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This Week: July 17, 2023 – July 20, 2023

Rock & Brews Gives Out FREE Tattoos and 1¢ Pints of Select Rock & Brews Beers for National Tattoo Day

In honor of National Tattoo Day, Rock & Brews, the national rock ‘n’ roll-inspired restaurant concept created by KISS front men Gene Simmons and Paul Stanley, is honoring body art with two specials: FREE tattoos and 1¢ pints of select Rock & Brews beers.

  • FREE Tattoos: Rock & Brews is partnering with the Body Art Bus to offer free tattoos up to $50 to the first 20 guests who pop by the truck! While folks are welcome to get tattoos higher than $50, the first $50 is complimentary, courtesy of Rock & Brews. Once the first 20 guests receive their free tattoos, Body Art Bus will be offering additional tattoos for standard rates. Monday, 3 – 6:00 pm; Buena Park, El Segundo, and Corona, CA locations
  • 1¢ Pints: In addition to the live tats, diners with tattoos at all participating locations in SoCal (Buena Park, Corona, El Segundo, Redondo Beach, Tustin) can enjoy “penny pints” or 1¢ pints of select Rock & Brews beers. Guests can buy one pint at regular price and get the second one for just 1 cent when they show their tattoo. Please note that this offer is limited to one penny pint per person for select beers only. Pair your penny pints with menu favorites such as the savory Demon Chicken sandwich (inspired by co-founder Gene Simmons!) or the rockin’ Alice Cooper’s Poison Burger.  Monday; Various hours and all locations 
An image of the Rock & Brews free tattoo flyer for National Tattoo Day.
In honor of National Tattoo Day, Rock & Brews, is offering FREE tattoos and 1¢ pints of select Rock & Brews beers.

Celebrate National Tattoo Day By Unlocking Tattoo Meanings and Exploring the Intriguing Stories Behind Body Art

Ever wonder the meaning behind a wings tattoo, or wonder why your neighbor has a vine tattoo? Tattoos have been a part of human history for centuries, serving as a visual storytelling medium filled with meaningful symbols of personal identity, beliefs, and experiences. From ancient tribal designs to modern creations, tattoos carry diverse meanings and allow individuals to express their individuality and creativity. In honor of National Tattoo Day, we’re diving deep into the world of ink, unlocking tattoo meanings, and exploring the intriguing stories behind body art. 


Suzanne Tracht and Jar Welcome Raphael Lunetta for a Collaborative Dinner at Jar

West meets East for a collaboration by longtime colleagues Suzanne Tracht and Raphael Lunetta at Jar for a best-of-summer dinner. It’s been a long time coming and it’s coming soon. Suzanne and Raphael have been talking about doing a dinner together for months. The four-course dinner begins with an Amuse Bouche of Sweet Summer Melon with Dungeness Crab with Jalapeno Vinaigrette & Persian mint. Then to share for the table, guests will savor Suzanne’s signature Fried Ipswich Clams with Cocktail & Roasted Garlic Tartar Sauce. Next is a Wild Striped Bass & Spot Prawn with Sweet Corn Succotash, followed by the entrée of Westholme Australian Wagyu New York Strip with Weiser Farms Baked Potato, Wild Watercress, Gorgonzola, Tomato Confit & Roasted Balsamic-Glazed Ojai Roots’ Vidalia Onions. Finish with Raphael’s Chilled Summer Cherry Soup with Vanilla Ice Cream & Chocolate Biscotti for dessert. Guests can pair their meal with Jar’s complete list of wines, cocktails, and beers, available à la carte. The dinner must be reserved and pre-paid. $172; Tuesday; 8225 Beverly Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90048; 323.655.6566

