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Golden Road Brewing’s Oktoberfest
Both the Grand Central Market and Glendale locations will celebrate Oktoberfest with plenty of beer and soft pretzels. Come into Golden Road Brewing on Sept. 29 and 30 to purchase a limited Oktoberfest 16-ounce mug and fill for $12. Still thirsty? Another round is $5 a fill for select brews throughout the weekend. The party begins on both days in Glendale at 11 a.m., with live music from 3 to 6 p.m. At the Grand Central Market location, the fun begins at 9 a.m. 5410 W. San Fernando Road, (213)373-4677. 317 S. Broadway, Los Angeles, (213)628-3336.
Anniversary party at Vinovore
To celebrate its one-year anniversary, Silver Lake’s female-focused wine shop Vinovore will announce specials via social media every day leading up to Saturday, Sept. 29. Then, stop by Saturday from 6 to 9 p.m. as owner and sommelier Coly Den Haan toasts to a year of celebrating female winemakers. The night will feature a raffle, wine pours by Amy Atwood of OENO Wines, and savory bites by the neighboring plant-based restaurant Jewel. Wander through Vinovore’s new section dedicated to novels written by female authors as well. 616 N. Hoover St., (323)522-6713.
Waldorf Astoria rooftop bar
Enjoy an exclusive taste of the Waldorf Astoria Las Vegas with the It Happened in Vegas cocktail now served at the Beverly Hills location until Sept. 30. Crafted by master mixologist William Perbellini, of the Waldorf Las Vegas, the drink is an unexpected twist on an Aperol spritz, featuring equal parts BarSol pisco and lemon sour with red bell pepper-infused Aperol. This special cocktail is served in a chilled martini glass and garnished with a slice of red bell pepper and basil leaf. Sip while enjoying The Rooftop by JG’s small plates, and vegan and vegetarian specials. 9850 Wilshire Blvd., (800)774-1500.
Oktoberfest at The Fields LA
On Saturday, Sept. 29, enjoy a taste of Germany in Los Angeles with a celebration open to all ages at The Fields LA. Entertainment, food and beer pouring begin at 3 p.m. Executive chef Michael Teich will offer a $5 German-inspired menu and $5 beers. The festivities will also feature live German music and a DJ. Oktoberfest beer steins filled with Hofbräu München, Bitburger, Boomtown, Weihenstephan, Veltins and Modern Times will be available. Special dishes for $5 include beer-braised bratwurst, pork schnitzel, crispy potatoes served with beer cheese, vegan German potato salad and classic pretzels. 3939 S. Figueroa St., Los Angeles, (213)419-9465.
Ocean Prime Beverly Hills brunch
On Sunday, Sept. 30, Ocean Prime Beverly Hills will launch its Sunday brunch, served from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. through October. Sit on the patio to soak up California’s fall weather. Menu options include crab cakes and eggs, French toast made with lemon curd, candied bacon and fresh berries. Decadent dishes include the braised short rib surf and turf with crispy gouda potato cake, lobster claw, poached egg and hollandaise sauce. To drink, try the bottomless blood orange mimosas. 9595 Wilshire Blvd., (310)859-4818.
Veuve Clicquot Champagne and jazz
On Monday, Oct. 1, the Sofitel Los Angeles will host an elegant garden party with Veuve Clicquot in the Cattle & Claw patio at 7:30 p.m. At 9:30 p.m., the Riviera 31 Lounge Bar hosts Veuve Clicquot Jazz Night. Admission is free, but attendees must be 21 years or older. 8555 Beverly Blvd., (310)770-1654.
October is National Seafood Month
On Saturday, Oct. 6, celebrate the fourth annual Off The Hook Seafood Festival at the iconic Santa Monica Pier from 3 to 7 p.m. This seafood tasting showcases the city’s best chefs and restaurants serving their favorite underwater dishes. Local featured restaurants include Blue Plate Oysterette, Govind Armstrong of The Lobster, BOA, Sushi Roku, Del Frisco’s Grille, Tumbi Craft Indian Kitchen, Herringbone, Bubba Gump Shrimp Co. and Jimmy’s Famous American Tavern. Chefs will prepare dishes such as oysters, Baja kanpachi, ahi hand rolls, shrimp mac and cheese, and lobster rolls. Participate in the oyster shucking competition, sponsored by The Albright. Tickets are $50 in advance for general admission and include seafood tastings, access to the beer and wine garden, spirit tasting, live music and games. A VIP ticket is $85 per person and includes curated cocktails and specialty seafood dishes from FIG, Barbara Jean and Omega Blue Seafood. The Heal the Bay Santa Monica Aquarium, under the pier, is offering free entry for VIP ticket holders into the 100-percent sustainable seafood VIP lounge. Proceeds will help Heal the Bay provide education about keeping our oceans and beaches clean. For tickets, visit offthehookseafoodfest.com. 200 Santa Monica Pier.
Cattle & Claw pop-up
To celebrate its extended residency at the Sofitel Los Angeles, Cattle & Claw has launched a new fall menu. New decadent dishes include lobster mac and cheese, a delicate lobster bisque and savory poutine. The weekend brunch menu items include a lobster frittata, lobster Benedict and lobster waffles. Half or whole lobsters are served with flavorful tarragon cream for dipping. Enjoy these dishes with two hours of bottomless mimosas, or original or lobster bloody marys. A DJ enhances the lively atmosphere on weekends from noon to 5 p.m. 8555 Beverly Blvd., (310)770-1654.
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