Petite Taqueria Opens
The h.wood Group’s John Terzian, and Brian Toll have opened their newest restaurant, Petite Taqueria, a modern Mexican restaurant with Japanese influence, as taqueria-style dishes are prepared and presented at a traditional “Omakase” bar. The Omakase bar is stationed on the upper level straight across from the outdoor patio. Led by The h.wood Group’s Culinary Director, Chef Maynard Llera alongside Food & Beverage Specialist Adam Koral, the menu aims to bring your experience to the next level. Inside Petite, Chef Jeffrey Arrieta handles the main kitchen, while Chef John Carlos will be helming at the Omakase bar, which is named as ‘Ainoko’ (meaning, ‘half breed’ in Japanese), demonstrating the chef’s choice tastings with a variety of combinations that will highlight on specialty tacos and tostadas. On the spirits side, master mixologist, Matt Seigel, will incorporate a collective tequila program while crafting a full menu of the specialty cocktails and mock-tails. Opens Monday; 755 N. La Cienaga Blvd, West Hollywood, CA

R10 Social House’s Pink Drink
For the whole month of October, R10 Social House will be showing their support for Breast Cancer Awareness Month by donating 15% of The Pink Lady proceeds to the Susan G. Komen Foundation. The $12 cocktail is made up of muddled raspberries, vodka, St-Germain, lemon, an egg white and juice to create one of the prettiest and tastiest drinks you’ll have all month. Nothing shows support like drinking to a good cause. October; 179 North Harbor Dr, Redondo Beach, CA 90277

Surfside Venice’s Pink Drink
This October Surfside Venice are donating $1 from every Pink Bikini purchased to The National Breast Cancer Foundation. The Pink Bikini includes vodka, fresh strawberries, basil, lemon juice and is topped with Prosecco with a sugar rim. The National Breast Cancer Foundation offers free mammogram screenings throughout the country. October; 23 Windward Ave, Venice, CA 90291

With October being Breast Cancer Awareness Month, they’ve created a limited-time cocktail to support those who have been affected by breast cancer, whether they’re a patient, survivor, family member, or friend. The Pink Ribbon cocktail is made with Deep Eddy vodka, Grenadine pomegranate syrup, guava juice, and lime juice. For each drink purchase ($9), The Standing Room will donate $1 to the Cancer Support Community in Redondo Beach throughout the entire month of October. October; 1320 Hermosa Ave, Hermosa Beach, CA 90254

The Innovative Dining Group Partners with the National Breast Cancer Foundation
During the month of October 20% of proceeds purchased from Sushi Roku, Roku, Katana, and BOA speciality pink drinks will be donated to the National Breast Cancer Foundation. The Pink Capri features aperol mixed with grapefruit, a touch of agave, and sparkling rose. It is served in a champagne flute and topped with St. Germaine foam. The Pretty in Pink features svedka combined with a prickly pear puree, muddled cucumber, simple syrup, and lime juice.

The NoMad Truck debuts its Final Burger Collaboration with Nancy Silverton of Osteria Mozza.
Silverton’s take on the truck’s signature chicken burger features mint yogurt, zhug (Middle Eastern hot sauce) and cilantro, offering bold, well-balanced flavors for the transition to the fall season. All proceeds from sales of the burger will benefit Silverton’s charity of choice, Alex’s Lemonade Stand. To find the truck, follow along via Instagram at @nomadtruck and @NoMadTruckLA on Twitter. Monday, 11 am-3 pm

October is National Pasta Month and Chef Bruce Kalman and his crew are celebrating all month long at Union by raising money for American Red Cross – Disaster Relief Efforts in Puerto Rico, Texas & Florida aka #pastaforthepeople. Each week Chef Kalman will highlight one of his signature pasta dishes off his menu and you order that featured pasta and a portion of the proceeds from each dish ordered will go to support disaster relief efforts in Puerto Rico, Texas & Florida via the American Red Cross. This week enjoy Bucatini Cacio e Pepe – Pecorino- Romano, black pepper, 63°C egg*. Future weeks include: Spaghetti alla Chitarra – San Marzano tomato, garlic, Fresno chile, Grana Padano (Oct 8-14); Squid Ink Lumache – Maine Lobster, fennel, Meyer lemon, truffle butter (Oct 15-21); and Tagliatelle – Pork ragu, Grana Padano, gremolata (Oct 22-31). October; 37 E. Union St, Pasadena, CA, 91103


