Happy Mardi Gras and Fat Tuesday!
We’ve got the scoop on where to drink lots of daiquiris and rum on the cheap and where to get traditional eats like King Cake, jambalaya and beignets.
The food party also goes well into the weekend when a Tater Tots & Beer Festival takes over the La Brea Tar Pits this Saturday.
And on Sunday, foodies who also love to work out, can sign up for the Champagne Runch a 5K run that concludes with a five-course brunch menu.
Last but not least, if you find yourself craving Cuban you should check out our latest article on where to find the best Cuban in L.A. Speaking of which…
Where is the best Cuban food in Los Angeles?
We set out to answer that question in our recent post Spots for the Best Cuban in L.A. Turns out great Cuban food can be found in several neighborhoods from the South Bay to Downey and even the Valley.
Tater Tots + Beer = Best Festival Ever
The Tater Tots & Beer Festival comes to the La Brea Tar Pits and Museum on Saturday, March 4 for the best sampling of domestic, imported, and crafted beers paired with mouth-watering tater tot creations. Tickets cost $25 – $75 a person.
Where to drink for Fat Tuesday/Mardi Gras
Tiki No gets festivities with Mango and Lime Daiquiris, New Rleans’ own Bayou (Rum) Mardi Punch, and FREE King Cake! Say the secret word “PUNCH” to get drinks mentioned for $6.
Caña Rum Bar starts their celebration at 9 p.m. which will include beads, masks, $5 daiquiris, hurricanes, and more.
The Federal Bar in North Hollywood will be running beer specials by Abita Beer, including their Mardi Gras Bock for just $5. Food specials include jambalaya and beignets. Tuesday Night resident Randy Emata will also be playing a free jazz show starting at 9:30 p.m. in the lounge.
The Darkroom will whip up their signature King Cake for $5 a slice. The bar will also feature zydeco music and New Orleans jazz all day.
A Run + Champagne = Runch!
If food and fitness are a perfect pairing to you then we’ve got an event you absolutely have to attend. It’s called Champagne Runch and it takes place this Sunday, March 5. Runners participate in a 5K at Orange County Great Park in Irvine and are treated to a delicious brunch spread after the run. The post-race brunch includes a five-course prix-fixe meal (featuring five signature dishes from five restaurants beloved by local foodies), along with a complimentary glass of champagne or a mimosa. FYI there’s even a donut station! Ticket cost $85 a person.
Got a special surprise for all our runners joining us for Runch 2 this year! We've added another one of our favorite restaurants to our brunch lineup and they'll be serving one of their signature dishes for all our runners! Can anyone guess who it is by some of these delicious menu items??? 😏 #foodie #cheatmeal #reward
Yamashiro’s New Late Night Happy Hour
Yamashiro in Hollywood just launched a late night happy hour menu, offering $7 drinks and bites every Monday through Thursday from 9 p.m. till closing.
Best thing we ate this week
The famous garlic chicken from Versailles while “researching” for our round up of Best Cuban in L.A. The chicken is always juicy, the tang from the lemon garlic sauce is addictive and the traditional sides of black beans, rice and plantains make this meal a wining combination.