Introducing Tipsy Pear: Elevating Bar Experiences for Special Events in SoCal

Meet Tipsy Pear, the Southern California-based, premier licensed and insured bar provider led by Le Cordon Bleu and Michelin star-trained Chef Meg Walker. Walker currently serves as the CEO and Executive Chef at Southern California’s premiere catering company Made by Meg Catering, as well as the exclusive caterer and operator of the historic La Venta Inn in Palos Verdes Estates. From meticulously planning the beverage menu to ensuring accurate quantities to crafting perfectly balanced cocktails, the Tipsy Pear team takes care of all the heavy lifting from a bar perspective so that clients can relax and enjoy their event to the fullest. “As a bar catering service thoughtfully curated by a professional chef, Tipsy Pear combines my food and beverage expertise with my passion for creating unforgettable experiences at high-volume events, all in a glass over ice,” said Meg Walker. “With our crew of certified bartenders and our dedicated Beverage Director, Heather Ramirez, we’re on a mission to bring each client’s dream bar to life for all types of special events, private events, and weddings.” Tipsy Pear is now accepting bookings for events in the Los Angeles and Orange County areas. A few of the cocktail highlights include Feel The Passion: Tequila, Triple Sec, Passion Fruit Juice, Simple Syrup, and a splash of Lime Juice. Served with a garnish of Dehydrated Orange and a Tajin Rim. Bourbon Cuban Sour: Bourbon, Pineapple Juice, Simple Syrup, Lemon Juice, and a touch of Bitters. Served with a garnish of a Dehydrated Pineapple Half and Pineapple Fronds. Jungle Bird: Rum, Campari, Pineapple Juice, Simple Syrup, and Lime Juice. Served with a garnish of a Dehydrated Lime Wheel and Pineapple Fronds. Various prices

An image of the Bourbon Cuban Sour from the Tipsy Pear bar provider.
The Bourbon Cuban Sour is refreshing and delicious.

Lululemon Hosts Weekly Free Yoga in The Park Series

Unleash your inner zen with Lululemon’s yoga in The Park series, a delightful opportunity to stretch and rejuvenate. Mark your calendar for the third Wednesday of each month and join them in The Park for a complimentary yoga flow session, complete with yoga mats provided. While reservations are recommended, this event welcomes the public to embrace the tranquility of yoga. Free; Wednesdays, 9 – 10:00 am; The Park – 189 The Grove Dr., Los Angeles, CA 90036; 323.900.8080

An image of a person on a yoga mat for the yoga in the park series.
Unleash your inner zen with Lululemon’s yoga in The Park series, a delightful opportunity to stretch and rejuvenate.

New Pop-Up Space – Tuk Tuk x Turntable Brings NY’s Favorite Fried Chicken to LA

The teams behind Tuk Tuk Thai and Turntable at Lord Stanley open Tuk Tuk x Turntable, a new pop-up space that will host ongoing chef residencies. Turntable is the well-known hub for world-renowned and up-and-coming chefs to collaborate and showcase their cuisines in San Francisco, and last year hosted Chef Amanda Maneesilassan of Tuk Tuk Thai, one of LA’s legacy Thai restaurants, for a month-long residency. Kicking off the pop-up series is Chef Eric Huang, whose New York pop-up-turned-brick-and-mortar Pecking House once had a 10,000-person wait list for its beloved Chili Fried Chicken. Following two successful pop-ups in San Francisco, the Turntable team wanted to help Pecking House expand its reach and took on the role of overseeing the planning and logistics of finding another city and space for Chef Huang to set up shop. Your meal includes three pieces of Chili Fried Chicken with dirty fried rice and butter bean salad, or a la carte Fried Chicken (three pieces ($17); six pieces ($32); add Green Garlic Ranch ($2) and extras ($8) like Dirty Fried Rice, Cheddar Cornbread with Apple Honey, Heirloom Butterbean Salad with Sesame, and Almond Panna Cotta with Peach and Ginger. Walk-up orders will be accepted, in addition to delivery through Uber Eats and pre-order through Tock. Wednesdays – Sundays, 12 – 10:00 pm; 1644 Sawtelle Blvd in Los Angeles, CA 90025

An image of Chef Eric' Huang's Chili Fried Chicken.
Chef Eric Huang is bringing his beloved Chili Fried Chicken to LA.

(Thursday – Friday): Meet the Makers of SelvaRey Rum at Marina del Rey Hotel’s SALT and The Wayfarer DTLA Rooftop

The Meet Your Makers drink series at Pacifica Hotels continues this month at SALT (Marina del Rey Hotel) and The Wayfarer DTLA Rooftop. Each month, food & drink connoisseurs (or those who just want a nice night out on the town!) will have the chance to meet the makers of, enjoy delicious aperitifs, and learn what it takes to create a world-renowned liqueur, wine, and beer. Each event will offer vastly different food offerings paired with the highlighted drink to ensure that epicureans have a unique experience each time. This month features pairings with the legendary SelvaRey Rum, co-owned by Bruno Mars.

