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Guest Chef Series at Patina
Tonight, Chef Theo Schoenegger, former Patina chef and current executive chef of the Encore’s Sinatra restaurant in Las Vegas, holds a multi-course tasting menu featuring Italian-inspired favorites at his alma mater, Patina. His three-course is $70, four-courses is $85, five-courses $100, and six-course tasting menu with a cheese course is $115. 141 S. Grand Ave. (213)972-3331.
National Noodle Day
On October 6, Mohan Ismail of RockSugar Pan Asian Kitchen will unveil eight different Southeast Asian noodle bowls in celebration of National Noodle Day. Choose from a selection of dishes that include grilled short rib with rice vermicelli or the Chiang Mai curry noodles with chicken for $10.50 each. These bowls will be served from 11:30 a.m. to 10 p.m. 10250 Santa Monica Blvd. (310)552-9988.
Halloween at Disneyland
The Happiest Place on Earth gets spookier now with Disney villains, Mickey Mouse, and his pals in their Halloween costumes roaming the park. Disneyland is also offering a Dia de los Muertos celebration. Enjoy festive baked goodies and special menu items in the restaurants. There are special trick-or-treat stations with candy and healthy goodies to have a scary good time throughout the park. 1313 Disneyland Dr. (714)520-5060. disneyland.disney.go.com.
Chef and owner Akira Hirose’s French casual dining with a Japanese flair is celebrating its 15th anniversary with a series of unique dining events from now through October 27. Tonight Chef Hirose is serving a buffet dinner with a glass of champagne for $60. On Friday, October 4 through October 6 there is a five-course menu for $60. A Kaiseki tasting menu with six courses for $50 is offered through October 27. Add a sake and wine pairing for an additional $25. Nine courses are $70 and an additional $30 for sake and wine pairing. A la carte is also available. 713 E. Green St. (626)796-9501
Napa Valley Grille
On Monday, October 7 Chef Taylor Boudreaux incorporates wild and foraged ingredients with his new Harvest menu with dishes from $3 to $40. Complementing the new autumn dishes is a cocktail menu with a twist on the classics with organic liqueurs and California wines. Lunch is available Monday through Friday from 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Dinner begins at 5 p.m. on Friday through Sunday and at 5:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday. 1100 Glendon Ave. (310)824-3322.
State Social House
The multi-level restaurant, piano lounge and cigar bar is now offering a midday menu from 2:30 to 5:30 p.m. and a late supper menu from 11:30 p.m. to 1 a.m. Some of the sharing items include shishito Asian peppers, crispy calamari, and a sausage plate. There are three salads and three sandwich items including meatball sliders. Items range from $6 to $16. 8782 W Sunset Blvd. (310)657-8100.
National Taco Day is October 4
Casa Vega is offering beef taquitos con guacamole or crispy four chicken flautas with creamy salsa roja for 50% off their normal price on Friday, October 4 to celebrate National Taco Day. 13301 Ventura Blvd (818)788-4868.
Ebanos Crossing in downtown Los Angeles is a newer dining venue offering goat tacos that are braised in Mediterranean spices and garnished with yogurt slaw and rosemary oil. Pair them with a rum, mezcal, or tequila cocktail. 200 S. Hill St. (213)935-8829.
Skinny Style Tacos
Tortilla Republic has tacos de jicama with thinly sliced jicama tortillas filled with shrimp, chipotle mayo, cilantro, red onion, avocado and roasted corn salsa served on butter lettuce wraps. They also serve a sweet potato hibiscus flower taco with jicama, beets, queso fresco, sweet potato, hibiscus vinaigrette and cilantro. Both go nicely with a margarita. 616 N. Robertson Blvd. (310)657-9888.
Bacon Lovers Tacos
Loteria Grill offers the “Three Little Pigs” tacos with juicy carnitas, crispy bacon with salsa morita, finely chopped onion and cilantro with pork rind chips. Farmers Market – 6333 W 3rd St. (323)930-2211, Hollywood – 6627 Hollywood Blvd. and Santa Monica – 1251 3rd St. (310)393-2700.
Frida Happy Hour
Enjoy a good deal at the Americana at Brand during Happy Hour from 3 to 7 p.m. All drink specials and draft beers are $4. Sangria and well drinks are $5. Sip a martini, mojitos or margaritas for $6. Wines by the glass are $4 or order a bottle for $15. All go well with tacos. 750 Americana Way (818)551-1666
Macrobiotic cuisine enthusiasts love the Tokyo TJ Tacos, featuring soy-and sake-marinated black cod or tofu in warm, sprouted corn tortillas with avocado, daikon sprouts, pickled onions, shredded cabbage, and yuzu mayo, served with choice of pinto or black beans, crispy corn chips and lime. 7119 Melrose Ave. (323)525-0588 and 9433 Brighton Way (310)858-8459.
Café del Rey
On Saturday, October 5, Executive Chef Daniel Roberts is debuting “Permission to Come Aboard” for seafood enthusiasts and adventurous diners. Guests will join Roberts on a half-day fishing expedition for $55. The half-day boat trip and a fishing license are included. Come back to Café del Rey for an exclusive dinner featuring the fresh catch of the day. The boat trip and dinner is $80. This trip departs from Marina del Rey in search of sustainable game fish in the Santa Monica Bay and is ideal for first-time fishermen, with boat fees and fishing license included. The trip is approximately 4.5 hours beginning at 7 a.m. or 12 p.m. with flexible seating for dinner. 4451 Admiralty Way (310)823-6395.
The Beverly Hilton
On Sunday, October 6 from 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m enjoy a poolside Sunday Brunch with a three-course prix fixe meal overlooking the recently re-designed Aqua Star Pool by Estee Stanley. The Beverly Hilton’s brunch will also include a breakfast buffet for $55 per person that offers selections like Eggs Benedict, Belgian waffles, Applewood smoked bacon, a made-to-order omelet station. To complete your Sunday brunch, the hotel offers free flowing Prosecco, fresh juice, coffee, and a tea service to compliment a decadent dessert tower created by the Beverly Hilton’s pastry team. 9876 Wilshire Blvd. (310)274-7777.
W Los Angeles
Choice Hospitality Group is hosting The Artisan Market at WET, the W Los Angeles pool area, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Sunday, October 6. Chef Dakota Weiss’s Pop Parlor will feature curried pig with madras curry toffee, Hobb’s bacon, and smoked pistachios. She also will offer her Holy Mole with chipotle-cinnamon toffee, dark cocoa, toasted sesame seeds, and sundried red chile powder. The Backyard will also be open and serving their Weekend Brunch menu all day. Stop by the artisan market featuring homemade products, including drinks and beans from Handsome Coffee Roasters, spreads from Lemon Bird Homemade Jams, creative pickles from Pickled by Hattie, and decadent creations from B. toffee. The Artisan Market will offer guests a sampling of some Southern California’s best product-makers. Guests may RSVP by emailing email@example.com. The first 50 RSVPs will receive VIP bar access and a gift bag. Walk-ins welcome. 930 Hilgard Ave. (310)208-8765.
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