Fundraiser at CPK
California Pizza Kitchen is partnering with the organization Badge 2 Badge today, Nov. 13, for a fundraiser benefitting the family of fallen Pomona police officer Shaun Diamond. Diners can bring this page to any California Pizza location, and 20 percent of their check will be donated to the Diamond family through Badge 2 Badge. 121 N. La Cienega Blvd., (310)854-6555; 207 S. Beverly Drive, (310)275-1101; 6801 Hollywood Blvd., (323)460-2080; and 1001 Broxton Ave., (310) 209-9197.
Del Frisco’s Grille
Diners can celebrate the launch of Santa Monica Brew Works’ newest brew, PCH, with an event on Thursday, Nov. 13. Beer aficionados can taste the new pale chocolate heaven, and sample beers for $8 and enjoy complimentary appetizers from 7 to 10 p.m. 1551 Ocean Ave., Ste. 105. (310)395-7333, www.DFGTapTakeover.eventbrite.com.
Sonoma Wine Garden Dinner
Summerland Winery invites guests to dine under the stars at an exclusive wine tasting dinner on Friday, Nov. 14 at 7 p.m. A four-course meal created by executive chef Garee Battad will be served, with wine pairings by Summerland’s Nebil “Bilo” Zarif. Tickets are $99 per person and can be purchased at www.eventbrite.com/e/summerland-wine-dinner-tickets-13859587399. 395 Santa Monica Place, Ste. 300. (424)214-4560.
CAFE del REY
Executive chef Chuck Abair will host representatives of La Crema Winery on Friday, Nov. 14 from 7 to 9 p.m., with a five-course menu paired with flights of cool-climate chardonnay, pinot noir and pinot gris from Healdsburg, California. Abair’s menu is comprised of hearty dishes, such as the lamb loin and braised pork. He finishes on a sweet note with desserts such as smoked pear bread pudding, and citrus sabayon. A cocktail reception begins at 6:30 p.m. Tickets are $85 per person, excluding tax and gratuity. 4451 Admiralty Way, (310)823-6395.
Tortilla Republic West Hollywood
Tortilla Republic West Hollywood has launched two new lunch menus named Short n’ Sweet and Relax & Rita, catering to hurried professionals as well as diners with time to spare. The Short N’ Sweet menu is priced at $15 per person and includes a salsa trio or guacamole, and a main course. The menu includes a quesadilla with mushrooms, and a chicken torta made with crispy breaded chicken breast, black beans, chipotle aioli, cheddar cheese, cilantro crema and guacamole. Items from the Short N’ Sweet menu are guaranteed to be served within 15 minutes after being ordered, and are available for up to four diners. If the time frame is not met, lunch will be complimentary. The Relax & Rita menu is priced at $24 per person and includes a house or jalapeño margarita, a salsa trio or guacamole, and any lunch entrée from the traditional menu. Lunch is available Tuesday through Friday from 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Regular menu items will also be available during lunch. 616 N. Robertson Blvd., (310)657-9888.
The Palm Beverly Hills
Bruce Bozzi Jr., executive vice president of the Palm Restaurants, recently opened the newest Palm Restaurant on Canon Drive. On Friday, Nov. 21 from 3:30 to 5 p.m., guests can meet executive producer Andy Cohen, who will be signing his new book “The Andy Cohen Diaries: A Deep Look at a Shallow Year” at the restaurant. Hors d’oeuvres and cocktails will be served. 267 N. Canon Drive. (310)550-8811, www.thepalm.com.
Barlo Kitchen & Cocktails
Barlo Kitchen & Cocktails, a hot spot at the Hotel Erwin in Venice, has a new menu by executive chef Adam Steudle with eclectic selections for fall. Diners can order the new crispy pig ear salad, venison Wellington and whole roasted sea bream. Steudle is also making a rabbit and marrow pie, and all proceeds from sales of the dish will be donated to the Movember Foundation, which raises funds for men’s health programs. Barlo will also be open for dinner on Thanksgiving and Christmas, offering a prix-fixe menu priced at $35 per person. It includes a choice of Oxnard Farm kale or winter salad, servings of a 48-hour brined and roasted citrus rosemary turkey, and choice of buttermilk or pumpkin pie for dessert. 1697 Pacific Ave., (424)214-1063.
Petty Cash Taqueria
Diners are invited to join Karen Grill and Hilary Chadwick on Sunday, Nov. 16 from noon to 3 p.m. for a gin and oyster lunch featuring Plymouth and Beefeater gins at Petty Cash Taqueria. There will be Beefeater bloody Mary specials, Plymouth 50/50 martini specials and oyster specials. Reservations are required. 7360 Beverly Blvd., (323)933-5300.
D’Vine Wine Cellar is Now Open
The O Hotel in Downtown Los Angeles has opened a wine bar in its cellar featuring more than 50 wines and varieties of grape-based spirits such as pisco, brandy and cognac. House made items on the menu include charcuterie, jarred rillettes, patés, tartines and desserts. The setting is perfect for pouring, swirling and toasting. Guests sit at communal tables and in comfortably furnished nooks in an atmosphere with soft lighting and rustic wooden elements. Whites, reds, rosés, sparkling wines and on-tap labels from around the world are priced from $7 to $13 per glass, and $30 to $130 per bottle. 821 S. Flower St., (213)784-3048.
The 86th Annual Hollywood Christmas Parade
The Hollywood Hotel on Vermont Avenue is inviting guests who plan to stay on Nov. 30 to walk with the staff in the Hollywood Christmas Parade. Hotel guests can stroll the 3.5-mile route along Hollywood and Sunset boulevards, and Vine Street. Room rates start at $154 per night/double occupancy, with a two-night minimum stay. The special offer includes overnight stay, hot buffet breakfast, WiFi, a Hollywood Hotel T-shirt and a holiday hat to wear in the parade. The promo code is xmas. The hotel is also offering 30 percent off the price of parade grand stand seats for guests. 1160 Vermont Ave., (323)315-1800.
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