A change in weather means a transition in menus across Los Angeles. Cravings shift towards comfort foods, savory things and seasonal delights, and there’s plenty to choose from. Get a taste of “Uni Thursdays” at The Mar Vista, order up a big bowl of Pappardelle Lamb Ragu at Ray’s & Stark, and if your’e truly taken by the Thanksgiving spirit, try the Salted Caramel Turkey ice cream at Salt & Straw.
This week there’s also a number of drinking events happening around town. DTLA’s Baldoria will host a rye tasting night, there’s trivia night at Eagle Rock Brewery and unlimited pours of sangria over the weekend at numerous brunch spots.
On Friday French Dip purveyors Cole’s celebrate their 109th year in business with a special gala. For one night only, Chefs Neal Fraser of Redbird and Christian Page of Cassell’s Hamburgers will collaborate on an unforgettable menu you won’t want to miss.
As always, enjoy the rundown of all the tasty news bites below, along with the best food events happening this week.
The Mar Vista Launches Weekly Specials & Saturday Brunch
The Mar Vista just launched three big specials. “Uni Thursdays” will present rotating dishes using Santa Barbara sea urchin like uni deviled eggs and uni pasta. “Spiny Lobster Fridays” will serve the local lobster in a variety of ways like a Lobster Dynamite and ravioli. Lastly, Mar Vista now offers “Brunch Saturdays” complete with live art, music, mimosas, and solid eats like their bacon & egg hot pot. The specials will all run till the end of the year.
Where To Score Bottomless Sangria During Brunch
Looking for bottomless options outside of mimosas? LA Weekly recently put out a list of Top 5 Bottomless Sangria Brunches in L.A. The list includes Vintage Enoteca, Tortilla Republic, all three Kronfli Brother restaurants and more.
Ray’s & Stark Bar New Fall Dishes
Ray’s & Stark Bar just released new fall dishes by Executive Chef Fernando Darin. Highlights include comforting Pappardelle Lamb Ragu, Roasted Eggplant Vadouvan Risotto, Roasted Quail and Loup de Mer, a Mediterranean sea-bass.
Sunday Night Seafood Dinner at Lost at Sea
Lost at Sea located in the city of Pasadena just launched a Sunday Prix Fixe Dinner focused on seafood. The menu will feature classic and seasonal dishes for $35 a person from 5:30 p.m. to close every Sunday.
New flavors launch tomorrow! Pop by any of our shops for a taste of Thanksgiving's table turned into 5 incredible ice cream flavors. We've recreated your favorite holiday dishes as a delightful 5-course meal of fantastic frozen treats. Bring a friend and join our family as we pass them around the table: Sweet Potato Casserole with Maple Pecans, Buttered Mashed Potatoes & Gravy, Apple Cranberry Stuffing (PDX), Persimmon Walnut Stuffing (LA & SF), Salted Caramel Thanksgiving Turkey, and Spiced Goat Cheese & Pumpkin Pie (pictured here). You'll definitely want to try them all!
Salt & Straw’s New “Thanksgiving Dinner of Ice Cream” Series
Love Thanksgiving? Head to Salt & Straw for ice cream flavors like Salted Caramel Thanksgiving Turkey, Sweet Potato Casserole with Maple Pecans, Spiced Goat Cheese & Pumpkin Pie and Buttered Mashed Potatoes & Gravy. For every pint of Thanksgiving-inspired flavors purchased, the creamery will donate a pint to the Los Angeles Regional Food Bank.
Food Events for this Week in L.A.
Tuesday November 7th, 2017
MUNCHIES will celebrate the launch of their new cookbook, MUNCHIES: Late-Night Meals from the World’s Best Chefs this Tuesday at The Ace Hotel. Guests will nosh on eats from Sqirl, Guisados, Guerilla Tacos, Amis, and My Two Cents. Tickets cost $55 and includes a copy of the cookbook.
Watch Doctor Who with your fellow Whovians this Tuesday night at Fox & Hounds. They’ll be showing the Eleventh Doctor episode “The God Complex” on every TV and two big projectors inside and outside. Drink special password is “TARDIS” and gets you $4 draft beer and $1 off wine and well drinks.
There’s a Rye Heritage Seminar & Tasting happening at Baldoria this Tuesday. In honor of Rye Heritage Month guest will sip from St. George Dry Rye Gin, Few Spirits, Pikesville, Rittenhouse Rye, WhistlePig Rye, and Widow Jane.
Mr. C Beverly Hills extends their popular Poolside Cinema series into fall every Tuesday evening, from October 10 through November 21. Visit the gorgeous yacht-inspired pool deck where you’ll ensconce yourself in a lounge chair for a film and elevated bites under the stars. The series continues with a screening of First Wives Club.
Wednesday November 8th, 2017
Every second and fourth Wednesday of the month is trivia night at Eagle Rock Brewery. Bonus! It’s hosted by a real life rocket scientist.
Thursday November 9th, 2017
VegFest heads to USC this Thursday, the vegetarian and vegan festival will include free food from a number of food trucks, carnival games, a bounce house, sustainability booths, and henna/glitter tattoos and more. Admission is free to this event
Friday November 10th, 2017
Cole’s 109th anniversary gala dinner prepared by chefs Neal Fraser of Redbird and Christian Page of Cassell’s Hamburgers. Tickets include French dips, roasts of lamb and salmon plus two cocktails from Cole’s and The Varnish. Entertainment includes live jazz music and the “World’s Largest Old Fashioned” featuring Penny Pound Ice. The cost is $70 per person.
Saturday November 11th, 2017
The Tropicália Music & Taco Festival happening at The Queen Mary is a one-day festival offering multiple music stages and unlimited taco samplings. Tickets start at $85 for general admission and go up to $150 for VIP.
Sunday November 12th, 2017
The L.A. Tofurky Trot returns to Griffith Park this Sunday with a family-friendly 5K run/walk followed by a delicious vegan food festival. Vendors include Ripple Foods, Taqueria La Venganza, Charlie’s Brownies, Pies by Domoníc and many more. All runners will also receive a swag-filled Tofurky tote bag.