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Café Gratitude Unveils New Beverage Program and Happy Hour Menu

L.A. sommelier Taylor Grant has launched a new Wine/Beverage Program and Happy Hour menu at plant-based eatery Café Gratitude. Highlights include Gratitude Fiero Spritz ($13) made with Prosecco, Martini & Rossi Fiero Vermouth, Soda, and Orange or Rosé Spritz ($12) with Lorenza Rosé, Lillet Rosé, Prosecco, Soda, and Seasonal Fruit. Grant has also curated a list of organic, sustainable, naturally-made wines such as Da Mar Prosecco or Souliel ‘Vin De Bonte’ ($8/glass), that pair perfectly with new $7 – $10 bites from Chef Ellis. Highlights include Warm Almond Burrata, Korean Pulled Mushroom Sliders, Loaded Nacho Fries, Tacos, and much more! Mondays – Fridays, 4 – 6:00 pm (Happy Hour); various locations

Coming Soon (10/14): October Sip & Savor Dinner Series at Jean-Georges Beverly Hills

Join Jean-Georges Beverly Hills for the October edition of their Sip & Savor Dinner Series. The 6-course tasting features a delicious menu from Weiser Family Farms paired with vibrant wines from Alma Rosa Winery. Prepare to sink your teeth into Madai Ceviche, Steamed Halibut, Wagyu Tenderloin, Warm Chocolate Cake, and more. $295; Friday (10/14), 7:00 pm; Waldorf Astoria – 9850 Wilshire Blvd., Beverly Hills, CA 90210; 310.860.6700

Mark Your Calendars (10/29): Paw Works 6th Annual Ties & Tails Gala

This month, brush off your Sunday Best because the Paw Works Animal Rescue hosts the 6th annual Ties & Tails Gala. Paw Works is a nonprofit rescue organization that partners with county and city shelters to give abandoned animals a second chance at life. The theme of this year’s Ties & Tails Gala is Barking Mad, an ode to Alice in Wonderland. The evening features a red-carpet event, cocktail hour, dinner, music, and silent and live auctions. In addition, the gala will be presenting a special award to Emmy and Golden Globe winner Sarah Paulson for her work with animals. $300+; Saturday (10/29); 5 – 10:00 pm; Sherwood Country Club – 320 W. Stafford Rd., Thousand Oaks, CA 91361

On 10/29, Paw Works Animal Rescue hosts the 6th annual Ties & Tails Gala. Paw Works is a nonprofit rescue organization that partners with county and city shelters to give abandoned animals a second chance at life.

Mark Your Calendars (11/26 – 11/27): The Weeknd After Hours Til Dawn Tour is Coming to L.A.

The Weeknd is coming to L.A. this November. Joining the megastar at SoFi Stadium are Canadian producer and DJ Kaytranada, and American record producer Mike Dean. The singer/songwriter is embarking on his After Hours Til Dawn Tour in support of his fourth and fifth studio albums, After Hours and Dawn FM. $96+; 11/26 – 11/27; SoFi Stadium – 1001 Stadium Dr., Inglewood, CA 90301; 424.541.9100


