The Hideaway open for lunch
Now open for lunch, The Hideaway has specials daily that include a lobster avocado salad and assortment of tacos that can be ordered with a flour, corn or crispy taco. Each can be filled with a variety of proteins including grilled swordfish, tempura lobster and filet mignon. Come back for elegant tableside dinner entrées. Lunch is served starting at 11 a.m. 421 Rodeo Drive, (310)974-8020.
AKASHA Rosh Hashanah dishes
Dine-in at Akasha Richmond and partner Alan Schulman’s restaurant on Sunday, Sept. 25 and Tuesday, Sept. 27 for Akasha’s favorite holiday dishes including chopped chicken liver or a green pea and walnut “faux” liver. She is preparing matzo ball soup and vegetarian matzo ball soup. Entrées include braised Creekstone farms beef brisket or saffron chicken tagine. A variety of side dishes are offered and an apple cake with honey glaze and chocolate dipped and plain coconut macaroons. À la carte pricing ranges from $12-$75. 9543 Culver Blvd., (310)845-1700.
National Pancake Day and Game Day
On National Pancake Day, Monday, Sept. 26 visit NORMS starting at 7 a.m.-12 p. m., for two of their famous fresh and pillowy hotcakes for only 75¢. The offer will be available for dine-in, to-go and online orders with a limit of two stacks per guest. Also, with the return of football, NORMS provides a variety of game-day fare at all locations including their West Hollywood and Inglewood restaurants. The Inglewood location is just 10 minutes from SoFi Stadium. Start with their Lumberjack breakfast or their habanero jalapeño bacon cheeseburger. Their new menu launches on Sept. 28, complete with tailgate favorites such as bone-in wings and BBQ ribs. 470 N. La Cienega Blvd., (310)657-8333 and 2960 W. Imperial Hwy., (323)327-9885.
Lilly Rose Spooky High Tea & Highballs
The whimsical underground bar located inside The Wayfarer hotel in Downtown Los Angeles is serving up spooky morsels, devilish delights and ghoulish cocktails in October every Wednesday through Sunday from 2-6 p.m. Savory and sweet towers include chef curated deviled eggs; duck confit Gillett’s in phyllo; fig and prosciutto; smoked salmon crostini; and bourbon spiced apples with vanilla Chantilly cream. Besides sipping tea from French tea purveyor Dammann, the venue is also selling tea-infused cocktails separately. Tickets to this hauntingly fun tea are $60 per person and may be purchased on OpenTable. 813 S. Flower St., (213)285-4400.
Farmer Boys Chicken Caesar salad and wrap
This classic Farmers Boys salad and wrap recipe features flame-grilled chicken breast, hickory-smoked bacon, hand-sliced avocado, croutons and shaved parmesan on a bed of hand-chopped Romaine lettuce in a bowl. For those who prefer it handheld, the salad is rolled in a classic tortilla. The limited-time offering is only available until Oct. 31. 5519 Hollywood Blvd., (323)466-0073.
Tulsi opens in Westwood
The fast casual Indian eatery Tulsi opens in Westwood with master regional chefs preparing fresh, delicious, plant-based Indian and fusion cuisine. With the success of the Downtown L.A. and Northridge locations, Tulsi now serves high-quality vegetarian and vegan Indian dishes and regional specialties and street foods. Diners can order dosas, pani puri, pav bhaji and chef-curated thalis served in round metal trays that showcase smaller portions of a variety of dishes. From South Indian favorites to unique Gujarati fare to traditional North Indian dishes like paneer tikka masala, chana masala and hot, flaky samosas, Tulsi’s menu touches taste buds enjoying every corner of the country. Open daily from 11 a.m.-9 p.m. 10916 Lindbrook Drive, (424)209-2167 and 408 S. Main St., (213)537-4691.
New cocktail menu at Salazar
Frogtown has a new bar director, Leah Fitzgerald, and she is launching a new cocktail menu, paying homage to iconic locations around Los Angeles. The Silverlake Staircase is made with mezcal, Campari, sweet vermouth, hibiscus and aloe. The 3rd Street Tunnel is also made with mezcal, and then Leah adds ancho reyes, watermelon, lime, sugar and spice. Her Olvera Street Paloma has tequila, Aperol, grapefruit, lime, sugar and bubbles. Salazar’s alcohol-optional beverages include a Sandia Agua Fresca made with watermelon and lime juice with some sugar. Horchata is a combination of milk, coconut milk, rice and cinnamon. Order a prickly pear slushie made with prickly pear, lemon and agave for a refreshing flavor. Reservations are available on Resy and walk-ins are welcome. Salazar has no phone. 2490 Fletcher Drive.
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