1) Grand Opening & One-Year Anniversary
When: 6 p.m. to 10 p.m., March 1
Where: Beachwood Cafe
What: Owner Patti Peck and Chef Minh Phan are celebrating the one-year anniversary of local favorite Beachwood Cafe in the Hollywood Hills. From 6-8 p.m. there are free passed apps, mocktails and cocktails while 8 - 10 p.m. will have a $30 tasting with the farm-to-table Spring menu on debut. The event is open to the public but RSVP is requested on their Facebook page.
2) L.A. Weekly's Plate
When: 12 - 5 p.m., March 3
Where: Peterson Auto Museum
What: The former Gold Standard event is now called Plate, the annual tasting event for the L.A. Weekly. Presented again at the Peterson Auto Museum, expect a lineup of great local restaurants and bars, including Allumette, Little Fork, Storefront, Guelaguetza, Little Dom's, Palsaik, and Eva. $95 for early VIP entrance from 12 - 1 p.m., and then $75 per person for admission afterwards. Tickets won't be sold at the door so order online.
3) Roxanna Jullapat Does Desserts and Wine
When: 3 p.m., March 3
Where: Silver Lake Wine
What: Pastry chef and co-owner of Cook's County, Roxanna Jullapat, is going to prove that pastry cooks know how to make a mean meal, not just desserts. The menu hints at farmers market ingredients, pretzels, beer, Dungeness crab on brioche, rillettes, and more to go along with wines by the glass. Just $20 a person, but reservations required.
4) Happy Hour Week
When: Starting March 1 through March 15
Where: Old Pasadena
What: A slew of restaurants and bars are hosting some special drink and food items around Old Pasadena for a two week Happy Hour special. Think $1 martinis at Equator, $2 beers at Pita Jungle and $3 sushi at Sushi Roku. There's live music at venues like POP Champagne Bar and Vertical Wine Bistro. This handy list has a full rundown of the locations and hours.
5) Half Off Bottles on Sundays
When: March 3
Where: Le Ka
What: Starting this Sunday, Financial District restaurant Le Ka is slashing prices on select bottles of wine in half, including a bottle of 2010 Broadside Cabernet from Paso Robles for $22.50, and a non-vintage Henriot Blanc de Blancs for $36.50. A pretty amazing deal for those looking to enjoy chef Remi Lauvand's global-inspired eats on the weekend.
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