Wolfgang Puck and Bon Appetit celebrate Spago Las Vegas’ 20th anniversary

After first opening in 1992, Spago Las Vegas in the Forum Shops at Caesar’s Palace celebrates its 20th anniversary while kicking off the 6th year of Vegas Uncork’d on May 10, 2012 from 11:30 AM – 1:30 PM Hosted by Bon Appetit Editor-in-Chief Adam Rapoport and Wolfgang Puck, this lunch menu will be a collaboration between Wolfgang himself, Spago’s first Executive Chef David Robins, and Spago’s current Executive Chef Eric Klein. To attend this intimate lunch, tickets are available at vegasuncorkd.com for $150/person. Space is limited. 3500 Las Vegas Blvd. South, Las Vegas, NV 89109.

New seasonal cocktails at Drago Centro for $8 next Wednesday

Join Drago Centro in Downtown Los Angeles and head bartender Jaymee Mandeville on Wednesday, March 28 for a discounted taste of the new cocktail menu. Specially priced at $8 (normally $12 each), guests have the chance to sample the seasonally inspired cocktails such as the Airstream Libation – Pueblo Viejo Blanco Tequila, R. Jelínek Fernet, Toasted Coconut Infused Demerara, Fresh Lime, Kaffir Lime Leaves, Egg White to the Cool Revival – Rittenhouse Rye Whiskey, Cynar, Yuzu, Cucumber, With Lemon and Dill Meringue to the Trädgård – Karlsson’s Gold Vodka, Cocchi Americano, Fee Brothers Grapefruit Bitters, Lemon Juice, Chives. 525 South Flower St., Los Angeles, CA 90071. 213-228-8998.


Learn about beer with Certified Cicerone Thomas Kelley and get certified yourself


Beer is not just for throwing ping pong balls into a red cup, it can be quite sophisticated. Just ask Certified Cicerone (beer sommelier) Thomas Kelley, who’s launching a class about beer. The three part course ($50) begins on Wednesday, April 11 at 7 PM and is held at El Segundo Brewing Company in El Segundo, CA. Each session is about 1.5 hours long, allowing the student to familiarize themselves with the history, the brewing process, evaluation of beer, serving and pairing with food, and beer styles. The point of the class is not only to prepare students for the Certified Beer Server exam (first level of the program), but to break down the stigma of Budweiser commercials. “The best way for craft beer advocates to overcome the mass marketing campaign of the last century is very simple and can be summed up in one word. Educate,” Kelley says. Read More

Sushi Roku Hollywood offers a nothing over $6 happy hour menu

Sushi Roku Hollywood is now offering a new seasonal happy hour menu. The discount lasts all night on Sunday and Monday, 5 – 7 PM on Tuesday – Friday, and 3 – 7 PM on Saturdays. The menu includes: Albacore Sashimi with Crispy Onions ($5), Spicy Tuna Hanabi ($4), Rock Shrimp Tempura Jalapeno Hand Roll ($3), Edamame Hummus ($3), Crispy Chicken with Cilantro Aioli ($4), and Albacore Salsa Sushi Roll ($5). Five dollar drinks include: Peach Saketini, Fuji Apple Martini, and Raspberry Lemon Drop. 8445 West 3rd St., Los Angeles, CA 90048. 323-655-6767.

Photography provided by Claire Thomas


Get a ‘Jumpstart’ on your bikini body at Shore Hotel

Shore Hotel in Santa Monica wants you to help you get in shape for the summer. The “Bikini Jumpstart” package offers: overnight accommodations, one-day cleanse with eight juices from Pressed Juicery, detoxifying body scrub and use of the Infrared Sauna at Tikkun Holistic Spa, map of Santa Monica with outlined walking and running trails. The package starts at $469 per night. Call 800-599-1515 to book. 1515 Ocean Ave., Santa Monica, CA 90401.