Lunar New Year at WP24 by Wolfgang Puck
Ride up The Ritz-Carlton, Los Angeles elevator to the 24th floor on Friday, Feb. 22, for an evening celebrating Lunar New Year. The restaurant hosts a special Night Market starting at 6:30 p.m. Interactive food stations will feature steamed dumplings, roasted Peking duck garnished with golden pineapples and Santa Barbara sea bass steamed in lotus leaf. The event will also include traditional Chinese tea ceremonies, calligraphy, lion dancers and a red envelope giveaway to share blessings with guests. Order the special Year of the Pig cocktail, and finish with a mochi waffle dessert. This pop-up celebration is $65 per person. 900 W. Olympic Blvd., (213)743-8824.
National Margarita Day at Te’kila
On Feb. 22, celebrate the classic margarita drink at Te’kila’s Hollywood and Sherman Oaks locations. The restaurant features family-owned, small-batch tequila brands as well as renowned distilleries such as Tequila Avión, Corzo Tequila, Tres Generaciones and Patrón. Try the smooth and creamy avocado margarita, sweet and tangy mango tango, or refreshing cucumber melon. The Hennchata is a fun cocktail made with house-made horchata and Hennessy V.S. Enjoy it with the restaurant’s smoky and tangy roasted corn esquites; plantain tostones with guacamole and Cotija cheese; and homemade queso dip with tomato and pasilla pepper. 6541 Hollywood Blvd., Los Angeles, (323)960-2404. 13817 Ventura Blvd., Sherman Oaks, (818)986-4623.
Award-winning Loews cocktails
On Sunday, Feb. 24, sip an Oscar-worthy cocktail at Loews Hollywood and Loews Santa Monica hotels in honor of the 91st Academy Awards. The mixologists at Loews have created eight movie-inspired cocktails at $15, including the All American Apple Pie, inspired by the Academy Award-nominated “Vice,” and La Vie En Rose, from the nominated “A Star is Born.” These specialty drinks feature premium spirits, muddled blueberries, edible hibiscus flowers and more. Extra touches include St-Germain foam and house-spun cotton candy. The drinks are available now through Sunday, March 3. 1755 N. Highland Ave., Los Angeles, (323)856-1200. 1700 Ocean Ave., Santa Monica, (310)458-6700.
BOA Steakhouse’s Sunday Supper menu
Sunday is Wine Lover’s Night at BOA Steakhouse with half-priced bottles of wine and a prix-fixe Sunday Supper for $45 per person. Start with a BOA salad, and choose from four different entrées, including Pepper’s fried chicken served with garlic and herb mac and cheese and a house-made biscuit; Memphis baby back ribs with hand-cut fries and coleslaw; spaghetti and wagyu beef meatballs with cheese toast; and a lobster pot pie. Finish with a BOA ice cream sundae. 9200 Sunset Blvd., #650, West Hollywood, (310)278-2050. 101 Santa Monica Blvd., Santa Monica, (310)899-4466.
National Clam Chowder Day
On Feb. 25, cozy up at Prawn and enjoy chef Mark Peel’s classic clam chowder made with clams, bacon and potatoes in a creamy broth swirled with kabocha squash purée. For the ultimate chowder experience, order the sourdough bread bowl. Make sure to get there by 5 p.m. to enjoy the happy hour two-for-one drink special. 317 S. Broadway, Los Angeles, (213)628-3400. 16 Miller Alley, Pasadena, (626)219-6115.
Connie and Ted’s wine dinner
On Tuesday, Feb. 26, West Hollywood’s New England-inspired seafood eatery partners with the centuries-old French wine producer Hugel & Fils. Executive chef Samuel Baxter will serve a $110 four-course dinner with wine pairings by Jean-Frédéric Hugel. These classic dry Alsace wines will be served with spot prawn tartare, Nancy’s scallops, grilled black cod and coconut panna cotta. The seatings are at 6 p.m., 7 p.m. and 8 p.m. 8171 Santa Monica Blvd., (323)848-2722.
Meet at Jalapeño Pete’s for tacos and margaritas
Enjoy a buy one, get one free drink special seven days a week from 9 p.m. to 2 a.m. at Jalapeño Pete’s. Come in on Tuesdays and order any taco for only $2. Options include butternut squash, fried avocado, grilled chicken, al pastor, grilled shrimp, carnitas, short rib, asada and pescado. The restaurant also offers games for diners to play, including Jenga, Connect Four and backgammon, while eating and drinking. 11618 Ventura Blvd., Studio City, (818)579-4264.
Happy times at The Woodman
Pull out a stool and order a bacon burger with an unfiltered local ale or sour beer at lively gastropub The Woodman. From 4:30 to 8 p.m., order a well cocktail, glass of wine or select craft beer for $4 each. On Sundays, enjoy $15 bottomless mimosas during brunch. Mimosa flavors include orange, cranberry, peach and lemon. Every Wednesday at 7 p.m., the restaurant hosts Winey Art, an event that combines art instruction and wine drinking. Everything you need is provided – aprons, easels, paint, brushes and canvas. A professional art instructor will guide you during the two-hour instruction. 13615 Ventura Blvd., Sherman Oaks, (818)386-9401.
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