August 21 - August 27, 2014
LA Weekly Pancake Breakfast
LA Weekly Pancake BreakfastBinge on breakfast at the LA Weekly Pancake Breakfast ($40 general admission; $60 VIP admission) this Sunday. More than 30 L.A. eateries—Salt's Cure, Eggslut, East Borough, Good Girl Dinette to name a few—will be flipping pancakes in all of its various forms in one room. There'll be plenty of other bites for sampling, too, along with beer, wine and a Bloody Mary Bar and Mimosa Bar for brunch haters.
8/24, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., The Legendary Park Plaza Hotel, 607 S. Park View St., MacArthur Park
Share the Counter with Chef Ludo
Since its opening last year, Trois Mec has become a pinnacle of LA dining. Enjoy Chef Ludo Lefebvre's acclaimed creations from the best seats in the house at the chef's counter that offers a full view of the Trois Mec culinary team in action, only with your MasterCard®. Don't miss your chance to get LA's hottest culinary ticket, book now!
Barmen Julian Cox and Josh Goldman are opening a flagship bar-restaurant. The indoor-outdoor space (formerly Renee's Courtyard) in Santa Monica is saloon-inspired, complete with swinging doors and a vintage piano. There will be brunch and dinner, both featuring dishes with a Peruvian slant from former Paiche chef Richie Lopez (we're talking crudo, uni and lobster rice) and a list of whiskey-centric cocktails.
522 Wilshire Blvd., Santa Monica, 310-451-9341 or brilliantshine.com
This Saturday evening, take a walking tour of Downtown, one cocktail at a time. Acme's boozy bar crawl ($35 VIP admission) will sample different spirits—whether neat, on the rocks, shaken or stirred—and snacks at five watering holes. At the last stop, wind down (or up) with whiskey, Frito chili pie and a late-night '90s dance party. Acme Bar Crawl, Saturday, 8/23, 5:30 p.m. to 1:30 a.m., various locations, Downtown
Top toques honor culinary dame Nancy Silverton at an LA Food & Wine festival dinner ($350 per person) tomorrow night. The menu: five-courses with wine-pairings. The chefs: Joachim Splichal (Patina), Michael Tusk (Quince), Jonathan Waxman (Barbuto), Richard Reddington (Redd) and more. 8/22, 6:30 to 10:30 p.m., Vibiana, 214 S. Main St., Downtown