Drink + Food

Art as an appetizer – secret menu at John Sedlar’s Playa and Rivera

Available now until March 31

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From now until March 31, a secret menu will be available at John Sedlar‘s Playa and Rivera in L.A. to guests with proof of admission to any of Pacific Standard Time’s Exhibitions and guests who ask for the “Pacific Standard Time Secret Menu.” Joined by artist and Del Maguay Mescal’s Ron Cooper and mixologist Julian Cox, Chef John Sedlar’s Playa and Rivera will host a menu inspired by select art work from Pacific Standard Time’s collection. Read More

Winemaker dinner with AQ Restaurant & Bar and Donkey & Goat Winery

Emphasizing its focus on “fresh local produce and sustainable meats and seafood,” AQ Restaurant and Bar in SoMa San Francisco will host the Donkey & Goat Winemaker Dinner ($80 per person) – a five-course prix fixe meal with wine pairings, on February 21 at 6 PM. Chef Mark Liberman is preparing a winemaker dinner featuring Donkey & Goat Winery – known for wood barrel-aged Rhône varietals and Chardonnay blends, by Berkeley’s own wine producer Jared Brant. Read More

California based burger joint, The Habit, goes mobile

No Twitter required

The Habit Burger Grill has gone mobile with a full kitchen on wheels. Burger lovers can now find their “Charburgers,” french fries, grilled sandwiches, specialty salads, onion rings, sweet potato fries and a variety of shakes and malts readily available. Contrary to the typical food truck experience, guests do not need to follow The Habit Truck instead this truck will come to you. Loaded with a digital menu board and sound system for private parties and events, The Habit Truck is ready to take on events from 100-500+ people, providing Charburger, fries and a drink starting at less than $8 a person, grilled chicken, tri-tip and albacore tuna sandwiches at a $1,250.00 minimum.

Send a (non-creepy) cocktail candy gram with the help of chef Greg Stillman at Ra Pour

On Saturday, February 11

Chef Greg Stillman of Ra Pour in Rancho Cucamonga, CA wants to help you meet someone “special” at his restaurant/lounge. On, Saturday February 11 starting at 9 PM, for $5, guests can send over a cocktail candy gram with messages to another guest. Music to be provided by DJ ODM of KGGI 99.1.

If it all works out, Greg has conveniently put together a four-course dinner for Valentine’s Day, February 14, featuring dishes like: Foie Gras – truffle Macaroon; hiramasa with a yuzu sphere; and sliced beef tenderloin with a truffled celery root puree. Dinner is $49 per person, call 909-899-7999 for reservations. 7900 Kew Ave. LT, Suite 5410, Rancho Cucamonga, CA 91739. Read More

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Sweets for your sweetie from Magnolia Bakery

The clock is ticking as Valentine’s Day quickly approaches and you are at an utter loss, pondering, “What do I buy?!” Luckily Magnolia Bakery in Los Angeles has a variety of Valentine’s Day treats available.

The menu includes items such as the Love Note Box ($30) – six classic vanilla and chocolate cupcakes with vanilla buttercream that spell out your L-O-V-E, wrapped in pale pink tulle and tied with bakery twine and a vintage tag (advanced orders only) to individual Valentine’s Day Cupcake ($3.50) in vanilla, chocolate or red velvet with chocolate or vanilla buttercream, decorated with red and white hearts, Valentine picks and sprinkles to the red velvet heart-shaped whoopie pies ($3.50) – mini red velvet cakes, sandwiched with pink whipped vanilla icing and much more.

Magnolia Bakery will be accepting advance orders until Saturday, February 11 at 6:00 PM. Pick up or delivery for advanced orders start now until Tuesday, February 14. A selection of the treats are also available for online orders until Thursday, February 9. 8389 West 3rd St., Los Angeles, CA 90048. 323-951-0636.

$3 breakfast burritos at Hugo’s Tacos

Hugo’s Tacos is now selling their $6.94 breakfast burrito for $3, but only for one-hour a day and from Monday through Friday. The discount is available at both Hugo’s Tacos locations (Studio City and Atwater Village) and is valid from 10 AM – 11 AM with no exact expiration date.

The breakfast burrito is made with scrambled eggs, onions and cilantro, organic Spanish rice, organic white beans, breakfast salsa, Oaxaca cheese and a choice of filling (chicken, mixed veggies, soy chorizo, steak, carnitas, al pastor, and grilled fish). Atwater Village: 3300 Glendale Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90039. 323-664-9400. Studio City: 4749 Coldwater Canyon, Studio City, CA 91604. 818-762-7771.

Valentine’s Day dinner at Society Cafe inside the Encore at Wynn

Viva Valentine's in Vegas

Located inside Encore at Wynn Las Vegas, Society Cafe‘s Executive Chef Kim Canteenwalla is offering a three-course prix fixe menu for two ($120 per couple) on Valentine’s Day. “We strive to create a menu that will arouse the senses and help set the mood for a memorable romantic meal,” said Canteenwalla.

The menu begins with an appetizer of either lobster bisque served with puff pastry and a chilled seafood pairing of crab salad and shrimp cocktail, or roasted and shaved beet salad with arugula, poached pears, spiced pecans, and goat cheese fritters. For the entree, it is your choice between a roasted Jidori chicken breast with truffle mashed potatoes, white balsamic yellow and green beans, and roasted chicken jus, the roasted herb crusted sea bass with fingerling potatoes, and winter greens, or the surf and turf – filet mignon, butter-poached lobster, lobster croquette, and asparagus. Lastly the desserts served are a brulee cheesecake, mini donuts, and “Oreo” ice cream sandwiches along with a champagne toast. 3131 Las Vegas Boulevard South, Las Vegas, NV 89109. 702-248-3463.