Love from the Soul at Annie’s
The Little Ethiopia eatery known for fall-off-the-bone oxtails and gravy, smothered pork chops, chicken wings tossed in house-made Hennessy sauce, barbecue ribs and banana pudding is holding a donation drive on Feb. 10, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Teaming up with @BlackOwnedFoodLA and other nearby restaurants on Fairfax Avenue, Annie’s Soul Delicious is asking people to donate new personal care items valued at $5 or more in exchange for a free meal. All donated items, such as toothpaste, toothbrushes, shampoo and soap, will be donated to the Testimonial Community Love Center, which provides clothing, food and meals to homeless individuals, as well as job resources and case management services. 1066 S. Fairfax Ave. (323)424-7402, anniessouldelicious.com.
Taste of the NFL
Celebrity chefs Carla Hall, Andrew Zimmern, Tim Love, Ming Tai, Mark Bucher and Lasheeda Perry, along with top chefs from Los Angeles, will join a culinary charity event at the Petersen Automotive Museum on Saturday, Feb. 12, from noon to 4 p.m. Indulge in creative Super Bowl cuisine while helping GENYOUth’s End Student Hunger Fund. The organization provides equipment and resources to students nationwide. Enjoy a game day-worthy chef cooking competition, taste food prepared by the chefs and sip decadent cocktails. Celebrities scheduled to attend include NFL players, boxer Oscar De La Hoya, singer and actress Rita Ora, and cast members of “Selling Sunset.” Proof of vaccination or a negative COVID-19 test are required for entry. 6060 Wilshire Blvd. For tickets, visit tasteofthenfl.com.
Kitchen United deals
The multi-restaurant platform Kitchen United is offering two specials in February. Through Feb. 13, guests will receive $10 off orders of $50 or more by using the code BIGGAME. From Feb. 11-14, guests will receive 10% off orders of $20 or more with the code Love10. Order online and pick up the food at the Westwood Ralphs, 10850 W. Le Conte Ave. kitchenunited.com.
Olympic viewing at 3rd Base LA
Hollywood’s upscale sports lounge 3rd Base LA is offering stadium-style viewing, gold medal-worthy crispy fried chicken wings, fried chicken sandos, gourmet street tacos and steak frites for the Super Bowl. Also, in partnership with Patron, the lounge is serving eye-catching 3rd Base margarita towers and cocktails including an I’m Really Old Fashioned and All Bets Are Off. 1562 N. Cahuenga Blvd. (323)645-7470, 3rdbasela.com.
February at Thompson Hollywood and tommie
Más Veggies Vegan Taqueria Taco 6-Pack
The ghost kitchen concept Más Veggies Vegan Taqueria has launched a vegan taco six-pack incorporating plant-based protein alternatives for $21.95. Choices include Tejano beef, chipotle carnitas, chickin’ tinga, smokey mushroom asada and crispy Baja fish. Order one or two types of tacos per pack. Más Veggies is available for pick-up or delivery from all Veggie Grill locations. Receive free chips and salsa with a $10 purchase by using the code MasVeg at checkout. 110 S. Fairfax Ave. (323)933-3997, eatmasveggies.com.
Tatel Beverly Hills Super Bowl Party
The Spanish restaurant is offering a menu of traditional Mediterranean recipes with a modern twist for “The Big Game” Super Bowl event on Feb. 11 and Feb. 12. Join host Michael Irvin as well as celebrities, athletes and musicians for red carpet arrivals at 10:30 p.m. on Feb. 11. On Feb. 12, hosts Jonathan Cheban, also known as FoodGod, Dante Hall and Lesean McCoy will welcome arrivals at 9:30 p.m. Special performances by Ne-Yo, Georgia Sinclair, ABRXSE and Luck will be featured. RSVP by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. 453 N. Canon Drive. (310)651-8553.
Watch the Super Bowl at The Garland
Root for the L.A. Rams or Cincinnati Bengals in The Garland Hotel’s Lobby Bar and Courtyard on Sunday, Feb. 13, from 2-8 p.m. Curated menu items at the Front Yard include barbecue shrimp quesadillas, pecan wood-smoked bacon wrapped “snap-o-razzo” hot dogs, Front Yard Philly cheese steaks, and ground rib burgers on potato buns with secret sauce. A 48-ounce pitcher of North Coast Scrimshaw Pilsner is $19. 4222 Vineland Ave. (818)980-8000.
Connie and Ted’s ‘You’re My Lobster’
Executive Chef Sam Baxter has developed a special three-course dinner to-go for $68 per person. Start with a garden of mixed greens, followed by a lobster pot pie and chocolate torte prepared by pastry chef Bebe Baharlou. A selection of Champagne, sparkling wine and signature cocktails will also be available for those wishing to toast at home. Pickup is on Sunday, Feb. 13. 8171 Santa Monica Blvd. (323)848-2722.
Valentine’s Day at Mama Shelter
Enjoy a special dinner for two with menu options such as lobster au vent and baked Alaska for dessert. Add a glass of natural wine to pair with each course. 6500 Selma Ave. (323)785-6600.
Romance at The Barish
Enjoy bites and craft cocktails near a flickering fireplace in the hotel’s historic lobby while listening to international chanteuse Morganne Picard before dinner at The Barish by Nancy Silverton. The pre-select three-course menu is $90 per person. Wine pairing is extra. Reservations start at 5 p.m. 7000 Hollywood Blvd. (323)856-1970.
Valentine’s Day at Atrium
Executive Chef James LaLonde is preparing a variety of dishes on Valentines’ Day that include braised short ribs, dungeness crab risotto and chickpea panisse with Royal Ossetra caviar. Finish with butterscotch budino or cheesecake with fig compote and mezcal. Reservations are available via OpenTable. 1816 N. Vermont Ave. (323)607-6944, atriumlosfeliz.com.
