Tuesday, June 28:
Luke Reyes and Phillip Frankland Lee will be taking part in a FEASTLY pop-up in DTLA. The dinner will be a preview of the upcoming Oh Man! Ramen concept they will open later this summer in Encino. This meal will be served family style except for the entree ramen which will be served individually. Along with the Tiki Style Punch Bowl made with rum, ginger syrup, honey, lemon, feast on Fried Chicken wings with toasted chilies and honey fermented chili glaze; Salmon sashimi; Chilled Spicy Noodle with steamed mussels, yuba, fermented chili oil, scallion, ginger, and fried shallot; and Tonkotsu Ramen, 48 hour tonkotsu ramen with braised pork belly, roasted pork shoulder, pickled shiitakes, nori, and shaved bonito. $65; Tuesday, 7:30 – 10:30 pm
Meet Ernst Storm of Storm Wines at Taste WBK’s Monthly Winemaker Dinner
Take a trip to Santa Barbara in the beginning of the week. Taste WBK in Belmont Heights will host its monthly Winemaker Dinner with Winemaker Ernst Storm of Storm Wines. Rooted in the hills of Santa Barbara County, Storm Wines emphasizes old-world influences with contemporary winemaking techniques. The region’s Mediterranean climate and diverse soils pairs well with a passionate winemaker, AKA Storm Wines. The five-course, farm-to-fork menu, created by Executive Chef Brad Neumann includes wines selected by Sommelier Alicia Ajolo. The menu includes Italian Shellfish Salad with Arborio, Wild Shrimp, Calamari, Scallops, Haricot Verts, Basil, Lemon Vinaigrette paired with 2014 Santa Ynez Valley Sauvignon Blanc; Black Tea Smoked Chicken paired with 2014 Santa Maria Valley Presqu’ile Vineyard Pinot Noir; Mole Brined Pork Tenderloin with Sweet Corn “Risotto”, Blistered Sweet Peppers, Spiced Jus paired with 2013 Notary Public Cabernet Sauvignon, Santa Ynez Valley; Sauteed Mushroom Tartine paired with 2014 John Sebastiani Vineyard Pinot Noir; and a dessert of Grilled Nectarine Tartlet with Ginger-Almond Streusel & Lemon Thyme Ice Cream paired with 2013 Notary Public Chenin Blanc, Santa Ynez Valley. $95; Tuesday, 6:30 pm; 3506 E Broadway, Long Beach, CA 90803; 562.433.1000
Wednesday, June 29:
Adidas Presents: New Basin Blues Run Club
Join other runners in a run through the heart of Hollywood followed by a DJ-led yoga class. All you have to do is show up at Wanderlust ready to run, then join the gathered group that is led by an experience club member. Following the run, flow through a yoga class from Whitney Allen with loud tunes and all levels access. Wednesday, 6-8 pm; Wanderlust, 1357 N Highland Ave, Hollywood, CA; register here.
Wine Tastings at Casper’s Summer House
Combine wine from a local sommelier and the sleep startup Casper for ultra relaxation. Casper’s new “summer house,” designed with illustrator Jefferson Cheng, hosts a night of wine pairings and tasting to demonstrate the power of wines that pair with everything. Wednesday, 5-9 pm; Casper Summer House, 1509 Abbot Kinney Blvd, Venice, CA 90291; RSVP encouraged here.
Best known for its burgers, slow cooked BBQ, eclectic bistro fare and extensive beer list, this spot is releasing its latest World BBQ Tour. The World BBQ Tour, a quarterly event, showcases BBQ from different regions around the world with this month focusing on Hawaiian BBQ! The official menu, is here. Hurry, it’s one night only! Wednesday; 13539 Ventura Blvd, Sherman Oaks, CA 91423
Thursday, June 30:
Who What Wear Street Style Cinema
Who What Wear has teamed up with The Grove on a series of fangirl movie classics, with screenings throughout June, and tonight it’s 10 Things I Hate About You. The night will be full of shopping, a live DJ, refreshments, and a street-style photographer on-site. Thursday, doors: 6:30 pm, movie: 8 pm; The Grove, 189 The Grove Drive; RSVP here.
50% Off All Wines at Obicà
Obicà is redefining Thirsty Thursday! Located in the heart of downtown Santa Monica, they have an extensive list of more than 100 Italian wines with hidden gems from all Italian regions. Menu highlights include: Lambrusco di Modena DOC Rose 2010 – Cantine della Volta; Petite Arvine Valle d’Aosta DOC 2013 – Ottin Elio; Punta di Villa Amarone DOCG 2011 – Mazzi; Rosa del Golfo – Salento IGT 2014 – Rosa del Golfo; and Villa Bucci Riserva Verdicchio dei Castelli di Jesi DOCG 2010 – Bucci. Full wine list can be found here. 606 Broadway, Santa Monica, CA 90401; 310.393.6633
LAMILL Coffee Boutique’s Pop-Up Dinner Series
Their weekly summer Pop-up Dinner Series with Chef Bill Corbett will take place every Thursday and Friday night and will feature a four-course vegetarian tasting menu with an optional beverage pairing. This is Chef Corbett’s first restaurant collaboration in SoCal, as he has spent the last several years based in San Francisco as one of the most celebrated pastry chefs in the nation. The tasting menu will vary weekly, with the initial menu expected to include Vandouvan French Onion Dip with Fingerling Potato Chips, Smoked Corn Soup with whipped hiutlacoche crème fraiche and green coriand. Thursday & Friday, 6:30-8:30 pm; 1636 Silver Lake Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90026
Friday, July 1:
Poolside Summer Escape at Hotel Irvine
Whether it’s a vacation or a stay-cation, Hotel Irvine is the no-stress SoCal destination for a little R&R this summer, smack dab in the middle of the OC. Kick-back poolside for some good old-fashioned relaxation with cabanas, outdoor games and the hotel’s Wet Bar. When a standard guest room or upgrade to a suite is booked, the hotel will throw in a dinner for four at EATS Kitchen & Bar and a $25 food and beverage credit to use toward poolside drinks and snacks. Starting at $149 per night; Available through September; 17900 Jamboree Rd, Irvine, CA 92614; 888.230.4452
Shop ‘til You Drop Girlfriends Getaway at Hotel Irvine
Retail therapy is always in season, especially when it comes to luxurious summertime loungewear and breezy poolside attire. This two-night girlfriends getaway includes two $50 gift cards to Fashion Island®, Orange County’s premier coastal shopping destination overlooking the Pacific Ocean; dinner for two at EATS Kitchen & Bar; and a fashion-inspired welcome amenity to bring out everyone’s inner fashionista. Starting at $199 per night; through September; 17900 Jamboree Rd, Irvine, CA 92614; 888.230.4452