Rosh Hashanah at Jar
Tonight a special prix-fixe dinner features an apple celery salad, pot roast with carrots and caramelized onions or lemongrass chicken. Mashed potatoes and pea tendrils are served family-style. Dessert is a honey roasted fig tart with Mascarpone cream or chocolate pudding. The meal is $45 per person. Lobster Monday will resume on Sept. 9. 8225 Beverly Bvd. (323)655-6592.
Located at Hollywood and Vine, a new 205-seat neighborhood sports bar and restaurant offers a great place to watch the big game, meet up with friends, and enjoy a satisfying meal. Its fun and warm hospitality boasts hearty food and drink with over 40 HD TVs broadcasting all professional and collegiate sporting events. It’s a haven for draft beer with popular domestic and international brews, which come in two size pours: pint and 20 ounces. Pints range from $3 to $6. A menu of beer cocktails such as Micheladas, Boilermakers and Porchcrawlers, and shot-and-beer combinations are also available. They also serve a variety of champagne cocktails, a full liquor bar and a selection of wines by the glass. Some of the popular dishes include beer-baked mac n’ cheese with amber ale and a blend of four cheeses (Parmesan, blue, cheddar and Brie). Another is the smash burger topped with griddled onions and American cheese; and beer-battered fish & chips. Desserts include The UFO, a deep-fried oatmeal cookie sandwich filled with maple buttercream served on a scoop of vanilla ice and caramel sauce. Also an apple tart and chocolate lava cake. Open daily from 11:30 a.m. to 2 a.m. 6263 Hollywood Blvd. (323)962-1400.
Annual Good Food Pie Contest
Join KCRW at Ray’s and Stark Bar on September 7 for the 5th annual “Good Food Pie Contest” being judged by some of LA’s top chefs and food writers. To enter a pie, register at www.kcrw.com. For pie tasting tickets, guests should look for the KCRW welcome table in Hancock Park, just north of LACMA’s Ahmanson Building. Tickets are limited based on the number of entries, and will be given to guests on a first-come, first-served basis.
Executive Chef Kris Morningstar at Ray’s & Stark Bar is offering pie-centric items for diners with a love affair for the classic Americana summer dessert. The featured food offering includes a savory hare pie with slow braised rabbit, baby carrots, and topped with a flaky crust. For Imbibers, a pie-in-a-glass cocktail, the Easy Peasy Peachy Pie, featuring muddled peaches, Larceny bourbon, fresh lemon juice, raspberries, and topped with spiced foam and a graham cracker crumble garnish creates the perfect dessert/beverage combo. Menu items are priced a la carte. 5905 Wilshire Blvd. (323)857-6180.
Ecuadorian Pig Roast
Antonio Medina, Chef and owner of the Gastrobus cooks a traditional roasted pig “Fritada de Bucay” on Sept. 7 from 1 to 5 p.m. at Villains Tavern in Downtown LA. The all-you-can-eat meal is $35 in advance ($45 at the door on a space available basis). They also will be serving special low prices on beer and cocktail punches. Adults 21 and over are allowed to enjoy this special deal. Buy tickets at www.thisisnotapopup.com 1356 Palmetto St. (213) 613-0766.
FIG & Olive Melrose Place
Beginning Monday, September 9, West Hollywood’s French Riviera-inspired dining destination teams up with five neighboring family-run and sustainable farms to create a three-course farmers tasting menu for $55. It’s available on Sundays through Tuesdays for dinner. Nearby purveyors include Kenter Canyon Farms (Fillmore, CA); Country Fresh Herbs (Somis, CA); Weiser Family Farm (Tehachapi, CA); Harry’s Berries (Oxnard, CA); and Tenerelli Orchards (Littlerock, CA). Appetizers include Heirloom carrot soup from Weiser Farm carrots, Melon Cavaillon and prosciutto with Weiser Farm melon and Kenter Canyon baby arugula or grilled lobster tail with white peaches from Tenerelli Orchards. Some of the main course items include striped bass papillote, vegetarian lasagna, and rosemary roasted lamb chop. Desserts include Harry’s Berries crostata and Tenerelli Orchards peach sorbet and caramelized peach. 8490 Melrose Place, (310) 360-9100.
Fall Deals in Oxnard
The Courtyard by Marriott is offering a Stay for Breakfast deal that includes breakfast in the Bistro on selected items for up to two adults and children under 12 with rates ranging from $129 to $169. 600 E Esplanade Drive. 805-988-3600.
