The Chap celebrates FIFA World Cup
Hollywood’s newest British-inspired pub, The Chap in the “Vinyl District” by Ten Five Hospitality, serves up comfort food favorites, alongside a variety of European beers and classic cocktails. In honor of the 2022 FIFA World Cup, The Chap will offer a viewing party on Nov. 25, with festivities for the USA vs England game from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Come back and listen to performances by The Chap’s in-house fiddle band and DJ sets in the evening. Expats and locals will want to come back to The Chap when it airs the Argentina vs. Mexico game on Saturday, Nov. 26. During key weekend matches, enjoy a special breakfast service starting at 8 a.m. The next match is this Sunday, when Spain plays Germany on Nov. 27, and the game will be accompanied by The Chap’s Sunday Roast, with reservations available on Resy. 1607 N. Cahuenga Blvd., (323)410-6222.
Private dining den at OTOTO
Parties of six to 10 people celebrating the holidays can reserve a private table that will give you the feeling that you are in a cozy Izakaya in Tokyo or Osaka. Chef and owner Charles Namba is offering three special adventures that are meant to be shared with a group. Guests can choose two seasonal appetizers including their famous Japanese Caesar Salad and Buta Shumai (steamed pork dumplings), plus one main such as Nabe hot pot or fried chicken that comes with sides. There is also a Japanese steakhouse dinner and a seasonal dessert. The meal also includes a platter of seasonal tempura and two sashimi supplements. OTOTO offers an array of sakes selected by co-owner and sake expert Courtney Kaplan. Guests can opt for a sake pairing for $45 per person or purchase a 1.8-liter party bottle for $125. The Private Dining Den is available to book via TOCK with one week notice required. 1360 Allison Ave., (213)784-7930.
FIFA fun at Market Tavern
Make it a rock and roll FIFA World Cup at Gary Twinn’s British gastropub, Market Tavern, located in the Original Farmers Market at Third and Fairfax. LA’s best local pub is showing all the 11am games (except Thanksgiving) on eight big screens and gearing up for an exciting face-off between England and USA on Friday, Nov. 25. Market Tavern lager is just $5 a pint during the games and the kitchen will be serving their usual, spectacular menu of British and American classics, including fish n’ chips Be sure to check out the live band The Long Shadows rockin’ the patio on Friday, Nov. 25 at 9 p.m. See you at the Tav! Eat & Drink & Rock & Roll!
FIFA World Cup Viewing Party
Now through Sunday, Dec. 28, the Lobby Lounge at Santa Monica’s Fairmont Miramar Hotel & Bungalows is hosting International Soccer Tournament viewing parties for select games at 8 a.m. and 11 a.m. The re-designed hotel bar and lounge will feature a special breakfast and lunch menu. The hotel has partnered with Venice local Firestone Walker 805 Brewing Company to accompany beverages with a special food menu including game-time fare such as bagels, burritos, burgers and wings. 101 Wilshire Blvd., (310)567-7777.
Soulmate winter wonderland
For a jolly time this holiday season, Soulmate is transforming their beautiful, open-air space into a winter wonderland. Soulmate Chef Rudy is preparing seasonal dishes, while bar director Naomi Schimek has created a very special Spanish eggnog cocktail made with 5-year aged Spanish brandy, cream, a dry oloroso sherry, demerara sugar, egg, a touch of amaro and a “shooting star” garnish which is made with cinnamon and star anise. This festive cocktail is $19 and available for guests after Thanksgiving and until the end of December. For a limited time, Soulmate is offering a holiday gift card promotion through Dec. 31. For every $100 spent at the restaurant, Soulmate will gift a $20 bonus card to be used in 2023. 631 N. Robertson Blvd., (310)734-7764.
Live burger special at The Mixing Room
Before every LA Kings, Los Angeles Clippers or LA Lakers home game, come to The Mixing Room for a $32 burger and brew combo. Dine in the comfortable lounge or out on the outdoor patio for a signature double patty cheeseburger paired with The Mixing Room’s pick for brew of the week. It’s on game days, and if you don’t have tickets to the game, The Mixing Room features several televisions. 900 W. Olympic Blvd., (213)765-8600.
Two dinners at Kinn x Pearl River Deli
For two nights only, Kinn is having a collaborative dinner with Pearl River Deli on Nov. 29 and Nov. 30. Chefs Ki Kim and Johnny Lee will prepare an 8-course dinner for $180 per person. Exclusive dishes served include as drunken shrimp, dry aged beef carpaccio, abalone and octopus claypot rice, and tofu pudding with black sesame. Reservations available on Resy. 3905 W. 6th St., (213)291-0888.
Winter Wonderland at Grand Central Market
From Dec. 3 to 31, Grand Central Market offers holiday cheer for the whole family. Entry is free to Winter Wonderland with activities that include Santa meet and greet opportunities, family photo sessions for your holiday card, holiday food and beverage shopping, workshops, live music and one-stop-shopping. grandcentralmarket.com. 317 S. Broadway, (213)359-6007.