Mardi Gras at Little Dom’s
Little Dom’s annual Mardi Gras feast of iconic Cajun and Creole-inspired dishes runs from Feb. 26 through March 1. Chef Brandon Boudet, a New Orleans native, will offer a festive menu to celebrate with shrimp, chicken and andouille gumbo, pork cracklings with Steen’s cane syrup hot sauce, soft shell crab po boys, jambalaya rice balls with creole mustard, and barbecued oysters. Mardi Gras-inspired desserts created by executive pastry chef Ann Kirk include apple bread pudding with hard sauce, beignets with raspberry sauce, and slices of king cake. The specials are only available for dine-in dinner service. Little Dom’s is also offering a southern twist to its weekly, three-course Monday Night Supper on Feb. 28. The menu features fried green tomato with kale and green onion buttermilk dressing, pan fried pork chop with dirty rice and banana cream pie for $25. 2128 Hillhurst Ave. (323)661-0055.
1 Hotel West Hollywood new chef
Executive Chef Ginger Pierce has years of culinary experience in New York City, where she cooked in some of the most iconic restaurants including Barbuto for Jonathan Waxman, and 1 Hotel’s Jams. Pierce joined the West Hollywood team to enhance the garden-to-table menu at 1 Kitchen and Juniper. She offers many zero-waste dishes, including a new vegan breakfast burrito, superfood salad, vegan yogurt with homemade granola and housemade chickpea burger. The property has an on-site, 100% organic garden and beehive that provides fresh ingredients for garden fresh meals. 8490 Sunset Blvd. (310)424-1600.
Golden Road Brewing Golden Doggies
The local beer brand is holding the Golden Doggies social media contest to discover the finest pups in L.A. and award them the ultimate “Hollywoof” prize pack. Fans are invited to share a photo of their dressed-up pup on Instagram or Twitter and submit the photo in one of five categories: Best Red Carpet Attire, Best Lookalike (celebrity or dog and owner), Best Supporting Tail Wag, Best Trick Pose and Best Doggie Duo. Five winners will be chosen by March 16 and will be invited to attend a Golden Doggies red carpet event. Prizes include a year’s supply of dog treats, photo session with a local pet photographer, custom dog apparel, gift card for pet toys, personalized dog bed and matching set of bowls, one year of free dog agility training classes and a night’s stay at a dog-friendly hotel with a custom doggy spa experience. Golden Road is partnering with local animal non-profit Wags & Walks to donate $1 for every contest entry. 5410 W. San Fernando Road. (818)243-2337, goldenroad.la.
Harold & Belle’s NOLA experience
On Tuesday, March 1, starting at 11 a.m., Harold & Belle’s will showcase their family recipes and Louisiana culture with an authentic Fat Tuesday bash. Wear purple, green and gold and enjoy the festivities, including a DJ starting at 5 p.m. and two live bands at 6 p.m. Traditional NOLA favorites include jambalaya, Louisiana-style catfish nuggets, red beans and rice, and Louisiana hot links. There will be plenty of beads, and two bars serving Harold & Belle’s signature hurricane cocktail and a variety of beers from the local, Black-owned brand Crown & Hops. 2920 E. Jefferson Blvd. (323)735-9023.
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