September Charity Pizza at Mohawk Bend
Mohawk Bend, the vegan-friendly craft beer centric Echo Park restaurant, will be offering a Harvest Pie as part of the restaurants monthly charity program “Piece of The Pie” through the month of September. The Piece of the Pie program features a monthly rotating pizza with a charity beneficiary, where Mohawk Bend will donate sales from the pie directly to the charity. September’s Harvest Pie includes heirloom tomatoes, roasted corn, pesto, mozzarella, lemon zest, chili flakes for $16, with $4 from every pie sold going directly to Food Forward, an organization that helps fight hunger and prevent food waste by rescuing fresh surplus produce, connecting this abundance with people in need, and inspiring others. September; 2141 W. Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90026; 213.483.2337
Eureka! opens in Cerritos
Eureka! and its one-of-a-kind dining experience is opening up in Cerritos. The restaurant features a spacious interior and patio nearing 5,000 square feet total with a fireplace for you to dine al fresco. Menu highlights include the Mac N’ Cheese Balls made with a scratch made beer cheese sauce and Fresno chiles; 28 Day Dry-Aged Burger featuring carrot-fed Angus, aioli, arugula, tomatoes and finished with balsamic glaze; Fresno Fig Burger topped with fig marmalade, melted goat cheese, bacon, tomato, red onion, arugula, and spicy porter mustard; and Bourbon Barrel Cake finished with pecans, caramel, and paired with Afters Ice Cream’s Madagascar Vanilla ice cream. Enjoy weekend brunch on Saturdays and Sundays from 10 am – 2 pm with indulgent breakfast items while sipping on Mimosas and Bloody Marys for $5. Offerings include Steak N’ Eggs featuring flat iron steak, potatoes, sautéed kale, garlic, fried eggs, and firecracker aioli; Chilaquiles with ranchero tortilla chips, feta, sour cream, purple onions, avocado, pico de gallo, topped with two egg; and Fried Chicken & Sweet Cornbread topped with whipped butter, jalapeño-infused maple glaze, and bacon. Eureka! offers 30 local craft beers and signature cocktail program including Wild Child made with vodka, watermelon, mint, lemon, aloe, rosé and habanero salt; and the Eureka! Punch, a tropical pineapple punch featuring a secret three-day crafting process! Additionally, there are 40+ small batch whiskeys and a special off-menu selection featuring various hard-to-get and strictly allocated whiskeys like Pappy Van Winkle and offerings from the Buffalo Trace Antique Collection available to the most discerning whiskey drinkers. Tuesday; Plaza 183 on 11167 E 183rd St, Cerritos, CA 90703
The Stalking Horse Turns 1 Year Old!
The English-inspired pub, The Stalking Horse, is one year old! Celebrate their first anniversary with $4 drafts; social hour food specials like skinny fries, cheeseburger, and spiced cashews; and contests. Wednesday; 10543 W Pico Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90064; 424.832.7511
The Burbank International Film Festival Celebrates Ten Years of Moviemaking Excellence
The Burbank International Film Festival includes more than 200 features and short films representing 60 countries during the five-day event, along with artist tributes, panels, and festivities. Afterparties, red carpet, receptions, and networking opportunities will occur throughout Burbank, Media Capital of the World, with all of the screenings taking place at the AMC Burbank 16 in Downtown Burbank.
Celebrate Pitchoun! Bakery’s New Location
Pitchoun! Bakery is hosting a special grand opening celebration with a ceremonial ribbon cutting ceremony. The authentic French bakery will be offering a free macaron with the purchase of coffee or tea and a free mini pastry with the purchase of a meal ($12 minimum), while supplies last. The bakery will also be offering free samples of a variety of menu items, including morning pastries, fine pastries, salads and sandwiches, throughout the day – a perfect chance to try something new! Thursday, food & drinks specials: 7 am – 4 pm, ribbon cutting ceremony: 3 pm; 8500 Beverly Blvd. #103, Los Angeles, CA, 90048; 323.381.5328
The cozy little Venetian tapas style wine bar in DTLA is offering free food to dine in guests. Yes, free, no strings attached! This Thursday, the restaurant will be offering free Hunter’s Mac N Cheese (5 cheese fondue, crispy panko, white truffle oil, scallion), while on September 6 you can enjoy free Brussels sprouts (caramelized, pomegranate molasses, crème fraiche, pomegranate seeds), and on September 13 snack on free Noa’s Cauliflower (caramelized, chipotle sauce, mixed greens). The freebie deals are available for dine in guests who mention the free specials, but there is no additional purchase required. Thursday; 2308 South Union Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90007; 213.748.7205
Sustainable Wine+Dinner Series
The LA Zoo has partnered with four local, environmentally friendly wineries whose wines serve as the inspiration for custom four-course, farm-to-table dinner menus created by our own executive chef, Brad Robertson. Each unforgettable evening is set in a different location within the zoo – the terraces of Mahale Mountains, for example, or the Amazonian stilt house within Rainforest of the Americas, or the Cambodia viewing area of Elephants of Asia. Along with the spectacular views, enjoy looking at sustainability from different angles – from agriculture to food and wine production to wildlife conservation. Each evening focuses on a different topic and features conversations with a curator or keeper, up-close animal encounters, and wine introductions from winery representatives. $150; Thursday, 6 pm; 5333 Zoo Dr, Los Angeles, CA 90027