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Think Pink at Lady M
Throughout the month of October, Lady M will be servings pink strawberry-flavored eclairs in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and will be donating 100% of the proceeds from October’s Pink Éclair sales to Memorial Sloan Kettering in New York. Like all of Lady M’s high-end confections, the Pink Eclairs are made with classic choux pastry dough, filled with fresh strawberry custard cream and baby pink chocolate, then topped with a light pink gaze. Stop in to one of Lady M’s three Southern California locations (West 3, Arcadia and Irvine) and pair the éclair with a pot of Sencha tea, a lovely Japanese green tea.

Sushi Note launches Happy Hour
Head to Sushi Note in Sherman Oaks to enjoy their new “Happiest Hour”. They are serving up “25 before 6” offering 25% off the Quarter Note or Half Note Sushi Sampler if you order before 6 pm. In addition, Sushi Note is offering discounted glasses of their world-class wine, such as a JP Cenet Sparkling Rosé for just $6. Daily, 5:30 – 6 pm; 13447 Ventura Blvd, Sherman Oaks, CA; 818.802.3443

Fall Spa Week: Find a New Way to Self Care
The week-long event offers a chance to experience luxurious and beneficial spa and wellness treatments for $50 (some usually costing upwards of $500). With a new appreciation for the importance of self-care and relaxation, people throughout the country are taking more time for themselves. Not sure how exactly you treat yourself? Industry leader, Spa Week Media, is here to help with the biannual Spa Week Event. To reserve your spot or to view the full list of participants and services here. $50; Monday through October 21st; Los Angeles, CA


Day of the Dead at Border Grill
In the spirit of the Halloween season, Border Grill is serving up a Day of the Dead themed menu. Border Grill has Day of the Dead dishes including Ceviche Negro made with shrimp, scallops, squid ink, jicama, chipotle, and citrus marinade; Blood Sausage Tacos with pineapple-jicama salsa and queso fresca; and Pan De Muerto & Café De Olla with crème fraiche and hibiscus sauce, to name a few. Border Grill’s Day of the Dead cocktail tributes include Anthony Bourdain/El Mexicano made with aperol, El Silencio Mezcal, agave, and soda; Robin Leach/El Royale made with Chambord, champagne, topped with pomegranate seeds; Jonathan Gold/MariGOLD Margarita made with  Viva Reposado Tequila, Araceli Marigold liqueur, combier, fresh lime juice, agave, tajin, and garnished with micro marigoldl; and Joel Robuchon/Robuchon 75 made with Tres Gen Silver, lime juice, and champagne. Tuesday through November 6th; locations here.

Red Herring Launches New Happy Hour Menu
Eagle Rock’s neighborhood restaurant, Red Herring, just launched a brand new happy hour menu. Stop in for ½ off bottles of wine (on Tuesdays and Wednesdays) and made-from-scratch dishes from Chef Dave Woodall, including: Mushroom poutine with crispy Kennebec fries topped with mushroom confit (oyster, shiitake, maitake) and melted béchamel and gruyere cheese; Corndogs, three house-made andouille sausages, rolled in sweet corn batter and fried to puffy, golden perfection and served alongside whole grain mustard for dipping; and Pulled Pork Sliders, two huge sliders of applewood smoked duroc pork, crunchy pickles, cabbage slaw and tangy Carolina mustard sauce on a homemade milk bun. Tuesday – Friday, 5 – 7 pm; 1661 Colorado Blvd, Los Angeles, CA, 90041


1212 Santa Monica Presents Chef Derrick Fox Five-Course Pop-Up Dinner
1212 Santa Monica hosts MasterChef Season 6 runner-up Chef Derrick Fox for a one-night only, limited seating event featuring a Five-Course Pop-Up Dinner and optional Wine Pairing curated byDAOU Vineyards on Wednesday, October 17th, 2018 at 7:30 pm! After a successful run as a professional drummer, Chef Derrick Fox decided to trade his drumsticks for a chef knife when he pursued another dream and submitted for a chance to compete on the world’s biggest cooking competition, MasterChef. Week after week, not only was Fox the “fan favorite”, but he proved that his artistic cuisine, risk-taking and dynamic personality would lead to a huge career in the culinary world. After completing MasterChef Season 6 as runner-up, Fox traveled across the United States doing personal appearances, judging cooking competitions, as well as cooking at recognized culinary events and for high-profile clients. Chef Fox’s upcoming Five-Course Pop-Up Dinner at 1212 Santa Monica will offer guests the opportunity to enjoy five delicious and visually stunning dishes, as his food is a fusion of his unique journey inspired by childhood memories, his MasterChef experiences, and his travels, all to bring his guests a true taste of the rock ‘n’ roll lifestyle. The menu at the pop-up dinner includes End of Summer Figs with Herbs de Provence goat cheese mousse, lavender oil, nasturtium, balsamic and glaze paired with DAOU, Rose, 2017; Truffle Croquette with brown butter Hollandaise, garlic flowers, chive oil, herb yogurt, and roe paired with DAOU, Chardonnay, 2017; Pan Seared Scallop with beet puree, crispy kale, avocado mousse, and citrus paired with DAOU, Cabernet Sauvignon, 2017; Pan Seared Oven Roasted Filet with parsnip puree and peppercorn & port wine reduction paired with DAOU “Reserve”, Cabernet Sauvignon, 2016; and Chocolate Cake with a chocolate ganache, toasted meringue, and cream cheese ice cream paired with DAOU, Pessimist, Red Blend, 2017. $75, $50/Optional Wine Pairing curated by DAOU Vineyards ; Wednesday, 7:30 pm; 1212 Santa Monica, 1212 Third Street Promenade, Santa Monica, CA 90401; 310.576.9996 


