Desert 5 Spot tribute to Dolly Parton
In honor of Dolly Parton’s birthday, Desert 5 Spot is hosting their second tribute night, Jan. 19. Located at the Tommie Hollywood, guests are encouraged to dress like Parton to commemorate the iconic singer and actress. Enjoy live performances by the house band while sipping select specialty cocktails. Desert 5 Spot will donate 10% of their sales from these cocktails to Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library. 6516 Selma Ave., (323)410-6370.
Little Dom’s 15-year anniversary
The Los Feliz Italian food destination is celebrating their 15-year anniversary now through Jan. 22 with a special nostalgic dinner service. Little Dom’s is offering a selection of its most popular cocktails and menu items from over the past 15 years. Each evening, guests can expect a selection of favorites that may include San Daniele prosciutto; herbed baked ricotta; grilled chicken meatballs with black winter truffles; oysters on the half shell; and hamachi crudo. Pastry chef Ann Kirk, will make a variety of fan-favorite sweet and savory dessert including a gelato sundae, Zeppoli with red sauce and Torta Della Nonna. 2128 Hillhurst Ave., (323)661-0055.
Lunar New Year celebration at Crustacean
Starting on Jan. 21, celebrate the Year of the Rabbit with an eight course Heaven & Earth Prosperity dinner at Crustacean. There are two seatings with the first one starting at 5 p.m. Menu highlights include caviar egg for unity, “money bag” rabbit dumplings in honor of the Year of the Rabbit and An’s famous garlic noodles with Dungeness crab for longevity and wealth. Lion dancers and artistic performances will entertain diners. This special holiday lunar new year meal is $180 per person through Jan. 28. Guests may order a la carte dishes too. 468 N. Bedford Drive, (310)205-8990.
Isla pop-up at Tallula’s
Starting on Monday, Jan. 23, Chef Brian Bornemann and Leena Culhane behind Santa Monica’s Crudo e Nudo, are opening an Isla pop-up at Tallula’s in Santa Monica. Offering a Mediterranean ethos with their unique take on coastal California cuisine in a realm of live fire. To help promote this exciting venture, the public can get a peek into what Isla will be like later this year. 118 Entrada Drive, (310)526-0027.
Shrimp Taco Tuesdays at LOQUI DTLA Arts District
The new LOQUI shrimp taco is served only on Tuesdays at LOQUI’s Art’s District location. Choose either corn or flour tortillas filled with spicy shrimp, shredded cheese, chopped cabbage, onion, cilantro and salsa. What makes this taco even more special is the smooth crema sauce and citrusy lime. 803 Traction Ave. #150, (213)376-4200.
First Light Steak Club
Join the monthly subscription box featuring First Light Farms 100% grass fed wagyu offering the highest marble score. The meats are delivered fresh, never frozen to your door monthly, plus subscribers have access to a members-only store to purchase additional cuts. Privileges include access to proprietary recipes and techniques on the Steak Club app. The classic memberships $185 a month, and the steakhouse membership is $249 a month.