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Nick & Stef’s reopens patio dining
Tonight, Sept. 17, Nick & Stef’s reopens its expansive outdoor terrace to serve diners 28-day house dry-aged USDA prime steak cuts and fresh-catch seafood selections, paired with creative craft cocktails and a world-class wine list. Make an Open Table reservation for an al fresco table looking at the lights in downtown L.A. 330 S. Hope St., (213)680-0330.
Korean Tasting menu at Bacari West Third
In an effort to further support the city and continue to find ways to care for and give back to the medical community and essential workers serving bravely on the front lines, chef Lior Hillel of Bacari Restaurants has teamed up with the Korea Agro-Fisheries and Food Trade Corporation and donated 200 meals to the front-line workers at White Memorial Medical Center. Tonight through Sept. 19, he is offering some Korean key ingredients on the menu, including kimchi, garlic and omiberry. Start with a honey ginseng iced tea, yuzu sparkling drink or Ouija cocktail while enjoying his Korean pear salad, Korean pear pizza, kimchi pasta and Korean spicy garlic wings. Finish with red ginseng ice cream or yuzu ice cream. This menu is available for al fresco dine-in with ample patio seating and tables spaced 6 feet apart. The special menu is offered alongside Bacari’s usual dinner menu for takeout, too. Reservations are available on OpenTable. Pickup and delivery is available on Toast. 8030 W. Third St., (323)452-9149.
Chef Josiah Citrin offers takeaway and home movie event
Through Sept. 20, the opening weekend of First Run Features’ new film “A Chef’s Voyage,” chef Josiah Citrin is preparing a special five-course meal tribute to the star, David Kinch. The takeaway meal is complete with a dessert collaboration made by legendary pastry chef Sherry Yard. The Melisse x Citrin menu also includes a viewing link at L.A.’s Laemmle Theaters for guests to watch the film at home. The cost is $75 per person and pickup is from 5 to 7 p.m. Guests may pre-order through Tock for pre-paid pickup for dining parties up to six. exploretock.com/melisse. 1104 Wilshire Blvd., Santa Monica.
National Cheeseburger Day at Farmer Boys
On Friday, Sept 18, enjoy $2 Big Cheese cheeseburgers from Farmer Boys from 2 to 5 p.m. Just mention “National Cheeseburger Day” to receive a quarter pound of fresh, 100% USDA beef topped with American cheese, lettuce, tomato, sliced onions, dill pickles and thousand island dressing on a sesame seed bun. 5519 Hollywood Blvd., (323)466-0073; 2161 E. El Segundo Blvd., (310)648-7850; and 726 S. Alameda St., (213)228-8999.
Rooster’s Chicken House opens
The new concept from Holy Cow BBQ, Rooster’s Chicken House features a unique two-step chicken cooking method. First, they roast their chicken, locking in just the right spices. Then, they fry the chicken until it is cooked crisp and tender. The menu also features chicken wings, chicken nuggets, sandwiches, salads, a variety of sides, biscuits and desserts. During the month of September, Rooster’s Chicken House is offering specials on Mondays at the Holy Cow locations in Culver City, Santa Monica and West Los Angeles for takeout, delivery and to-go. On Monday, Sept. 21, the first 50 orders of chicken wings will receive a free double order of wings. On Monday, Sept. 28, order an eight-piece basket of chicken and you will receive four free gourmet cookies. Go online to order roosterschickenhouse.com. 10645 W. Pico Blvd., 4130 Sepulveda Blvd. and 264 26th St., Santa Monica.
Salt & Straw autumn flavors
The new apple harvest series is offering new autumn flavors by the scoop and pint. The three new flavors include Beecher’s Cheese & Apple Pie offering swirls of gooey, cinnamon apple pie with ultra-flaky crisps of buttery pie crust and Seattle Beecher’s Cheese melted in for a nutty and salty finish. They also are scooping a salted apple ice cream with pieces of applesauce cake and whipped cream cheese folded into the ice cream. The vegan option is a hard apple cider sorbet made from fermented apples and Portland based Reverend Nat’s hops. 240 N. Larchmont Blvd., (323)466-0485; 8949 Santa Monica Blvd., (424)288-4818; and 829 E. Third St., (213)988-7070.
Madeo Ristorante in Beverly Hills temporarily closed
For 35 years, Madeo Ristorante, owned and operated by the Vietina Family, has been a Los Angeles dining destination serving authentic northern Italian cuisine. Due to the circumstances of the COVID-19 pandemic and the landlord remodeling the building, Madeo is pausing operations. Co-owners Alfio Vietina, Gianni Vietina and Nicola Vietina announced the closure on Instagram. 362 N. Camden Drive, (310)859-4903.
Trejo’s Coffee and Donuts fall season
Danny Trejo and his team have added five new fall season donuts and beverages to their menu. There is a new pumpkin cake donut with a cinnamon sugar glaze and an espresso drizzle; a vegan apple cake donut rolled in cinnamon sugar and topped with a caramelized apple; a raised allspice cinnamon roll donut with a cinnamon cream cheese glaze; and a raised shell with an horchata glaze and filled with a cinnamon pastry cream. Since it’s also football season, the Trejo’s Coffee and Donuts bakers are making a yellow and blue donut filled with lemon curd and glazed with blue buttermilk and the L.A. Rams’ new logo on top. Each donut sells for $3 to $3.50, and the L.A. Rams donut is available on game days from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. New fall coffee drinks include a peanut butter latte, pumpkin spice latte and hot vanilla latte. 6785 Santa Monica Blvd., (323)462-4600.
Pop’s Burgers & Shakes one-of-a-kind burger
The new Ocho burger is built with layers of eight Creekstone beef or Impossible Foods patties dusted with Pop’s seasoning, red wine and grass-fed butter sauce, topped with secret sauce, pickles, caramelized onions and melted American cheese. This doubled, double cheeseburger is priced at $28 and comes with a side of Better Than Average Pickles. Add an egg over easy for $2 or bacon for $3. Pick one up inside SocialEats in Santa Monica and via the cloud kitchen inside Taco by Azule. Pop’s Burgers & Shakes can be ordered online for delivery on Grubhub, DoorDash, and Postmates. For takeout, drive to the Third Court Alley, call upon arrival and someone from the team will bring out your order. 1315 Third St., (424)317-5429.
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