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Monday

Sam’s Crispy Chicken and Lionsgate Celebrate Dirty Dancing Anniversary with Special Combo Box

“Nobody puts baby in the corner!” In honor of the 35th anniversary and release of the new 4k+ Blu-ray edition of Dirty Dancing, Sam’s Crispy Chicken has partnered with Lionsgate to celebrate with a special tasty treat. To honor the beloved film, Sam’s Crispy Chicken is offering a Dirty Dancing combination box featuring a Sam’s Crispy Chicken Sandwich and a mini bottle of Sparkling Cider and while supplies last a Baby Dirty Dancing Funko Pop! $12.50; Available for purchase through the Go By Citizens delivery app

Dirty Dancing Combo

Spanish/Mediterranean Restaurant Soulmate Launches Happy Hour

For those looking for a new spot to enjoy an after-work pick-me-up or early dinner snack (or both), Spanish/Mediterranean restaurant Soulmate launches Happy Hour. Guests can sit at the bar and dine on yummy bites and cocktails including Oysters ($2), Wagyu Steak Tartare ($10), Scallop Crudo Tostadas ($10), Roasted Pork Belly Brioche Sliders ($12), Soulmate’s Signature Gin & Tonic, and WeHo Daiquiri. Monday – Friday, 4:30 – 6:30 pm; 631 N. Robertson Blvd., West Hollywood, CA 90069; 310.734.7764

Vietnamese Fast Food Restaurant Tay Ho Opens New Location in Chino Hills

Named after the Tay Ho District located in Vietnam’s capital Hanoi, Vivian Yenson opens her second Tay Ho location. The Vietnamese fast food restaurant serves authentic and delicious Vietnamese street food and eclectic Asian dishes like Crispy Egg RollsShrimp & Sweet Potato FrittersViet Style Chicken WingsVegetarian Spring Rolls, Garlic Noodles, Garlic Seasoned Filet Mignon SteakLemongrass Marinated ChickenGarlic Shrimp, and Tofu & Varietal Mushrooms. Hungry yet? $12+; Monday – Sunday, 10:00 am – 6:00 pm, CLOSED on Wednesdays; 3410 Grand Avenue, Suite C, Chino Hills, CA 91709; 909.978.2946

On Sale Now (8/24): Grammy-Winning Singer/Songwriter Lisa Loeb Performs with Comedian Stephen Kramer Glickman at Bourbon Room

The Bourbon Room welcomes Grammy-winning singer/songwriter Lisa Loeb and Canadian-American comedian/actor, musician, and podcast host Stephen Kramer Glickman of Nickelodeon’s Big Time Rush. The unforgettable musical evening will also include food from Bourbon Room’s Chef Frankie before, during, and after the show! $30 (General Admission) and $50 (VIP); Wednesday (8/24); 6356 Hollywood Blvd, 2nd Floor, Hollywood, CA 90028; 213.667.4233

Grammy award winning singer/songwriter Lisa Loeb performs in Hollywood on 8/24. Photo Credit: Juan Patino Photography

Save the Date (8/27): Txotx Cider Party at Benny Boy Brewing

Benny Boy Brewing invites you to an amazing cider event. The Spanish-inspired Sidra cider has been aging for two months, and it’s ready to be tapped! In celebration Benny Boy is throwing a Txotx Party – a special toast that takes place in the Basque cider houses when the new cider is ready to be tasted! Pair your cider with Spanish/Basque food from Basseriko Peppers. The first pours will be at 2:00 pm and will go until the barrel runs out. $35 (at the doora); Saturday (8/27), 2 – 5:00 pm; 1821 Daly St. Los Angeles, CA 90031

Mark Your Calendars (8/27): Summer Taste Series at Jean-Georges Beverly Hills

Jean-Georges Beverly Hills, the signature restaurant at the Waldorf Astoria, is hosting a second cooking class and dining experience as part of the Summer Taste Series. The intimate live demonstration showcases two signature Summer dishes, led by Waldorf Astoria Beverly Hills’ executive chefs. The first dish presented will be Seared Hamachi, taught by Executive Chef, Peleg Miron. The second dish demonstration will be Ricotta Gnocchi, led by Executive Sous Chef, Alan Chang. After the cooking tutorials, dine on a decadent 3-course lunch and succulent summer cocktails. $95 (per person); Saturday (8/27), 11:00 am; Waldorf Astoria – 9850 Wilshire Blvd., Beverly Hills, CA 90210; 310.860.6666

Tuesday

Celebrate National Rum Day with Havana Night at Fairmont Century Plaza

Spend National Rum Day at the Farimont Century Plaza’s ’Havana Night.’ The vibrant lobby bar will feature a live Cuban band and dancers, cigar rolling, rum tastings, and rum cocktails, including the signature frozen Pina Colada, and Strawberry DaiquriVarious prices; Tuesday, 5 – 8:00 pm; 2025 Avenue of the Stars, Los Angeles, CA 90067; 310.424.3030

Las Brisas Celebrates National Rum Day

Las Brisas, the iconic cliffside restaurant with breathtaking views of the Laguna Beach coastline, welcomes you to spend National Rum Day with them. Kick back and relax with a Dark and Stormy (Whaler’s Dark Rum, ginger beer, and lime) and a Mai Tai (Plantation Pineapple Rum, Curaçao, lime, orgeat, and bitters). $15+; 361 Cliff Dr. Laguna Beach, CA 92651; 949.497.5434

SOL and Solitas Tacos Celebrate National Rum Day with Bruno Mars’ SelvaRey Rum

SOL and Solita Tacos have partnered with Bruno Mars’ SelvaRey Rum to feature LTO cocktails for National Rum Day. These delicius libations are available through September.

Heritage, Long Beach’s Zero-Waste Dining Concept Serves Artisnal Sandwiches by Day and a Refined Tasting Menu at Night

Heritage, Long Beach’s zero-waste dining concept serves artisnal sandwiches by day and a refined tasting menu by night. Born in the summer of 2020, Heritage is housed in a 100-year-old craftsman house on a quiet street in Long Beach’s historic Rose Park neighborhood. As a zero-waste, certified Green and Blue establishment, Heritage sources every single ingredient from local Farmer’s Markets and Southern California producers including Schaner Farmstand, Energy Bee Farm, and Hey Brother Baker. Menu highlights include, Char Grilled Broccolini Sandwich, Smoked Heritage Pork Belly Sandwich7-Day Aged Duck, and Hamachi Crudo. Lunch prices vary and $70+ for dinner; Tuesday – Saturday, 11:00 am – 3:00 pm and 5 – 9:00 pm; 2032 E. 7th St., Long Beach, CA 90804; 562.343.1068

Workshop Kitchen & Bar Arrives in Los Angeles

Chef Michael Beckman’s seasonal, French-inspired restaurant, Workshop Kitchen & Bar, is officially open! Guests can expect a vibrant and locally sourced food menu, an extensive cocktail program, and an eclectic list of 240 wines. The L.A. restaurant features Halibut with Sauce Bouillabaisse, Masami Ranch Hanger Steak and Cauliflower Mouse, Oyster Mushrooms, Braised Artichokes and Gnocchi, Diver Scallops, Caviar Toast, Neapolitan-Style Pizzas, and a traveling Cheese Cart for dessert. $28+, $90 (Tasting Menu) and $70 (Plant-based Tasting Menu); Tuesday – Saturday, 5 – 11:00 pm; 127 S. La Brea Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90036

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