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Take a culinary trip to Paris as Walter and Margarita Manzke transport diners at their new Bicyclette Bistro in Los Angeles. Their official opening day is on June 16, as they offer a menu of traditional, Parisian bistro classics including onion soup gratinee, a duck leg confit, steak au poivre and Burgundy escargot en croute. French desserts including Paris-Brest, profiterole au chocolate and a chocolate tarte. Daily specials are written on a blackboard. The French wine list is divided by region and the creative cocktail program includes French spirits. Later this year, this culinary duo will open a tasting menu-only concept upstairs at Bicyclette Restaurant. Dinner at the bistro is served Tuesday through Sunday starting at 6 p.m. Walk-ins are welcome, though reservations are highly recommended. 9575 W. Pico Blvd., (424)500-9575.
AOC opens in Brentwood
Suzanne Goin and Caroline Styne opened an AOC location in Brentwood, offering small plates similar to their AOC near the Beverly Center. The AOC wine list highlights small-production wines from grapes that are either sustainably, organically or biodynamically grown and features a large selection available by the glass and carafe. The beverage program features local beer producers and seasonal market-driven cocktails. Dinner is served Tuesday through Sunday starting at 5 p.m. In the coming weeks, they will expand their lunch, weekend brunch and breakfast, as well as takeout and delivery options. 11648 San Vicente Blvd., (310)806-6464.
Tomorrow night, June 18, celebrate International Sushi Day at Yamashiro Hollywood with live music, special cocktails and upscale Japanese-inspired cuisine from executive chef Vallerie Archer. Dishes include traditional fresh tuna and yellowtail handrolls, sushi pizza, sushi tacos and “Sushi Boats” featuring a chef’s selection of sashimi, nigiri and sushi rolls served in a miniature Japanese boat. Soak in Yamashiro’s historic architectural charm among glittering views of Los Angeles. To further enhance the evening, there will be a live performance by the David Segal Jazz Quartet featuring vocalist Finn Segal from 7 to 10 p.m. Dinner is served nightly starting at 5 p.m. 1999 N. Sycamore Ave., (323)466-5125.
Free Tots at Dog Haus
June is the start of national Hawaiian Foods Week, and Dog Haus is celebrating now through June 19 by giving away free tots with the purchase of a Big Kahuna. It’s the new limited-time offering savory burger created in partnership with King’s Hawaiian’s executive chef and longtime Dog Haus partner Bert S. Agor Jr. The Angus beef patty is topped with American cheese, smoked bacon, miso ranch, wild arugula, pickled jalapeños, pickled peppers, scallions, onion rings and bang bang sauce, served on grilled King’s Hawaiian rolls. doghaus.com. 3817 W. Olive Ave., (818)566-4287.
Father’s Day at Mercato at the Beverly Hilton
Bring dad to a poolside brunch at Mercato and he will receive a complimentary IPA or mimosa. Menu items include a seafood platter, breakfast sliders and a homemade pastry basket. Finish with a dessert trio fit for the king in your life. 9876 Wilshire Blvd., (310)274-7777.
Urban Plates Father’s Day special
On June, 20, Urban Plates offers grass-fed and grass-finished steak plates and sandwiches, plus a grilled steak salad. All are reasonably priced at $15.50 or less. They are available for takeout, delivery and dine-in at Urban Plates. Find locations at urbanplates.com/locations. 12746-3 Jefferson Blvd., (424)256-7274.
Tacos and cocktails on Father’s Day at Lanea
Celebrate with your father by the beach at Lanea’s with their all-you-and-dad-can-eat tacos and cocktail special for $25. Your cocktail choices include a tequila and mezcal flight and a margarita flight sampler. This special deal is only on Sunday, June 20, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. The restaurant will continue to remain open until 9 p.m. On Friday and Saturday nights starting at 8 p.m., a DJ is spinning music. 217 Broadway, (424)265-7437.
Lawry’s the Prime Rib for Father’s Day
Enjoy a savory menu for Father’s Day that includes a steak frites menu featuring a grilled bavette, steak fries and beef-fat Béarnaise for $55. Grill kits are available for takeout and delivery with a choice of filet, ribeye or New York strip steaks. They come in packs of two or four with all of its fixings, including asparagus, raw garlic, thyme, olive oil, choice of butter or sauce, and cooking instructions, starting at $85. Enjoy a Don Draper from the specialty beverage menu featuring Woodford Reserve bourbon, angostura, orange bitters and Luxardo cherry for $17. To place an order or make a reservation, visit lawrysonline.com. 100 N. La Cienega Blvd., (310)652-2827.
Messhall Kitchen barbecue for Dad
During Father’s Day weekend starting Friday, June 18, bring dad to Messhall Kitchen for a feast-worthy barbecue package or order one to go. Messhall is also selling hats and t-shirts and donating 20% of the profits to Best Friends Animal Society L.A. Raise a glass to after ordering My Old Man High Roller Old Fashioned made with Old Ripy 104-proof bourbon. 4500 Los Feliz Blvd., (323)660-6377.
