Golden Road’s ‘Made in L.A.’
Golden Road Brewery presents “Made in L.A.,” a two-day music and arts festival on Saturday, Sept. 2 and Sunday, Sept. 3 featuring performances by Warren G, YACHT and Buyepongo. Visit vendor booths, eat innovative fare and enjoy a large selection of freshly brewed craft beer. Visitors can also choose which local charity their ticket purchase will benefit including Heal The Bay, Wags & Walks and Light Bringer. Weekend passes are $30 and include two drink tickets. 5410 W. San Fernando Road. Visit bit.ly/madeinLAfest.
Bagel Broker turns 30
The Bagel Broker is celebrating 30 years in Los Angeles on Tuesday, Sept. 5 by giving customers born in 1987 a dozen free bagels. From Monday, Sept. 11 through Sunday, Sept. 17, bring in a 1987 school yearbook with your senior photo and receive 30 bagels for the price of 24. From Monday, Sept. 18 through Sunday, Sept. 24, celebrate with 30-cent small coffees. The Bagel Broker is also holding a bagel sandwich contest from Tuesday, Sept. 5 through Tuesday, Sept. 19. Submit an Instagram photo of a sandwich creation and tag @bagelbrokerla and #bagelbroker30. The winning sandwich will be featured in October and the winner will receive free bagels for a year. 7825 Beverly Blvd., (323)931-1258.
L.A. loves Alex’s Lemonade
Chef David Lentz of The Hungry Cat will host special guests Neil Bodenheimer, Turk Detrich and Ryan Gannon, of Cure in New Orleans, for the 9th annual food and drink festival on Thursday, Sept. 7 at 7 p.m. Bodenheimer, Detrich and Gannon will mix special cocktails while Lentz prepares “NOLA-inspired” seafood dishes. The menu includes soft-shell crab po-boys, oyster loaf and fried soft-shell crawfish. All proceeds benefit Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation; reservations are suggested. 1535 N. Vine St., (323)462-2155.
Officine BRERA whiskey dinner
Executive chef Angelo Auriana is partnering with American whiskey producer WhistlePig for an intimate multi-course dinner on Wednesday, Sept. 6 from 6 to 9 p.m. at Officine BRERA. WhistlePig’s master distiller David Pickerell will discuss the company’s history and guide diners through a tasting. Courses include almond wood-grilled lamb chop with lardo-whipped potatoes paired with a 15-year straight rye. Dessert is a coffee-infused dark chocolate budino with a WhistlePig Old World Cask finish. The dinner is $87.35 per person, including tax and gratuity. Reservations required by visiting eventbrite.com/e/officine-breras-chef-angelo-auriana-welcomes-whistlepig-master-distiller-dave-pickerell-for-a-tickets-37016358926. 1331 E. Sixth St. (213)553-8006.
Kettle Black happy hour and Sunday Supper
Enjoy a Peroni, frosé or glass of red or white wine with a slice of margherita pizza for $8 during Kettle Black’s daily happy hour from 5 to 7 p.m. Guests with larger appetites can order a whole margherita pizza with a Peroni or glass of red or white wine for $15. Also new is the Sunday Supper series featuring a three-course Italian dinner for $20 per person. Bottles of chianti and pinot grigio are just $20. Olympia Lager is also $3 per glass on Sundays. 3705 W. Sunset Blvd., (323)641-3705.
Sawyer happy hour
Sit on the patio and enjoy a daily happy hour at Sawyer from 4 to 7 p.m. Specials include fried chicken sandwiches with house-made dill pickles and red cabbage slaw for $9. A half-dozen oysters of the day with mignonette, horseradish, lemon, crystal hot sauce and choice of happy hour beer or wine is $14. Try the Sawyer Frites made with Kennebec potatoes, garlic aioli, mornay and a sunny-side-up egg for $7, and grilled corn on the cob with mayo, cilantro and parmesan cheese for $4. 3709 Sunset Blvd., (323)641-3709.
