Red Herring works to end childhood hunger
During September, Red Herring is participating in Dine Out for No Kid Hungry, a national campaign that brings restaurants and diners together to help end childhood hunger in America. Red Herring will donate 5 percent of all September sales for this great cause. Stop in for happy hour, dinner or brunch, and enjoy signature dishes like the house-made linguini or New York steak to support the cause. 1661 Colorado Blvd., Los Angeles, (323)739-0004.
Greenbar Distillery donates burritos
Throughout September, local bartenders are uniting to help feed the hungry one cocktail at a time through The Burrito Project. Greenbar Distillery launched this program to donate one burrito per each cocktail served at participating restaurants and bars that use their City Bright gin. The goal is to donate 50,000 burritos to the hungry in Los Angeles, Orange County, San Diego, San Francisco, Sacramento and Oakland. When going out for a drink, drop by one of the participating bars and restaurants, and order a City Bright gin cocktail. E.P. & L.P., 603 N. La Cienega Blvd., West Hollywood, (310)855-9955. Mohawk Bend, 2141 E. Sunset Blvd., Los Angeles, (213)483-2337. Salazar, 2490 Fletcher Drive, Los Angeles. The Garage, 3387 Motor Ave., Los Angeles, (310)559-3400. True Food Kitchen, 860 S. Pacific Coast Hwy, #100, Redondo Beach, (310)469-7725. For a complete list of particiipating restaurants, visit theburritoproject.org.
Chef Mark Peel’s paella
Tonight, Sept. 13, from 6 to 10 p.m., join chef Mark Peel at “An Evening on the Beach” at the Jonathan Club as he serves up his signature paella. It’s full of fresh shrimp, mussels, house-made pork sausage and spicy chicken, and is served over rice simmering in a saffron broth. He is also shucking fresh oysters for a good cause – proceeds from the event benefit St. Vincent Meals on Wheels. Tickets are $190 per person for an evening of food, vintners, spirits, craft beer and entertainment by the band High Rize. 850 Palisades Beach Road, Santa Monica, (310)463-3740.
Halloween Horror Nights food & drink
For guests who prefer to scare in style, the new “R.I.P. Tour” includes two complimentary drinks and a gourmet buffet dinner featuring “The Upside Down” sliders in an exclusive VIP dining room. Guests will receive a private guided tour with trolley access and unlimited line privileges to all mazes, and exclusive access to a themed “Stranger Things” lounge. Halloween Horror Nights runs selected weekends and days through Nov. 3. Tickets are available at hollywood.halloweenhorrornights.com. 100 Universal City Plaza, Universal City.
Emmy-inspired cocktails at Ever Bar
In honor of the upcoming 70th Emmy Awards, beverage manager Dan Rook and his team have created a new menu with cocktails inspired by this year’s most popular TV shows. On Monday, Sept. 17, at 5 p.m., Ever Bar will host a viewing party complete with a green carpet and themed cocktails. Beverages include “The Handmaid’s Tale,” “Westworld,” “GLOW” and “Silicon Valley.” 1800 Argyle Ave., Los Angeles, (213)279-3532.
Herringbone and Santa Monica concert series
Now through Oct. 3, Herringbone Santa Monica is the ideal destination for a meal before or after a concert in the Twilight on the Pier series. Diners can enjoy an extended oyster hour every Wednesday from 4 p.m. to closing featuring $1 oysters, discounted bites and plenty of refreshing cocktails in the bar and lounge. On Tuesday, Sept. 25, Herringbone is celebrating National Lobster Day by offering diners a classic lobster roll and a glass of house rosé wine for $25. 1755 Ocean Ave., (310)971-4460.
Lucky Bird at Grand Central Market
Chef Chris Dane, formerly of Providence and Connie & Ted’s, has created a secret citrus-brined chicken recipe to enjoy at his new stall across from Valerie Confections. The menu offers three- and five-piece chicken buckets, as well as a chicken and waffle combination with habanero honey, and a chicken sandwich on a milk bun with pickles and smoked paprika aioli. To add a kick of spiciness, try Dane’s Lucky Bird hot sauce. The eatery also offers buttermilk biscuits with whipped honey butter, chicken skin chicharrón, sweet and sour coleslaw, picnic macaroni salad and seasonal pickled vegetables. Beverages include local craft beers and sparkling wine on tap. Open daily from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. 317 S. Broadway, Los Angeles.
Beelman’s new vegan menu
The plant-based and Asian-influenced restaurant and bar in downtown Los Angeles has rolled out new menu items including a vegan sunflower “chicken” sandwich, a Chick-Phil-Apino sandwich, “chicken” katsu cutlets and a dish called Taco Bout It, made with quinoa, pinto beans, radish and slaw. It’s topped with avocado-lime and red tomato salsa. 600 S. Spring St., Los Angeles, (213)622-1022.
Prix-fixe menu at 1 Pico
The oceanfront restaurant in Santa Monica has released two new prix-fixe menus from chef David Almany. The two-course lunch and three-course dinner menu, which features dishes such as a blackened grouper tartine, lamb chops and pan-roasted dayboat scallops, can be enjoyed with a wine pairing to complement each course. 1 Pico Blvd., (310)587-1717.
Evening oyster hour at Connie & Ted’s
Seafood chef Michael Cimarusti’s West Hollywood eatery, Connie & Ted’s, serves fresh oysters on a bed of ice with fresh horseradish and mignonette for $1 every Sunday through Thursday from 9 to 10 p.m. They are served 8171 Santa Monica Blvd., (323)848-2722.
Patina Catering at the Emmy Awards
Catch the Emmy Awards airing on Sept. 17 at 5 p.m. For the 23rd year, executive chef Joachim Splichal and Patina Catering will serve the nominees, presenters and guests at the 2018 Emmy Awards Governors Ball at L.A. Live. Splichal and his team will offer 35 fine-dining small plates including some celebrated favorites from the Michelin-starred Patina and Nick & Stef’s Steakhouse. Industry stars and celebrities will also sip wines by Ferrari Trento and Sterling Vineyards. 800 W. Olympic Blvd., Los Angeles.
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