Eataly L.A. opens in Century City
Explore 67,000-square feet of restaurants, cafes, take-away counters, shops and culinary classroom to learn about the best food and drinks from Italy and California. There are three eateries at Eataly L.A. and a fourth will open soon. At La Piazza, enjoy street food, wine and cocktails. Il Pesce Cucina is Michael Cimarusti’s seafood-centric restaurant headed by his acclaimed Providence restaurant team. At La Pizza & La Pasta, the restaurant is devoted to modern pasta dishes and Neapolitan pizza with traditional or light dough. The market is open from 9 a.m. to 11 p.m. Westfield Century City, 10250 Santa Monica Blvd. (213)310-8000.
Otium’s Yayoi Kusama menu
To celebrate the newest exhibition at The Broad, “Yayoi Kusama: Infinity Mirrors,” Chef Timothy Hollingsworth is serving a special menu at Otium. One special dish will rotate every two weeks for the entirety of the exhibition. Sample menu items include a roasted butternut squash with mole amarillo and chile negro-plum jam, inspired by the Infinity Mirror Room, “All the Eternal Love I Have for the Pumpkins.” The wood oven-roasted octopus with madras curry, black garlic and burnt allium is inspired by “Life (Repetitive Vision).” “Yayoi Kusama: Infinity Mirrors,” runs until Jan. 1, 2018, and is organized by the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, and Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C. 222 S. Hope St. (213)935-8500.
The Bellwether comfort food
Executive Chef Ted Hopson and Beverage Director Ann-Marie Verdi, co-owners of The Bellwether, celebrate elevated comfort food year-round. Come in for Ted’s holiday favorites to take home with an array of traditional Thanksgiving options. He makes a whole roasted turkey with stuffing, heirloom carrots and honey biscuits, as well as gravy and cranberry sauce. A few of his own unique twists on classic dishes include sweet potatoes coated with maple syrup and hazelnut, and roasted Brussels sprouts with bacon and sherry. Family-friendly packages and a la carte items are available to order now through Nov. 15 for your Thanksgiving table. Pick up on Nov. 22. 13251 Ventura Blvd. A, Studio City. (818)285-8184.
Lost at Sea’s Sailor Hour
A new seafood-centric food and drink menu is available Tuesday through Sunday from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m at Lost at Sea. The deals at this hour includes half-off three Capital oysters with cucumber and melon relish; crostino with octopus, morcilla and almond romesco; prawn ceviche; fried oysters and Brussels sprouts with La Quercia lardo and red flame grapes. Drink specials include half-off select wines by the glass, $5 pints of Trumer Pilsner and Coastwise Sessions IPA draft beer. 57 Holly St., Pasadena. (626)385-7644.
Huckleberry’s Thanksgiving at home
Executive Chef Erin Eastland and head baker Zoe Nathan are making traditional holiday dishes to take home including braised whole organic turkey legs and 48-hour brined organic turkey breast smothered with gravy. Creekstone Farms beef is also available. Sides include classic sweet potato mash and the unconventional chimichurri-roasted carrots. “Take & Bake” desserts, offered in a Pyrex baking dish, include a gluten-free vegan apple berry pie with a walnut crumble, and a double crust apple pie. You can also add Milo & Olive’s signature fresh-baked cranberry walnut bread and herbed ciabatta rolls to any order. Huckleberry is taking orders until Thursday, Nov. 16 at 5 p.m. Orders should be picked up on Thursday, Nov. 23 between 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. 1014 Wilshire Blvd. (310)451-2311.
Sweet Rose Creamery pies
Chef and co-owner Shiho Yoshikawa is making three seasonal holiday ice cream pies at Sweet Rose. Pre-order now through Nov. 15 and pick up on Tuesday, Nov. 21 and Wednesday, Nov. 22. Each store will also offer a limited number of pies on a first-come, first-serve basis, Nov. 10 through Nov. 13. Flavors include a graham crust filled with apple pie ice cream, topped with walnut crumble and garnished with a swirl of caramel sauce and cinnamon sugar. The pecan pie has a chocolate cookie crust filled with brown sugar ice cream and topped with butter pecans. The pumpkin pie comes with a twist, featuring a ginger cookie crust filled with spiced pumpkin ice cream, topped with whipped milk, and sprinkled with salty pumpkin seeds and cinnamon sugar. Pies are $48 each. 7565 Beverly Blvd. (310)260-2663.
Dog Haus’ seasonal Turducken sausage
Now through Dec. 31, come taste the Turducken sausage created by Dog Haus’ Würstmacher Adam Gertler. Made with turkey, duck and chicken, the sausage is packed with fresh herbs, sweet potato and cranberry, topped with sweet potato fries, gravy, cranberry slaw and crispy onions, all served on a grilled King’s Hawaiian roll. Dog Haus uses exclusively all-natural, vegetarian-fed pork, chicken, turkey and beef raised without antibiotics and hormone-free. Additionally, Dog Haus’ proprietary hot dogs and sausages are free of all added nitrates and nitrites, containing only those naturally found in sea salt and celery powder. Visit doghaus.com. 3817 W. Olive Ave. (818)566-4287.
