Cupcake War winner Annette Starbuck to open storefront

The Goodie Girls set to open November 20 in Glendale, CA

The goodies are here! Brought to you by the Goodie Girls and Cupcake Wars Season 3 winner, Annette Starbuck opens her Los Angeles storefront in Glendale, CA on Sunday, November 20th. The grand opening event will include live music, savory appetizers, a chocolate photo-booth, and of course Goodie Girls cupcake samplings. The first 75 lucky guests will receive a complimentary gift bag including products from NuBar, Soap Cafe, and a Cake Up from the Goodie Girls to name a few. Read More

Little Dom’s serving up holiday desserts, Malibu and Wine offers Thanksgiving menu to-go and more!

Gearing up for the holiday

The Deli at Little Dom’s in Los Feliz is serving up a holiday dessert menu from Apple Pecorino Cheese Crostata for $36, Spiced Pepita Brittle (4 oz. container) for $3.95 to Pumpkin Cheesecake with Rum Raisin Glaze for $36. Order must be placed by November 22.

Magnolia Bakery in West Hollywood is baking up specialty treats like pumpkin spice cake, dried cranberries and aromatic spices with caramel cream cheese frosting (3-layer 6” or 3-layer 9” $36/60) plus pumpkin Spice Whoopie Pie for $3 and single thick slice of double crust apple, Black Bottom Pecan or Pumpkin Pie for $24. Order must be placed by November 20.

Malibu and Vine Bar & Grille in Malibu is offering a ‘Thanksgiving To Go’ menu for $24 per person with a four person minimum. Inquire about the 6 bottle $125 wine pairing option that is available. Order must be placed by November 20 and pick up is November 23 from 12 PM – 6 PM. Call 818-889-6086 to place an order. Read More

Dripp coffee shop announces opening

Dripp, a new boutique coffee bar is opening in Chino Hills later this month. Coffees from a slow drip bar will be complimented with ice cream sandwiches. The coffee selection comes from around the world and they grind all their beans fresh, manually pull all shots, handcraft every espresso drink, and hand drip to order every cup of coffee.

Mr. C’s new Italian tapas and cocktails menu, Tar & Roses opening plans

Mr. C Beverly Hills, new Italian tapas and cocktails menu starts at 5 PM with a selection of three “Cicchetti” appetizers or four varieties of cheeses and charcuteries for $35 per person, which includes an “Aperitif” drink.

Chef Andrew Kirschner‘s new neighborhood restaurant Tar & Roses, Santa Monica, plans to open in late November or December is described as “at once rustic and elegant, simple and complex, masculine and feminine.” Read More

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TAKE A BAO’s Halloween debut, Wirtshaus’ one-day 4 course prixe fixe menu

TAKE A BAO in Studio City opened for business yesterday serving Asian and French fusion cuisine under Executive Chef Gavin Portsmouth’s tutelage.

Wirtshaus on La Brea is having another German food pairing event on Tuesday, November 8, 2011 for $45 per person. Two seatings available at 7 PM and 9 PM. Read More

L.A.’s popular beer garden returns for the winter, Ellen DeGeneres to open vegan restaurant and more!

ColLAboration, L.A.’s popular pop-up craft beer garden is back with a “ColLAboration Winter Wonderland Craft Beer Garden” event on Saturday December 3 from 12 PM – 5 PM. The event will will be held at the newly opened Golden Road Brewing in Atwater Village. $15 for membership glass, beer tokens and food from local eateries available for purchase.

The Hollywood Report reports Ellen DeGeneres and Portia de Rossi is set to open an animal-product free restaurant with menu by chef Tal Ronnen, somewhere on Ventura Blvd. in the Valley.

The 3rd Annual Santa Monica Pub Crawl is set for Saturday, December 17. Crawlers are encouraged to dress in ‘Santa/Holiday’ attire. $10 for entrance fee.

El Carmen in L.A. is celebrating “Dia de los Muertos” on November 2 from 8 PM – 2 AM with drink specials including El Carmen’s Classic Margaritas for $5. Guests are encouraged to be in their “Dia de los Muertos” costumes. Dj Garron Gash will be spinning live.

Photo: the grand opening of Golden Road Brewing

Tony’s Darts Away to open for brunch, Umami Burger to expand, and more!

Tony’s Darts Away in Burbank will offer brunch at 10 AM with breakfast items starting October 29 at their newly opened 14-seat patio. Breakfast items will be available until supplies run out.

Umami Burger plans to open up two new locations in Hermosa Beach and Laguna Beach by the end of 2011.

Yxta Cocina Mexicana in downtown Los Angeles is throwing a Dia De Los Muertos event from 9 PM – 1 AM offering $3 tacos, $5 margaritas and $6 martinis.

Barlo Kitchen + Cocktail now open, Mezze launching dinner service on Sun. and more!

Barlo Kitchen + Cocktail at the Erwin Hotel in Venice Beach is now open for breakfast and dinner.

Ventura County Winery Association is having their month-long “Harvest Passport” event. The “passport” works like a punch card and passport holders will get to sample 5-wine flights at six different wineries during November. Each “passport” cost $35 and will receive 10% off their wine purchase for that day.

Mezze in West Hollywood is launching dinner service on Sundays.

Taberna Mexicana in Beverly Hills is offering $3 dollar beer, wine and margaritas, happy hour specials from Monday 3 PM until the football game ends, Tuesday through Saturday from 3 PM – 8 PM and all day Sunday.

SOL Mexican Cocina in Newport Beach is offering half-off bottles of wine every Monday from 4:30 PM to close with any food purchase throughout November.

Photo: Barlo Kitchen + Cocktail at the Erwin Hotel in Venice Beach, CA