tongue (actually delish), marinated short rib, whole prime ribeye steak, marinated pork belly, Hamachi collar, octopus, and even a $120 tomahawk with foie gras butter. For sides, get the steamed egg topped with uni (its great, but big enough to share), and bone marrow corn cheese. 3829 Main St., Culver City, CA 90232

Taco Tuesday at The Rockefeller
Yes, it’s Wednesday, but Wednesday is the new Taco Tuesday at The Rockefeller. Join the South Bay gastropub for a midweek taco fiesta and enjoy $2 tacos all night Wednesdays starting next week. Choose among grilled mahi mahi,marinated short rib, seared ahi with wasabi crema and more. 418 Pier Ave., Hermosa Beach, CA 90254; 310.372.8467; 1209 Highland Ave., Manhattan Beach, CA 90266; 310.545.5810

Tam O’Shanter’s Holiday Wines Dinner
Tam O’Shanter is hosting a festive holiday wines dinner event where you will go on a tour of unforgettable wines that are perfect for holiday entertaining. Featured wines include 2014 Sancerre, Maison de la Colline, Ligny-le-Châtel, France; 2012 Pinot Noir, J. Christopher, Willamette Valley, Oregon; 2012 Cabernet Sauvignon, Obsidian Ridge Vineyards, Lake County, California; and 2011 Riesling Spätlese, Von Hövel, Oberemmel-Saar, Germany.  You will also enjoy a four-course meal created by Executive Chef Juan Escamilla and paired beautifully with each featured wine. The Tam’s in-house wine expert, Brien McNally, will guide you through each tasting. $75; Wednesday, 6: 30 pm; 2980 Los Feliz Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90039; 323.664.0228

Kendall’s Brasserie & Bar’s “Passport to France”
Join in this dinner series that has explored the varied tastes and flavors of Basque, Provence, and now, concludes the journey in Lyon, France. Born and trained in this illustrious culinary region, Executive Chef Jean-Pierre Bosc returns to his roots and shares his love for his heritage through traditional humble, hearty and soulful Lyonnaise dishes. Travel to the Lyon region with dishes like Salade Frisée Lyonnaise with Bacon Lardon, Crouton, and Poached Egg, and Chef Bosc’s personal favorite—Chicken Demi-Deuil, Half of a Shelton Farm Natural Chicken, Truffles Under the Skin and Poached, with Broth Poached Vegetables. The 3-course, prix-fix dinner menu begins with a Communard aperitif—a chilled crème de cassis and Beaujolais—followed by a selection of appetizers, entrees and desserts options. A Beaujolais Village can be poured by the carafe ($22) or bottle ($30). $29; November 4-29; 135 N Grand St., Los Angeles, CA 90012; 213.972.7322

Thursday, November 5:

Only in Hollywood
This brand-new festival is in Hollywood and has over one hundred acts, dozens of venues, art fairs, movie screenings, workshops, and more. Thursday-Sunday, all info here.

Rooftop Film Club Wraps Up During the Only in Hollywood Festival
The Montalbãn has had the Rooftop Film Club all summer and now it’s time they say goodbye. They are dedicating their last weekend to Hollywood’s Golden Age, featuring a lineup of star-studded black and white classic and award-winning films. Take in Audrey Hepburn’s iconic fashion in Breakfast at Tiffany’s (Thursday), follow the complicated love story between Bogey and Bergman in Casablanca (Friday), watch Marilyn Monroe play the ostentatious role of Sugar in Some Like It Hot (Saturday) and “get ready for your close-up” with Sunset Boulevard (Sunday). While you enjoy your film, share a bottle of Champagne, bottles of Red, White or Rosé Wines. Additionally, there will be specialty Red or White Sangria topped with fresh fruit, served over ice, along with select beers of IPA, Hefeweizen and Lager. For those who prefer a cocktail or two, onsite guest Barman Brady Weise (Der Rathskeller, 1886 Bar) will be pouring Specialty beer & wine cocktails, thematically composed to compliment the film of the evening. Haché LA from Silver Lake, will be grilling up their popular Karma Burger and a Veggie Burger with barley and leeks, both topped with karma sauce, melted American cheese, lettuce, tomato and onion all between a fluffy signature bun. There is also homemade guacamole & chips, ‘The Famous’ Strawberry & Basil Lemonade, and the Cookie Butter Frozen Custard whipped onsite with liquid nitrogen. Popcorn and traditional movie snacks are also available for purchase. $15, doors/6 pm, screening/7:30 pm; 1615 Vine St., Los Angeles, CA 90028

Pacific City Opens
This oceanfront shopping oasis is made up of 11-acres and will have a huge H&M, Sephora, menswear retailer Tankfarm, boho boutique Irene’s Story, reclaimed furniture shop Heirlooms & Hardware, and much more. There are also a ton of dining options, an Equinox and stylish cocktail hangout The Bungalow. The beachfront hub is hosting freebie-filled festivities during its entire opening weekend. 21022 Pacific Coast Hwy, Huntington Beach, CA 92648

Joseph Phelps Insignia “Wine Dinner Under the Stars” at Mr. C Beverly Hills
Insignia by Joseph Phelps represents the winery’s finest vintages and will be the center of attention at this candlelit dinner in Mr. C’s clear, poolside tent. Host Jim Phelps will provide history about the wines, plus some trivia games where winners will receive complimentary Joseph Phelps bottles. Expect a beautifully arranged single, long family-style table, positioned underneath string lights and adorned with candles, flowers, and more. Enjoy a four-course menu prepared by Executive Chef Giuseppe Manco, paired with Insignia wines. Menu highlights include Sicilian Pistachio Crusted Scallops with Cauliflower Puree, Burrata Risotto with Shaved Norcia Truffle, and Medallions of Veal with Creamy Saffron Asiago Sauce. Full menu here. $189; Thursday, 7 pm; 1224 Beverwil Dr, Los Angeles, CA 90035; Reservations required: 310.226.6245 or restaurantbh@mrchotels.com

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