Chef Jack Hotchkin, Jared Meisler and General Manager David Grieco celebrate The Pikey’s roots as the bar Ye Coach and Horses, which Alfred Hitchcock, Peter Lawford, Tom Waits and Jim Morrison all frequented. From midnight to 2 a.m., The Pikey offers $3 beers, $5 cocktails and late-night snacks every Friday and Saturday. Deals include Bud Light, PBR Tall Boy and Peroni for $3. House wine and well drinks are $5. A Moscow mule is $7. Late-night food includes smoked bar nuts; Welsh rarebit; pickled vegetables; potted chicken liver with crostini and cornichons; fried calamari with horseradish cream; and smoked tomato flatbread with caramelized onions. The Pikey also offers happy hour daily from 4 to 7 p.m. 7617 Sunset Blvd. (323)850-5400.
Best Girl at Ace Hotel opens
Chef Michael Cimarusti and his wife and pastry chef Crisi Echiverri have opened Best Girl at the Ace Hotel in downtown. Cimarusti works closely with chef de cuisine, Adam Walker, on the creative menu, while Echiverri oversees desserts and the pastry program. Beverage director, Mary Bartlett, curates the beer, cocktail and wine offerings. Open every day at 7 a.m. to 11 p.m. and until midnight on Friday and Saturdays, Best Girl serves breakfast, lunch, dinner and room service. The eatery gets its name from the hotel’s history, as it was once the home of United Artists. Actress and producer Mary Pickford’s silent movie “My Best Girl” was the first film screened in the theater. 927 S. Broadway. (213)235-9660.
Buy a Pint, Give a Pint at Salt & Straw for Thanksgiving
Locally churned and hand-crafted, November’s Thanksgiving Dinner Ice Cream series invokes the smells and tastes of the autumnal season. This month’s cornucopia of flavors is reminiscent of a five-course Thanksgiving feast. Featured flavors include sweet potato casserole with maple pecans; buttered mashed potatoes and gravy; persimmon walnut stuffing; salted caramel Thanksgiving turkey; and spiced goat cheese and pumpkin pie. Ice cream lovers who purchase a pint of any of the above flavors will support the creamery’s “Buy a Pint, Give a Pint” program benefitting the Los Angeles Regional Food Bank. Purchase a pint until Nov. 22 and Salt & Straw will donate a pint to be given to families in need a sweet treat on Thanksgiving. All Salt & Straw scoop shops will be closed on Thanksgiving Day. 240 N. Larchmont Blvd., (323)466-0485. 1357 Abbot Kinney Blvd., (310)310-8429. 12180 ½ Ventura Blvd., (818)358-2890. 829 E. Third St., (213)988-7070. 8949 Santa Monica Blvd., (424)288-4818.
Beverly Hills BOLD Holiday Season
Mark your calendars for Nov. 16 at 5 p.m. to participate along Rodeo Drive’s “12 days of BOLD Holidays.” From Nov. 16 through Jan. 6, the 2018 BOLD Holidays (Beverly Hills Open Later Days) will feature evening shopping on Fridays and Saturdays, live entertainment, restaurant and hotel specials. On Nov. 16, locals and visitors will be able to enjoy delicious treats from food trucks lining the 200 block. There is a festive holiday lighting celebration and special performance by star Robin Thicke. In partnership with the city of Beverly Hills, Baccarat and Gearys Beverly Hills, actress Vanessa Lachey will host the event that ends with a firework display over Rodeo Drive. A special installation of sculptures by HYBYCOZO will be displayed at Beverly Canon Gardens and Two Rodeo Drive. Colorful sidewalk art and BOLD lighting display will be featured around the city streets. On Nov. 19 at 5 p.m., meditation guru Deepak Chopra will offer a “Gift of Meditation” at Beverly Canon Gardens. 200 Rodeo Drive, Beverly Hills.
Formosa Cafe Will Reopen in 2018
The 1933 Group, who played a key role from start to finish in renovating the iconic Formosa Cafe, was recently awarded $150,000 from the Los Angeles Conservancy and the National Trust to use for restoring the Formosa Cafe’s original Pacific Electric Red Car trolley. The Los Angeles Conservancy nominated the iconic cafe which runs along Route 66 on Santa Monica Blvd. The restaurant and bar originally opened in 1925 inside a trolley car. The grant comes from an initiative from the National Trust, American Express, National Geographic and Main Street America called “Partners in Preservation: Main Streets.” The new Formosa Cafe will debut next year. 7156 Santa Monica Blvd.
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