The Embassy Suites Mandalay Beach Hotel and Resort has a coastal grill package with a $25 dining credit to the new Coastal Grill restaurant. Complimentary cooked-to-order breakfast and evening manager’s reception is included in the two-room suite special. 2101 Mandalay Beach Road (805)984-2500.
The Residence Inn by Marriott at River Ridge offers a shop and stay package that includes discount shopping at Camarillo Premium Outlets and a $25 gift card and VIP coupon book from the outlets. This package starts at $149 plus tax and includes a stay in a studio suite for up to three people. Or if you prefer, the golf getaway at the Residence Inn by Marriott at River Ridge includes one round of golf for a two-day stay for two in a studio suite. Green fees for two and one cart at the PGA rated championship River Ridge Golf Club is included in the package starting at $229 plus tax. 2101 W. Vineyard Ave. (805)278-2200.
gLAnce Wine Bar Wednesdays
Meet the Winemaker next Wednesday with complimentary tastings of Bonneau Wine, Sonoma, CA at gLAnce Wine Bar at the JW Marriott at L.A. Live. Originally from Bordeaux, the Bonneau family began farming just south of the town of Sonoma in the early 1920s. The third generation now produces award-winning Chardonnay, Cabernet Sauvignon, and Pinot Noir. Light bites will complement each taste from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. 900 W. Olympic Blvd. (213)765-8600.
National Schnitzel Day
In Austria, law protects the term Wiener schnitzel and any schnitzel called by that name has to be made of veal. The history on the dish is somewhat of a mystery though it is believed that royal chefs secured its golden color by adding flecks of gold to the breading. On September 9, Chef Mairinger at Bierbeisl will reveal his secrets to getting that perfect golden crust on his veal, pork, and turkey schnitzels. Bierbeisl, 9669 S Santa Monica Blvd. (310) 271-7274.
California Beer Festival
Come drink some of the best craft beers on September 7 from some great breweries at a picturesque lakeside park set in the rolling hills of the San Gabriel Valley. Listen to live music while eating food truck fare. This event is from 12:30 p.m. to 5 p.m. at the Frank G. Bonelli Park. Award winning brewing companies such as Karl Strauss, Lagunitas Brewery and over 70 craft beers on tap will hand out their tasty brew. Themed activities include bikini bocce ball. Ticket prices will vary based on type of entry, ticket options include: VIP Early Bird experience for $70; Craft Beer Heaven ticket for $45 and includes a souvenir tasting cup; and Designated Driver ticket is $25 includes one free meal and bottled water. Individuals must be 21 years of age or older with a valid ID to enter the California Beer Festival (CBF). A portion of the ticket sales will be donated to a non-profit organization that provides financial support to student athletes to assist in their scholastic and athletic success. To purchase tickets go to www.californiabeerfestival.com/sandimas.php.
Cur-ATE Dinner Series
Ray’s & Stark Bar in conjunction with LACMA are starting the next installment of the Cur-ATE dinner series. On September 9 and 10 Artbites founder Maite Gomez-Rejon traces the role of food in a historical and social context in a series of gallery tours. Guests will see the importance of Europe and American via 17th through 20th century through European and American art. The tour is prior to enjoying a three-course dinner highlighting ingredients sourced by the restaurant’s three onsite gardens by Chef Kris Morningstar. Exhibition tours begin at 6:30 p.m. Guests will meet at the BP Grand Entrance on the LACMA campus in front of Ray’s & Stark Bar. The price is $90 for LACMA members and $100 for non-members. 5905 Wilshire Blvd. (323)857-6010.
At Govind Armstrong’s newest restaurant, guests can have a cocktail from bar manager Derrick Ross’ new handpicked produce from the neighboring Cook’s garden. Ross uses purple basil and mint in his cocktails for guests to reap a multitude of health benefits with every sip. His floral garden to glass contains rosemary and thyme. Both are two powerful detoxifying agents. In the Coal Miner’s Daughter, Ross mixes thyme and macerated ginger that contain anti-inflammatory properties. Ross is available to share his expert advice on how home mixologists can utilize their leftover thyme to whip up a cocktail or which herbs pair best with various liquors. 1031 Abbot Kinney Blvd. (310)392-2425.
7-Eleven is now offering new cuisine such as corn dog bites, mozzarella sticks with a zesty marinara sauce, and a deluxe meat pizza with pepperoni, Canadian bacon, Italian sausage, crumbled beef and bacon. In addition to these snack offerings, 7-Eleven has the new Slurpee Lite Sugar Free Mango Lemonade and Slurpee Strawberry Lemonshade flavors that pair perfectly with tasty snacks on a hot summer day. Go to https://www.7-eleven.com/ to find the closest 7-Eleven location.
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