Executive Chef Raquel Jubron Goes Global with a Four-Course Pairing Menu
Lasher’s Kitchen, the new concept from seasoned restaurateur Ray Lasher, will host its inaugural wine dinner. Seating for the four-course international dinner is limited.  Executive Chef-Partner Raquel “Roq” Jubron has created a global menu featuring the flavors of France, South Africa, Italy and Portugal and includes: Miniature baked brie with blackberry jam paired with JP Chenet Sparkling; Bunny Chow, a South African curried stew with chicken, sausage, apples and bacon in a boule’ bread bowl paired with AA Badenhorst “The Curator” Chardonnay/Viognier Blend; Cavatappi Bolognese with home made tomato-herb beef sauce paired with Valiano Poggio Teo Chianti Classico 2012; and Salame de Chocolate, rolled chocolate pastry with crispy rice and candied nuts paired with Ferreira Dona Antonia Riserva Tawny Port. $49; Wednesday, 6:30 pm; 5295 E. 2nd St, Long Beach, CA; 562.343.7228

National Taco Day at The Morrison Pub
The gastro pub restaurant will be offering beef & chicken tacos, 4 for $10. Plus, mix & match option available. They will also be serving plain, strawberry and mango Margaritas at $6 each. When ordering the special combo (4 tacos + a margarita), you can get that for $15 total. Wednesday; 3179 Los Feliz Blvd, Los Angeles CA 90039

Casita Del Campo’s National Taco Day
Casita Del Campo is celebrating 55 years and offering all tacos on the menu for just $2 all day and all night! The Carnitas Taco is prepared with a secret slow braised recipe and served with fresh pico de gallo and house-made guacamole, or opt for a classic Chicken, Beef or Potato Taco. Casita Del Campo also introduces a new addition; the Fried Avocado Taco made with shredded lettuce and cheese, and topped with any one of their signature homemade salsas. If you really want to go all out, pair any of these tacos with a freshly made Guava Margarita prepared with fresh guava fruit picked right from the owner’s garden. Wednesday, 11 am-11 pm; 1920 Hyperion Ave, Silver Lake, CA 90027; 323.662.4255

Red O Melrose and Red O Santa Monica’s National Taco Day
It is a fiesta at Red O Melrose and Red O Santa Monica on National Taco Day, where Tacos run rampant on the menu all day and all night for just $3! Leave work early and join Red O for happy hour, highlighting their signature Street Tacos, featuring options like the Carnitas Tacos with cilantro-lime yogurt, chipotle purée, radish and green Mexican knob onions or the Crispy Style Short Rib Tacos with roasted tomato-serrano sauce, onions, cilantro, Monterrey Jack cheese and potato chips. Corporate Executive Chef Marc Johnson is known for his unique and delicious approach to classics and his Street Tacos are no exception. Bring your sombrero, because it is going to be a party at Red O Melrose and Red O Santa Monica on National Taco Day! Red O Melrose: Wednesday, 5-10 pm, 8155 Melrose Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90046, 323.655.5009; Red O Santa Monica: Wednesday, 3 pm-12 am; 1541 Ocean Ave, Suite 120, Santa Monica, CA 90401, 310.458.1600

National Taco Day at Casa Vega
Los Angeles’s landmark 61-year-old Mexican restaurant is celebrating the day with Bloody Marys or Micheladas ($15) adorned with mini tacos. For those who cannot visit on National Taco Day, Casa Vega will be launching a $1 taco promotion on Monday, October 9th which will continue for the remaining Mondays in October. 13301 Ventura Blvd, Sherman Oaks, CA 91423; 818.788.4868

National Taco Day Pairing at Angel City Brewery
What pairs perfectly with tacos? An ice cold pint! Celebrate National Taco Day with a beer and taco pairing at Angel City Brewery featuring tacos from Downtown Taco Co. Grab your crew and enjoy Wild Boar Tacos paired with Double IPA, Al Pastor Taco with Wit, and Veggie or Pollo Taco with Saazberry. Beer flights are $7, and taco flights are $6. Wednesday, 4-8 pm; 216 Alameda St, Los Angeles, CA 90012; RSVP here.

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