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“Unlock Doheny” Loyalty Program
West Hollywood hot spot, Doheny Room, has officially launched their “Unlock Doheny” Loyalty Program, offering exclusive benefits to those who join. Membership benefits include: 50% off Monday night dinner 7-9 pm, 15% off Tuesday – Thursday dinner 7-9 pm, and invites to exclusive events. Members can receive their loyalty key in just a few simple steps: Post a food photo to Instagram, hashtag #UnlockDoheny, Tag and follow @dohenyroom. To activate, email UnlockDoheny@sbe.com. 9077 California Route 2, West Hollywood, CA 90069; 424.777.0266

Italian Winemaker Luca Currado Vietti Returns to Michael’s on Naples
It’s been more than three years since Winemaker, Luca Currado Vietti, has visited Michael’s On Naples in Long Beach. Vietti is a fourth generation family-run winery located in the medieval Piedmont hamlet of Castiglione Falletto. Wines are carefully crafted, resulting in vintages that are celebrated worldwide. Luca spent time learning the art of winemaking at some of California’s top wineries, including Simi Winery, Opus One, and Long Vineyards, as well as in France’s Bordeaux region at Mouton-Rothschild, before returning to his native homeland to join the family business in Piedmont. The six-course menu, which reflects Luca’s winemaking motto, blending contemporary with traditional, is created by Chef Eric Samaniego with wines selected by Sommelier Massimo Aronne.  The menu includes Per Cominciare, traditional Piemontese fondue with roasted winter vegetables paired with 2015 Roero Arneis; Carne Cruda, raw beef tenderloin sliced with lemon, olive oil, shallots and Parmigiano paired with 2011 Barbera D’Asti “La Crena”; Tajarin “40 Tourli”, house-made 40 egg yolk pasta with veal sugo paired with 2012 Barolo “Castiglione”; Brasato al Barolo, braised Piemontese beef, polenta, and cardoons paired with 2012 Barolo “Lazzarito”; Formaggiowith Castelmango, Honey, hazelnuts paired with 2015 Freisa Vivace; and Biscotti Piemontesi $125; Monday, 6:30 pm; 5620 E 2nd St, Long Beach, CA 90803; 562.439.7080; reserve: opentable.com.

Tam O’Shanter‘s Robert Burns Dinner
They are hosting their annual celebration of Robert Burns and the poet’s 258th birthday (he was born on January 25, 1759). The dinner will feature over 40 varieties of single malt scotch on display and available for tasting, specially prepared Haggis, and performances by authentic bag pipers, drummers, step dancers, and more. Burns introduced the character of Tam O’Shanter in a poem in 1790, and the term came to be associated with a large Scottish-style wool hat worn by men. Burns also is known throughout the world for writing the Scottish folk classic, Auld Lang Syne. Dr. Neil MacLeod hosts the event at The Tam and has been doing so for 32 years. During the celebration, the Haggis is served using a sword to cut the meat and you will drink out of goblets. There will be a playful take on Burns’ poetry, as read by actress Koni McKurdy. Additionally, Chef Ivan Harrison, a Haggis aficionado, will be the cook for the evening. Chef Ivan started working at the Tam in 1958 and retired after 42 years of service. Tuesday & Wednesday, 5:30 pm & 8:15 pm; 2980 Los Feliz Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90039; 323.664.0228

Katsuya Hollywood Omakase Dinner Series
The chic sushi restaurant in Hollywood it upping it’s game with a more than nine-course omakase menu served at their 10-seat bar on Monday nights. Chef de cuisine David Lespron is behind the menu that has eclectic ingredients in an artful presentation. The menu will change monthly and now features dishes like confit of kabocha squash with nitro-fozen parmesan; miso corn elote with kewpie mayo and ichiimi chile; pazole ramen and three sushi/sashimi courses. There is one seating per week. $85; Monday, 8 pm; Katsuya Hollywood, 6300 Hollywood Blvd. (entrance on Vine), Los Angeles, CA


SpireWorks® Brings Döner American Style To The Eastside with a Free Food Giveaway
SpireWorks® made its debut in Westwood Village in November and now, the they are heading east, with the Grand Opening of SpireWorks® Eagle Rock. To celebrate, they will be offering each guest a free SpireWorks® destination (served on a choice of bread, exotic wild rice or salad), SpireCake and Beverage (choice of Soda or Ice Tea). When you enter SpireWorks®, you first choose a base of either SpireWorks® signature bread, fresh greens or wild rice, then a Spire of beef, chicken, or köfte, before settling on a destination, a signature combination flavor profile. First up is Baja California, featuring tomatoes, tomatillo sauce, cotija cheese, tortilla strips, pickled onions, and green onion shreds. Next stop is Bangkok, with tamarind chutney, yellow curry aioli, green onions, Thai coconut curry crumble, and pickled red peppers with sambal. Head to Carolina, comprised of Smokey The BBQ sauce, tomatoes, carrots, collard green coleslaw, pickled cauliflower, and BBQ Shaker. Let’s go where it all began in Istanbul, with beefsteak tomatoes, cucumber, Zaatar Labneh, pickled red onions, and Zaatar Shaker. Little Italy, has basil, tomatoes, yellow squash, tomato jam, pesto panko crunch, and shaved parmesan. New York, comprised of Russian dressing, sauerkraut, shaved parmesan, cucumber, beets, and New York Shaker. Last on the global tour is Peking, with hoisin sauce, green onions, crispy onions, carrots, cucumber, and Rayu Shaker. You can also design your own dish too! Sides include Twice Cooked Baby Dutch Yellow Potatoes and dessert includes SpireCakes in flavors like the Banana Cream Pie, Italian favorite Tiramisu, a decadentChocolate Ganache, creamy Dulce de Leche, Honey Mascarpone, and Strawberry Shortcake. Tuesday, 11 am-2 pm, 5-8 pm; 4945 B Eagle Rock Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90041; 323.895.7888

