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Los Angeles Weekend Roundup

Friday

Estérel Reopens at Sofitel Los Angeles at Beverly Hills

Estérel, the acclaimed restaurant located within Sofitel Los Angeles at Beverly Hills, has officially reopened with Chef Fernando Bedolla at the helm. The new menu includes Tuna Poke Tostada, Canitas Bao, Baby Romaine Fried Oysters, Pan Roasted French Chicken, and the Wagyu Burger made with Truffle Cheese, Crispy Bacon, and Huckleberry Spread. Bon appétit! $22+; Monday – Sunday, 6:30 am – 12:00 pm and 5 – 11:00 pm; Sofitel – 8555 Beverly Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90048

New Monthly Dinner Series at Jean-Georges Beverly Hills

Jean-Georges Beverly Hills, at the esteemed Waldorf Astoria, launches a new dinner series Sip & Savor, A Wine and Culinary Dinner Series, in partnership with Peake Ranch and Petrossian Caviar. The dinner features an 8-course delicious menu with wine pairings. Highlights include Braised Rabbit and Slow Cooked Halibut paired with vintage wine selections $295 (per person); Friday, 7:00 pm; Waldorf Astoria – 9850 Wilshire Blvd, Beverly Hills, CA; 310.860.6700

Slurp and Sip, it’s National Oyster Day at Savida!

Savida, Santa Monica’s newest seafood-driven restaurant, celebrates National Oyster Day with $1 Oysters for lunch all weekend. Enjoy the delicious, chilled, $1 Oysters with Champagne MignonetteHorseradish, and Cocktail Sauce$1+; Friday – Sunday, 12 – 4:00 pm; 1303 Montana Ave., Santa Monica, CA 90403; 310.310.3772

Chilled Oysters at Water Grill

Aww, Shucks, Water Grill Celebrates National Oyster Day!

It’s National Oyster Day, and Water Grill is the perfect place to celebrate with an extensive array of both Pacific and Eastern oyster varieties. Choose from Kumamoto from Oakland Bay, WA, Damariscotta from Damariscotta River, Maine, Rincon De Ballenas from Baja California, Mexico, and Chincoteague from Chincoteague Bay, MD. Elevate your experience with Water Grill’s famous Honeymoon Oyster which comes topped with uni roe, tobiko, ikura and a quail egg. Various prices and hours; 544 S. Grand Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90071; 213.891.0900 and 1401 Ocean Ave., 90401; 310.394.5669

BJ’s Reintroduces its Most Requested Dessert Ever, The Peanut Butter S’mores Pizookie®

Back by popular demand, BJ’s reintroduces its most requested dessert ever, the Peanut Butter S’mores Pizookie®. Get ready to sink your teeth into a warm, ooey-gooey Ghirardelli® triple chocolate cookie piled high with peanut butter, marshmallows toasted to perfection and rich vanilla bean ice cream. Drooling yet? Hurry, this decadent treat is only here for a limited time. $7.95; Various hours and locations

The Green Room Offers a Patio Hideaway and Sexy Summer Sips

Looking for the perfect spot to relax this weekend? Cue The Green Room. The speakeasy nestled within hilltop restaurant Castaway, welcomes you to spend your summer nights sipping on sexy libations while enjoying picturesque views from the patio. More than a lounge, “The Green Room offers guests a luxurious space to enjoy creative cocktails and bites.” Dine on popular items like the Flamin’ Chicken Sliders while sipping Instagrammable craft cocktails like the Three Wishes. $25+; Thursdays – Saturdays, 6 – 11:00 pm; 1250 E. Harvard Rd., Burbank, CA; 818.962.4446; 818.962.4446

Three Wishes at The Green Room

Odyssey’s Lush and Inviting Patio Space is the Perfect Culinary Experience

In the hills overlooking the San Fernando Valley sits farm-to-table restaurant Odyssey. Known for its picturesque views, seasonal menus, and craft cocktails, Odyssey is your premier dining destination for brunch or dinner. Take full advantage of the summer weather and dine on the lush and inviting patio. Complete your culinary experience with items such as the Filet Mignon, Miso Marinated Ahi Tuna, Chilled Oysters, and more! $35+; Wednesdays – Sundays, Various hours; 15600 Odyssey Dr., Granada Hills, CA 91344; 818.366.6444

