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Things to Do in Los Angeles This Week (June 12, 2023 – June 15, 2023)

New Restaurant Opening: Bacari Restaurant Makes Its Way To The Valley

Bacari restaurant is set to open its door to the Sherman Oaks neighborhood today! Bringing warm hospitality and Mediterraneanstyle dishes to the exciting Ventura strip, Bacari Sherman Oaks will be the must-visit spot to dine. Guests will be excited to know that the Bacari team has managed to recreate the same romantic patio and grand entrance feel from 3rd St. and Silver Lake to the Ventura strip — boasting two separate buildings with a European café vibe, a luscious landscaped courtyard patio, a sunroom with large windows, and a lounge bar area with live music/entertainment Thursday-Saturday. Catering to the neighborhood’s personality, Bacari’s menu, crafted by Israeli-born Executive Chef-Partner Lior Hillel, features signature dinner and weekend brunch dishes, as well as new offerings like Taramasalata, Papas Bravas, and Lamb Hummus. The Sherman Oaks location boasts a unique beverage program offering an array of small-production funky wines, sangria, beer, specialty cocktails, and mocktails. Walk-ins are always welcomed but reservations are highly recommended. Various prices; Mondays – Wednesdays, 5 – 11:00 pm, Thursdays, 5:00 pm – 12:00 am, Fridays – Saturdays, 4:00 pm – 1:00 am, Sundays, 4 – 11:00 pm; and late-night Bar Bacari live music/entertainment Thursdays 9:00 pm – 12:00 am Fridays – Saturdays, 9 pm 12:30 am; and brunch Saturdays – Sundays, 10:00 am – 3:00 pm; 14106 Ventura Blvd, Sherman Oaks, CA 91423; 213.318.0132

New Menu Offerings at Del Frisco’s Double Eagle Steakhouse

Del Frisco’s Double Eagle Steakhouse is kicking off the summer with new seafood dishes. Get ready to sink your teeth into mouthwatering items like Tuna Sashimi (Yuzu Truffle-Soy, Serrano Chili), Spicy Alaskan King Crab Roll (Prepared California style), and Crab Fried Rice. Pair your seafood with these new cocktails, Bramble Rye (Ammunition Rye, Blackberry-Mint Barmalade, Fresh Lemon), Raspberry Smash (Bruichladdich “Classic Laddie” Scotch, Liber & Co. Raspberry Gum Syrup, St. Germain Elderflower Liqueur, Fresh Lemon & Mint), and Mile High (Branson Royal VSOP Cognac, Aperol, Amaro Nonino, Fresh Lemon Juice). Various prices; Sundays – Thursdays, 12 – 9:00 pm and Fridays – Saturdays, 12 – 10:00 pm; 10250 Santa Monica Blvd., Suite 1700, Los Angeles, CA 90067; 323.784.0473

Santa Monica’s Del Frisco’s Grille Launches New Menu

Santa Monica’s Del Frisco’s Grille launches a new menu with tasty new bites and new libations! Highlights include New England Clam Chowder (Smoked Bacon, Chives, Torn Croutons), Burrata Caprese (Heirloom Tomatoes, Basil, Balsamic, Creamy Fresh Burrata), Mahi Mahi (House-Spiced Rub, Forbidden Fried Rice, Pineapple-Mango Salsa), and Vegetarian Chicken Piccata (Gardein “Chicken”, Lemon Caper Butter, Arugula Salad). Various prices; Sundays – Wednesdays, 11:00 am – 9:00 pm and Thursdays – Saturdays, 11:00 am – 10:00 pm; 1551 Ocean Ave., Ste 105, Santa Monica, CA 90401; 310.395.7333

An image of a Burrata Caprese.
Santa Monica’s Del Frisco’s Grille launches a new menu with tasty new bites and new libations! Highlights include this delicious Burrata Caprese (Heirloom Tomatoes, Basil, Balsamic, Creamy Fresh Burrata.

Morton’s the Steakhouse Offers New Summer Menu Items

Morton’s the Steakhouse is welcoming summer with new limited-time menu items. New items include Filet Mignon Al Pastor (Dried chiles, spices, and a blend of fresh juices all melded into a delicious compound butter and sauce to compliment a well-marbled cut), Pork Tomahawk Azteca (A Heritage breed Duroc pork chop rubbed with house-blend spices, Mexican chiles, and lime zest, topped with hot-spiced pickled cippolini onions), Morton’s Legendary Hot Chocolate à la Dulce de Leche (Decadent chocolate cake with a warm, sweet, dulce de leche center. Topped with caramel sauce and served with a heaping scoop of vanilla bean ice cream), and the Backlit Spritz (A cocktail that’s an ode to the first Cristalino Mezcal, this clear ‘spritz’ cocktail is made to showcase the delicate floral flavors of Contraluz). Various prices and hours; Burbank, Figueroa, and Woodland Hills locations

Soak Up the Summer Fun at Black Angus Steakhouse

Summer is almost here and Black Angus Steakhouse is cooking some delicious eats to enjoy all season. From dining in with their Square Cow happy hour menu and new summer dishes to try, to grilling the steakhouse’s meats at home, Black Angus has the culinary options for the summer. Various prices hours, and locations

