Free Haus Dogs at Dog Haus
On Friday, Aug. 26, the Dog Haus in Pasadena will celebrate its six-year anniversary with a party paying homage to the first location with draught beer, including six new taps. From 11 a.m. to 10 p.m., enjoy a free Haus Dog. Diners can also select from seven signature hot dog creations featuring all-beef skinless dogs served on grilled Hawaiian rolls. Options include the Sooo Cali with arugula, tomato, crispy onions, spicy basil aioli and avocado; the Downtown Dog featuring a smoked bacon-wrapped dog topped with caramelized onions, pickled peppers, mayo, mustard and ketchup; and the new Free Bird turkey dog with avocado, ranch, smoked bacon and fresh tomato. Light eaters and children can indulge in smaller-sized dogs and burger sliders. Add chili cheese tots or fries, beer-battered onion rings and sweet potato fries. Visitors can also enjoy Fosselman’s premium milkshakes and soft-serve ice cream. 105 N. Hill Ave. (626)577-4287.
Special dinners at Hey 19
Hey 19 is launching the Sunday Supper seafood boil for $19 on Sunday, Aug. 28, with seating at 2 and 5 p.m. Chef Andy Lee prepares family-style spiced tossed whole shrimp, Andouille sausage, steamed Yukon potatoes, grilled corn, steamed white rice and jalapeño cheddar biscuits. The dessert menu is available upon request. Children 12 and under will be charged an amount equal to their age. Additionally, Hey 19 Public House and Ortega 120 owner Demi Stevens is partnering with Kill Devil Spirits on Wednesday, Aug. 31 for a four-course meal. Each dish will be paired with cocktails made with Kill Devil Spirits. The first course is wrapped rabbit roulade paired with Ugly California moonshine. The second dish is a cured salmon brandade paired with Ugly California Rise & Shine, followed by a course of hand-made spaetzle pasta paired with RX unfiltered vodka. Dessert is gin-infused crumb cake paired with Valor West gin. The unique dinner is $75 per guest. 4525 Calle Mayor, Torrance. (310)378-8119.
Sipping rosé and painting at The London
Diners will receive a glass of rosé and can learn to paint with artist Gage John Lazare on Tuesday, Aug. 30 at 6:30 p.m. at The London West Hollywood. Lazare is known for colorful, pop-art style portraits of celebrities and public figures. The interactive sunset painting session will be held on The London’s rooftop. Each guest will receive a glass of wine and materials to create a painting, with guidance from Lazare. Additional cocktails, food and beverages are available from the Boxwood on The Roof. Tickets are $50 per person; a portion of proceeds benefits Habitat for Humanity. An additional painting session will be held on Tuesday, Sept. 30. 1020 N. San Vicente Blvd. For reservations, call (310)854-1111, or visit www.thelondonwesthollywood.com.
Latte art throw down
LAMILL Coffee is holding a special latte art “throw down” on Tuesday, Aug. 30 at 7:30 p.m. for local baristas and coffee enthusiasts. Watch masters craft special designs and unique artwork on their lattes during the competition. Prizes will be given to the top six coffee artists. There is a $5 buy-in to participate. A raffle with coffee, beer and prizes is open to non-competitors. Win Firestone Brewery gear, Baratza T-shirts, Able Brewing cone filters, Pro flying discs, Hario Hiroshi steaming pitchers and other gifts. Registration begins at 7 p.m. 1636 Silver Lake Blvd. (323)663-4441.
French fare Downtown LA
Enjoy the Pokemon craze through Wednesday, Aug. 31 at Pitchoun Bakery in Downtown L.A. with Pikachu lemon eclairs and Pokemon ball vanilla puffs. Pitchoun also serves French-style Frankfurt sausage puff pastries with Dijon mustard. Another specialty is bruschetta tartine made with tomatoes, garlic, parmesan cheese, olive oil and basil on sourdough bread. For breakfast, enjoy two sunny-side up eggs and fried tomatoes with Provence herbs and baby greens on a baguette or country bread. 545 S. Olive St. (213)689-3240.
