Weekend

01/12/2017

Winter dineL.A.
Winter dineL.A. celebrates the city’s culinary diversity and features more than 300 restaurants throughout Los Angeles from newcomers like Geoffrey Zakarian’s Georgie, Greg Bernhardt’s Paley., Tony Esnault’s Spring, to Los Angeles main stays including Wolfgang Puck’s Spago, Suzanne Goin’s Lucques, and Susan Feniger and Mary Sue Milliken’s Border Grill. The Exclusive Series, presented by American Express, offers a chance to enjoy some of L.A.’s most luxurious restaurants, like Providence, Melissé, and Patina. During Winter dineL.A, enjoy specially-priced lunch and dinner menus at approachable price points. Lunch menus are $15-$25, dinner menus are priced $29-$49, and the Exclusive Series begins at $95. Share your culinary experiences at participating restaurants with Dine. Snap. Win. Instagram contest sponsored by American Airlines. Snap a photo of your dineL.A. dish, using the hashtag #DineSnapWin, and include the restaurant name to be entered into the contest where one winner will receive 100,000 American Airlines AAdvantage® miles. Contest is valid for the dates of Winter dineL.A. Friday through January 27th; book here.

Redondo Beach Restaurant Week
The second annual Redondo Beach Restaurant Week has fourteen participating eateries that will be dishing up delicious dining and drink deals. Get deals like $66 A Basq Kitchen Seaside Tapas set, which will includes fresh, shucked oysters, special “Pulpo Pintxo” (octopus cooked sous vide for six hours to soften and then grilled and served with chorizo and flat-cut potato) with recommended wines and beer to pair; Polly’s on the Pier $8 Patty Melt, tuna melt or crab melt; The Slip Bar & Eatery $15 Slip Burger and draft beer; Hostaria Piave’s three course prix-fixe menu for lunch and 20% off for dinner; Orlando’s Pizzeria & Birreria two for $22 pasta and pizza: get any two pizza or pasta for $22 with the purchase of two regular drinks; Turquoise – 15% off lunch or dinner; Jersey Mike’s free chip and sub with purchase of regular or giant size sub; Sacks on the Beach: buy one get one free entrée; and more. Friday, through January 27; Redondo Beach

Smorgasburg is Back
This weekend you’ll once again be able to enjoy all the food that makes up Smorgasburg in DTLA. They are back with new vendors including the Hummus Yummy truck. You can also expect Goa Taco and Ugly Drum barbecue. Sunday, 10 am-4 pm; 785 Bay St., Los Angeles, CA 90021

Tastings at Craft Beer Cellar
Torrance’s newly opened, Craft Beer Cellar is now doing more than just selling you bottles of the good local stuff. They are now offering weekly in-store tastings, with upcoming options like Figueroa Mountain Brewing (Friday), Strand Brewing (Saturday), and Founders Brewing (1/27). Friday & Saturday; 4667 Crenshaw Blvd, Ste. F, Torrance, CA

Duo at Boxwood
Enjoy the perfect date night or girl’s night with your bestie at Boxwood’s new Duo at Boxwood special on Saturday evenings. Choose from a special menu of sharable dishes and specials that will change throughout the season. From small sharable bites to mains for two, menu items range from selections like Gambas al Ajillo, garlic shrimp with charred broccoli rapini; Whole Roasted Branzino with fennel and salt baked potatoes; Bouillabaisse with Manila Clams, California coast spiny lobster, bass, and red pepper rouille; and Roasted Beef Wellington; and more. In addition, if you order the Duo experience, you will receive table side champagne and sparkling wines to choose from with a server who will custom create your perfect cocktail with fresh garnishes such as raspberries, basil and more. Saturdays; 1020 N San Vicente Blvd, West Hollywood, CA 90069; 310.358.7788

Noods Noods Noods
Carb lovers listen up! There’s a noodle event coming to Orange County and it’s called Noods Noods Noods. Chow down on noodles from the likes of Blue Nova, Chelo Creamery, The Dirty Cookie, Dos Chinos, Goa Taco, The Kroft, The Lowkey Poke Joint, Mad Dumplings, Mess Hall Canteen, Norigami, Samurai Burrito, Seoul Street, Shrimp Daddy, and more. $60; Saturday, Marketplace: 12 pm – 11 pm, VIP: first session, 1 – 4 pm, VIP: second session, 5 – 8 pm; eSports Arena – Downtown Santa Ana, 120 W 5th St, Santa Ana, CA 92701

Learn How to Make a Killer Cup of Joe (with Vodka)
Get a behind-the-scenes look of the Arts District location of Blue Bottle, where you’ll see how your morning coffee goes from bean to cup. Then head over to The Spirit Guild distillery to learn about the distillation process and sample some gin and vodka. It’s the best of both worlds. Saturday; Blue Bottle Coffee, 582 Mateo St, Los Angeles, CA 90013