  • Square Cow Menu: Black Angus Steakhouse’s brand-new “Happy Hour” menu is here. The Square Cow Menu satisfies any cravings with mouthwatering steakhouse burgers and sandwiches, crisp and seasonal salads, and ice-cold cocktails. For the best value meal for two, the Square Cow Feast for Two ($68) includes one steakhouse starter, two entrées, four classic sidekicks, and one dessert. Some of the menu’s highlighted dishes include the Rodeo Ripper Burger (8 oz. Certified Angus Beef Patty, Cheddar Cheese, crispy bacon, onion rings, pickles, and house-made BBQ Sauce), Steakhouse Quesadilla (Choice of Steak, Fire-Grilled Chicken, or Fire-Grilled Shrimp, fresh pico de gallo, cheddar and Jack cheeses, served with chips, salsa & sour cream), and plenty of additional dishes to relish. Pair each dish with a refreshing cocktail like a $6 Craft Cocktail including a Classic Martini to help stay cool and complete a meal. Available Mondays – Sundays; open – 6:00 pm
  • NEW Summer Dishes: Guests needing their fix of meat or seafood can savor in new summer dishes like Steak & Shrimp Duo (made with Certified Angus Beef® Top Sirloin with half a dozen crispy shrimp and two classic sides), Seasonal Entrée of marinated and grilled flat iron steak with red pepper jam and fire-grilled shrimp, Grilled Surf & Turf Mix & Match (Top Sirloin or BBQ ribs with grilled shrimp or salmon), and lastly Black Angus Steakhouse Ribs (choose from a variety of flavors like Crispy Fried Ribs, Blackened Corn Ribs, and Dr. Pepper Ribs). Available for dine-in and take-out.
  • Meat Market: Grill masters can purchase fresh cuts of Black Angus Steakhouse’s meats and seafood at the steakhouse’s Meat Market to make at home this summer. From steaks to burgers and seafood, Black Angus has the protein portion of a meal covered; plus the Meat Market sells Black Angus seasoning and sauces so it will taste just how it does at the steakhouse. Either pick up directly from a Black Angus Steakhouse location or ship to the desired address nationwide.

Ultimate Guide to LA Pride & WeHo Pride: Parades, Drag Brunches, Concerts, Pop-Ups, and More!

We’ve got your ultimate guide to LA Pride and WeHo Pride. Show your solidarity and support, and celebrate the LGBTQIA+ community with colorful parades, drag brunches, concerts, pop-ups, and more! Love is Love!

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We’ve got your ultimate guide to LA Pride and WeHo Pride.

Tropicana Movie Night at The Hollywood Roosevelt

The historic Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel is celebrating love all month long, with outdoor romance movies by the Tropicana pool. This week the hotel is screening La La Land, and guests are invited to kick back and enjoy this modern-day musical under the stars with cocktails and popcorn. $24 – $80; Tuesday, 7:00 pm (doors open) and 8:30 pm (movie starts); 7000 Hollywood Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90028


Bootloose Line Dancing and Cowboy Karaoke at Desert 5 Spot

Hump Day is for line dancing and cowboy karaoke at Desert 5 Spot, Hollywood’s rooftop bar “that brings the vibe of vintage Palm Springs and the soul of Pioneertown.” Free with RSVP (Bootloose line dancing); Wednesdays, 7:00 pm (Bootloose line dancing) and 9:00 pm (karaoke); tommie Hollywood – 6516 Selma Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90028; 323.871.1234

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Grab your cowboy boots and hat and head to Desert 5 Spot for a night of line dancing and cowboy karaoke.

New Summer Drinks Alert! Häagen-Dazs® Shops Sensational Frozen Lemonades

Starting today, Häagen-Dazs® Shops is releasing two new and absolutely crave-worthy drinks, Strawberry Frozen Lemonade and Raspberry Frozen Lemonade, just ahead of the first day of Summer! Various prices, hours, and locations

LA All-Day Café Great White, Kicks Off Pop-Up Series with Molly Baz

Great White, the beloved all-day café, is excited to announce a pop-up dinner event at their newest location on Melrose. The pop-up features a collaboration with NYT Bestselling Cookbook Author and Chef Molly Baz, to celebrate the spring releases from her wine label Drink This Wine. Molly and Great White’s Executive Chef Juan Ferreiro have collaborated on a special menu featuring Molly’s original recipes alongside her twists on some signature Great White dishes – all designed to pair with the wines, which they’ll be pouring throughout the evening. Various prices; Thursday, 5 – 10:00 pm; 8917 Melrose Ave, West Hollywood, CA 90069; 424.274.3244

Great White, the beloved all-day café, is excited to announce a pop-up dinner event at their newest location on Melrose.