The Proud Bird’s Mile High Bar Slings Vibrant Craft Cocktails

The Proud Bird, the hybrid food bazaar and historical aviation hub, has a unique, one-of-a-kind patio experience. Order vibrant craft cocktails like the Co-Pilot Strawberry Mule from Proud Bird’s Mile High Bar, and sip your libations from the comfort of the patio and airplane park. The unique patio space offers a front row seat to all the planes arriving at LAX, and for the guests in transit who want to snag a drink on the patio before take-off, they can show their boarding pass to receive happy hour pricing all day long. $10+; Wednesdays – Sundays, Various hours; 11022 Aviation Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90045; 310.670.3093

Patio and Airplane Park at The Proud Bird

Dine Waterfront at Whiskey Red’s Tiki-Inspired Patio Bar, On the Docks

Dine waterfront at Whiskey Red’s new Tiki-Inspired patio bar, On the Docks. Sit back and bask in the sun, while savoring views of the marina. Enjoy a special menu of Chips and Queso, BBQ Brisket, Pulled Pork, Shrimp Tacos, Frosé, Pretty Fly for A Mai Tai, and more! Whiskey Red’s full menu is also available. $3+; Fridays – Sundays, Various hours; 13813 Fiji Way, Marina Del Rey, CA 90292; 310.823.4522

Saturday

Cinespia Hosts a Screening of A League of Their Own with Special Appearance from Star Geena Davis

In honor of the 30th anniversary and launch of the new Amazon Prime series, Cinespia invites you to a special screening of A League of Their Own. Directed by Penny Marshall, the classic movie tells the story of the trailblazing all-female baseball league that played America’s favorite pastime while the men were off fighting in World War II. The evening will be filled with a free photo booth, DJ sets, and an appearance from the film’s star, Geena Davis. $20 – $30; Saturday, 8:30 – 11:30 pm (doors open at 6:45 pm); Hollywood Forever Cemetery – 6000 Santa Monica Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90038

Viceroy Santa Monica Offers Weekend Poolside Live DJ Sets

Grab your bathing suits and head to Viceroy Santa Monica, for poolside live music, bites, and cocktails. DJ Miss Ninja creates the ultimate summer vibe as she lays down smooth beats while you relax and soak up the sun. Elevate your lounging experience, and spend your time luxuriating in your own cabana. Various prices; Fridays, 7:00 pm – 12:00 am and Saturdays – Sundays, 1 – 6:00 pm; 1819 Ocean Ave., Santa Monica, CA 90401; 310.260.7500

1st Annual Fitness & Wellness Event at The Shops at Sportsmen’s Lodge

This Saturday, the Shops at Sportsmen’s Lodge welcome you to the first annual Fitness and Wellness Event, “Sunset Sessions.” Attendees will receive complimentary samples and giveaways, and have the opportunity to participate in four pop-up fitness classes. The evening starts with a yoga session led by Harper from Free People Movement. Get the “Best Butt Ever” with a glute-building class led by Natalie Yco from Equinox. Stretch out your muscles with the “Best Stretch Ever” led by Candyce Heather from Equinox. End the day with a Sound Bath Healing led by EKA Love Wellness. Free admission and $10 per class. Class space is limited, so RSVP now!; Saturday, 4:30 – 8:00 pm; The Shops at Sportsmen’s Lodge – 12833 Ventura Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 91604

Sunday

DTLA Restaurant Asterid Launches Weekend Brunch

Helmed by award-winning Chef Ray Garcia, Asterid welcomes you to an enticing Sunday brunch. Located in front of the iconic Music Center’s Walt Disney Concert Hall, Asterid’s brunch menu features small and large plates of California-inspired cuisine. Bar Director Chris Chernock has curated a special brunch drink menu with reimagined classic cocktails, zero-proof creations; locally brewed beer; an extensive wine list; and a wide selection of coffee, juices, and tea. Menu highlights include Avocado Toast, Pancakes, Mushroom Hash, Breakfast Sandwiches, Bibimbap, Oxtail, Repo & Coffee, Vodka & Juice, and Cocktail Bucket (Hitachino Umeshu Highball, Craft Spirits Moonsail Fizz, Ventura Spirits Angeleno Spritz, VERVET Sake & Tonic), and more. $18+; Sundays, 11:30 am – 2:30 pm; 141 S. Grand Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90012; 213.972.3535

Assorted Brunch Menu Items at Asterid (Photo Credit: Asterid)

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