NFL Season Specials
25 Degrees at the Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel is offering special deals on NFL game days. Guests can enjoy $2 beers on Sundays and Mondays while watching football on a large flat screen. Team-inspired cocktails are also served as guests nibble on chili cheese fries, buffalo wings and prime rib nachos. 7000 Hollywood Blvd. (323)785-7244.
Napa Valley Grille and Stag’s Leap Wine Dinner
Start the evening with pumpkin popovers, Littleneck clams casino and prime beef crostini paired with Stag’s Leap ’07 Karia Chardonnay. Sounds good? On Tuesday, October 19, Napa Valley Grille will also serve a Muscovy duck confit salad paired with ’08 Hands of Time Estate Meritage. The second course is espresso crusted venison loin with a ’06 Artemis Cabernet Sauvignon. Star anise braised beef short ribs are the main course paired with two Stag’s Leap Estate Cabernet Sauvignons. Finish the evening with an artisan cheese plate. This epicurean evening is $110 per person. 1100 Glendon Ave. (310)824-3322.
Celebrate Halloween Early
The Renaissance Hollywood Hotel and Spa is offering two special cocktails – Vampire’s Kiss and Lobotomy – for the month of October. These drinks are available during the hotel’s Good Music Mondays, Indie Thursday, and Renaissance of Sinatra in the lobby lounge. Celebrate Sunday at the hotel’s restaurant, Twist with their KJAZZ 88.1FM Champagne Brunch series featuring all you can eat food and drink while listening to jazz artists and live broadcast. 1755 N. Highland Ave. (323)856-1200.
Buy a Dog, Save a Dog
Black Dog Coffee is launching their new “build your own” hot dog menu in conjunction with a promotion benefiting the no-kill, non-profit shelter, Fur Baby. Starting October 14, and for the next three Thursdays, Black Dog will donate 25 percent of all hot dog sales to Fur Baby. The money received will help find homes for abused, homeless, and neglected dogs. 5657 Wilshire Blvd. (323)933-1976.
RockSugar Cooking Class
Learn how to make exotic sauces and vinaigrettes from Chef Mohan at RockSugar on October 23, from 10 a.m. –12:30 p.m. He will share his secrets on making fat-free chile-lime vinaigrette for his mango and papaya salad; savory mushroom sauce for his delicious lettuce cups; lemon walnut sauce for RockSugar’s walnut shrimp — and more. Matching wines and plenty of tasting add up to a delicious learning and lunch experience. $100 per person. 10250 Santa Monica Blvd. (310)552-9988.
Savor Sunday at Whist
Executive Chef Tony DiSalvo prepares a family-style menu on Sundays from 5:30 to 9 p.m. On October 17, experience one of DiSalvo’s Southern Comfort favorite suppers. Start with a mint julep, sweet tea bourbon or root beer flight to accompany your butter lettuce wedge with tomatoes, bacon, blue cheese and a herb buttermilk dressing. Next, buttermilk fried chicken is served with bacon/cheddar biscuits, collard greens, grits, mashed potatoes and market slaw. Finish with a pecan pie and Knob Creek caramel/vanilla ice cream. Three-course meals are $35 for adults and $15 per child under 12. 1819 Ocean Ave. Santa Monica (310)260-7511.
Flavors of Southeast Asia
Celebrated chef Jet Tila will be at Breadbar on Sunday, October 17 to teach participants how to create crispy shrimp cakes with plum sauce and cucumber salad, pineapple red curry, Thai roasted chicken, roti paratha and “maki-sushi” cheesecake. After the workshop, guest will sit down to enjoy a three-course prix-fixe dinner, comprised of the dishes created in class. The workshop and three-course dinner is $65. 8718 W. 3rd Street, (310)205-0124.
Every Monday – Thursday through November 4, The Grove is offering dinner for two at seven participating restaurants, two movie tickets at Pacific Theatres and complimentary valet parking for $30 per person. Call concierge services for reservations (323)900-8080. 189 The Grove Drive.
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