  • Thursday – SALT: Waterfront restaurant SALT invites you to meet the makers of SelvaRey Rum with three cocktails featuring SelvaRey Rum – White Rum Daiquiri, Coconut Jungle Bird & Iced Rum Mocha, a three-course dinner – Assorted snacks for the table, Hiramasa Crudo, Korean Braised BBQ Beef & Pot de Creme, and a take-home gift bag. $55; Thursday, 7:00 pm; Marina del Rey Hotel – 13534 Bali Way, Marina del Rey, CA 90292; 424.289.8223
  • Friday – The Wayfarer DTLA:  The Wayfarer DTLA is teaming up with the makers of SelvaRey Rum for a Meet Your Makers dinner on The Rooftop. Guests are invited to enjoy signature cocktails and a curated menu inspired by the unique flavors of the rum, such as Balinese Chicken Satay and Skwerrum N Pepper Painted Fish. Guests will have the opportunity to meet the makers behind SelvaRey Rum and dive into the world of rum and the spirit’s origins. The event will include three signature SelvaRey Rum cocktails, a selection of small bites, and a take-home souvenir. $55; Friday, 7:00 pm; 813 Flower Street Los Angeles, CA 90017; 213.285.4400

Jazz Night at TATEL Beverly Hills

On Thursday evenings, TATEL Beverly Hills’ indoor dining room comes alive with live jazz by the Ice Gonzalez Quartet. It’s the perfect excuse for a night on the town, and to try Chef Marva’s refreshed dinner menu. Reservations are recommended. $28+; Thursdays, 5:00 pm – 12:00 am; 453 N. Canon Dr., Beverly Hills, CA 90210 310.651.8553

An image of a jazz band.
On Thursday evenings, TATEL Beverly Hills’ indoor dining room comes alive with live jazz by the Ice Gonzalez Quartet.
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(7/21): Sip Prohibition-Style Cocktails at Morton’s The Steakhouse

This Friday, Morton’s Burbank and Woodland Hills locations will host a special Sips of Summer event inviting guests 21+ to commemorate the conclusion of prohibition with four impeccably crafted, prohibition-inspired cocktails including Golden Age Spritz – Stoli Elit, Golden Delicious Apples, Honey & Mint, Bonnie & Clyde – Stoli Ohranj, Watermelon, Pineapple & Lime, The Cat’s Pajamas – Cenote Blanco, Cointreau, Guava & Lime, and The Wiseguy – The Wiseman Bourbon, Stone Fruit, Vermouth & Bitters. Each cocktail will be expertly paired with a selection of unique dishes curated by Morton’s esteemed culinary team, including House Smoked Salmon on Crostini, Filet Mignon Finger Sandwiches, Oysters Rockefeller New Orleans Style, Sweet & Sour MeatballsBacon Deviled Eggs, and Caviar Potatoes. $99; 7/21, 6:00 pm; Burbank and Woodland Hills

(7/21 – 7/23): X Games California Tickets are Now On Sale

X Games California 2023 tickets are on sale now. This weekend the X Games California will take over the Ventura County Fairgrounds for three days of heart-pounding action as the world’s best skateboard, BMX, and Moto X superstars throw down their best tricks and compete for X Games gold! See your favorites like Tony Hawk, Sky Brown, Elliot Sloan, Nyjah Huston, Garrett Reynolds, Kevin Peraza, Axell Hodges, and Momiji Nishiya, among many other elite competitors. GA tickets include access to all competitions plus access to X Fest – the interactive fan experience featuring mini ramps, athlete appearances, art installations, food, live music, sponsor activations, games, and more family entertainment. Special ticket opportunities include SuperFan Passes, XIP Hospitality, and Exclusive Athlete Experiences. Can’t make it to X Games? Tune in live to ESPN, ESPN2, ABC, and streamed online on X Games platforms. Click here for the full X Games schedule.  $60+ (Discounts offered for children ages 6-12, seniors, military, and students; children 5 and under are free with a paid accompanying adult); 7/21 – 7/23; Ventura County Fairgrounds & Events Center – 10 West Harbor Boulevard, Ventura, 93001

An image of a skateboarder on a ramp.
This weekend the X Games California will take over the Ventura County Fairgrounds for 3 days of heart-pounding action.

*For fun things to do in Los Angeles this weekend, check back on Friday!*




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