Spago switches up their tasting menu
Beverly Hills icon Spago has turned on their fall tasting menu, which consists of nine courses and hits the wallet for $145, sans wine pairings. Yes, it’s still literally 100 degrees outside, but lamb chops and heartier fare are now on chef Lee Hefter’s menu.
Josiah Citrin's Charcoal still coming along
The Melissse chef talks about his casual concept Charcoal to the Times, hinting at a possible October arrival. There's also a bit more on the concept, which — as you might expect — involves lots of fire-intensive cooking and crave-worthy dishes.
Biancaniello back at Avenue 31
The intrepid barman returns to the glitzy section of the Sunset Strip with this white balsamic negroni and more. Apparently he’s slinging drinks himself from 6 p.m. to 11 p.m. tonight.
Yes, there’s a real Catalina Wine Mixer
No longer just a part of that Will Ferrell movie Step Brothers, the Catalina Wine Mixer is real, and it’s here. Well, it’s on September 13, but you should start making plans now to go, if you’re so inclined. Apparently the Dan Band will be there, plus — you know — wine and stuff.
Happy hour hits The Bellwether
Studio City’s The Bellwether seems to be fitting in nicely, and so to give back to the Valley community that surrounds it they’re kicking off happy hour, weekdays from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. That equals $5 beer, $9 on-tap wine, and $9 tap cocktails to boot.
Night + Market gets into the Copenhagen game
Much like everyone else, Kris Yenbamroong has been eyeing Copenhagen as a culinary destination. So why not bring his talents (that being street-level casual Thai food) to the Nordic city, in the form of a one-day taco pop-up at former Noma pastry chef Rosio Sanchez’s new city market spot Hija de Sanchez? Sounds like a win-win.