Food Drink Report

Summer Rose Special at Monsieur Marcel


Join Monsieur Marcel in Los Angeles, CA for the Summer Rose Special priced at $12.50 per guest at the Original Farmers Market location only, day or night. This deal includes:

– Monsieur Marcel Malbec Rose 2011 Pays D’Oc
– Cuvee du Golf de Saint Tropez Cotes-de-Provence 2011
– Tavel Vignobles du Soleil 2010
– A selection of Monsieur Marcel brand tapenades, including Black Olive, Caponata & Lemon Artichoke

6333 W. 3rd Street, Los Angeles, CA 90036.

Savory ice creams

Cot dangit, it's hot

Lobster Ice Cream

Just as we silly Californian’s thought we had narrowly escaped the summer scorchers, August has brought on the usual heat wave. Cool down with a different type of frozen treat – the savory kind.

  • Lobster Ice Cream at Cousins Maine Lobster   –  butter lobster wrapped in rich vanilla ice cream for a sweet and salty combination. 
  • Spiked Gelato at Enoteca Drago –  enjoy boozy gelato served in Earl Grey Fennel Gin and Espresso Downtown Brown Ale flavors.
  • Porc Phat at L.A. Creamery –  Bacon and ice cream – Iberico lardo, sweet Asian pears, hazelnuts, and pure mint gel. ‘Nuff said.
  • Black Sesame at Sweet Rose Creamery – Black Sesame Ice Cream made with Meiji Tofu soy milk

Photo Courtesy of Cousins Maine Lobster – Lobster ice cream

Whiskey Night at Mohawk Bend


summer cocktails

Join Mohawk Bend in Los Angeles, CA for Bowen Whiskey Night tomorrow, Thursday August 2nd!  Enjoy cocktail specials featuring Bakersfield-made Bowen’s Whiskey and pairings from Chef Mike Garber ($9-$12). Read More

Celebrate National Tequila Day!

July 24th

Casa Vega_Margarita rim

There seems to be a national holiday for everything now a days and tequila is certainly no exception. In honor of the beverage we love to regret, celebrate National Tequila Day on Tuesday, July 24th with these establishments.

Casa Vega: Mention National Tequila Day to your server and get the signature Casa Vega Margarita for $4.95. 13301 Ventura Boulevard  San Fernando Valley, CA 91423

Tortilla Republic: Celebrate all day at Tortilla Republic with $5 house margaritas. 616 North Robertson Boulevard  West Hollywood, CA 90069 

M.B. Post:Enjoy the Rayo Verde – Tru IXA Organic Tequila, Blackberry, Lime, and Ginger for $12. 1142 Manhattan Ave., Manhattan Beach, CA 90266

Wood & Vine: Enjoy the Kick and a Kiss – Azul Blanco Tequila, Strawberry, Jalapeno, Combier, and Aperol for $12. 6280 Hollywood Boulevard  Los Angeles, CA 90028

City Tavern: Enjoy the White Sand Beaches – Tres Sietes Tequila, Summer Fruit, Soda Water, and Lime Zest  for $10. 9739 Culver Boulevard  Culver City, CA 90232

Cecconi’s West Hollywood: Enjoy the Jalisco Sour – Siete Leguas Reposado Tequila, Lemon, Agave, Egg White, and Mole Chocolate Bitters  for $12. 8764 Melrose Avenue, Los Angeles , 90069


DineLA Restaurant Week summer edition

kicking off July 16th


Debuting its first summer restaurant week, dineLA begins filling our bellies with prix fixe menus throughout Los Angeles from July 16th – 27th. Angelenos have the opportunity to enjoy meals by LA’s hottest chefs and over 250 delicious eateries with change to spare. New to the dineLA program are A-Frame, Blue Cow Kitchen & Bar, Farmshop, Mo-Chica, Post and Beam, and Wirthaus. While lunch menus run at $15/$20/$25, dinner runs at $25/$35/$45. To make your reservations now and view a full list of participating restaurants, visit

Photo Credit: Gary Leonard


New at Post & Beam

Happy Hour, Garden Pizza, and Sunday brunch


Join Post and Beam in Baldwin Hills, CA for exciting new programs from Happy Hour to Sunday Brunch. Happy Hour, running Monday – Friday from 5-7PM, will be offering $6 Well Drinks, $6 House Red or White Wine, and a weekly changing $6 Grilled Cheese special. Can’t make it on a week night? Join Post and Beam for Sunday brunch from 11:30AM-3:30PM, serving up garden-infused cocktails ($10), Soft Shell Crab and Bacon Grits with shellfish butter, Huevos Rosalia – crisp tortilla, black eye pea-smoked bacon stew, sunny-side eggs, and salsa; and more. If you’re looking for a dish with fresh ingredients, look no farther than the Garden Pizza ($12-14) using ingredients grown in the on-site garden. With a rotating variety, this week’s pizza features Shaved Zucchini, Roasted Red Peppers, and Pineapple Mint. 3767 Santa Rosalia Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90008

Photo Credit: Vanessa Stump

P’tit Soleil in Joins Westwood

Intimate bar with poutine opening July 4th


Westwood, CA welcomes the addition of P’tit Soleil, a Quebecois restaurant and bar adjacent to Cafe Soleil. Read More

Natural and biodynamic wine focused dinner series at Papilles

Second dinner installment tomorrow


Join Papilles for a special dinner tomorrow night, Wednesday, June 27th, for the second installment of dinners featuring all natural and biodynamic wines. With the collaboration of Santos Uy, Chef Tim Carey, and wine distributor Amy Atwood, this weeks dinner will showcase wines of Frank Cornelissen paired with a 4 course market fresh dinner ($69/person). Reservations are recommended. 6221 Franklin Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90028

