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Taste WBK‘s “Meet the Winemaker Dinner” with Tricycle Wine Partners of Sonoma
Hosted by Winemaker Alex Beloz, Taste WBK brings you the tastes of Sonoma with its first “Meet the Winemaker” dinner of 2017 featuring Tricycle Wine Partners whose labels include Poseidon and Obsidian. The five-course, farm-to-fork menu, created by Executive Chef Brad Neumann with pairings curated by Taste WBK Sommelier Garrett Brandt, includes: winter Mesclun Salad made with house made ricotta custard, market pears, and toasted almonds paired with 2014 Poseidon Napa Valley Chardonnay; Cedar Plank Salmon, with spaetzle, pancetta, chives, and wild mushroom ragu paired with 2014 Poseidon Napa Valley Pinot Noir; Chicken Oscar with crab bernaise sauce and grilled asparagus paired with 2014 Poseidon “Boon Fly Hill” Chardonnay; Red Wine Braised Pork Cheeks with roasted market carrots, garlic pommes puree, and veal demi paired with 2014 Poseidon “Primo’s Hill” Pinot Noir; and Dark Chocolate Mousse Cake with black pepper ice cream & candied hazelnuts paired with 2014 Obsidian Cabernet Sauvignon. Limited to just 35 guests.  $75; Monday, 6:30 pm; 3506 E. Broadway, Long Beach, CA; 562.433.1000


A “Happy 420 Hour” Menu at ediBOL Restaurant
On November 8, 2016, voters approved recreational use of marijuana in California and Los Angeles Arts District restaurant ediBOL created an innovative “Happy 420 Hour” menu featuring both refreshing drinks and delectable munchaBOLs. ediBOL’s inspiration came from the designated “420” hour. Legend has it that a group of individuals met everyday at 4:20pm to smoke marijuana. One of the inevitable outcomes of smoking is the desire to curb hunger cravings. By anticipating the needs of hungry individuals, ediBOL designed a satisfying and imaginative menu for these fun-filled hours. Munch on Hash Melts that combines roasted garlic and herb pork hash with melted sharp cheddar, lime crema, and tomatillo pineapple relish. Other favorites are Fried Pickle Chips; Spiced Buttermilk Fried Chicken Sliders, topped with creme fraiche ranch and honey citrus slaw; and PB&J made with pork belly, fig jam, and zesty lemon gremolata. ediBOL’s drinkaBOLS ($6) include hand-crafted cocktails is named after a popular marijuana strain, combining homemade shrubs, muddled fruit, and shochu. The Pineapple Express is a concoction with tropical mango, lime, and ginger. There is also the Tangie is a zesty orange lime mojito, while the Blackberry Kush is a combination of fresh berries and lemon. Monday-Friday, 4:20-7 pm; 300 South Santa Fe Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90013

Merrin Mae’s Pop-Up inside Woodcat Coffee
Merrin Mae, a longtime cook at places like Sotto and Union, is now serving up a savory biscuit sandwich pop-up inside Woodcat Coffee in Echo Park. Last week’s option includes an adobo pulled pork, cooked on a portable flattop, so who knows what you will bite into this week! Tuesday & Wednesday, 9-11 am; 1532 W Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90026

Taco Tuesday at Chicas Tacos
DTLA’s Chicas Tacos is bringing us Taco Tuesday! Grab half-off select tacos and elote for $2.50. Horchata-infused cold brew is only $3.50 too. Tuesdays; 728 S. Olive St, Los Angeles, CA; 213.896.0373

Kevin Bludso’s “All-Star Southern Dinner”
Kevin Bludso of Bludso’s Bar & Que on La Brea is hosting an “All-Star Southern Dinner.” The prix-fixe menu will feature dishes like Kevin Bludso’s Smothered Oxtails with Red Beans; Jeremy Fox’s Passmore Ranch Catfish Étouffée; Ari Kolender’s Skillet Cornbread with Uni Butter; and Noah Galuten’s Smoked Cabbage Wedge with Warm Bacon Vinaigrette. There will also, surely, be a dessert. $45; 609 N La Brea Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90036; RSVP: 323.931.2583 or info@barandque.com.


