dineL.A. at Lawry’s
The 80-plus-year-strong restaurant is offering a three-course surf and turf dineL.A. menu until July 26. The $59 prix fixe meal begins with an original spinning bowl salad. Entrées include California cut of roasted prime ribs of beef with mashed potatoes, Yorkshire pudding and a broiled Nova Scotia lobster tail; or Atlantic salmon with mashed potatoes and a broiled Nova Scotia lobster tail. Sides include creamed corn, creamed spinach or seasonal vegetables. Dessert options include a traditional English trifle, flourless chocolate cake or crème brûlée. 100 N. La Cienega Blvd., (310)652-2827.
Jane Q plant-based pop-up
Join others at a special vegetarian pop-up outside on the Everly’s skyline sundeck at 6 p.m. on Saturday, July 27. Executive Chef Bryan Podgorski’s six-course, plant-based menu includes an heirloom tomato gazpacho; baked Hass avocado with spiced cashew cheese; Niçoise salad; Frog Hallow peaches with Brentwood corn; and whole roasted ratatouille with green and gold zucchini, eggplant, tomato sofrito and garden basil. Tickets are $55 a person, $30 for the wine pairing and $15 for the non-alcoholic pairing option. 1800 Argyle Ave., (213)279-3532.
Mexican craft beer festival
Come into Mikkeller DTLA on July 27-28 to taste 20 different Mexican craft beers on draft. Guests get a chance to explore Mikkeller’s top picks with half-pint pours for $6 each. Featured beers, including Colima, Insurgente, Loba and Fortuna, will be poured from 11 a.m. to closing. Come in for happy hour specials during the summer from 5 to 7 p.m. The new Executive Chef Rick Sipovic is making a burger and beer special – a Mikkeller’s burger with any Mikkeller SD beer for $15. Other specials include $2 off Mikkeller SD beers, and draft cocktails and mixed drinks for $8. Try a summer Mikkeller SD flight for $15 and $25 drinker’s choice flights. Sipovic utilizes Mikkeller’s wood smoker on Saturdays and Sundays through Labor Day starting at 3 p.m. He is grilling three different trays that feed parties of two to three guests for $30. Guest can enjoy $5 pints of Mikkeller SD pilsner with purchase of a tray. The barbecue trays include spicy smoked sausage, pulled pork, sliced brisket with yeasty rolls, Carolina slaw, pickles and banana pudding. The Backyard Cookout tray features a cheeseburger, house-made hot dog, grilled sweet corn with smoked potato salad, pickles, small local greens salad and pecan chocolate chip cookies. For vegetarians, the Veg-B-Que tray includes smoked carrot salad, elote (vegan available), crispy Brussels sprouts, yeasty rolls, smoked potato salad and banana pudding. 330 W. Olympic Blvd., (213)596-9005.
Chef Ludo Lefebvre pop-up
Come to the Butcher Shop on July 27-28 from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m., for a Chef Ludo knuckle sandwich and libations inspired by the new Amazon Original series “The Boys,” which premieres on July 26. Learn what happens when superheroes, who are as popular as celebrities, as influential as politicians and as revered as gods, abuse their superpowers rather than use them for good. It’s the powerless against the super powerful. 457 N. Fairfax Ave.
Wings festival at Mel’s Drive-In WeHo
L.A.’s first chicken wing festival, WingFest, is on Monday, July 29, from 6:30 to 10:30 p.m. Go to organizer Lawrence Longo’s popular “Off the Menu Club” app to reserve a spot. The iconic West Hollywood Mel’s Drive-In will prepare, serve and host a number of diverse chicken wing options from L.A. Other participants include 40 Love, Banh Oui, Button Mash, Chef Kang Food Rehab, the Greyhound Bar & Grill and Pizzeria Mozza. Vegan options will be provided by Crossroads Kitchen. VIP ticket holders can try Mr. Chow’s one-time-only, limited edition duck confit wings. Special guest Anchor Bar from Buffalo, New York, the famed birthplace of the Buffalo chicken wing, will serve up their East Coast classic. Tickets are $45 to $135 for this one-of-a-kind evening. 8585 Sunset Blvd., (310)854-7201.
Pikoh Boo Mystery Dinner
Executive Chef Ricardo Zarate and Chef de Cuisine Chris Ono are taking diners on a culinary adventure on Wednesday, July 31, from 6 to 8 p.m. This new dinner series at Pikoh presents a mysterious four-course menu, where diners have the chance guess the ingredients. This is not for picky eaters, but adventurous foodies who can put their full trust and taste buds with these talented chefs. Guests start with a multiple-choice menu. If they correctly guess each protein, they will be rewarded with a $50 Pikoh gift card to use in the future. Tickets are $35 per person for this one-night-only tasting. Seating is limited. Reservations can be made at resy.com. 1940 W. Pico Blvd., (310)928-9344.
Sonoran-style dining at Salazar
Sit outside during a warm summer night at Salazar in Frogtown and start with a crafted tequila or mezcal cocktail by beverage coordinator Adan Maldonado. His tequila cocktails range from margaritas via their nitro tap to a fresh watermelon agua fresca with the option to spike with tequila. Order a bottle of Ranch Water, made with a shot of tequila, Topo Chico and lime, which goes well with pomegranate-dotted guacamole, mesquite-grilled meats, seafood and seasonal produce in tacos and quesadillas, creamy elote, salads, and smoky beans. 2490 Fletcher Drive, salazarla.com.
Annie’s Soul Delicious
Annalisa Johnson’s family-owned and operated restaurant offers entrées with three sides. Menu items include oxtails and gravy, shrimp and grits, habanero honey fried chicken, and short rib french fries. Each meal comes with complimentary cornbread and whipped butter. Sides include mac and cheese, candied yams, cornbread dressing, greens with smoked turkey, black eyed peas, or red beans with smoked meat. Finish with banana pudding or peach cobbler. Refreshing beverages include strawberry lemonade and purple rain punch. The restaurant is open Tuesday through Sunday, starting at 11:30 a.m. 1066 S. Fairfax Ave., (323)424-7402.
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