‘Pride by Design’ events at La Peer
On June 7, Friday Night “Unplugged” features local singer/songwriters in an acoustic showcase on La Peer’s rooftop overlooking the Hollywood Hills from 6 to 9 p.m. Admission includes a signature welcome cocktail and entertainment. A cash bar is available for additional beverages. Purchase $30 tickets at eventbrite.com/e/pride-by-design-friday-night-unplugged-tickets-61539241528.
On Saturday, June 8, the “Pride Tea Party & Runway Show” includes bottomless spiked teas, light bites, live entertainment, a game room and a runway show at the hotel’s courtyard and pool. A cash bar is available for additional beverages. This event is from 1 to 5 p.m. Tickets are $30 at eventbrite.com/e/pride-by-design-a-saturday-tea-party-runway-show-tickets-61539795184.
On June 9, guests can celebrate after the LA Pride parade in the lobby living room and backyard of the hotel with an artist exhibition, live painting, live music, and wine tasting and canapés from Viale dei Romani. Admission includes a glass for bottomless wine, food displays, and entertainment, with a cash bar for additional beverages. The $40 ticket is available at eventbrite.com/e/pride-by-design-sunday-art-wine-tickets-61540060979. The event is from 4 to 8 p.m. 627 N. La Peer Drive, (213)296-3038.
LA Pride Month at Humphry Slocombe
Humphry Slocombe ice cream is participating in LA Pride with a pop-up at a closing party hosted by Stories: The AIDS Monument at the Leica Gallery at 8783 Beverly Blvd., just a few blocks from the parade. The event is free and open to the public from 1 to 4 p.m. on Sunday, June 9. All month long, ice cream lovers can visit a Humphry Slocombe shop to taste special Pride flavors, including “Queer Eye Cookies & Graham”, a collaboration of flavors – olive oil ice cream, chocolate cookies and graham crackers – created with the Emmy-winning show. Order a Pride Pack on Goldbelly and $5 from the sale will go to L.A.-based Stories: The AIDS Monument, and $3 from any order through Caviar will also be donated. 1653B Abbot Kinney Blvd., (424)387-8161.
LA Pride weekend fun at WeHo Bistro
Start the day with a colorful “Wicked Bloody Mary,” made with Chopin vodka and some surprises, while biting into a croissant French toast drizzled with homemade caramel sauce and whipped cream. Lunch favorites include a savory croque madame on grilled brioche bread with a sunny-side-up organic egg on top. Share a French pâté platter and lamb sliders. The bistro is open during LA Pride 2019 from 9 a.m. to midnight on June 8-9. 1040 N. La Cienega Blvd., (310)657-9696.
NATIONAL ROSÉ DAY
LA WINE specials
Chinatown’s California-centric wine bar is celebrating one of its favorite varietals with happy hour pricing all day on Saturday, June 8. Grab a glass or two to enjoy on the summer patio vibes. 900 N. Broadway # 1070.
Sipping rosé at the Waterfront
Enjoy Venice Beach views with a crisp glass of rosé in hand. Selections include Bev Rosé’s canned rosé, Stolpman’s 2018 grenache and Chateau Miraval’s cinsault rolle. Additionally, the low-ABV Frozé is made with house rosé. Sip a Dow white port made with fresh watermelon juice and Red Bull. Executive Chef Adele Sun’s food reflects the restaurant’s beachside location, serving casual fare made with high-quality ingredients daily. 205 Ocean Front Walk, (424)309-5331.
Viviane serving summer rosé
Come to the Avalon Hotel Beverly Hills to enjoy glasses of Scharffenberger Cellars’ brut rosé champagne, Little Boat’s pinot noir rosé from Sonoma or a grenache syrah from Hecht & Bannier. Sit by the pool with a bottle to share with family and friends during brunch, lunch or dinner. 9400 W. Olympic Blvd., (310)407-7791.
Free rosé day at Baldoria
Little Tokyo’s elevated shared plates and craft cocktail bar from Mozza alum David King and Executive Chef Duke Gervais are serving complimentary bottomless rosé during this weekend’s brunch service. 243 S. San Pedro St., (213)947-3329.
Summer rosé at Same Same
Silver Lake’s beloved Thai wine bar celebrates National Rosé Day while offering Capitelles des Fermes rosé bottles for $22 all night long. The wine list curated by Last Word Hospitality is crafted to pair with the varying heat and spices of the menu, and guests can expect the Capitelles des Fermes special will reflect the turn of season in east L.A. 2835 Sunset Blvd., (213)273-8424.
All-day rosé specials at Vinovore
The exclusively female-made and produced wine at Coly Den Haan’s wine store in Silver Lake is hosting an all-day special on rosé wine. Vinovore is offering 10% off on select labels handpicked by the owner and sommelier. 616 N. Hoover St., (323)522-6713.
Providence celebrates June
Providing 14 years of culinary excellence in Los Angeles. Restauranteur and Chef Michael Cimarusti, winner of the 2019 James Beard Best Chef: West award, is offering a specially-priced, four-course seafood tasting menu in June for $105 per person. On Tuesday, June 25, the restaurant is hosting a Weller Barrel Dinner with the restaurant’s Bar Director Kim Stodel. The five-course tasting menu is $200 per person and seating is limited to 20 guests for this exclusive event. 5955 Melrose Ave., (323)460-4170.
Lobster Tuesdays at Jar
Chef Suzanne Tracht and Chef de Cuisine Preech Narkthong will present a three-course lobster menu on Tuesdays throughout the summer, in addition to Jar’s daily house menu. A specialty craft cocktail will be made from bartendress Margo Tyler. Lobster menus start at $65 per guest for food, not including tax, gratuity and beverage. Menus change weekly on Lobster Tuesday. Orders are limited and pre-orders are encouraged. Reservations are available starting at 5:30 p.m. 8225 Beverly Blvd., (323)655-6566.
NATIONAL DONUT DAY
Astro Doughnuts & Fried Chicken
On June 7, Astro Doughnuts & Fried Chicken is making a one-day-only specialty doughnut to sell for $5 in partnership with the Los Angeles Salvation Army. The doughnut will feature the colors of the Salvation Army and 100% of the doughnut sales will go towards the local chapter. This national celebration was created in 1938 by the Salvation Army to honor their members, who served doughnuts to soldiers during World War I. Since Astro Doughnuts & Fried Chicken first partnered with the Los Angeles Salvation Army in 2017, the eatery has donated more than 20,000 doughnuts, biscuits, sandwiches and chicken fingers to the Salvation Army to help feed those in need. 516 W. 6th St., (213)622-7876.
Bob’s Coffee & Doughnuts giveaway
On Friday, June 7, the donut store at the Original Farmers Market is celebrating 48 years by offering a free donut for every six buttermilk donuts purchased. Bob, who has been working at the market since he was 12 years old and bought his stall in 1970, serves up unique flavors, including blueberry cake, pumpkin maple and the classic apple fritter. 6333 W. 3rd St. #450, (323)933-8929.
Palm Springs Restaurant Week
Enjoy Palm Springs Restaurant Week now through June 9. More than 100 new and local dining favorites offer two-item lunches starting at $15, $20 and $25, and three-item dinners cost $29, $39 and $49. Visit visitgreaterpalmsprings.com/eat-and-drink/restaurant-week.
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