Astro Doughnuts and Fried Chicken
Astro Doughnuts and Fried Chicken is open on Sundays from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. so football fans can pick up chicken wings in a Sunday Funday Basket for $59.95. The basket includes 20 Astro Wings in either Korean barbecue or sriracha buffalo sauce; two vanilla glazed and two seasonal doughnuts; four orders of tater tots and a large side of kimchi coleslaw. The Astro Wings, which are also available in six-piece individual orders for $9.50, are offered all day on Sunday and by advanced order on other days. Breakfast is also served all day on Sunday. Enjoy fried chicken and sausage gravy, fried chicken honey with hot sauce and honey butter, and fried farm fresh eggs on a choice of doughnut, potato roll or cheddar biscuit. New on the breakfast menu is The Works featuring fried chicken, bacon, egg and cheese on a cheddar biscuit for $9. 516 W. Sixth St., (213)622-7876.
Tower 12 football season specials
On weekends the beachside bar and restaurant Tower 12 opens at 9 a.m. Enjoy college football and NFL games with all-day drink specials including a 32-ounce double-sized draft beer for the price of a pint, 22-ounce mimosas for $6; half-priced bloody Marys and half-priced micheladas. Food specials are served until 11 a.m. and include a $6 breakfast biscuit blitz with scrambled egg, cheese, savory maple sauce and choice of applewood smoked bacon or sausage. The biscuits are served with tots. 53 Pier Ave., Hermosa Beach. (310)561-6008.
Wood & Vine new menu
Wood & Vine owner Scott Kay welcomes executive chef Jennifer O’Neil to his Hollywood dining destination, where O’Neil is unveiling her new menu for local diners and the Hollywood Pantages Theatre’s “Hamilton” audiences. Located directly across the street from the venue, guests can enjoy pre-theater cocktails at an exposed brick and wood bar or dine al fresco on the unique urban back patio. O’Neil, who came to Wood & Vine from Leona in Venice, has created a high-end comfort food menu. Dishes include pork belly tacos, lamb burgers, branzino filet with roasted tomato caper tapenade and mango puree, and pistachio-crusted rack of lamb. Additionally, the restaurant’s “From Vine to Vine” wine dinner series features a partnership with K&L Wine Merchants. A special four-course wine dinner with Alysian Wine will be held on Sept. 20 for $60. The restaurant also offers a members-only “Vine Club” offering free bites and drinks, as well as free tickets to exclusive events. 6280 Hollywood Blvd., (323)334-3360.
Ultimate game day at Public School
Celebrate Monday Night Football with $5 buffalo fried chicken sliders, burger sliders and foot-long hot dogs at Public School. Wings are $7 and $4 beer specials are available from 4 p.m. until closing at the bar or on the patio. 612 S. Flower St., #220, (213)622-4500; 15300 Ventura Blvd., #102G, (818)728-9818; 9411 Culver Blvd., (310)558-0414.
Forman’s Whiskey Tavern
Spend Sunday in the San Fernando Valley enjoying whiskey and watching football at Forman’s Whiskey Tavern. With 100 whiskey varieties, Forman’s makes refreshing cocktails like a Wolf Lodge with Iwai traditional Japanese whiskey, lemon, honey and Allagash Curious. The tavern also features 16 beers on tap, hearty salads, sandwiches and freshly ground burgers. 10149 Riverside Drive, (818)760-6900.
Taste of Catalina food tours
End summer right with a ride to Catalina Island aboard the Catalina Express and a three-hour food tour of the quaint town of Avalon. Savor island flavors at six restaurants, which will also offer information about the island’s culture, architecture and history. Enjoy food and beverage tastings by the bay at Steve’s Steakhouse & Seafood, C.C. Gallagher, Coyote Joe’s, Catalina Coffee & Cookie Co., Bluewater Avalon and Maggie’s Blue Rose. For tickets, visit catalinafoodtours.com.
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