Sofitel Jazz and Je T’aime menu
Enjoy Valentine’s evening with jazz music by Ryan Cross and his band at Riviera 31 at Sofitel Los Angeles at Beverly Hills. A special aphrodisiac Valentine’s Day cocktail menu will be available that includes ingredients such as ghost pepper, dark chocolate and turmeric to get the blood circulating. A four-course French love affair prix-fixe menu with wine pairing is $250 per couple. The hotel is also offering “The Glam Up” beauty package at Le Salon that includes bubbles, a blowout and lashes for $100. 8555 Beverly Blvd. (310) 278-5444.
Valentine’s Day at Market Tavern
Chef John Palmer is preparing a three-course dinner with two options per course for $30 per person on Valentine’s Day. The special meal includes a Champagne toast and refills. 6333 W. Third St., #706. (323)452-9299.
THEBlvd special on Valentine’s Day
On Monday, Feb. 14, THEBlvd is offering a special four-course menu for $135 per person. Snap memorable photographs in front of a flower wall and enjoy live music during dinner. Enjoy a specialty cocktail while selecting a variety of items on the menu such as caviar, veal tenderloin, Alaskan king crab petite salad, wagyu beef tartare and poached lobster tail. Reservations can be made via OpenTable. 9500 Wilshire Blvd. (310)275-5200.
Ocean Prime Valen-Prime dinner
The award-winning steak and seafood restaurant Ocean Prime Beverly Hills is offering a special Love at First Sight berries and bubbles cocktail for Valentine’s Day made with Belvedere Citrus Vodka, marinated berries, housemade sour, a splash of Domaine Chandon Brut and dry ice. Toast to romance on Feb. 14 while ordering West Coast and East Coast oysters on the half shell or a decadent seafood tower. The special evening features sea bass served with cauliflower puree, garlic fingerling potatoes and roasted tomatoes, finished with orange vinaigrette and caviar. End the meal with warm butter cake accompanied by fresh berries, vanilla ice cream and raspberry sauce. 9595 Wilshire Blvd. (310)859-4818.
Seafood Valentine’s at SALT Restaurant
SALT Restaurant and Bar Executive Chef Sean Collins is creating a three-course Valentine’s Day menu for $75 per person. The love-inspired menu includes oysters, blue crab cake, filet mignon and pistachio cake. The restaurant is located at the Marina del Rey Hotel. 13534 Bali Way. (310)301-1000.
The Cat and Fiddle Valentine’s Day
Dine on Feb. 14, from noon to 9 p.m., with a special prix-fixe menu that includes soup or salad, entrée and dessert. Celebrate on the candlelit patio or inside the cozy pub. For those who prefer dining at home, pre-order from the celebratory menu by Feb. 13 and pick up on Feb. 14. Start with tomato basil bisque before a choice of beef Wellington or lemon ginger salmon with fingerling potatoes, cherry tomatoes and pea tendrils. Chocolate strawberry terrine will be served for dessert. Order via ChowNow. 742 N. Highland Ave. (323)468-3800, thecatandfiddle.com.
Chao Krung Valentine’s Day specials
Bring a friend or loved one to Chao Krung through Feb. 14 for tamarind catfish with a prosecco or Riesling wine pairing for $35. Other specials include lamb chops for $38. The entrée can be paired with a glass of cabernet sauvignon for $49. 111 N. Fairfax Ave. (323)939-8361.
Valentine’s Day at JW Steakhouse
On Monday, Feb. 14, Chef Victor Miguel and his team are preparing a special menu for two at the JW Steakhouse. Start with an aphrodisiac appetizer made with oysters and blood orange granite. The entrée will be wagyu beef tomahawk steak served with confit potatoes, braised cipollini onions, foraged mushrooms and roasted elephant garlic, and dressed with bordelaise sauce. Finish with chocolate butterscotch pot de créme with berry consommé, chocolate honeycomb and raspberry powder. Reserve via OpenTable. 5855 W. Century Blvd. (310)293-5471.
Wood & Vine Nightly Specials
On Feb. 14, Wood & Vine is preparing a celebratory chef’s tasting menu for $150 per couple, or $225 per couple with wine pairings. On Wednesday, Feb. 16, Wood & Vine has invited different restaurants to the open-air patio to serve food and beverages. Residents and theater patrons are invited to dine beginning at 6:30 p.m. before seeing “Hamilton” at the Hollywood Pantages Theatre. The pre-show dinner includes complimentary bites from Fabulous Cucina, St. Felix, The Breakfast Club and L’Antica Pizzeria da Michele, as well as Wood & Vine. A cash bar will be available for drinks, and discounted “Hamilton” tickets start at $49 for the 8 p.m. show. Return to Wood & Vine on Wednesday, Feb. 23, for a celebratory LGBTQ Night and discounted tickets for that evening’s performance of “Hamilton.” 6280 Hollywood Blvd. (323)334-3360, woodandvine.com.
Valentine’s Dinner at Conservatory WeHo
Chef Victor Munoz is offering a progressive tasting menu for $150 per person with an aphrodisiac experience for Valentine’s Day. Sit outside in a dining area aglow with fire pits and heat lamps. The menu includes Champagne and oysters, scallop crudo, Santa Barbara uni with strawberries, Snake River Farms wagyu New York steak, white rainbow trout, and chocolate and roses. In the Society Room, signature cocktails, special bites and desserts are served, and tarot card and lipstick readings are featured. Reserve via Resy. 8289 Santa Monica Blvd. (323)654-0020.
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