Islands Restaurants burger and beer
Celebrate dad by taking him to Island’s Restaurant and dine with him to enjoy a $15 burger and beer promotion. Dad has a choice of any burger and any 16-ounce cold draft beer all day long on Sunday, June 20. 404 Washington Blvd., Marina del Rey, (310)822-3939.
Music on Father’s Day at the Milky Way
This Father’s Day, the Spielberg family-owned neighborhood kosher dairy restaurant is celebrating dads with a Sunday brunch on June 20. Sit back and listen to classic and modern tunes performed by pianist Zak Astor. Sip a refreshing peach Bellini or mimosa with brioche French toast, eggs Benedict Florentine, potato latkes and eggs. The Milky Way is offering an exclusive $10 bounce-back gift card for every person that dines on this special day. Sunday brunch begins at 10:30 a.m. and ends at 3:30 p.m. Sunday dinner reservations are until 8 p.m. Open for indoor and outdoor dining, call for reservations. 9108 W. Pico Blvd., (310)859-0004.
Ribeye and cocktail at the Front Yard
Dad and family can indulge in a 16-ounce dry aged bone-in ribeye paired with triple-fried fingerling potatoes and grilled asparagus. Guests also have a choice of a signature cocktail or a glass of Slow Press cabernet on June 20 for $60 plus tax per person. The Front Yard at the Garland Hotel, 4222 Vineland Ave., (818)255-7290.
Dekkadance bourbon brunch
On the 69th floor at the InterContinental Los Angeles downtown from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., the Father’s Day Bourbon Brunch presents Buffalo Trace bourbon with either a prime flatiron steak, Jack Daniel’s half slab baby back ribs and the Big Daddy bourbon burger. 900 Wilshire Blvd. Floor 69, (213)688-7777.
The Macallan Culinary Master Class
James Beard-recognized chef Michael Cimarusti is offering a Master Class called “Cask to Kitchen: The Macallan Culinary Master Class.” Purchase a bottle of the Macallan on ReserveBar and you will receive an exclusive invitation to learn how to create an elevated food and whisky dinner, available to the first 100 registrants. Order now through June 19 and 30% of the Macallan proceeds via ReserveBar will be donated to the James Beard Foundation’s Open for Good campaign, which provides help to the people and establishments in need. Participants will also receive access to the Macallan Culinary Pairing ebook curated by the Macallan and world-renowned chefs. Go online to ReserveBar reservebar.com/products/the-macallan-double-cask-15-year-old.
Wood & Vine and Broadway Wine Club
A limited outdoor dining series highlighting live music, wine and food begins on June 23 at Wood & Vine. The talented Broadway performer CJ Eldred (“Book of Mormon” and “Rock of Ages”) will sing show tunes while diners enjoy a four-course dinner and participate in a guided wine tasting of America’s top selected wines rated above 95 points. The exclusive Broadway Wine Club will donate $10 per membership to the Actors Fund. To date, the Actors Fund has provided $16 million in emergency financial assistance to over 13,000 people who work in performing arts and entertainment. There are only 40 tickets available for each dinner. Ticket prices are $175 per person for dinner with wine pairing and a live show. Additional dates are July 28 and August 30. Buy a ticket to all three events and receive a $75 discount. One pass to enjoy all three dinners is $450. 6280 Hollywood Blvd., (323)334-3360. To purchase tickets, visit eventbrite.com/e/broadway-wine-club-live-presented-by-bwc-and-wood-vine-tickets-156963789921
Pint of Pride
In celebration of Pride Month, the women-owned ice cream and frozen dessert brand Coolhaus teamed up with an independent L.A. craft brewery to create Pint of Pride, a rainbow sherbet-style beer. Pop open a can and pour into a saison beer glass to capture the pleasing bright aroma of Madagascar vanilla extract, tangerine, raspberry, lime and pineapple purees. The goal of making this unique beer is to donate a portion of the proceeds from the sales to the Los Angeles and Orange County LGBTQ Centers. With 800 employees, the centers help provide programs, services and global advocacy. Fans can sip Pint of Pride in the Common Space taproom in Hawthorne, or order this beer online for delivery or pickup. It is also served at select locations throughout Los Angeles and Orange County. Visit commonspace.la for more information and where to find Pint of Pride. 3411 W. El Segundo Blvd., (424)456-4355.
Nua opens tonight
Nua, a new eatery at the Crescent Hotel in Beverly Hills, opens tonight, and the restaurant is hosting cocktails and hors d’oeuvres for friends and family at 7:30 p.m. To RSVP, email [email protected]. 403 N. Crescent Dr.
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