L’Antica Pizzeria da Michele helping Australia
On Jan. 16, enjoy lunch at L’Antica Pizzeria da Michele from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. to help WIRES Wildlife Rescue. The owners of the restaurant will donate 20% of their lunch revenue to the nonprofit organization that works to rehabilitate and rescue animals impacted by the wildfires in Australia. 1534 N. McCadden Place, (323)366-2408.
Milky Way Covenant wine dinner
At 6 p.m. tonight, Jan. 16, enjoy an intimate evening with executive chef Phil Kastel featuring Covenant wines. The chef’s newly launched winter menu will be paired with California-based, urban kosher winery Covenant Wines. Pairing will include the 2008 Tribe Chardonnay. The wines will be served with a winter pear and roasted butternut squash salad, pan-crisped barramundi, and Impossible meatballs and pasta. Diners will finish with a seasonal fruit crisp. This special dinner is $70 per person. Reserve a spot on Resy or call the restaurant. 9108 W. Pico Blvd., (310)859-0004.
Tam O’Shanter honors poet Burns
On Tuesday, Jan. 21, and Wednesday, Jan. 22, celebrate the birthday of Scottish poet and “The Tam O’Shanter” author Robbie Burns. The longstanding tradition includes bagpipers, step dancers and a three-course feast with soup or salad, entree and dessert for $80. Special whisky flights to toast the haggis will be available for an additional fee. The Tam welcomes attendees to dress in Scottish attire. Tickets are available for two seatings each night with the first at 5:30 p.m., and the second at 8:15 p.m. The Tam will also be offering a special dineL.A. menu for $49 through Jan. 31. The four-course dinner includes their signature roast prime rib, slow-braised lamb shank and, for dessert, C.C. Brown’s hot fudge sundae. 2980 Los Feliz Blvd., (323)664-0228.
Berkshire House opens
Watch sports and pop-culture events on 30 flat-screen TVs during weekend brunch, lunch, daily happy hour specials and dinner. Berkshire House offers throwback boardgames for hours of fun with family and friends. The garage-style front doors raise to accommodate indoor-outdoor seating, as guests try different pub staples that include an authentic New York-style pizza, Philly cheesesteak and wings. More foodie-driven specials include fried avocado tacos, Italian street corn lollipops and roasted veggie sopes. The bar offers over 70 international whiskeys and a rotation of craft and specialty beers, alongside specialty cocktails. 143 N. La Brea Ave., (323)297-3006.
Dinner, drinks and ‘Rock of Ages’
The jukebox musical “Rock of Ages” is now playing at the Bourbon Room in Hollywood. Nominated for five Tony Awards, including Best Musical, it’s one of the longest running Broadway shows of all time. The show takes place in a dinner theater setting with performers singing and dancing amid the audience. Dinner and drinks can be purchased separately from the show tickets. Purchase tickets at rockofageshollywood.com. 6356 Hollywood Blvd.
Toca Madera’s new Mezcal Monday
A new Mezcal Monday program spotlights the smoky Oaxacan spirit every month throughout 2020. A new mezcal will be featured each month, including rare and obscure varietals. Beverage director Charity Johnston will utilize mezcal in a variety of craft cocktails. Complementing he drinks will be a rotating selection of smoky and char dishes. Dishes might include a traditional shellfish stew, queso fundido or mole-covered taquitos. Mezcal Monday is from 5 p.m. to midnight. 8450 W. 3rd St., (323)852-9400.
The newly opened Citrin happy hour
Chef Josiah Citrin’s new Santa Monica restaurant, housed in the former Melisse space, launched an Evening Glass Off happy hour. Every Tuesday through Thursday from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m., guests sitting at the sleek 22-seat bar can order value-driven versions of Citrin dishes priced between $4.50 and $14. Cocktails on the Evening Glass Off menu include all 11 drinks from Citrin’s bar menu and select wines by the glass for $10, and select beers for $7.50. Chef Josiah’s iconic dishes, such as lobster bolognese, alongside new favorites like the chicken Mornay and Snake River Farms Wagyu sirloin, are all priced at or under $14. Also, the Melisse Burger is available for $10 exclusively at the bar during Evening Glass Off. 1104 Wilshire Blvd., (310)395-0881.
dineL.A. continues through Jan. 31
Jean-Georges Beverly Hills
At the Waldorf Astoria Beverly Hills, the dineL.A. menu offers a classic favorites three-course lunch for $35 or five distinctive dishes for dinner at $99+ per person. Curated by award-winning chef Jean-Georges Vongerichten, Angelenos have the opportunity to enjoy his classic fare during lunch or a pre-fixe dinner with a separate wine pairing for an additional $75 per person. Menu highlights feature Wagyu beef tenderloin and Faroe Island salmon with black truffle crumbs. 9850 Wilshire Blvd., (310)860-6700.