Sip and Paint at Angel City Brewery
Bring out your inner artist and create your own colorful canvas to take home while you sip on Angel City’s craft beer. Let the creative juices flow (and the beer too)! Sunday, 7:30-9:30 pm; 216 Alameda St, Los Angeles, CA 90012; 213.622.1261

Malibu Country Mart hosts Fireball Tim’s Wheels & Waves Classic Car Event
Malibu Country Mart will be hosting a vintage and exotic car meet-up, Fireball Tim’s Wheels and Waves that will continue every third Sunday of the month. Auto-enthusiasts will show their collections and you can join in to experience eye-catching automotive inspiration. Fireball Tim’s Wheels and Waves was created by accomplished car designer, award-winning filmmaker, and automotive T.V. host, Fireball Tim. A legend in the car design industry and in Hollywood, Fireball’s designed vehicles for over 400 A-list projects and major motion pictures. Free; Sunday, 7 am-9 am (Meet-ups will continue every third Sunday of the month through June 2017); 3835 Cross Creek Rd, Malibu, CA 90265

A Coffee & Wine Party
If coffee and vodka aren’t your thing, swing by Vintage Enoteca because they are throwing a coffee-meets-wine party, with a dual tasting event. The evening event lets you try a few food dishes that have been made using coffee, alongside some paired wines. $40 (includes three plates and three half-pours of wine); Friday & Saturday, 5 pm; 7554 West Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90046; 323.512.5278

The Venue Opens
Opening in Koreatown, The Venue is Los Angeles’ first subterranean, VIP karaoke experience and dining destination helmed by Executive Chef Kayson Chong. With a spacious dining room and bar plus 13 private karaoke rooms, that can accommodate anywhere from 2 – 50 guests, The Venue is the first concept of its kind to have both high-quality food and state-of-the art entertainment, open until 2am every day of the week. Devon Espinosa, previously of The Church Key, ink, and Pour Vous, is behind the cocktail program and Nina Raulo, from BLT Steak, is bringing you dessert offerings. Each of the private karaoke rooms will offer a shared plates menu, as well as the full dining room menu, along with a bar cart service giving you the chance to select one of the drinks crafted by Espinosa, along with the option for DIY bar cart bottle service. Additionally, those in the karaoke rooms can order alcohol-infused ice cream in a punch bowl form. Each of the rooms are designed differently, encompassing a variety of festive themes. Chong has created a menu with dishes including Beef Tongue with pomegranate, pear, frisee, and chimichurri; Yellowtail Crudo with avocado puree, persimmon, pickled shallots, and soy-yuzu vinaigrette; and Rib-Eye with confit tomatoes, braised chard, pickled root vegetable, and horseradish cream. 3470 Wilshire Blvd #B1, Los Angeles, CA 90010; 213.221.1251

FrankieLucy Bakeshop Opens
This new Silver Lake cafe comes from Kristine de la Cruz (Crème Caramel LA) and Annie Choi (Found Coffee). They are serving up sweet and savory custards, traditional and unique confections, craft coffee and specialty beverages. On opening day, get $1 coffees and complimentary pavlovas starting at noon until supplies last. Opens Saturday; 3116 1/2 W. Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles, CA; 323.285.1458

Belle Belle’s Cue Opens
Serving BBQ in a casual setting, Owner Justin Mi is committed to serving authentic food, making all sauces, rubs, sides and pickles in-house. Taking inspiration from the BBQ greats of Texas, Belle Belle’s Cue has a menu comprising of pulled pork sandwiches topped with homemade coleslaw, and four types of wood fired meat served by the half-pound family style, including brisket, spare ribs, pulled pork, and turkey. Each meat is also offered in a meal served with two traditional sides of either baked beans, cole slaw, potato salad, creamed corn, and mac & cheese. All BBQ is served with Belle Belle’s Cue’s pickles and BBQ sauces including Original BBQ, Honey BBQ, Habanero BBQ, Brisket BBQ, and Mustard BBQ, served Texas style on the side. For dessert, grab a slice of homemade pecan pie. Belle Belle’s Cue also offers catering and take-out. To complement the BBQ offering, Belle Belle’s Cue serves a selection of craft and domestic beer on tap, along with a choice of red and white wine. Non-alcoholic beverages include sodas, iced tea, Kool Aid and Belle Belle’s Cue’s house made Sweet Tea. Opens Friday; 701 W Cesar E Chavez Ave. Los Angeles, CA 90012; 323.897.9227

Intelligentsia Coffee Serves Mr. Holmes Bakehouse’s
Intelligentsia Coffee is joining forces with Mr. Holmes Bakehouse’s by serving their pastries in all of their Los Angeles locations including Venice, Pasadena and Silver Lake. You will get the chance to pair your fresh roasted coffee with a sweet Mr. Holmes treat including the newly launched Ferrero Rocher croissant and the cornflake cookie. Mr. Holmes pastries to be served at Intelligentsia include: Cali Croissant, Chocolate Croissant, Macha Croissant, Ferrero Rocher Croissant, Cookie Dough Bear Claw, Strawberry Rhubarb Danish, Chocolate Chip Cookie, and Cornflake Cookie. Saturday

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