Disney California Adventure Food & Wine Festival
Now through April 21, the annual food and beverage event showcases the bountiful ingredients grown in California. Gather tips from talented chefs during culinary demonstrations, enjoy tasting-size cuisine from multiple festival marketplace kiosks and reserve a spot at the winemaker dinners at Steakhouse 55. Carthay Circle Restaurant is offering winemaker meet, greet and tasting receptions. This year, the Festival Beer Garden features 28 craft beer breweries, and offers beer master education and tasting seminars. 1313 Disneyland Drive, (714)781-4636.
Jean-Georges BH lunch cooking demo
Executive chef Jean-Georges Vongerichten is hosting an intimate lunch at the Waldorf Astoria Beverly Hills on March 11. He will lead an outdoor cooking demonstration in the picturesque Jean-Georges Beverly Hills’ outdoor terrace. Guests will start sipping champagne at 11 a.m. as they interact with Vongerichten before sitting down to a three-course lunch prepared by the chef. Prices start at $160 per person. 9850 Wilshire Blvd., (310)860-6700.
APL Restaurant serves a pre-show ‘Hamilton’ menu
Celebrated chef Adam Perry Lang’s contemporary steakhouse in Hollywood is debuting a pre-show “Hamilton”-themed menu for $65 per person. The menu will debut the opening night of “Hamilton” at the Pantages Theater on Thursday, March 12. Menu items include King George salmon, Bank of New York Strip and Bone-In-Dependence ribeye. There is also a selection of hand-crafted cocktails named the Hamiltini, Pimms & Perry, and Cherry Bounce Smash. A pre-show kid’s menu includes Yankee Noodles, Short Rib United Steaks and Not Throwing Away My Hot Dog. 1680 Vine St., (323)416-1280.
Burgers & martinis at Alcove & Big Bar
Wednesday nights are Burger and Martini, or BAM, nights featuring the Big Bar Burger on a sweet potato bun, paired with a Sipsmith gin martini for $20 starting at 5 p.m. BAM will also offer a veggie burger alternative. 1929 Hillhurst Ave., (323)644-0100.
Taking over the iconic Johnny Rockets on Melrose is a new plant-based burger concept. Each burger starts with a brioche bun topped with a single or double Impossible patty, American cheese, house pickles, tomato, butter lettuce and special Nomoo sauce. They also make a hot chick’n sandwich, signature miso salad, superfood slaw and fries with four different sauces. Beverages include Tractor organic soda, vanilla lemonade and handmade gourmet shakes in four different flavors. Treats include ice cream sandwiches and house-made cookies. 7502 Melrose Ave., (323)433-4990.
Cafe del Rey partners with Heal the Bay
A new collaboration with Heal the Bay features a sustainable crispy Arctic Char meal available for lunch and dinner now through March 31. Cafe del Rey will donate 15% of the proceeds to benefit Heal the Bay. This environmental organization works towards making Southern California’s coastal waters and watersheds, including the Santa Monica Bay, safe, clean and healthy. On March 31, Cafe del Rey will present a sustainable seafood and wine pairing dinner in celebration of its partnership with Heal the Bay. 4451 Admiralty Way, Marina del Rey, (310)823-6395.
National Meatball Day
Patxi’s Pizza at the L.A. Live is celebrating meatball day by offering a free order of Patxi’s meatballs with the purchase of any specialty pizza. Patxi’s is known for their Neapolitan thin crust and indulgent Chicago-style deep dish pizza. 1011 S. Figueroa St., (212)999-9414.
Boomtown Brews at Yapa Little Tokyo
On Saturday, March 7, Yapa Little Tokyo is hosting an afternoon of making craft beer with Ben Turkel, master brewer at L.A.’s Boomtown Brewery. Turkel will give an overview of the craft brewing revolution and beer making and attendees will taste a selection from Boomtown’s ever-changing menu of Old World-New World beers. After the program, refreshments will be served courtesy of Melissa’s Produce. RSVP for the free event at fareharbor.com/embeds/book/natfab-museum/items/118373. 236 A. Los Angeles St., Ste. G.
Dog Haus Biergarten cocktails help No Kid Hungry
The 2020 celebrity mixologist collaboration begins with Phil Wills, who founded the Spirits in Motion and who is regularly seen on “Bar Rescue.” Wills is crafting two one-of-a-kind cocktails named Secret Garden and Foolish Games. For every purchase of the cocktails through April 30, Dog Haus will donate $1 to No Kid Hungry. 3335 S. Figueroa St., (213)748-4287.
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