Chef Michael Reed is preparing a special $49 dineL.A. dinner. Guests can enjoy either rigatoni in the beginning of the meal or an espresso chocolate mousse for dessert at the end. Dinner menu highlights include steak tartare, wild mushroom and vegetable risotto, or branzino. 9400 W. Olympic Blvd., (310)277-5221.
Cattle & Claw
The beef- and seafood-focused eatery inside the Sofitel Los Angeles at Beverly Hills is offering a two-course dineL.A. menu for $25 and a three-course, $29-per-person menu. Executive chef Pete Manfredini is making hearty meatballs with creamy polenta and a juicy 5-ounce burger for the menu. Indulge in lobster claw meat while spooning hearty lobster creole chowder or a delicious lobster roll. Take your fork for a spin with the fresh lobster tagliatelle. Reservations are highly recommended. 8555 Beverly Blvd., (310)770-1654.
Chao Krung Thai
The historic Thai restaurant is offering a special priced dineL.A. lunch for $15 and dinner with a glass of wine for $39. Lunch highlights include tom kha soup with chicken or tofu and kana moo krob crispy pork belly with Chinese broccoli served over rice with a fried egg. The kai yang is barbecue chicken served with sticky rice and a papaya salad. During dinner, the menu includes hung lay curry and khao soi duck breast with Northern Thai curry noodles simmering in coconut milk. 111 N. Fairfax Ave., (323)939-8361.
Eataly dineL.A. menus
Specially-priced lunch and dinner menus are available at all three restaurants inside the marketplace at the Westfield Century City. La Pizza & La Pasta is offering a $15 lunch and $29 dinner. Visit nearby Il Pesce Cucina for fish-forward dishes from chef Michael Cimarusti. The catch of the day is prepared your way and all of the seafood is responsibly sourced, with a particular focus on wild-caught and raw options. The multi-course lunch is $25 per person and dinner is $39. For a winter date night, head up to the rooftop restaurant Terra for wood-burning grill items and beautiful views of the city. Dishes on the menu include half-grilled artichoke with egg yolk emulsion and slow-braised Wagyu short rib atop wood-fired polenta. Dessert is a roaming gelato cart offering scoops of housemade fior di latte gelato or seasonal sorbetto. The Terra dineL.A. lunch is $25 per guest and $49 during dinner. 10250 Santa Monica Blvd., (213)310-8000.
Come try V DTLA for a multi-course dineL.A. $15 lunch menu and $29 dinner menu. Menu highlights include truffle magic pizza, spiced cauliflower salad, Angry Bird lettuce wraps and smoking pot cocktails. 515 W. 7th St., (510)858-6581.
Best Girl at Ace Hotel
The DTLA neighborhood bistro is serving a dineL.A. menu inspired by 2019 James Beard Best Chef: West winner chef Michael Cimarusti, along with executive chef Daniel Torres. The multi-course lunch is $20 and dinner is $39. Menu highlights include Portuguese fisherman’s stew, duck ragu fettucini, a BTU burger, a Tonkatsu chicken sandwich and Torta giunduia. 927 S. Broadway, (213)235-9660.
Approachable menu at Atrium
Located on a tree-lined block of Vermont Avenue, executive chef-partner Hunter Pritchett is preparing a $49 dineL.A. dinner menu to go with expertly crafted cocktails and wine by beverage director Jordan Young. Finish with a whimsical dessert program by pastry chef Andrea Ramirez. Menu highlights include tea-smoked, cauliflower-glazed pork cheek and cioppino of shellfish. Finish with a whole wheat cream puff with matcha. 1816 N. Vermont Ave., (323)607-6944.
Calabra is offering a $25 dineL.A. lunch up on the Santa Monica Proper’s rooftop restaurant and lounge. Enjoy ocean and city views during a leisure lunch made with ingredients picked fresh from the nearby Santa Monica Farmers Market. The menu offers vegetarian and carnivore options with a Mediterranean flair. 700 Wilshire Blvd., (310)620-9990.
dineL.A. dinner at Same Same Thai
The menu curated by co-owners Annie Daniel and Katy Noochlaor is from family recipes, featuring authentic Thai street food, market-driven specials and bar snacks. The $29 dineL.A. dinner includes Kaeng Kari with yellow curry, vegetables and chicken thighs. Also on the menu are Bangkok sidewalk-style pad Thai with dried shrimp and spicy dried chilis. It’s served with peanuts, bean sprouts and green onions. This can also be made as a vegan dish. Also on the menu is khao pad pu, a snow crab fried rice. 2835 Sunset Blvd., (213)273-8424.
Yours Truly dine L.A. menu
Locals and visitors in Venice Beach are enjoying the bright, flavorful and seasonally-charged California influenced menu by executive chef-partner Vartan Abgaryan. The menus are inspired by L.A. multicultural fabric and Abgaryan’s own Armenian heritage. Enjoy the dineL.A. lunch for $20 and dinner menu for $39. 1616 Abbot Kinney Blvd., (310)396-9333.
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