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Taco Tuesdays at Ion Rooftop Bar & Lounge

Hello summer


Join Ion Rooftop Bar & Lounge at the JW Marriot at L.A. Live for Taco Tuesdays from 5PM – 8PM  until September 4, 2012. Feel the warmth of the summer sun while perched on the rooftop, Downtown L.A. style, with gourmet tacos and drinks poolside. Read More

Food Drink Report

Pop-up Pizza Tuesdays at Lexington Social House


Starting Tuesday, June 12th, actor and guest chef Adam Tomei will be serving up specialty pizzas at Lexington Social House in Hollywood, CA for Pop-up Pizza Tuesdays! Read More

Food Drink Report

Tiki Food and Drink Tasting Class at Public School 612

Public School 612

Public School 612 in Downtown Los Angeles is hosting a Tiki Drinks class to kick off the summer on June 26th at 7 PM. This island themed event will showcase tropical dishes such as Spam Nigiri, Poke Coconut, Loco Moco and Pork Belly Poi paired with cocktails such as the Zombi, Singapore Sling and Mai Tai. Space is limited; purchase your tickets($40/person) presale and receive a $10 promotional card to used at a later date. 612 S. Flower St, Los Angeles, CA 90017

Summer Menu at Fig & Olive

Farmers market inspired


Ringing in the summer, Chef Pascal Lorange of Fig & Olive Melrose Place in West Hollywood, introduces his fresh new summer menu. Offering dishes exclusive to the West Hollywood location, Chef Lorange’s menu is inspired by the fresh and beautiful produce available at the farmers market. As the Fig & Olive continues to boast of its use of olive oil rather than butter and cream, here are a couple of the 22 new dishes featured in the bright new summer menu.

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Father’s Day Round up

Honoring the 2nd half of your genetic make up

Father's Day Prime Rib - Cecconi

Comparable only to Chuck Norris and the Most Interesting Man in the World, dad kicks ass and takes names.  Here’s our Father’s Day round up in honor of this glorious man:  Read More

Japanese Beer Garden at Chaya Downtown



Join Chaya Downtown in DTLA for the return of its Japanese Beer Garden weekdays from 4PM – close, now until Friday, August 31st. Available in the outdoor patio are the Yakitori Skewers – Bacon Wrapped Date, Beef Tongue, Short Rib, Shrimp, or Shiitake grilled to order; hot and cold Izakaya fare – Grilled Corn with Feta Cheese, Garlic Fried Soft Shell Shrimp with Chipotle Miso, Spicy Tuna & Shishito Pepper Tempura, “Mozuku” Somen Noodle, Baked Half Shell Scallop with Soy Butter and Wasabi, and Tofu “Hiyayakko” medley with Chicken Miso; and of course pitchers of specialty Japanese Biiru such as Kirin Beer, housemade Sake Sangria, a Sake Flight, and award-winning premium Japanese whiskeys. 525 S. Flower Street, Los Angeles, CA 90017

Celebrate National Burger Day at Burger Lounge

FREE Burger MAY 28TH


In celebration of National Burger Day, the Burger Lounge in West Hollywood is offering 1 free burger per patron until close Monday May 28th. This eco-conscious burger joint is offering all of their burgers, including the 100% grass-fed beef Lounge Burger, Wild Salmon Burger, Free-Range Turkey Burger, and Quinoa Veggie Burger in this promotion.  8539 West Sunset Boulevard, West Hollywood, CA 90069

New at WP24

Now available

WP24 Dessert Cart

 WP24 at the Ritz Carlton at L.A. Live has launched its new spring programs for Angelenos to enjoy. From 5PM – 7PM daily, guests can enjoy the “Four for $24” in the WP24 lounge. Offering a rotating tasting menu of WP24’s dim sum style dishes,  Chef John Lechleidner offers items such as the Peking Duck Roll with House Special Hoisin Glaze, Pork Belly Bao Bun with Chinese Honey-Garlic Glaze, Chicken “Dan Dan” Dumplings with Ground Peanuts and Chili, and the Shrimp & Lobster Spring Roll with 10 Spice Honey dipping sauce for $24.

Also newly available is an elevated dim sum style dessert cart offered Monday-Saturday from 5 p.m. until close created by Pastry Chef Sally Camacho.  Chef Sally will showcase seasonal sweets including Cashew Crunch Chocolate Cremeux Verrine, market fresh fruit tarts, the Passion Fruit Vacherin Verrine with passion fruit curd, gingersnap crumbs, compressed pineapple, and meringue kisses;  and of course her signature, Ovaltine Dipped in Caramelia Chocolate. Conveniently available are also packaged pastries such as financiers, cashew toffee brittle, and house made fortune cookies. 900 West Olympic Boulevard  Los Angeles, CA 90015

Mother’s Day round up part 3

Still no reservation? Cutting it close aren't we?

Mother’s Day seems to have snuck up on you, but worry not, here is a third round up of ways to show mom you care, take your pick. Read More

Jazz Brunch at The Charleston

With bottomless mimosas

The Charleston in Santa Monica, CA has kicked off its very own Jazz Brunch with Chef Jet Tila’s twist on traditional brunch dishes to the sound of The Richard Glaser Band. Available on Saturdays & Sundays from 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m., some of Chef Tila’s menu items include the Short Rib Hash & Eggs with your choice of Eggs and Toast and the Bread Pudding French Toast made with Brioche Bread Pudding with Maple Syrup. Brunch cocktails include the Charlie Sheen Tiger Blood-y Mary – Vodka, Sambal Chili Sauce, Fire Roasted Tomatoes, Capers, and Pickles and of course, the Bottomless Mimosa – fresh squeezed Orange Juice and Champagne. 2460 Wilshire Blvd, Santa Monica, CA 90403