Joe’s Pizza specials in March
During March Madness, buy one New York-style pizza and get 50 percent off the second pie, or buy three pies and get one free. Joe’s signature thin crust is light and crisp, and pairs well with the eatery’s tangy marinara and subtle mozzarella. 8539 Sunset Blvd., West Hollywood, (310) 358-0900. 613 S. Spring St., Los Angeles, (213)988-8848. 6504 Hollywood Blvd., Los Angeles, (323)467-9500.
March Madness at Rocco’s Tavern
Watch all the March Madness games at Rocco’s Tavern as you enjoy food and drink specials. Happy hour starts at 9 a.m. Order the Go Large double beer deal for the price of a single, and for lunch, a half sandwich served with your choice of Italian fries, half house salad, half Caesar salad or a cup of minestrone soup. Rocco’s also offers cocktail specials, wings, pizza, salads, pasta and hero sandwiches. 3843 Main St., Culver City, (310)559-5500. 1000 Gayley Ave., Los Angeles, (424)248-3145. 44 W. Green St., Pasadena, (626)765-6810. 12514 Ventura Blvd., Studio City, (818)985-9876.
Basketball fans can find plenty of flat-screen televisions and lounge-style seating at Copper Lounge to watch the NCAA tournament. Now through April 8, hotel guests and diners can enjoy beer and game-time bites for $5 each. Menu highlights include five wings with a choice of plain, buffalo or honey barbecue; quesadilla with a choice of cheese and chicken, and served with salsa and sour cream; chips and guacamole; hummus and pita; and crudités. The bartenders will serve two themed cocktails – the Overtime old fashioned and the Heating Up jalapeño margarita. 2151 Avenue of the Stars, Los Angeles, (310)284-6500.
Martini madness at THE Blvd
Watch the NCAA basketball games while sipping martinis in Beverly Hills. Inside the Beverly Wilshire Hotel, the bartenders at THE Blvd have created a Sweet 16 drinks menu with four different martinis. Diners can vote on their favorite drink, and the top contenders will be pulled into a final playoff round. The winning martini will be featured on the bar menu. Additionally, guests who follow @theblvdbw on Instagram and vote in the drinks contest will be entered to win dinner for two at THE Blvd. 9500 Wilshire Blvd., (310)275-5200.
Public School Restaurant & Bar
Enjoy games of darts, shuffleboard, giant Jenga and more while watching March Madness and munching on special gameday bites at Public School Restaurant & Bar. Happy hour recess is Monday through Friday from 3 to 7 p.m. 9411 Culver Blvd., Culver City, (310)558-0414. 612 S. Flower St., Los Angeles, (213)622-4500.
Special guest chef at Atrium
On Monday, April 1, Los Angeles chef Ray Garcia prepares a pop-up dinner alongside Atrium’s executive chef Hunter Pritchett’s regular menu. Garcia will serve five California-influenced dishes and dessert from 4 to 11 p.m. Guests will enjoy pork rinds with chili lime spice; beet salad with house-made ricotta; tostada with short rib; mussels with tamarind and coconut vinegar; agave-brined fried chicken with buttermilk biscuits; and mille-feuille milk chocolate crémeux with Medjool date, vanilla pastry cream, mandarin and salted caramel. 1816 N. Vermont Ave., Los Angeles, (323)607-6944.
Los Angeles’ seed-to-plate restaurant Farmhouse at the Beverly Center celebrates its first anniversary on Thursday, April 4. The evening event from 6 to 9 p.m. features a live country band along with happy hour drinks and complimentary bites from their new seasonal spring menu. 6121 N. La Cienega Blvd., Los Angeles, (310)818-4925.
Granville WeHo brunch
Brunch with friends after a weekend morning yoga class or a leisurely morning spent with family. The weekend brunch at Granville is served on the front patio or in the sun-filled restaurant. Special dishes include two eggs with rainbow-colored breakfast potatoes and pure cane-smoked bacon; eggless chilaquiles with grilled vegetables and lime-enhanced crispy tortilla triangles; brioche French toast with almond and orange zest; and pumpkin chai pancakes. Lunch favorites are also available and include soups, big salads, juicy burgers and sandwiches. For drinks, try the Village mimosa with fresh orange juice or the Wake n’ Bacon with chocolate stout, maple syrup, lemon juice, egg whites and bacon garnishing. 8701 Beverly Blvd., West Hollywood, (424)522-5161.
Yours Truly opens
Executive chef Vartan Abgaryan is now in the kitchen of Yours Truly on Abbot Kinney Boulevard. His multicultural approach to each dish combines ingredients from the Middle East, Asia and Europe. Middle Eastern elements feature in the crispy octopus dish with strawberry harissa, lebni, walnut dukkah and sprouts; skate wing with chermoula, couscous, pickled raisins, pine nuts, fennel and lemon; and avocado hummus. Other delicious options include the zucchini blossoms tempura, Nashville hot shrimp, and bucatini carbonara with squid ink, uni and trout roe. For a vegetarian favorite, try the carrots with burrata, toasted hazelnuts and sourdough crisp. To pair with your meal, beverage director Brian Butler has created an elaborate low-ABV cocktail menu. The Yours Truly tonic is made with Colin dry vermouth, Scrappy’s lavender bitters, lemon, Fever Tree Mediterranean tonic, cucumber, lavender and juniper. 1616 Abbot Kinney Blvd., Venice, (310)396-9333.
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