The Cat & Fiddle anniversary specials
When British rocker Kim Gardner and his wife, Paula, decided to open an authentic British pub in the middle of Laurel Canyon, they had no idea the impact it would have on the city’s cultural identity. Since 1982, The Cat & Fiddle traditional British pub has been a favorite watering hole for locals and the entertainment community. This weekend, The Cat & Fiddle celebrates its 40th anniversary in Hollywood with live music and fun activities. Now Ashlee Gardner is running the pub with her mum, Paula. The Cat & Fiddle moved to its current location on Highland Avenue in 2017 offering pub quiz trivia night, a takeaway window, a catering division and afternoon tea service on weekends. Menu specials from Oct. 20 to Oct. 22, include Shepherd’s pie for $12, fish and chips with peas for $16 and Harp Lager and Guinness Stout for $6. DJ Dandy Randy spins starting at 8 p.m. on Thursday, Oct.20. Guests can get their photo on a pint of Guinness at a pop-up photo booth. On Friday, Oct. 21, Miranda Lee Richards will perform at 8 p.m., and entertainment by Miss Marquez Burlesque will entertain guests. Come back on Saturday, Oct. 22, for Afternoon Tea served from 12-4 p.m. Later in the evening The Hailers will perform starting at 8 p.m. 742 N. Highland Ave., (323)468-3800.
Icons of Darkness now open
Located at Hollywood and Highland, Icons of Darkness is one of the scariest experiences in Hollywood. Come explore the largest private collection of original props, costumes and special effects from the world of science fiction, fantasy and horror. The limited engagement event is open Friday, Saturday and Sunday from 4-10 p.m. through Oct. 31. Tickets are $30 for adults and $20 for kids under the age of 12. Purchase a ticket at iconsofdarkness.com. 6801 Hollywood Blvd., Suite 15.
Spooky fun at Velverie Café and Teahouse
The Beverly Hills café inspired by European café culture and celebrating the best of Old Hollywood glamour, is hosting a Halloween event with a specially themed afternoon tea on Saturday, Oct. 22 and Oct. 29. Crystal tellers and tarot card readers enhance the Halloween spirit. Each ticket includes Afternoon Tea for one, with all the food menu items including squash grilled cheese and candy corn parfait, plus a choice of one of the three Halloween-theme cocktails. A non-alcoholic option is also available. Additional drinks will be available for purchase, as well as Velverie’s regular Afternoon Tea options. The cost for this spooky fun tea is $80 per person. Reservations are available on Resy. 9737 S. Santa Monica Blvd., (310)402-2296.
DineLA menu at Grandmaster Recorders
Enjoy a three-course DineLA dinner for $65 per person at a recording studio turned into a modern Italian and Australian restaurant and rooftop. Highlights on this one-of-a-kind dining menu features Koda Farms risotto, pappardelle with pork and veal bolognese ragu, and a decadent chocolate tiramisu dessert. This special menu is good until Oct. 28. 1518 N. Cahuenga Blvd., (323)963-7800.
Brooklyn Ave. Pizza Co. DineLA menu
A hidden culinary gem inside the historic music and entertainment venue The Paramount is celebrating DineLA. Brooklyn Ave. Pizza Co. chef Jorge Sandoval reinvents classic dishes with a during the DineLA lunch with a choice of a pizza, choice of three wings and of papas for $25 per person. The dinner menu includes a glass of house wine, beer or specialty cocktail called “Hey Pachuco” made with Cazadores tequila blanco, campari, watermelon, chamoy and firewater bitters. Dinner diners also get a choice of classic pizzas, plus unique wings and finish with a Brooklyn-style panna cotta. Available now through Oct. 28. 2706 E. Cesar E Chavez Ave., (323)968-1106.
Connie & Ted’s participates in DineLA
The seafood outpost with dockside charm is participating in DineLA with a multiple course dinner. Helmed by L.A.’s Michelin-star and James Beard Award winner Chef Michael Cimarusti, the restaurant pays homage to Cimarusti’s grandparents with simple, honest, New England seafood. Menu favorites include a cup of Jo’s Wicked Good Chowda,’ a Hook burger, signature lobster roll or batter dipped fish and chips. Lunch includes a dessert for $25 per dine-in person on Friday through Sunday. The DineLA dinner menu is $55 per person and includes a starter, chef’s special grilled wild fish-of-the-day and new dessert on Wednesday through Sunday starting at 5 p.m. The menu is served until Oct. 28. 8171 Santa Monica Blvd., (323)848-CRAB.
FIG Restaurant’s DineLA
Inside the landmark Fairmont Miramar Hotel & Bungalow, FIG is offering a three-course DineLA dinner experience for $65 per person. The ultra-seasonal dishes sourced from the nearby Santa Monica Farmers Market include roasted pumpkin soup, roasted King Salmon with slow-cooked beets and wilted chard and butternut squash tortellini with crispy kale, soy brown butter and roasted hazelnuts. Dinner is available Tuesday through Saturday until Oct. 28, starting at 6 p.m. 101 Wilshire Blvd., (310)319-3111.
Cafe Fig’s DineLA lunch and dinner
Downtown LA’s iconic Hotel Figueroa’s Cafe Fig is celebrating DineLA with a three-course lunch and dinner menu for $45 per person. Menu highlights include cauliflower bites, crispy chicken sandwich and chocolate bourbon pecan pie. Now through Oct. 28. 939 S. Figueroa St., (213)627-8971.
E.P. Restaurant DineLA
Enjoy a three-course dinner menu for $65 during DineLA menu highlighting wood grilled octopus, housemate pasta all norma and Westholme waygu trip tip with peppercorn sauce and fries. Now through Oct. 28. 603 N. La Cienega Blvd., (310)855-9955.
Café Gratitude Halloween Cookie Kits
All Café Gratitude locations and online are offering a limited number of health-based, flavor driven and spooky theme DIY Halloween cookie kits. Inside are nine pre-baked cookies and organic, superfood pre-made icing. Order ahead and head to your nearest Café Gratitude for these $35 craft cookie kits. 639 N. Larchmont Blvd., (323)580-6383 and 300 S. Santa Fe Ave., (213)929-5580.
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