Los Angeles Celebrates National Taco Day

Los Angeles celebrates National Taco Day! Here Ariel is about to tear into a Shrimp Taco from Chicas Tacos.
  • Chicas Tacos: Sink your teeth into delicious $3 tacos and $3 margaritas all day at the Culver City and Beverly Grove locations. Diners can choose from any taco and margarita offerings, including the Slow Braised Steak Taco, Crispy Taco, and the new mouthwatering Shrimp Taco. Tuesday, Various hours; Beverly Grove and Culver City locations
  • El Cocinero: Calling all plant-based eaters. El Cocinero Restaurant invites you to enjoy their tasty 100% vegan tacos for National Taco Day. Choose from Al Pastor, Carnitas, Chicharron, Chikin, Asada, Jackfruit, and “Carne” Guisada with Grilled Veggies. $3.50+; Available for takeout and delivery only. Tuesday, 1 – 8:00 pm; 6265 Sepulveda Blvd. Unit 12, Van Nuys, CA 91411
  • El Granjero Cantina: El Granjero Cantina has taken National Taco Day to a new level by making it Loteria Taco Tuesday night! L.A.’s most colorful Mexican cantina invites you to get your game on while enjoying tacos and tequila. Specials include $10 Taco & Baby NachosTaco Tuesday Special, and Handcrafted and Frozen Margaritas. Loteria is a traditional game of chance, like bingo, but uses beans and images on cards rather than numbered ping pong balls. $10+; Tuesday, 11:00 am – 8:00 pm with 6 – 8:00 pm (Loteria Taco Tuesdays specials); The Original Farmers Market – 6333 W. 3rd Street, Stall 750, Los Angeles, CA  90036; 323.879.9324
  • Qué Padre Tacos: Laid-back coastal cantina Qué Padre Tacos is serving up its signature street-style tacos for National Taco Day. Enjoy Carne AsadaPollo AsadoCarnitasBeef BirriaHongosCamarónPescado, and Al Pastor Tacos, along with $5.00 Beers! $5+; Tuesday, 12 – 8:00 pm with 3 – 5:00 pm (National Taco Day specials); 15203 Palisades Village Lane, Palisades Village, CA 90272; 310.461.8226
  • The Raymond 1886: Join The Raymond 1886 for National Taco Day, and spend happy hour dining on Pork Tacos (two braised pork meat tacos served with Adobo sauce, house-made corn tortillas, avocado, pineapple, onion, and cilantro salsa). Pair your tacos with $8 Wine, $10 Cocktails, and $11 Sangria. Tuesday, 4 – 8:00 pm with 4 – 5:30 pm (happy hour); 1250 South Fair Oaks Avenue, Pasadena, CA 91105; 626.441.3136
  • Rubio’s: In celebration of National Taco Day, Rubio’s is giving away FREE à la carte tacos with any purchase on Monday AND Tuesday! Rubio’s all-day Taco Tuesday specials now include chicken tacos for $1.99 and steak tacos for $2.29. And as an added bonus, when you join Rubio’s Rewards, you earn free drinks, tacos, and entrées. Free with purchase; Monday – Tuesday, various hours and locations
  • Santa Monica Taco Crawl with Danny Trejo: Love tacos but can’t decide where to spend National Taco Day? The Santa Monica Taco Crawl is for you. Hosted by Downtown Santa Monica, the taco crawl features taco specials from Trejo’s Tacos, Tocaya, Lanea, Blue Plate Taco, Socalo, Cabo Cantina, and Jameson’s Pub. Start your crawl at Trejo’s Tacos and meet Danny Trejo from 4 – 5:00 pm, grab a Taco Crawl punch card, and enjoy free tacos (with purchase) at the seven Santa Monica restaurants. Guests’ punch cards will grant them a free item with purchase at each participating restaurant. For those who finish the entire crawl, the completed punch card can be used at ONE of the participating locations to receive the same promotion once more between 10/5 – 10/12. Various prices; Tuesday, 4:00 pm – close; Please refer to the website for participating restaurants

Fairmont Century Plaza Toasts to One-Year with Champagne and Cabaret

The Fairmont Century Plaza is celebrating its one-year anniversary with an evening of champagne and cabaret. The luxury hotel recently underwent a 2.5 billion dollar renovation and welcomes guests and locals to join them at The Bar (hotel bar) for a lively evening of dancers, live music, strolling entertainment, and surprises from partner Laurent-Perrier champagne. Free with RSVP; Wednesday, 6 – 9:00 pm; 2025 Avenue of the Stars, Los Angeles, CA 90067; 310.424.3030

The Peninsula Beverly Hills Honors Breast Cancer Awareness Month

The Peninsula Beverly Hills is honoring Breast Cancer Awareness Month with pink initiatives throughout the entire month of October. The five-star luxury hotel will be making donations to benefit The Breast Cancer Research Foundation, whose mission is to prevent and cure breast cancer by advancing the world’s most promising research. The hotel’s traditional afternoon tea will turn into a Pink Afternoon Tea ($125+), Wednesdays – Sundays. For every table booked, The Peninsula Beverly Hills will donate $5 to BCRF. Seatings will take place at 11:00 am, 1:30 pm, and 4:00pm, and reservations can be made by calling 310.975.2736. In addition to the Pink Afternoon Tea, The Peninsula Beverly Hills Spa will be donating $5 for every Pink Classic Manicure ($65) booked. These manicures are available Wednesdays – Sundays, 9:00 am – 9:00 pm, and can be reserved by calling 310.975.2854 or emailing spapbh@peninsula.com. 9882 S. Santa Monica Blvd, Beverly Hills, CA 90212; 310.551.2888

The Peninsula Beverly Hills is honoring Breast Cancer Awareness Month with pink initiatives throughout the entire month of October.




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