This weekend features: a restaurant preview, a FREE chef’s tasting to kickoff Long Beach Restaurant and Cocktail Week, a Mardi Gras Celebration, and a round up of some of the best margaritas LA has to offer for National Margarita Day! Make sure to check out the special guilt-free margarita recipe that is sure to quench your thirst!
To kick-off Dine Out Long Beach, Restaurant & Cocktail Week, Friedmans Home Experience will host a free chef’s cooking and tasting. Each chef will demonstrate a signature dish that guests can recreate at home. Saturday, 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm; 1827 E. Spring Street in Long Beach, CA 90806; 562.856.9292
The 5th annual Dine Out Long Beach, Restaurant & Cocktail Week is almost here! During this week, the city’s talented chefs and dedicated restaurateurs will offer value-oriented menus reflecting their culinary style with 2-selection brunch and lunch menus starting at under $10 per person and 3-selection dinners starting at under $20 per person. $10+up; Sunday – Saturday; various restaurants; 562.856.9292
Santa Monica’s newest restaurant and bar on Main Street is offering a sneak peak this weekend. The Tipsy Chef invites you to come in this weekend before it officially opens to the public. Mention “Spin” to your server and receive a complimentary mimosa during brunch. Reservations strongly suggested. Saturday, 10:00 am – 1:00 am, Sunday, 10:00 am – 12: 00 am; 2435 Main St, Santa Monica, CA 90405; 310.450.3434
A New Orleans native, Chef Brandon Boudet is bringing the flavors of Mardi Gras to his Los Feliz restaurant Little Dom’s. Bring your appetite as you feast in true Bourbon Street Style with an authentic New Orleans Mardi Gras Menu featuring: Gumbo , Soft Shell Crab Po’Boy , Boudin Balls, Beignets, King Cake and Abita beer specials . Saturday – Tuesday (Dinner Service Only); 2128 Hillhurst Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90027; 323.661.0055
Gracias Madre is offering an all-day happy hour in honor of National Margarita Day. Stop by and try their classic Purista Margarita, the El Jefe, and the Daisy Margarita. Saturday, 10:00 am – 11: 00 pm; 8905 Melrose Avenue, West Hollywood, CA 90069; 323.978.2170
The Chavito 2 at Minibar Hollywood is margarita gold! Reposado tequila, fresh lemon and lime juice, fresh orange juice, and simple syrup served over ice with a cinnamon sugar rim and orange slice garnish. Saturday, 5:00 pm – 2: 00 am; 6141 Franklin Ave Los Angeles, CA 90028; 323.798.4939
Taste the delicious Tequila Daisy Margarita at District. The Tequila Daisy is made with: Milagro Tequila, Cointreau, fresh lime and spritzer. Saturday, 11:00 am – 12:00 am; 700 W 7th St, Los Angeles, CA 90017 (Plaza Level); 213.612.3185
Sip on the Spicy Senorita at Station Hollywood for National Margarita Day. Machetazo Mezcal, Pineapple, Chili Infused Orange Liqueur, and Lime make up this delicious drink. Saturday, 11:00 am – 2:00 am; W Hollywood, 6250 Hollywood Blvd, Hollywood, CA 90028; 323.798.1355
Castaway is offering the Love Child Margarita. Ingredients: Illegal Mezcal with Strawberries and Habañero Essence. Saturday, 11:00 am – 12:00 am; 1250 E. Harvard Rd, Burbank, CA 91501-1096; 818.848.6691
The Proud Bird will be serving the Proud Bird Margarita made with Milagro Silver, Tamarind, Lime Juice, Salt Rim, Saturday, 5:00 pm – 9: 00 pm; 11022 Aviation Blvd , Los Angeles, CA 90045; 310.670.3093
Ring in the National Margarita Day celebrations at Big Bar, located inside beloved all-day eatery Alcove Café & Bakery. Big Bar will be serving up the best margaritas from classic to mezcal , plus a delicious riff on a margarita reimagined by Hah – the Ciudad del Amor, featuring Cointreau, tromba tequila, hibiscus bitters, tart cherry, lime, and chipotle sugar. Saturday, 9:30 am – 1: 00 am; 1927 Hillhurst Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90027; 323.644.0100
Cozy up by the Marina with harborside views, drinks and bites at Café del Rey and enjoy the Jalapeño Infused Margarita, a delicious blend of orange and jalapeño infused Milagro Silver Tequila, cilantro, lime and orange liqueur. Saturday, 11:30 am – 10:30 pm; 4451 Admiralty Way, Marina del Rey, CA 90292; 310.823.6395
In honor of National Margarita Day, Ocean Prime Beverly Hills will be entering in collaboration with JAJA Tequila . Beverage Director Andrea Cornwell created the smoking JAJA, LOL Margarita after one of the brand’s co-owners, The Chainsmokers, Saturday, 5:00 pm – 11:00 pm; 9595 Wilshire Boulevard, Beverly Hills, CA 90212; 310.859.4818
Make your own guilt-free margarita pitcher to enjoy on National Margarita Day with Hecho Tequila Soda. Using the low-calorie, gluten-free, 100% blue agave tequila canned soda you’ve got a batch margarita that’s sure to be a crowd-pleaser. Hecho Tequila Soda is available for purchase at The Liquor Fountain , Santa Monica Wine Expo , Bill’s Liquor Store , and Lincoln Liquor Locker .
Recipe (Yields: 4-6)
- Plenty of Ice
- 4 Hechos
- 4 oz Fresh Lime Juice
- 2 oz Orange Liqueur
- 1 oz Agave Syrup
- Salt for rim
- Place Hecho Tequila Soda, fresh lime juice, orange liqueur, agave syrup and ice into a large pitcher, and stir to combine. Top with lime slices and let sit for five minutes to allow for some of the ice to melt and mellow the margaritas.
- Salt the rim of individual glasses and pour the margarita into them, adding more ice from the pitcher to each glass as needed. Scoop a couple of lime slices into each glass and enjoy!