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White Label Creamery tokidoki pop-up
Starting today, Aug. 19 at 11 a.m., tokidoki is selling their 2021 Con collection at the White Label Creamery ice cream shop. Decked out in tokidoki until Aug. 29, customers can purchase merchandise including apparel, bags and novelty items. White Label Creamery has created a special soft-serve vegan birthday cake ice cream along with a custom ‘Donutella’ waffle. A collectible button is offered with purchase and raffles and contests will be held daily. Open 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. 525 N. Fairfax Ave.
Wood & Vine welcomes ‘Hamilton’
In homage to the musical “Hamilton,” now playing at the Hollywood Pantages, Wally Moran and his staff are serving a special menu. Fans can enjoy a signature cocktail along with a summer watermelon salad, rack of lamb, and choice of dessert for $85 per couple. The chef is also preparing a chorizo burger made from a brisket, short rib and chuck blend. Topped with chorizo, avocado, bacon, melted pepper jack cheese and a spread of chipotle aioli on a brioche bun, the burger comes with hand-punched fries and a choice of beer for $16. Sunday dinner service resumes this week starting at 4 to 10 p.m. 6280 Hollywood Blvd, (323)334-3360.
Los Angeles Magazine Whiskey Festival 2021
Sip whiskey and enjoy food and live entertainment on Aug. 20 from 7 to 9 p.m., at The Bloc. The full list of whiskey brands includes Off-Hours, Infuse Spirits, Bird Dog/Calumet, Blackened Whiskey, Uncle Nearest, Garrison Brothers, Sagamore Spirits, Kikori Whiskey, CALI Distillery, Mars Whiskey, Two Stacks, Rampur Indian Single Malt, Kujira Whisky, and Shinobu Whisky. Food is provided by catering company Delta Food Service Management from Michelin-star rated chef Daniel Torres. The menu is a fun fusion of Tennessee and Kentucky BBQ with a touch of LA heritage. Plenty of options for non-meat eaters will be offered as well. Live musical performances include Paddy’s Pig and Rick Gerber will perform magic tricks. Tickets are $75 and can be purchased at lamag.com/whiskeyfestival. 700 W. 7th St.
Messhall Kitchen new seafood and cocktail menu
A new seafood family style platter at Messhall with salmon poke, tuna tartare, freshly-shucked oysters and a crab salad is now being served for $79. They also have a new ‘A Thirst For Wanderlust’ cocktail program inspired by flavors and stories from around the globe. Each cocktail is unique blend of homemade syrups and juices with your choice of spirits. Some highlights include Pitaya Playa, Arrivederci Baby, Ko Yao Yai, and Ojai With A View. 4500 Los Feliz Blvd., (323)660-6377.
Nixo Lounge opens at E-Central Hotel
The signature dining venue at E-Central Hotel returns to the heart of Downtown Los Angeles with a list of new savory and sweet fixings. The reimagined boutique-hotel made its big debut this summer as the newest addition to Figueroa Street. The kitchen is led by executive chef Frank Gutierrez, who holds more than two decades of culinary experience and brings a fresh perspective to the cuisine with inspiration from local culture. Nixo Patio Lounge offers a curated menu and variety of craft cocktails. Located on the second floor of the hotel, the indoor-outdoor space overlooks L.A. Live, ESPN Zone and the iconic Staples Center. Enjoy Happy Hour every Sunday through Thursday from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. The specials include shareable appetizers and Woodstone pizzas along with draft beers and well cocktails ranging between $6 and $10. The lounge offers a nightlife scene in Downtown Los Angeles featuring local bands and live DJ performances on the weekends. 1020 S. Figueroa St., (213)748-1291.
ETA reopens in Highland Park
The neighborhood cocktail and creative fare hot spot reopened last Thursday with a grand reopening celebration. The updated menu by Chef Ted Hopson (The Belwether, Father’s Office) includes schmaltzy salsa negra with chips, burrata and tomato confit and a marinated skirt steak sandwich. ETA resumes live jazz with names like Jeff Parker, Dave Harrington, and Chris Speed. A robust list of libations may be enjoyed by all showing proof of vaccination for entry, or a recent negative Covid test within 72 hours. 5630 N. Figueroa St., (323)274-4755.
Winston House now open
Winston House restaurant and bar offers live music and a fun nightlife, which in the past has included Justin Bieber, Ed Sheeran, Billie Eilish, Janelle Monáe, and A$AP Ferg. On any given night, guests may experience surprise performances by the next big names or well-known international headliners. Open Thursday through Sunday for dinner starting at 7 p.m., and the bar stays open until 2 a.m. on weekends. winstonhouse.com. 23 Windward Ave., Venice.
