Esters Wine Shop & Bar
Today, from 9 a.m. to noon, pick up some wine for your Thanksgiving table at Esters Wine Shop & Bar. There will be Champagne, riesling, Beaujolais and more to pair perfectly with turkey and fixings. Esters will also have pre-packaged boxes for last-minute host gifts. Additionally, from Black Friday through Cyber Monday, enjoy 20 percent off all Esters Wine Club memberships. From Savvy Sipper to Adventurer to Collector, there’s a club for any budget. 1314 Seventh St., Santa Monica, (310)899-6900.
Del Frisco’s Grille
Head to the beach to enjoy a traditional Thanksgiving dinner with all the fixings today, Nov. 22, from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. This oceanside restaurant overlooking the Santa Monica Pier offers a three-course traditional dinner with family-style dishes including roasted butternut squash bisque, herb and citrus butter-roasted turkey with gravy and cranberry sauce, and pumpkin cheesecake. 1551 Ocean Ave., Ste. 105, (310)395-7333.
Join friends and family today for the annual Thanksgiving buffet from noon to 6 p.m. at Hotel Shangri-La. Take the elevator up to The Penthouse for unobstructed ocean views with indoor and outdoor seating. There are over 20 culinary offerings including herb butter slow-cooked turkey, spiced boneless rib-eye, brown butter poached salmon with root vegetables and green beans almondine. Executive chef Jessica Bedolla will also serve pumpkin pie, homemade bread pudding and chocolate cake. Following the festive meal, diners are invited to enjoy a digestif across the hall at ONYX, Santa Monica’s only indoor-outdoor rooftop bar. The price for the buffet is $79 for adults and $45 for children ages six to 12. 1301 Ocean Ave., (310)394-2791.
Granville gives back to firefighters
Granville will offer free meals for any rescue workers, law enforcement officers and firefighters today and tomorrow, Nov. 23. While at Granville, order the Medicina cocktail made with El Silencio mezcal, honey syrup, ginger and lime. Granville will donate the proceeds of every Medicina ordered to the International Association of Fire Fighters Disaster Relief Fund through Friday, Nov. 23. 8701 Beverly Blvd., West Hollywood, (424)522-5161. 12345 Ventura Blvd., Studio City, (818)506-7050. 807 Americana Way, Glendale, (818)550-0472. 121 N. San Fernando Blvd., Burbank, (818)848-4726.
‘Golden Friday Fun Run’
Enjoy a post-Thanksgiving run at Golden Road Brewing on Friday, Nov. 23. Check-in is at 9 a.m. and the 5K will begin at 10 a.m. Pups are welcome to join the run as well. A $20 registration fee includes a T-shirt, two beer tickets, snacks and dog treats. A portion of the fee benefits Wags and Walks, a nonprofit helping to find homes for lovable stray dogs. The post-run party begins at 11 a.m. Use your beer tickets to enjoy Get Up Offa That Brown, Golden Road’s English-style brown ale. This dark beer boasts notes of rich caramel, chocolate and a toasty complexity. For tickets, visit bit.ly/goldenfriday5k. 5430 W. San Fernando Road, Los Angeles, (213)373-4677.
Brack Shop Tavern’s ‘Burlesque Brunch’
On Sunday, Nov. 25, enjoy a Santa-themed brunch from 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Brack Shop Tavern is collaborating with Drunken Devil, a Los Angeles-based event production company, for a festive brunch and lively burlesque show. Tickets are $55 per person. 525 W. Seventh St., (213)232-8657.
Inn Ann at Japan House opens
Modern kaiseki restaurant Inn Ann opens on Tuesday, Nov. 27, on the fifth floor of Japan House Los Angeles at Hollywood and Highland. This new culinary adventure features a rotating series of Michelin-starred chefs, starting with Taro Araki, executive chef for the consul general of Japan in Los Angeles. The omakase menu ranges from $75 to $100 and is open Tuesday through Saturday from 5:30 to 10 p.m. 6801 Hollywood Blvd., (800)516-0565.
Free concert and Toys for Tots event
On Nov. 29 from 7 to 10 p.m., enjoy inventive cocktails and tasty bites while listening to live music by Impulse at The Garland’s outdoor venue, Beverly Park. Bring unwrapped toys for children 10 and under when you arrive. The Garland will collect and give these toys to Pasadena Toys for Tots. To reserve a space at this free concert, visit bit.ly/2PzEhl8. This special evening is for adults 21 and older. Drinks and small plates will be available for purchase. 4222 Vineland Ave., North Hollywood, (818)980-8000.
Golden Hour at Filifera
Hollywood’s premier rooftop bar recently launched Golden Hour and unveiled new weekday food and drink specials. On Taco Tuesdays, guests can snack on a rotating selection of two tacos for $8 and Filifera’s signature margarita for $10 from 5 to 10 p.m. Wine Wednesdays highlight Filifera’s wine list and feature half-price bottles from 5 to 7 p.m. The Golden Hour menu offers a $5 house lager, $8 sangria and $8 buffalo wings Tuesday through Friday from 5 to 7 p.m., and Saturday and Sunday from 3 to 6 p.m. Weekend brunch, from noon to 3 p.m., features a bottle of prosecco and carafe of orange juice for $20. Make your own mimosas to complement the prosciutto eggs Benedict and brioche French toast. 1550 N. El Centro Ave., (323)499-4009.
Lomita Winery dinner at République
Enjoy a one-of-a-kind dinner prepared by chef Sheyla Alvarado, of TrasLomita in Mexico’s Valle de Guadalupe, and République’s chef Walter Manzke on Wednesday, Nov. 29, at 7 p.m. Wines from Lomita Winery will be paired with the dishes. Lomita makes wines from its estate vineyards, which are vinified and aged on the property. The cost is $125 per person. For reservations, email firstname.lastname@example.org. 624 S. La Brea Ave., Los Angeles, (310)362-6115.
Planet Smoothie opens in Beverly Hills
Head to Planet Smoothie to sip on healthy drinks while shopping, taking a lunch break or relaxing after school. Smoothie fans can add a blast of fat burner, immunity, multivitamin, energy, fiber or protein to their drink. Other add-ins include a variety of fresh fruit, granola, honey, coffee, matcha green tea, powdered peanut butter, chia seeds, Greek yogurt and wheatgrass. 193.5 S. Beverly Drive, (310)734-7446.
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