Fashionista party at the Point
The Point, a vibrant destination complex, is hosting the annual Fashion on Point evening tonight, Sept. 12. Purchase a $20 ticket to sip bubbly from the Bubble Tap Trailer while viewing various boutiques and shops showcasing their fall looks. This year, the Point offers runway seating, a beauty bar and exclusive shopping from 6 to 8 p.m. Participating shops and boutiques include Planet Blue, Kendra Scott, Lucky Brand, Rabbit Ladders, No Rest for Bridget and Athleta. Tickets for this one-night event include the Point Swag Bag, a passport with exclusive incentives and in-store parties, sparkling wine and reserved seating for the runway fashion show at 7 p.m. Ticket holders will receive a special gift with purchase at prAna and receive a 20% discount at Athleta, Lou & Grey and No Rest for Bridget. Tickets are available at eventbrite.com/e/fashion-on-point-tickets-65718575027. 850 S. Pacific Coast Hwy, El Segundo; (310)414-5280.
Del Frisco’s Grille wine harvest tasting
Tonight, Sept. 12, enjoy a walk-around wine tasting event highlighting some of California’s best and brightest winemakers. Francesco Ferrario, the restaurant’s new in-house wine director, has curated a well-rounded selection of cabernet sauvignons, chardonnays and other varietals for guests to experience. Renowned California vintners invited include Duckhorn Vineyards, DAOU Vineyards & Winery, and Orin Swift Cellars. Enjoy passed hors d’oeuvres while you sip and swirl. Del Frisco’s Grille chefs will make ahi tacos, artichoke beignets, cheesesteak eggrolls and steak crostini. Guests can also enjoy charcuterie and cheese boards with the wine. Tickets for the unlimited tasting event are $65 per person. 1551 Ocean Ave., Suite 105, Santa Monica; (310)395-7333.
Friday the 13th at Birds and Bees
Get into the spirit of Friday the 13th with a Birds and Bees “Twilight Zone” punch bowl and pizza. Karen Palmer’s Pain Pizza pop up is on Sept. 13, offering a delicious combination of pizza with Birds and Bees cocktails. Choose from cheese, pepperoni or Standing’s Butchery sausage pizzas made on Bub & Grandma’s baguettes. The pizzas and cocktails will be served starting at 5 p.m. 207 S. Broadway, (213)537-0510.
L.A. Loves Alex’s Lemonade at UCLA
Starting at 12:30 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 14, some the hottest L.A. culinary chefs and entertainment stars are joining together to raise money for Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation in support of childhood cancer research. Suzanne Goin and Caroline Styne of the Lucques Group and David Lent are hosting a culinary afternoon on the UCLA Royce Quad with food and wine tastings, as well as silent and live auctions. New to the cookout this year are Ashley Abodeely from the Firehouse Hotel, Bob Oswaks of Bob’s Well Bread Bakery, Boe DeLashmutt and Edward ErkenBrack from Marker Five, Frank Ibarra of Bibi Ji, Jason Paluska from the Lark in Santa Barbara, and Tal Ronnen from the vegan fine dining Crossroads LA. Expected attendees include Jimmy Kimmel, Joe Mantegna, Laura Dern and Timothy Olyphant. The 10th annual L.A. Loves Alex’s Lemonade includes chefs Chris Bianco, Adam Perry Lang, Donald Link, Nancy Oakes, Nancy Silverton, Steve Samson, Jon Shook, Vinny Dotolo, Rocco Whalen and Marc Vetri, as well as over 50 vintners. Cocktail artistry includes drinks by Eric Alperin of the Varnish and Christiaan Röllich of the Lucques Group. All chefs and vintners have donated their time, food and talent to the cause. Children 12 and under receive a complimentary admission with an accompanying $225 paying adult ticket. VIP seating is $500 per ticket. Purchase tickets online at alexslemonade.org/event/279/register. 10745 Dickson Court.
Autumn MIXT menu
Eco-minded MIXT serves gourmet salads and sandwiches in a modern, counter-serve setting. The new fall vegan Sunrise salad is available starting on Sept. 16. Other salads include the Impossible Picnic made with Greek-seasoned ground Impossible meat, which is made from plants. Guests can also choose from two different grain bowls, three different sandwiches or make their own custom bowls. 350 S. Grand Ave., (415)296-8009; 5757 Wilshire Blvd., (415)296-8009.
Breakfast at Figueroa Philly Cheesesteak
Receive a free 12-ounce cup of coffee on Sept. 16 with the purchase of any of the five different breakfast sandwiches served on a brioche bun. Now available Monday through Friday from 7:30 to 11 a.m., Figueroa Philly lathers a bun in butter, grills it to a slight toast, and adds generous amounts of organic eggs and melted cheese. Veggie lovers will enjoy the avocado and egg sandwich. 3850 Figueroa St., (213)748-9073.
Wine dinner at the Milky Way
The Spielberg family’s neighborhood dairy kosher restaurant is hosting a special Herzog Wine Cellars dinner on Thursday, Sept. 19, starting at 6 p.m. The intimate evening will feature special Herzog wines paired with Executive Chef Phil Kastel’s newly launched summer menu. Items include a colorful heirloom tomato and grilled peach panzanella salad, cedar plank salmon, and Leah’s classic summer cheesecake. Reserve spots for this special $50-per-person Herzog Wine Dinner at resy.com/cities/la/the-milky-way. 9108 W. Pico Blvd., (310)859-0004.
Football and barbecue hotspot
Barrel & Ashes is screening college football games in the main dining room and the upstairs private dining room on Saturdays from 4:30 to 11 p.m. Watch the Rams and Chargers all day on Sundays from 10:30 a.m. to 10 p.m., and Monday Night Football watching begins at 7 p.m. Specials include chicken wing burnt-end sliders and brisket nachos for $10 each. Smoked tofu tots are $8, and draft beer and wine have special prices. 11801 Ventura Blvd, Studio City; (818)623-8883.
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