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Los Angeles Weekend Roundup

Fun Things to Do in Los Angeles

This Weekend (October 20 – 22, 2023)

Hollywood Dining Destination, Lemon Grove Debuts Fall Menu Offerings on Top of The Aster

Celebrity Chef Marcel Vigneron debuts new fall offerings at Lemon Grove, an urban oasis on top of the Aster Hotel And Members’ Club. The signature dining destination welcomes guests to fall through a nostalgic lens with new dishes like Parker House Rolls with Everything Bagel Seasoning, a twist on the standard Bread & Butter and Seared Dayboat Scallops, paired with a creamy sweet corn. Utilizing Chef Marcel’s close network of small-batch suppliers, the new menu also includes Miso Black Cod from Santa Barbara made with squash sourced from the local farmers market. Other highlights include Oxtail Toast, Spicy Tuna Tartar, Apple Fritters with apple cider glaze, and a whimsical Chicken Liver & Onion Rings a play on the classic, often passed over dish refined by creating a smooth parfait set and sealed with a cherry gel, toasted pumpkin seeds and served with crispy onion rings. Lemon Grove is open to the public for brunch, lunch and dinner. Various prices and hours Wednesdays – Sundays; The Aster – 1717 Vine St, Los Angeles, CA 90028; 323.962.1717

An image of the Parker House Rolls with Everything Bagel Seasoning
Lemon Grove’s new seasonal menu features these mouthwatering Parker House Rolls, made with Everything Bagel Seasoning.

Morton’s The Steakhouse Launches New Seasonal Menu

Sure, Pumpkin Spice Lattes are fun, but a new seasonal menu at one of our favorite restaurant Morton’s The Steakhouse may just have that thrill beat. Morton’s is a true blend of classic and contemporary, making for an unmatched ambiance. From its innovative cocktail culture to the elegant dining rooms, Morton’s is the place to be for a night of good eats and good company. $42+; Various hours and locations

The new seasonal menu features:  

  • Oysters Rockefeller – Grilled oysters topped with Rockefeller Prep Mixture, shredded Grana Padano cheese and toasted Panko breadcrumbs, served atop rock salt that was previously dusted with crushed red pepper flakes. 
  • Wagyu Filet 7 oz. with Sesame Ginger Butter – Broiled to temperature, topped with Sesame Ginger Butter and garnished with chopped parsley. 
  • Caprese Salad – Sliced fresh mozzarella and basil pesto topped with baby arugula, roasted tomatoes, grape tomatoes, sliced red onions, shredded Grana Padano cheese, balsamic pearls, extra virgin olive oil. 
  • Dry-Aged Ribeye, 14 oz. – Dry-aged Ribeye broiled to temperature, topped with au jus and garnished with chopped parsley. 
  • Lyonnaise Potatoes – Now served utilizing Wagyu Beef Tallow, the fat obtained from a cow’s meat.
  • Reserve Espressotini – 818 Eight Reserve Anejo Tequila, Kahlua, Tia Maria, Owen’s Nitro Espresso 
  • Solera Flight – Features Santa Teresa 1796, Torres Jaime I, Glenfiddich 15 Year, All Neat 
  • New Seasonal Cheesecake – A twist on Bananas Foster: an individual cheesecake topped with fresh banana slices then brûléed golden brown and accompanied with house-made whipped cream and a Caramel Banana sauce featuring Myer’s Dark Rum 

Little Shop of Horrors at Alamo Drafthouse

Get ready for a nostalgic movie night as the iconic Little Shop of Horrors plays at the Alamo Drafthouse. This timeless musical-comedy promises an evening of laughter, suspense, and unforgettable tunes. $15+; Friday – Wednesday, Various hours; 700 W 7th St Ste. U240, Los Angeles, CA 90017; 213.271.9027

New Art Exhibit at Sofitel Los Angeles Introduces Aluminum Works from Stéphane Koerwyn

Art meets fashion at the Sofitel Los Angeles at Beverly Hills. The luxury hotel recently unveiled a new art exhibit from French artist Stéphane Koerwyn. Koerwyn’s concept that will be exclusively displayed in the lobby at the hotel is called “Pret Art Porter,” and features a collection of aluminum painted dresses inspired by the latest fashions seen on the runway. Free entry; Mondays – Sundays, Various hours; 8555 Beverly Blvd #90048, Los Angeles, CA 90048; 310.278.5444

Koerwyn’s exhibit “Pret Art Porter,” is a collection of aluminum painted dresses inspired by the latest fashions seen on the runway.

Spooky Season Unmasked: Your Ultimate Guide to Halloween 2023 in Los Angeles

Embrace the spooky season in style with our guide to the most thrilling Halloween events in Los Angeles. From haunted mazes and scary thrill rides, to bar crawls, parades, and costume parties, we’ve curated a list of the city’s top attractions that will make Halloween 2023 unforgettable.

An image of a jack o lantern in a window.
Embrace the spooky season in style with our guide to the most thrilling Halloween events in Los Angeles.

The Best Bottomless Brunches in Los Angeles

Here in LA, booze and brunch go together like peas and carrots. Whether you want Waffles, Eggs, or Avocado Toast, nothing complements your meal like an ice-cold cocktail, especially if that glass is endless. But where can you find these brunches with bottomless cocktails and tasty bites? Don’t stress; I got you. I’m here to give you a list of the best bottomless brunches in Los Angeles. So all you have to do is grab a cute brunch outfit and your date and get ready to indulge in fun, good food, and drinks. Cheers!

