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Monday, April 4:

L’Ami Opens
Located in the former Little Door, this new spot with a romantic atmosphere and high quality French-Mediterranean fare comes form Parisian owner Marc-Antoine Rambaud. The space, inspired by St Tropez summers, has two terraces surrounded by plants and dimly lit rooms, as well a bar with a fireplace and white shearing covered bar chairs. The menu is a combo of Marc-Antoine’s childhood culinary experience and the influence of French born chef Francis Bey. The restaurant has a full bar, daily happy hour from 5:30-7 pm (with drink and food specials) a more casual bar-menu and a weekend brunch, happening Saturday & Sunday 10 am-2 pm. 246 26th St Santa Monica, CA 90402; 310.310.8064

Public School‘s March Madness
Public School will have an NCAA Championship Game promotion with all night Recess! That means $4-$7 food & drink special (depending on location). Monday

Beverly Hills Culinary Week
Over 50 restaurants, hotels, and retail stores in Beverly Hills will offer culinary experiences and dining specials. Home to celebrity chefs like Wolfgang Puck, Thomas Keller, and Nobu Matsuhisa, Beverly Hills is one of the most renowned culinary destinations in the world with global cuisine from France, Spain, Italy, India, Vietnam, Austria, and Venezuela, and more—all within the City’s walkable 5.5 square miles. Presented by the Beverly Hills Chamber of Commerce in partnership with the City of Beverly Hills, Culinary Week specials will apply to food and beverage, prix fixe meals, exclusive chef creations, and more. Many restaurants will offer culinary events and experiences such as chef’s tables, cooking demos and classes, wine and spirit tastings, and restaurateur greetings. Numerous retail stores in Beverly Hills will remain open for evening diners and offer culinary-related specials. Monday-Friday; Beverly Hills

Mei Lin (Top Chef) Pop-Up Dinner Set
Hinoki & the Bird will welcome Top Chef Season 12 winner Mei Lin as she teams up with executive sous chef Kei-Ichi Kurobe to offer guests a five-course tasting menu, available for one night only. The menu draws inspiration from Kurobe’s Japanese heritage and Mei Lin’s Chinese heritage. The menu includes Turbot Sashimi; “Ramen” with pork-shrimp wontons and a ginger broth; Spring Pea Flan with Dungeness Crab and shaved vegetables; “Donabe”, tea smoked duck with Foie Gras, Shitake, and Lap Cheurng; and White Chocolate Panna Cotta with black sesame and Azuki beans. $95, optional $65 wine pairing by sommelier Noel Baum; Monday, 6 – 9:30 pm; 10 Century Dr, Los Angeles, CA 90067; Reservations required: 310.552.1200

Tuesday, April 5:

Taco Twos Day at Hotel Irvine
Twos are wild on Tuesdays at Hotel Irvine, because Taco Tuesday fans can grab $2 tacos and $5 margaritas at two different spots: EATS Kitchen & Bar and Red Bar and Lounge. Chef Jason Montelibano is putting his delicious spin on beef short rib, pork belly, ahi tuna and calamari tacos among others. With the kitchen sending out taco love all night long, guests can eat to their heart’s content. Tuesdays in April; 17900 Jamboree Rd, Irvine, CA 92614; 888.230.4452

ROKU‘s Teppanyaki Dinner
West Hollywood’s new Japanese restaurant, ROKU will host an interactiveTeppanyaki Dinner in collaboration with Table8. In addition to Filet Mignon and Nova Scotia Lobster Tail, all-inclusive tickets will include a complimentary craft cocktail, an order of decadent lobster garlic noodles, and traditional hibachi shrimp. $60/members, $65/non-members; Tuesday, 6 pm; 9201 Sunset Blvd, West Hollywood, CA 90069

Barbershop Ristorante’s Final Pop-Up
It’s there 10th and last popup in Los Angeles and it will be hosted by “Service & Supply”. Join in their farewell and homage to the city that created them. $75; Tuesday & Wednesday; 436 Lincoln Blvd, Venice, CA 90291; 424.272.5849;

Wednesday, April 6:

