Enjoy world-class cuisine and wines while bidding on culinary auction items at the SLS Hotel Beverly Hills Monday, September 27 from 5:30 to 9 p.m. Some of the chefs preparing their signature dishes are from Craft, Nobu, Delphine Eatery & Bar, and The Bazaar by Jose Andres. Tickets are $250 each. The March of Dimes is a nonprofit organization for pregnancy and baby health. To buy tickets, call (213)637-5041. 465 La Cienega Blvd.
Redondo Beach is having their 15th Surf & Turf Lobster festival Friday, September 24 through Sunday, September 26. Surf and Turf steak and lobster dinners will be served oceanside at the Seaside Lagoon. Arts and craft booths will sell clothes, pet items, and sunglasses. Listen to the sounds of Steely Dan, Beach Boys and the Beatles by tribute bands. Admission is $10 online, kids 3-12 is $5. 200 Portofino Way, www.LobsterFestival.com.
Feel Good with this Sweet Deal
During the month of September, The Cheesecake Factory is partnering with American Idol and Feeding America to provide 3.5 million meals to hungry Americans. You can take action and help by going to the “Share your Voice” website, www.thecheesecakefactory.com/share. Season 9 winner of the American Idol, Lee DeWyze and the finalists encourage guests to take action to support the charity, Feeding America by donating food, volunteering, writing an elected official, advocating to friends or making a $5 or more donation to Feeding America. Cheesecake Factory will reward you with an e-Slice redeemable for a free piece of cheesecake. One in 6 Americans (about 49 million) are at risk of hunger every day. Do your part for a sweet reward. Locally, Cheesecake Factory is at 364 North Beverly Drive, Beverly Hills, (310) 278-7270 and 189 The Grove Drive, (323) 634-0511.
Za-Zen Pop-Up at Breadbar
Chef David Schlosser will be at Breadbar on West Third now until September 28, offering guests tastes of “Kappo” cuisine. From 5 to 10 p.m., two prix fixe seven-course menus “Plant & Fungi” ($36) and “Set” ($46) explore the balance of traditional Japanese cuisine with seafood, land vegetables, and sea plants.
Volvic Natural Spring is sponsoring all the water used for cooking and serving during the event. Reservations are required by calling (310)205-0124. 8718 W. 3rd Street.
A Sweet New Orleans Favorite
Little Dom’s is offering a Sno Ball sweet treat at their deli. Finely shaved ice served in a white paper cone and doused with a house made syrup, such as coconut cream, nectar cream with fresh almond or chocolate. To sweeten the treat even more, fresh whipped crème fraiche, evaporated milk or gelato are spooned on top. Each Sno Ball is $3.25 a cup. 2128 Hillhurst Ave. (323)661-0055.