An image of two mimosas.
I’m here to give you a list of the best bottomless brunches in Los Angeles. Cheers!

CraftoberFest Los Angeles

Get ready for the ultimate Oktoberfest experience at CraftoberFest Los Angeles! Featuring an impressive lineup of 50 handpicked craft breweries from Southern California, this food and drink extravaganza promises a delectable journey inspired by Germany’s renowned ‘Volksfest.’ Enjoy traditional and beloved holiday dishes, including pretzels and Bratwurst, alongside unlimited tastings of local craft beers. Don’t pass up the opportunity to savor the best of Los Angeles’ culinary and brewing delights on The Greens at the iconic Rose Bowl Stadium! $45 – $80; Saturday, 11:00 am – 4:00 pm; Rose Bowl – 1001 Rose Bowl Dr., Pasadena, CA 91103

Aloha for Maui – Benefit Dinner at The Rose Venice

Get ready for a one-of-a-kind culinary adventure for a cause, as The Rose Venice partners with Ombrello Agency to host a Hawaiian-style benefit dinner for Maui wildfire relief. Sponsored by Sailor Jerry Spiced Rum, 100% of ticket sales will benefit Hawai‘i Foodbank’s Maui Relief Fund. Your ticket includes food, specialty Sailor Jerry Spiced Rum cocktails, live music, on-site tattoo experience with artists from Lincoln Tattoo, featuring traditional Sailor Jerry flash designs on a first come, first serve basis, benefit auction featuring a custom-designed Sailor Jerry Harley Davidson, and more! $100; Saturday, 6:30 – 10:30 pm; 220 Rose Ave, Venice, CA 90291

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Your Aloha for Maui ticket includes food and specialty Sailor Jerry Spiced Rum cocktails like this Pina Colada.

Will Ferrell’s Best Night of Your Life 2 Music and Comedy Show

Will Ferrell presents the highly-anticipated Best Night of Your Life sequel, a cosmic blend of music and comedy to support Cancer for College. Mark your calendar for this star-studded extravaganza, taking place at the Greek Theatre and hosted by Ferrell himself. The lineup boasts comedic legends like Jon Stewart, Hasan Minhaj, and John Mulaney, as well as musical talent including Beck, St. Vincent, and the extraordinary ‘Mike McCready and The Casual Acquaintances’ supergroup featuring Jack Black and Fred Armisen. Don’t miss this unforgettable evening of laughter and music, with more surprise guests to be revealed. $305+; Saturday, 7:00 pm; Greek Theatre – 2700 North Vermont Ave., Los Angeles, California 90027; 844.LAGREEK


Tenderfest 2023

Calling all chicken lovers. Today, Beverly Hills will be transformed into a tasty festival filled with chicken fingers from some of your favorite Los Angeles restaurants, like Raising Cane’s Delilah, And Harold and Belle’s. $109+; Sunday, 11:00 am – 8:00 pm; 9390 N Santa Monica Blvd, Beverly Hills, CA 90210

An image of chicken tenders.
Today, Beverly Hills will be transformed into a tasty haven filled with chicken tenders from some of your favorite Los Angeles restaurants, like Raising Cane’s Delilah, And Harold and Belle’s.

SZA Live in Concert at Arena

This weekend, Grammy-nominated neo soul singer SZA is bringing her “S.O.S Tour” to Los Angeles. Get ready to be swept away by her catchy melodies and smooth voice. $158+; Sunday – Monday, 8:00 pm; 1111 S Figueroa St, Los Angeles, CA 90015; 213.742.7100

Coming Soon

(10/24): Chef Guest Series: KA’TEEN Welcomes Chef Jerome Grant to Los Angeles

On 10/24, Hollywood’s favorite Mexican coastal restaurant, KA’TEEN will host the second iteration of its Guest Chef Series. James Beard Nominated Chef Jerome Grant will make his way to Los Angeles for an immersive dining experience that promises exciting flavors and collaborative story-telling. Guests can expect a four-course meal carefully crafted by both Chef Wes Avila and Chef Jerome Grant that will skillfully blend Yucatan-inspired cuisine and elevated BBQ for a tantalizing fusion of Mexican and Afro-Filipino flavors, all served family-style for diners to enjoy. $95; 10/24, 6 – 10:00 pm; Tommie Hollywood – 6516 Selma Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90028; 323.410.6360

(10/26): Three-Course Fall Bourbon Dinner Experience at Black Angus

As the temperatures cool,  Black Angus Steakhouse, the original American steakhouse since 1964, heats up and announces the return of their popular one-night dinner series with a Bourbon Dinner Experience. On 10/26, all steakhouse locations will host a three-course, curated bourbon cocktail dinner featuring the highest quality 21-day aged steaks complemented by barrel-aged bourbon cocktails made with well-known and loved brands. The dinner begins with a Lobster and Potato Fritter paired with a Makers Mark Bourbon Gold Rush cocktail. The dinner will continue on, satisfying the bourbon connoisseurs, as the entrée will consist of a Fire Grilled Top Sirloin paired with a Maple Bourbon Old Fashioned made with Woodford Reserve. The third and final dessert course will be a Chocolate Pot de Crème complemented with a Chocolate Manhattan$51.99; 10/26, 7:00 pm; Various locations

An image of the spread for Black Angus' Bourbon dinner.
On 10/26, all Black Angus steakhouse locations will host a three-course, curated bourbon cocktail dinner. Photo credit: Black Angus Steakhouse





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