Belle Belle’s Cue $1 sandwich
Visit Belle Belle’s Cue, a new barbecue destination near Chinatown, and receive a pulled pork sandwich for $1 on Thursday, Jan. 26 from 11 a.m to 4 p.m. Sandwiches are topped with housemade barbecue sauces such as honey-enhanced, habanero, mustard and Belle Belle’s Cue’s original sauce. Hours are Wednesday through Sunday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. 701 W. Cesar E. Chavez Ave. (323)897-9227.
Ultimate date night at The Grove
The Grove is offering the ultimate date night package deal from Thursday, Jan. 26 through Sunday, Feb. 26. Watch an award-nominated film, enjoy a three-course dinner at a participating restaurant and receive free valet service for $30 per person. Participating restaurants include The Whisper Restaurant and Lounge, Blue Ribbon Sushi Bar & Grill, Morels French Steakhouse, La Piazza, Maggiano’s Little Italy, Umami Burger and Wood Ranch BBQ & Grill. Also, enjoy pastel macarons at Ladurée Boutique and Restaurant. After dinner, see a movie at The Grove’s Pacific Theaters with two reserved seats. The Date Night at The Grove package is sold in pairs for $60 per couple. 189 The Grove Drive. For tickets, call (323)900-8080.
New York visits Salazar in Frogtown
New York transplant the NoMad Truck will be parked at Salazar on Thursday, Jan. 26 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. The truck will serve fan favorites including NoMad chicken burgers with black truffle mayo and pickled shallots. Salazar will offer an exclusive, hand-crafted pear cocktail by beverage director Brandi Boles to pair with the burgers. 2490 Fletcher Drive.
Chinese New Year at WP24 by Wolfgang Puck
Celebrate the Year of the Rooster from Friday, Jan. 27 through Friday, Feb. 3 with chef de cuisine John Lechleidner at WP24 by Wolfgang Puck. The chef is preparing a six-course tasting menu featuring traditional ingredients such as dim sum, dumplings, Peking duck and longevity noodles for $160. For à la carte diners in the Nest and WP24, Lechleidner prepares a tableside “hot & sour” hot pot chicken for two. The interactive dish features a whole roasted Jidori chicken, yu choy, bok choy, maitake mushrooms, lotus root and red chilies cooked in an aromatic broth at the table. 900 W. Olympic Blvd., (213)743-8824.
The Venue in Koreatown
A first of its kind subterranean VIP karaoke experience and dining destination opens on Thursday, Jan. 26 with inventive cocktails by mixologist Devon Espinosa and grilled steaks by executive chef Kayson Chong. Enjoy karaoke and dinner during a fun night out. 3470 Wilshire Blvd., (213)221-1251.
Wine Sunday at Esters Wine Shop
Located in a refurbished 1937 art deco building, the cozy-yet-stylish Esters Wine Shop offers Rustic Canyon’s chef Jeremy Fox’s menu of small plates to pair with more than 250 plus wines. A Super Wine Sunday tasting is on Jan. 29 for $25 per person. Guests may arrive anytime from 3 to 6 p.m. to be guided through a flight of wine at their own pace while enjoying artisanal cheese and crackers. 1314 Seventh St., Santa Monica, (310)899-6900.
Slow Cooked Sundays at Baltaire
Baltaire’s executive chef Travis Strickland is celebrating winter with a new Slow Cooked Sundays series. Diners can enjoy a slow-cooked, three-course family-style dinner through the end of spring. The menu includes slow-cooked meats with seasonal sides and housemade desserts. Prices range from $45 to $55 per person. On Sunday, Jan. 29, the menu is lentil soup, braised lamb shank and a slice of carrot cake with cream cheese frosting for $48 per person. On Sunday, Feb. 5, the menu features Kenter Farms mixed field salad, buttermilk fried chicken and a slice of apple pie with bourbon vanilla gelato for $45 per person. 11647 San Vicente Blvd., (424)273-1660.
Free wine at Wilde
Try new dishes by chef Nader Naderi at Wilde beginning on Tuesday, Jan. 31 and receive a half-bottle of complimentary house wine for every two guests, or a bottle of house wine for tables of four. Each week, different specials will be offered such as chateaubriand with potato au gratin, with new wines to pair with each special. The crab pappardelle is prepared in a rosé wine sauce, and the pan roasted organic chicken with mushroom au jus is served with roasted root vegetables. Vegetarian guests can enjoy mushroom confit and polenta toast and roasted root vegetables. Diners may choose sauvignon blanc, pinot grigio, tempranillo or cabernet wines. Reservations required by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. 320 S. La Brea Ave., (323)932-9500.
Cooking on the edge
Join the first culinary class of 2017 with chefs Andreas Nieto, Joseph Mills and Raymond Nicosia on Saturday, Feb. 4 at 1 p.m. at the Westin Bonaventure. The chefs will present a “Sweet Heart Menu” starting with a strawberry and Lola Rosa salad. The entrée is a cook-your-own prime filet steak Oscar with merus king crab and béarnaise sauce. Finish with romantic vanilla bean panna cotta topped with Chambord liqueur berries, rose petals and citrus pearls. The class is $65 per person; seating is limited to 30 students 21 and older. 404 S. Figueroa St. RSVP by emailing email@example.com.
Brack Shop Tavern
The downtown Los Angeles sports bar Brack Shop Tavern is offering $22 bottomless rosé on Sundays with its extensive brunch menu. Enjoy special brunch options including mushroom, leek and spinach breakfast burritos, short rib hash with horseradish aioli and a sunny-side-up egg, huevos rancheros, vegan nachos, Brack burgers on brioche, and the chef’s hangover cure made with spicy chicken soup. 525 W. Seventh St., (213)232-8657.
Doheny Room launches Loyalty Key Program
Enjoy exclusive benefits by joining the Loyalty Key membership program at Doheny Room in West Hollywood. Benefits include 50 percent off dinner on Monday nights from 7 to 9 p.m., and a 15 percent discount Tuesday through Thursday from 7 to 9 p.m. Members also receive invitations to exclusive events. To join, email UnlockDoheny@sbe.com. Post a food photo to Instagram using the hashtag #UnlockDoheny and tag and follow @dohenyroom. 9077 Santa Monica Blvd., (424)777-0266.
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