The Sounds of the Tribe Summer Concert

Presented by the VBS Annual Concert Series and Distant Cousins, The Sounds of the Tribe summer concert brings together LA’s finest musicians for a night of vibrant and modern Jewish music, live at Valley Beth Shalom! The lineup for the evening includes a large variety of Jewish artists from Los Angeles: Cantor Jacqueline RafiiDistant CousinsMoshav BandMostly Kosher, and more. $30 – $180 (adults) and $15 – $90 (under 18); Thursday, 6:30 pm; Valley Beth Shalom – 15739 Ventura Blvd., Encino, CA 91436; 818.788.6000

Coming Soon

(6/16 – 6/18): Kendrick Lamar, Logic, Drake, Lenny Kravitz: Complexions Contemporary Ballet Returns to The Music Center

Complexions Contemporary Ballet returns to The Music Center, LA’s only performing arts center, as part of the 20th dance season of Glorya Kaufman Presents Dance at The Music Center. The New York-based company, hailed as a “matchless American dance company” by the Philadelphia Inquirer, is led by dance icons Dwight Rhoden and Desmond Richardson, who have brought a new, exciting genre to the dance world with their singular approach of reinventing dance and contemporary ballet. Complexions will present a duo of bold works guaranteed to awaken audiences: WOKE is a dynamic one-act ballet featuring the full company and examines humanity in conjunction with the enlightened awareness of today’s generation. A physical reaction to the daily news, WOKE is set to music by recording artists Kendrick Lamar, Logic, Drake, and others. Closing the evening is LOVE ROCKS, set to the Rock ‘n Soul music of GRAMMY® Award-winning singer-songwriter Lenny Kravitz whose lush melodies and retro musical style lay a foundation for passionate storytelling through edgy, athletic, and theatrical movement. Rock meets ballet in LOVE ROCKS! In addition, patrons for the 6/18 dance performance will be invited to attend a pre-show discussion, beginning at 1:00 pm, with the company’s Co-Founders and Artistic Directors Dwight Rhoden and Desmond Richardson at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion’s Stern Grand Hall. $34+; 6/16 – 6/17, 7:30 pm and 6/18, 2:00 pm; The Music Center’s Dorothy Chandler Pavilion – 135 North Grand Avenue, Los Angeles 90012; 213.972.7211

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Complexions Contemporary Ballet returns to The Music Center with WOKE, a dynamic one-act ballet set to music by recording artists Kendrick Lamar, Logic, Drake, and others.

(6/22): Black Angus Steakhouse’s First Brewcraft Experience Dinner with Complemented Beer Cocktails

The west coast steakhouse chain, Black Angus Steakhouse, invites you to the Brewcraft Experience Dinner, The special one-night-only dinner features a three-course chef-crafted menu complemented with premium beer-infused cocktails. The dinner will start with Cowboy Crack, crispy fried chicken skins with a beer cheese dipping sauce paired with a Summertime Shandy. The entrée will consist of a marinated Samuel Adams Summer Ale New York Strip complete with beer-battered potato wedges and grilled asparagus paired with an IPA-Marg-A-Collins. To finalize the Brewcraft Experience, Black Angus will be providing an Angry Orchard Apple Cobbler dessert, infusing Angry Orchard Hard Cider into the dish paired with a Caramel Apple cocktail. $51.99; 6/22, 7:00 pm; Various hours and locations

(6/24): Hollywood Under the Stars Returns to Paramount Pictures Studio Lot

Paramount Pictures invites you to spend an evening under the stars with LA’s top celebrity chefs and restaurants. Hollywood Under the Stars is a preliminary culinary event hosted by Paramount Studios to raise money for St. Vincent Meals on Wheels. The evening features live entertainment and mouthwatering food from such popular LA restaurants as Hank’s, Qué Padre, Alexander’s Steakhouse, and Georgia’s Restaurant. $250 – $5,000; 6/24, 6:30 pm; Paramount Pictures – 5515 Melrose Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90038; 323.956.1777

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Paramount Pictures invites you to spend an evening under the stars with LA’s top celebrity chefs and restaurants. Hollywood Under the Stars is a preliminary culinary event hosted by Paramount Studios to raise money for St. Vincent Meals on Wheels.

(6/25): Art Beyond the Glass: LA’s Original Cocktail Festival

Calling all cocktail lovers! Art Beyond the Glass is back, and over 100 of LA’s top bartenders will wow you with their cocktails and flair as you eat, drink, enjoy live music, and shop in the art gallery and marketplace. Proceeds benefit Outfest and ARAR. $55; 6/25, 3 – 7:00 pm; Catch One – 4067 W Pico Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90019; 323.737.1159

(6/29): Caldo Verde Presents An Evening Inspired By Frankie Gaw’s First Generation

Caldo Verde, the DTLA Proper Hotel’s signature Portuguese-inspired restaurant helmed by James Beard Award-winning chef Suzanne Goin and restaurateur Caroline Styne has announced the next iteration of their ongoing An Evening Inspired By series. The series highlights chefs, restaurateurs, and food connoisseurs from around the globe that have inspired the duo. Tonight will be An Evening Inspired By Frankie Gaw’s debut cookbook First Generation. $85; 6/29, 5 – 10:00 pm; Downtown LA Proper Hotel – 1100 S Broadway, Los Angeles, CA 90015; 213.806.1010




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