Slater’s 50/50 hosts draft parties
The over-the-top burger concept offers a range of perks that include beer and appetizer specials, private and semi-private dining spaces, free wi-fi and loyalty passes to score discounts throughout football season. Draft league commissioners will receive a free burger upon scheduling the fantasy football party and all participating leagues will receive a 20% off game day season pass to score deals throughout the season. Weekly game updates will be posted with which TV’s will broadcast which NFL game so fans can plan their game day attire. To schedule a draft party, visit slaters5050.com/fantasy-draft/ or visit a location to coordinate a custom package. 61 N. Raymond Ave., (626)765-9700.
Ride and brunch at Socalo’s on Sunday
Chefs Mary Sue Milliken and Susan Feniger are open for brunch again at Socalo. Last Sunday, bicyclists gathered in front of the restaurant early in the morning to take a ride with Milliken and her chef cyclist pals for a tour around her favorite Westside neighborhoods. Feniger stayed at Socalo to prepare a hard-earned brunch for their return to the restaurant. Favorite menu items included fried chicken and churro and tres leches French toast, and market vegetable chilaquiles with coffee, kombucha or mimosas. A portion of the Bicycle Brunch benefited ‘Regarding Her’ a non-profit devoted to the advancement and empowerment of women restaurateurs in LA County. 1920 Santa Monica Blvd., (310)451-1655.
Sushi Note elevated Whole Note Omakase
The renown omakase concept Sushi Note has recently elevated its popular Whole Note Omakase by offering three additional dishes. Now Head Chef Saito is offering a Torotaku handroll with pickled daikon radish and wasabi; a palate-cleansing yuzu sorbet, and a yuzu gelato that was created exclusively for Sushi Note by Gelato Festival. This new Whole Note Omakase is $115 per person, and also includes miso soup, Kuro edamame and a chef’s choice of Japanese market fish. Pair with a $75 custom Whole Note wine that includes six different two-ounce pours of selected wine. Open nightly starting at 5:30 p.m., for indoor and outside patio dining. 13447 Ventura Blvd., Sherman Oaks, (818)802-3443.
Greenleaf Kitchen and ShoresLAX
The new Hyatt Place / Hyatt House at LAX on Century Blvd., partnered with Greenleaf Kitchen & Cocktails, bringing two chef-driven destination-worthy dining concepts to guests this coming September. Located less than half a mile from LAX, the restaurant and bar offers classic healthy gourmet dining options and beverages utilizing coastal ingredients and fresh, local produce. The stylish space on the hotel’s main floor features mid-century modern design elements and exterior walls that open for indoor and outdoor dining options. The restaurant is also offering a menu of takeaway options for travelers on the go. The bohemian-chic poolside will offer Southern California-inspired dishes and signature grilled items fresh from the rooftop grill, along with craft cocktails and California wines. It’s the tallest rooftop in the airport district and the only rooftop pool in the area, boasting panoramic views of the airport runways, downtown Los Angeles, the Hollywood Sign, Beverly Hills, Santa Monica, and Manhattan Beach. 5959 W. Century Blvd. (310)258-9000.
Pumpkin season at Dunkin’
Dunkin’ debuted their new fall beverages and fall flavored donuts on August 18. Fall offerings include a new pumpkin cream cold brew, new pumpkin cream cold foam, signature pumpkin spice lattes, pumpkin flavored coffees, new apple cranberry refreshers and fall apple berry coconut refreshers, apple cider donuts tossed in cinnamon sugar, glazed pumpkin donuts, pumpkin muffins and glazed pumpkin donut munchkins.To make the new menu offerings even sweeter for Angelenos, Dunkin’ will be offering $3 pumpkin cream cold brews and signature pumpkin lattes from now through Sept. 14. 6201 Hollywood Blvd., (323)536-9220, 1614 S. Crenshaw Blvd., (323)641-7445, and 655 S. Hope St., (213)628-3262.
SunDaze now in Los Angeles
The new ready-to-drink that is better for you – SunDaze, launched in SoCal at PinkDot and Total Wine locations across LA County and via DTC online beginning August 16. SunDaze reimagines the classic social drink, breaking citrus-based cocktails using a 100% Valencia orange juice blend. Their exclusive fermentation process transforms fruit juice into a flavorful alcoholic refreshment that’s low in calories and sugar. Each cocktail contains 100% of your daily dose of Vitamin C, antioxidants and probiotics and is also gluten-free, vegan and has no added sugars. SunDaze will be available in three flavors – classic is ideal with bubbly for an elevated mimosa; Botanical citrus incorporates rosemary and ginger for an aromatic, zingy taste; and Spicy Citrus has a little juice with jalapeño and thai chile for a kick. Each 12 oz. can of SunDaze retails at $3.99, and has only 7 grams of sugar and 140 calories. https://www.drinksundaze.com.
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