$1 Drinks for National Repeal Day & other Tasty Tuesday News Bites

Happy Repeal Day Angelenos! Today marks the 84th anniversary of the squelching of the the 18th amendment. So how do we celebrate in Los Angeles? With $1 drinks across the city (well, at least a bunch of bars owned by the 1933 Group).

In other food news, a new Hello Kitty Mini Cafe will open in Victoria Gardens giving away lots of super cute freebies and Pie Hole expands into Long Beach giving away pies and coffee as well.


The weekend will bring some delicious events your way like The Extreme Beer Fest Los Angeles, Primal Kitchen’s grand opening party and The NoMad Holiday Spectacular happening at The Walker Inn.

As always, enjoy the rundown of all the tasty news bites below, along with the best food events happening this week.

Bon Appétit!

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Image via Bigfoot West

Repeal Day Drink Specials (December 5)

The 1933 Group has made National Repeal Day drink specials an annual tradition, and this year is no different. $1 drinks (in a various forms at select times) will be available at each of nine Los Angeles establishments, including Thirsty Crow, Sassafras, La Cuevita and Highland Park Bowl drink up from 5 to 8 p.m. One drink at a time, while supplies last. Check out their Instagram post linking all the bars and their specials.

Oh, and here are a few other specials to keep in mind:

Brack Shop Tavern: Enjoy burlesque dancers, jazz music, and $5 Old Fashioned deals from 6 p.m. until midnight. Food specials include $6 deviled eggs, $10 shrimp cocktails, and $8 stuffed mushrooms.

Filifera: The rooftop bar and lounge located at the Hollywood Proper Residences, will be serving $5 Old Fashioned cocktails as well as $1 21st Amendment Lagers. Deals run 5 p.m. through 10 p.m.

Baran’s 2239: The South Bay bar will serve $5 Honest Abe Ciders from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m.

Prank: DTLA bar is serving $7 Old Fashioned and $7 Manhattan from 2 p.m. to noon.


Brief History About The Seventh Street Produce Market on KCRW’s Good Food

The Seventh Street Produce Market just celebrated it’s centennial in early November. Writer Jean Trinh recently made an appearance on Good Food to discuss the evolution of the historical market, the generations of vendors and how the market is becoming a favorite for regular grocery shoppers. Give it a listen here.


The Pie Hole Opens in Long Beach with Free Swag, Pie & Coffee

The Pie Hole will open a new Belmont Shore location in Long Beach this Saturday December 9 giving away merchandise, gift cards, free mini pies and coffee to the first 60 people in line. Doors open at 8 a.m. If you miss the 60 mark, you can order up some new pie flavors from the December menu, additions include: peppermint chocolate chip, pear cranberry double crust and a festive egg nog custard pie with gingersnap crust.


New Hello Kitty Cafe Debuts This Week

The Hello Kitty Mini Cafe will expanded into Victoria Gardens in Rancho Cucamonga this Friday December 8 providing guests with new seasonal treats, beverages and super adorable stocking stuffers. The grand opening will take place from Friday, December 8 through Sunday, December 10 with a complementary drink of choice and a small gift from the Hello Kitty Cafe for the first 50 customers each day. Hello Kitty Mini Cafe is located at the Victoria Garden Chaffey Town Square, 12505 N. Mainstreet, Rancho Cucamonga, CA 91739.

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Photo Credit: Hello Kitty Wines

But Wait There’s More Hello Kitty!

Looking for something cute for the wine lover in your life? A new addition to the Sanrio universe of products are Hello Kitty wines. Produced by Torti “L’Eleganza del Vino” Wines, the lineup includes an award-winning Pinot Noir (recipient of the prestigious Vinitaly 5 Star Wines award in 2017), a “Sweet Pink” blend, Sparkling Rosé, Pinot Nero Vinified in White, as well as a special edition Sparkling Rosé with limited edition packaging. Prices range from $24 up to $479 depending on the type of package. The limited edition Hello Kitty wines are available in several specialty wine stores and grocery stores in California and can be purchased online at hellokitty.swvino.com.


Food Events for this Week in L.A.

Tuesday December 5th, 2017

In anticipation of The NoMad opening in DTLA in January 2018, bar director Leo Robitschek, bar manager Dave Purcell and team will takeover the Walker Inn in Koreatown for The NoMad Holiday Spectacular. The holiday pop-up will offer a festive cocktail menu, featuring “Naughty” and “Nice” selections, candy cane piña colada or pumpkin-spiced Mai Tai anyone? Available every Sunday, Monday and Tuesday night through Tuesday December 19, the NoMad Holiday Spectacular experience will also include a few seasonal surprises to be revealed in the coming weeks.


Down some tacos, drink some locally brewed beers and test your trivia skills this Tuesday during Tacos & Trivia night at Angel City Brewery in DTLA.

Wednesday December 6th, 2017

Rustic Canyon will host a special dinner event with Stuart Brioza and Nicole Krasinski of Michelin-starred San Francisco eatery State Bird Provisions to celebrate the launch of their cookbook. For one night only, Brioza and Krasinski will prepare a menu of 12 to 15 dishes served family-style like Spicy yuba noodles with kimchi, crab & tomalley butter, “Ice cream” sandwiches and “World peace” peanut milk with muscovado. Tickets cost $125 a person and includes a signed copy of STATE BIRD PROVISIONS: A Cookbook.

Miracle on Santa Fe continues at Westbound now through December 31. The seasonal series will transform the craft cocktail bar into an over-the-top holiday extravaganza, complete with falling snow, specialty cocktails and a visit from Santa.

Every first and third Wednesday of the month, BEAR CITY brings free comedy and free pizza to Que Sera in Long Beach. FREE

Thursday December 7th, 2017

Celebrate the holidays during Plactica y Pruebas: The History of Chocolate at LA Plaza De Culturas y Artes. Trace the history chocolate while enjoying authentic Aztec hot chocolate and champurrado.

Friday December 8th, 2017

Bottlefish celebrates their one year anniversary by offering $2 oysters and a complimentary half-bottle of champagne when diners order the grand raw bar platter from December 8-15. Bottlefish is also gifting half-bottles of brut with orders of their anniversary specialty dish of ROE caviar served with house-made chips, crème fraiche, chopped eggs and minced red onion.

Take a Downtown Los Angeles foodie walking tour and savor what the bustling neighborhood has to offer. The tour is three hours long, participants will stop at six popular spots to eat and the tour guide will take folks through the history of DTLA. Happening Friday through Monday.

Saturday December 9th, 2017

The Extreme Beer Fest Los Angeles is coming to DTLA’s California Market Center this Saturday with creative beers both local and international.

Chef-driven culinary concept Primal Kitchen is celebrating its grand opening this Saturday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at its first California location in Culver City. The event is open to the public and will include tastings of Primal Kitchen’s menu items, local vendor giveaways, raffle prizes and more. The first 50 attendees at the event will receive free gift bags.

Experience the food and culture of East Hollywood’s ethnic neighborhoods through a four hour foodie tour this Saturday.


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