WEST HOLLYWOOD: The annual Hungry Cat Crabfest is loads of fun, so we have high hopes for the Lucques annual barbecue. We don't know the exact menu, but heard something about pork ribs, lamb ribs, corn bread, greens and other sides, plus specialty cocktails, and bluegrass and country music (not live, just for ambience). Reservations go fast, call now. $45 per person. Sunday, August 10, 1pm-10pm. [EaterWire]
BEVERLY HILLS: The Fourth of July barbecue went off without a hitch at the Roof Garden Bar & Restaurant at the Peninsula hotel, so they're making it a regular deal throughout the summer. A prix fixe menu features things like tomato and fresh mozzarella salad, entrees like whole lobster or jerk rib-eye steak prepared on the outdoor grill, sides, and banana splits for dessert. Sunset views and summer night skies come gratis. $55 per person (extra for the lobster); Sat-Sun, 4pm-9pm.