Officine BRERA‘s Southern Italian Wine Dinner
Officine BRERA is hosting a wine dinner with I Favati Wines where Chef Angelo Auriana will present a five-course menu. Carefully selected wine pairings from I Favati winemaker Rosanna Petrozziello and managing director Giancarlo Favati will accompany each dish, to immerse you in the genuine, heritage flavors of the Italian countryside. Winemaker Rosanna Petrozziello will be onsite to guide you through the assortment of Italian wine options and share I Favati’s winemaking methodology. The menu includes Bufala, imported Mozarella DOP with Zucchini, paired with Fiano D’Avellino ‘13; Crocchette Di Pesce, fish Croquettes, with aa tomato-pepper Sauce and watercress, paired with Greco di Tufo ‘13; Seppia alla Griglia, grilled sepia with a garbanzo puree, paired with Greco di Tufo “Riserva”; Quadrelli, beef cheek stuffed potato ravioli with foraged mushroom ragu and lodigrana, paired with Campi Taurasini ‘10; Cosciotto D’Agnello, spit-roasted California leg of lamb with rosemary potatoes, peppers, and natural jus, paired with Taurasi ‘04; and Formaggi, selection of imported cheese with orange blossom honey and strawberry mostarda, paired with Taurasi Riserva ‘07. $175; Tuesday, 7 pm; 1331 East 6th St, Los Angeles, CA 90021; 213.553.8006; Reservations: Table 8

Mastro’s Steakhouse Thousand Oaks’ Wine Dinner with Niner Wine Estates
They are hosting an exclusive wine dinner with Niner Wine Estates. Enjoy Mastro’s cuisine with a special menu featuring its sizzling steaks and fresh seafood along with corresponding wine pairings by Niner Wine Estates. The menu includes Seabass & Lobster Ceviche on Taro Root paired with Albarino ’15; Alaskan King Crab-Avocado Martini paired with Sauvignon Blanc ‘15; Crispy Kurobuta Pork Belly with Humboldt Fog Goat Cheese and Fig Blackberry Jam paired with Fog Catcher Red Blend ‘13; “Carpet Bagger” Filet with Wild Mushroom Buerre Rouge paired with Cabernet Sauvignon ‘13; and Warm Butter Cake with Chocolate Truffle Trio paired with Pinot Noir ‘13. $125; Tuesday, 6 pm; 2087 East Thousand Oaks Blvd, Thousand Oaks, CA 91362; 805) 418-1811

Free Chili Day at Philippe’s
Now in its seventh iteration, Philippe’s free chili day is going to be a big one this year. The plan is for the restaurant icon to dish out 500 servings for free, so all you have to do is show up. Tuesday, 10:30 am; 1001 Alameda St, Los Angeles, CA 90012; 213.628.3781


Asian Box’s Opens Newest Location in Irvine
The newest Southern California location of Asian Box celebrates its debut in Irvine with a grand opening event. For the entire day, 100% of the store’s sales will benefit Wounded Warrior Project, an organization that works to foster a successful and well-adjusted generation of wounded service members. Asian Box has a long-standing relationship with Wounded Warrior Project and is proud to partner with such a worthy cause. Wednesday, 11 am – 10 pm; 4503 Campus Dr, Irvine, CA 92612


Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams Opens
Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams opens a scoop shop in Venice Beach, its second brick-and-mortar location in Los Angeles. Situated on a corner of Rose Avenue, the bright shop features floor-to-ceiling glass windows, a Venice-inspired seafoam green chalkboard menu and an original cow mural. Based in Columbus, Ohio, with access to Midwest milk & cream from grass-pastured cows and bounty from trade with area farms, Jeni’s was founded in 2002 by James Beard Award-winning cookbook author Jeni Britton Bauer. She uses carefully sourced whole ingredients instead of synthetic flavorings. To celebrate, Jeni Britton Bauer will be hosting an ice cream party on Thursday, February 9 at 7 pm at the shop. Enjoy a free scoop (in a cup or cone) and the first 50 folks in line will also receive a Jeni’s swag bag. Thursday, 11 am; 540 Rose Avenue, Venice Beach, CA 90291; 310.314.2024

Salazar Hosts the NoMad Truck
For one day only, Salazar, Frogtown’s hottest restaurant, will be hosting New York’s renowned transplant, the NoMad Truck. The NoMad Truck will park in Salazar’s outdoor waiting area serving up fan-favorites from their menu. Salazar will also be offering an exclusive, hand-crafted cocktail by Beverage Director Brandi Boles, specially paired with the original NoMad Truck Chicken Burger. Order up Salazar’s Specialty Pear Cocktail made with tequila, thyme liquor, roasted pear, honey, lemon, salt, pear cider, and habanero oil to go with your The NoMad Chicken Burger made with ground chicken, black truffle mayo, frisée, and pickled shallots. Thursday, 11 am – 3 pm; 2490 Fletcher Dr, Los Angeles, CA 90039

Belle Belle’s Cue‘s $1 Pulled Pork Sandwiches
Belle Belle’s Cue will be serving up their wood fired Pulled Pork Sandwiches for just $1 to celebrate its recent opening! Stop by Belle Belle’s Cue and score a Pulled Pork Sandwich, topped with house made coleslaw. Limit one per customer, but bring the whole family! Sandwiches are also topped with a house made BBQ sauce of choice including: Original BBQ, Honey BBQ, Habanero BBQ, Brisket BBQ, or Mustard BBQ. $1; Thursday; 11 am-4 pm; 701 W Cesar E Chavez Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90012




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