Odys + Penelope Launches Happy Hour
Odys + Penelope is launching a new miniature menu and it’s only available at the bar or the communal seating. Dishes include za’atar onion rings for $4, brussels sprouts fried rice, and a $10 wood-grilled burger. Weekdays, 6-7 pm, Sunday, 5:30-6:30 pm; 127 S La Brea Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90036; 323.939.1033

Oyster Hours in Beverly Hills
Vinoteca, inside the Four Seasons in Beverly Hills, is doing a new ongoing Wednesday promotion where you can pair a half-dozen oysters with a glass of wine! $20; Wednesday, 11 am-10:30 pm; 300 S Doheny Dr, Los Angeles, CA. 90048; 310.860.4000

Chianina Steakhouse’s Vinter Ross Sullivan Vineyards Dinner
Chianina Steakhouse, welcomes Ross Sullivan of Sullivan Vineyards to its first vintners’ dinner of 2017. Chianina is one of only two restaurants in California to serve Sullivan wines, which are only available at the winery or to Sullivan Club members. Sullivan Vineyards began in the 1950s when patriarch Jim Sullivan’s passion for wines began. He presented his bride with a simple grape arbor as a wedding gift, which eventually blossomed into a way of life for the couple. Jim was originally known for his graphic designs having created illustrations for such pop culture icons as The Monkees and Dick Clark Productions. Sullivan Winery is one of only a handful of family wineries that still exist in Napa Valley with son Ross now at the helm. Chef Bryant Taylor along with Aronne, who is the restaurant’s sommelier and managing partner, have collaborated on the menu. The six-course menu includes: Duo of Hamachi with fennel, apple, and brown butter paired with 2015 Sauvignon Blanc; Halibut with piquillo pepper, chorizo, and yukon gold potato paired with 2015 Chardonnay; Cavat Elli, hand rolled pasta with black truffle, egg yolk, and grana paired with 2012 Merlot; Liberty Farm Duck with cherry and mushroom duxelle, rutabaga paired with 2013 Red Blend “Coeur de Vigne”; Rib Eye with variations of broccoli with walnut paired with 2012 Cabernet Sauvignon; and a Cheese course including Mt. Tam with walnut brittle, black berry and honey paired with 2002 Cabernet Sauvignon. $130; Wednesday, 6:30 pm; 5716 E. Second St; Long Beach, CA; 562.434.2333 or at opentable.

Room for Romance Package at Hotel Irvine
Needing a little TLC with your partner? In February, this romance package will put you in the heart of the OC lifestyle. Enjoy $100 in hotel credits toward a dinner date at EATS Kitchen & Bar or to join the cocktail masters at Red Bar and Lounge for the hotel’s all-new Mixology Date Night cocktail-making class offered Saturday nights in February. This package includes a complimentary in-room movie and free valet parking. Rates starting at $219; Hotel Irvine, 17900 Jamboree Rd, Irvine, CA 92614; 866.396.4201


Turning Two Never Tasted Better – Celebrate Ashland Hill‘s Birthday with $2 Food and Drinks
Ashland Hill  is ready to celebrate their second anniversary on in Santa Monica. The team at Ashland Hill is inviting you to help celebrate their birthday with a very special $2 menu which will include their handcrafted gin cocktails, hand selected bar bites, beers on tap, and wines on draft. Both Ashland Hill’s garden patio and  Brick Bar will be open to enjoy signature dishes such as the charred Shishito Mac & Cheese; jalapeño pea mash with caramelized onion, sugar snap peas, pea leaves, toasted sourdough and burrata cheese; signature cornbread fritters; and the pretzel roll with pimento cheese and mustard butter. For the thirsty patrons, Ashland Hill is offering a variety of draft beers, wine on tap and specialty gin and tonics for just $2! Thursday, 2 pm; 2807 Main St. Santa Monica, CA 90405; 310) 392-3300




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