Learn to cook Thai cuisine
Explore dishes from Bangkok at a class on Friday, Sept. 2 at 7 p.m. at Eatz. Learn how to create Thai dishes with exotic flavors from scratch. Students will make fresh spring rolls with sweet chili dipping sauce; coconut soup with lemon grass, kaffir lime leaves, straw mushrooms and Thai chilies; pad Thai with shrimp and chicken; and coconut milk sticky rice with mangos. Students can also enjoy bottomless red and white wine and cocktails. There will be enough food to eat and bring home. The class is $105; Eatz offers different courses each month. 612 N. La Brea Ave. (323)935-3289.
Cozymeal cooking class
Cozymeal connects foodies with local professional chefs for culinary adventures. An upcoming class on Sunday, Sept. 4 at 10 a.m. will focus on doughnuts. Students will learn how to mix, fry and fill their own doughnut creations with Chef Clemence Gossett, who was born in Paris and developed a taste for buttery, sweet and chocolate-filled pastries early in life. Learn how to make classic yeast-risen doughnuts and apple fritters, as well as Boston cream, classic glazed, chocolate glazed and maple bacon glazed doughnuts. The class is $125. Location announced upon registration, call (800)369-0157. www.cozymeal.com.
Visit The Stand
The Stand offers a “Take a Stand” opportunity for schools and charities. Schedule a charity event at any Stand location and 15-20 percent or more of proceeds will be given to a school or organization. The Stand makes great burgers such as the El Captain beef burger with braised short rib, as well as terrific slow roasted porchetta sandwiches with green apple and red onion slaw. The restaurants are also known for hot dogs and sausages. Try the Three Pigs sausage with bratwurst, bacon tomato jam and porchetta. The Stand has locations in Century City, Northridge, Encino and Woodland Hills. 2000 Avenue of the Stars, Century City. (310)785-0400.
TLT offers fast-casual food
Originally a food truck, TLT now has three brick and mortar locations in Westwood, Pasadena and Irvine. The fast-casual dining destination is focused on dishes chefs and patrons loved while being tested on the truck. The restaurants serve wine and beer, and offer a fun ambiance. Try the pork belly nachos, short rib quesadilla, yum yum lamb sliders, spicy sambal wings with green apple and lime garnish, and blue crab grilled cheese. TLT Food has three other locations in Pasadena, Irvine and Newport Beach. 1116 Westwood Blvd. (310)443-4433.
Hopdoddy Burger Bar
Visiting a student at LMU can be extra fun when you take them to Hopdoddy Burger Bar in Playa Vista or El Segundo. The elevated burger, fries and milkshake restaurant offers comfort food that college students crave. Try the Goodnight/Good Cause burger with Angus beef, Tillamook cheddar, caramelized onions, jalapenos, hickory barbecue sauce, sassy sauce, red leaf lettuce and beefsteak tomato. It pairs well with a handmade shake in flavors such as Oreo cookie, caramel and sea salt, red velvet cake, stout chocolate, and Nutella and chocolate pretzel. With every Goodnight/Good Cause burger purchased, $1 is donated to Friends of Ballona Wetlands. 12746 W. Jefferson Blvd. #1120, (310)410-2337; 830 S. Sepulveda Blvd. #116, (310)414-2337.
Herringbone Santa Monica
Brian Malarkey has debuted a new “Pearl” menu offering guests an interactive seafood experience daily starting at 6:30 p.m. The new menu offers a chef’s tasting – an omakase-style alternative for adventurous eaters that includes six dishes crafted by executive chef Jason Witzl. The limited seasonal menu also includes a curated selection of fresh seafood and items from the grill. Order a variety of oysters, crudo such as hiramasa, or whole Spanish mackerel. During lunch, the new “lunch box” includes a salad and sandwich combination with selections ranging from market-driven stone fruit salads to crab BLTs and lobster rolls. Favorites such as fish and chips, yellowtail tartar and buffalo ranch octopus are also available. Complimentary valet parking is offered, with validation for lunchtime diners.1755 Ocean Ave. (310)971-4460.
Late night at Westbound
Every Tuesday through Thursday, the downtown Arts District bar and eatery Westbound offers late night happy hour specials. From midnight to 2 a.m., sit in train-style booths while enjoying a discounted nightcap prepared by head bartender Dee Ann Quinones, and enjoy elevated midnight snacks by executive chef Gary Nguyen. Guests who stay until 1 a.m. will be treated to complimentary fresh baked brownies topped with toasted meringue. 300 S. Santa Fe Ave. (213)262-9291.
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