Sonoma Wine Garden’s Lincourt Wine Dinner
Enjoy a 5 course prix-fixe menu prepared by celebrated Executive Chef Patrick Florendo, complete with wine pairings from Renowned Winemaker Lorna Kreutz of Lincourt’s Santa Rita Hills Estate. Menu highlights include Roasted Baby Beets, Tangelo and Honey-Thyme Goat Cheese in a Golden Balsamico drizzle; Dungeness Crab Agnolotti served with baby spring corn, chives and black truffles; Prime Ribeye Steak served with Caramelized Peppers and Onions in a Buerre Rouge sauce and more on Sonoma Wine Garden’s sweeping patio. Chef Patrick’s Mediterranean flavors with his signature California touch perfectly complement the curated selection of vintages, making the Lincourt Wine Dinner the perfect event for both the wine and dining connoisseur. $95; Wednesday, 6-9 pm; 395 Santa Monica Pier #300, Santa Monica, CA 90401; 424-214-4560 or emailing RBennett@sonomawinegarden.com

$1 Buck Shuck at Hotel Irvine
On Wednesday nights, EATS Kitchen & Bar is shucking a selection of fresh oysters for just $1 all night long. Seafood lovers, you’ll enjoy premium quality oysters from the Pacific Northwest like Skookums, Fanny Bay, Chef’s Creek and Phantom Creek, along with delicious garnishes like a bloody mary granita, shallot mignonette, cocktail sauce, Tabasco and lemon wedges. Minimum six per order. Wednesdays in April; 17900 Jamboree Rd, Irvine, CA 92614; 888.230.4452

Dodgers Opening Day
It’s my favorite time of year! Baseball season. Put on your favorite blue T-shirt and head over to Elysian Park to root (root, root) for the home team! Wednesday; Dodgers Stadium

The Rooftop Film Club
The UK’s Rooftop Film Club is back at Hollywood’s historic Montalban Theater. There are 18 films to catch there. All screenings include high-quality wireless headphones, comfy seats and access to street food from places like Farmer’s Belly. This Wednesday catch Star Wars: The Force Awakens, Thursday catch Straight Outta Compton, Friday see Carol and Saturday see Tangerine.$17; starts Wednesday (April 12th — Casablanca, April 13th — The Big Short, April 14th — Blade Runner, April 15th — The Big Lebowski, April 16th — Pulp Fiction, April 19th — Dirty Dancing, April 21st — Back to the Future, April 22nd — Top Gun, April 23rd — Mad Max: Fury Road, April 26th — Clueless, April 27th — Cinema Paradiso, April 28th — Amy); 1615 Vine St, Los Angeles, CA 90028; 323.461.6999

Thursday, April 7:

Get ready for their April Fools schedule for their 2016 Throwback Thursday featuring a selection of hilarious comedy classics. #TBT runs every Thursday night at the Laemmle Theaters in North Hollywood. This Thursday, catch The Jerk (April 14-Raising Arizona, April 21-Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventure, April 28-Zoolander)$12; Thursday, 7:30 pm; 5240 Lankershim Blvd, North Hollywood, CA

Pitchoun! Bakery’s French Wine Tasting Event
Home to some of the finest artisan breads, pastries and authentic soups and salads, this family-owned French bakery cooks everything from scratch. You will enjoy complementary tray-passed bites, happy hour prices on drinks and appetizers, accompanied by live French band music. $11+; Thursday, 6-9 pm; 545 S Olive St, Los Angeles, CA 90013

Guest Room‘s Cocktails + Jazz
Guest Room, the hidden speakeasy from the team behind Estate Restaurant + Bar, is hosting Cocktails + Jazz. The weekly events, taking place every Thursday in Apri,l will feature live music and $9 drink specials from 8:3011:30 p.m. The weekly party will harken back to the Jazz Age that inspired the look, feel, and even taste of Guest Room. Ben Luria & Friends will supply live music for the evening, making Guest Room LA’s newest live music destination. Thursday, 8:30-11:30 pm; 1519 Wilshire Blvd, Santa Monica, CA 90403; 310.394.7722

Pop-Up Magazine
Pop-Up Magazine is a live magazine. It’s a night of new, true stories about the fascinating world around us. With photography, film, radio, and original music all mixed together and performed live onstage by a big cast of talented people. $25$45; Thursday; Ace Theater, 929 South Broadway, Los Angeles, CA 90015; 213.623.3233

Red Bar and Lounge’s Sausage Nights
Get to Red Bar and Lounge, where you can dig into a selection of specialty sausages, including rattlesnake, wild boar, lamb and blood sausages. Each $9 plate includes the choice of three grilled sausages, mustard tasting with pretzel roll, warm Bavarian cabbage slaw and potato chips. Thursdays in April; 17900 Jamboree Rd, Irvine, CA 92614; 888.230.4452

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