Hotel Shangri-La Celebrates Breast Cancer Awareness Month
From October 18-31, visitors to the hotel can enjoy a refreshing pink cocktail while supporting breast cancer research. Available up on the roof at ONYX or downstairs in The Dining Room, 25% of proceeds of the Lychee Pomegranate Martini and the Rose Petal Martini (only available for October) will be donated to Santa Monica’s Margie Petersen Breast Center. Guests staying at Hotel Shangri-La during the month of October are invited to help support Breast Cancer Awareness Month with the Pink October add-on for $50. With this amenity, guests can enjoy a bottle of Rosé and take home their very own Shangri-La monogrammed towel in the hotel’s signature pink hue. 25% of the proceeds will benefit the Margie Petersen Breast Center. On Thursday, you are invited to experience the brand-new poolside lounge area at the Pink Party. Decked out in Shangri-La’s signature pink in support of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, you are invited to sip under the stars and support a good cause. $16; Thursday; Poolside Lounge at Hotel Shangri-La, 1301 Ocean Ave, Santa Monica, CA 90401

The Truth About Witches + Aurantia Bottle Release
Join Las Brujas of Dry River Brewing as they talk about the dark history of women, witches, & beer. Discover why alewives were deemed sorceress under the charge of witchcraft, and why they resemble our modern day witch costume. Dress up, wear your hats, bring your brooms – best dressed witch wins a potion from our cauldron! You can also join in tarot card reading, limpias, healing crystals, along with some homemade goodies (tinctures, oils, baked vegan goods, jewelry). They will also be releasing bottles of Aurantia, a dry hopped golden sour cuvee starting at 5 pm. A VIP ticket is the only way to pre-order a bottle. $12/The Truth About Witches Presentation (7 pm) and a glass of Aurantia, $22/VIP for The Truth About Witches Presentation (7 pm) and a glass of Aurantia and a bottle of Aurantia; Thursday, 7 pm; Dry River Brewing, 671 S Anderson St, Los Angeles, CA 90023

Celebrate Craft Beer & Gastronomy in the Golden State at PAIRED L.A.®
Debuting in Los Angeles this fall, PAIRED® is the ultimate collaboration between award-winning chefs and small and independent craft brewers from around the country. Presented by the Brewers Association and curated by its executive chef Adam Dulye, this craft beer and food pairing event allows you to meet the personalities behind the beers, including owners and brewers, and the chefs behind the scores of classic and innovative pairings that highlight the glorious interplay between beer and food. Confirmed participating chefs* to date include: Alex Seidel, Mercantile Dining and Provision, (Denver, CO); Kevin Nashan, Sidney Street Café (St. Louis, MO); John Tesar, Knife (Dallas, TX); Mike Friedman, The Red Hen (Washington, D.C.); Brittanny Anderson, Metzgar Bar and Butchery (Richmond, VA); Michael Fiorelli, Love & Salt (Manhattan Beach, CA); Kyle Johnson, Bourbon Steak LA (Los Angeles, CA); Bruce Kalman, Union (Los Angeles, CA); Nathan Anda, Red Apron Butcher (Washington, D.C.); Sean Clark, El Moro Spirits & Tavern (Durango, CO); John Cox, The Bear and Star (Santa Barbara, CA); Brad Daniels, Blackbelly (Boulder, CO); Nathan Duensing, Marsh House (Nashville, TN): Gavin Fine, JH Fine Dining Group (Jackson Hole, WY); Kyle Mendenhall, Arcana (Boulder, CO); Nathan Miller, Nathan Miller Chocolates (Chambersburg, PA); Lamar Moore (Chicago, IL); Timothy Rattray, The Granary (San Antonio, TX); Paul C. Reilly, beast + bottle (Denver, CO); Jeremy Sewall, Row 34 (Boston, MA); Sam Talbot, Sam Talbot Consulting (Brooklyn, NY); and Kelly Whitaker, Basta (Boulder, CO). The full list of breweries will be available here$85, $200/VIP (early entry, commemorative tasting glass, unlimited craft beer and small-plate pairings, event program with room for tasting notes, VIP lounge with seating overlooking the event area, special beer tastings, special Meet & Greet with brewers, and exclusive credentials and gifts); Thursday & Friday, 7 – 10 pm; Los Angeles Center Studios, 1201 West 5th St, Los Angeles, CA 90017




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