Mar 27, 2013

KCRW Pop-Up Party and Gallery

KCRW is hosting a party downtown this Saturday, March 30th.  It’s happening at Greenbar Distillery, which is Los Angeles’ first distillery since Prohibition.  It’s usually closed to the public, so this is a great opportunity to check it out. There will also be a gallery of photographs of musical artists who have visited the KCRW studios.

Greenbar will be providing the cocktails and music will be by KCRW DJs Dan Wilcox & Aaron Bryd.  There will be a bunch of food trucks to grab a snack and coffee by Caffe Luxxe

It’s happening 7pm-10pm.  Get location and other information here

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Mar 19, 2013

Tuesday at Tony’s

Tony’s Darts Away hosts Tuesdays at Tony’s where they spotlight a different craft brewery in California.  On Tuesday, March 18th there will be offering flights and full pours from Figueroa Mountain Brewing.  The owners
Jamie and Meighan Dietenhofer will be there in case you want to chat with them about their beer.

Check out all the info here:

 

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Mar 16, 2013

LA Beer Fest

LA Beef Fest is happening Saturday, April 6th.  Over 50 craft brewers take over the Paramount Studio Lot to provide you with unlimited beer.   The tickets are $40 and include unlimited tastings and parking.  There will also be music and a bunch of food trucks.

You can either get a ticket for noon-3pm or a ticket for 5pm-8p (Make sure to coordinate with friends so you don’t end up split up). There is also an after party at Wirsthaus. If you show your wristband, you get a free Bavarian pretzel.

All the info you need is here http://www.drinkeatplay.com/labeerfest/.  Get your tickets sooner rather than later as the event has been known to sell out.

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Oct 02, 2012

BAM Fest

BAM Fest stands for Beer, Art and Music, and it’s happening this Saturday, October 8th from 1-6pm.  Over 35 breweries will be there giving out unlimited tastings.  There’s live music, art galleries as well as open artist studios and food trucks galore.  So get ready to head over to Santa Monica because this event sounds amazing.

Tickets for the event are $40 presale and $45 at the door.  Pricey, but again it comes with UNLIMITED tastings.  Plus you get a snazzy tasting glass to take home if your drunk ass doesn’t drop it somewhere along the way.  

You can get tickets an all the info here.

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Sep 02, 2012

Target Free Holiday Mondays at LACMA

On certain Holiday Mondays, Target sponsors a free day at the LACMA museum.  If you were looking for an excuse to go, Monday would be the day.  If you haven’t checked out Metropolis II or Levitated Mass, go do it….immediately!  Also, they have a new exhibit I have yet to visit called “…Is James Bond,” which features the opening credits sequences for all twenty two James Bonds Films.  In fact if you are a big James Bond fan they are also screening two films back to back on Thursday September 6th.  (License to Kill at 7:30pm and Goldeneye at 10pm)

If you happen to take advantage of the free museum day, I would also recommend stopping by the newest cafe at LACMA, C&M (it stands for Coffee & Milk).  They serve Intelligentsia coffee, gourmet sandwiches, pies, and what I consider the biggest draw…spiked milkshakes!  They have two milkshake flavors that change daily and you can either get them with booze or without. More info here.

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Aug 29, 2012

GOOD Microbrew and Grill

When you drive past this place in Silverlake you’ll notice a giant sign with the word “GOOD.”  The sign’s pretty accurate. Good Microbrew and Grill is your typical bar/restaurant, but they have some pretty great deals. 

Wednesday is their “Mystery Beer” night starting at 6pm.  For the super reasonable price of $3 you get a plastic cup of beer.  After you finish drinking, you flip the cup over to find a number at the bottom.  They have a list posted of 10 or so beers with a corresponding number that lets you figure out what you just had.  It seems like a cheap and fun way to try some beers you might have otherwise passed up.  And $3 for a craft brew is pretty amazing.

Saturdays and Sundays from 9am-3pm is their brunch menu.  Besides your regular breakfast foods, they offer bottomless mimosas for $8.95.  I’ve actually taken advantage of this deal and I couldn’t even tell you how many I had because they were constantly being refilled, even before I finished.  Definitely worth checking it out and surprisingly not very crowded. 

They also have a bingo night on Thursday if you’re ever in a mood to let your inner granny out (which I always am).

Get all the info here.

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Aug 26, 2012

Mohawk Bend One Year Anniversary

Mohawk Bend is an awesome restaurant in Echo Park.  They always have live music, or some interesting event going on (the last time I was there was for the Five Second Film Festival).  It’s in a giant open space and has a ridiculous amount of craft beer options.  There are 72 taps and the list of what’s available is updated daily on their website.

It’s worth a visit any night of the week, but tomorrow especially.  In honor of their one year anniversary they are offering every table a free order of their most popular appetizer, buffalo-style cauliflower.  This normally goes for about $7, so it’s worth it to grab some food and a great beer and enjoy a free appetizer. 

The place is very vegan friendly , but they definitely have meat-y options as well for you carnivores out there. Burgers, pizzas, and lots of new and interesting things to try.  Full menu and more info here.

Photo courtesy of LA Weekly

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Aug 21, 2012

Spitz Los Feliz Grand Opening

I’ve wanted to hit Spitz in Little Tokyo for a while now.  The food is Mediterranean style and looks cheap. The vibe seems laid back and casual. The street cart fries are supposed to be a hot mess of deliciousness. But, mostly I wanted to check it out for their “DTLA Handshake,” which is a tall boy and a shot of whiskey for $9.  

Well, Spitz just opened up a Los Feliz location. This Thursday from 5pm-11pm stop by for their grand opening.  (I’d recommend going earlier to get some Happy Hour deals that end at 6pm).  They’ll be raffling off a bunch of free foods and drinks.  The main prize up for grabs is a $300 tab.  

Even without the raffle the new location has 2 open air patios, a suffleboard table, local craft beers on tap, and four different flavors of sangria.  Sounds like a good time and if you win the tab, just remember who sent you there. Location info here

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Aug 16, 2012

Hester Goes Hollywood

The Hester Street Fair is one of the most popular fashion events in New York City. The west side version is here with Hester Goes Hollywood.  This Saturday (August 18) promises to be an evening of food, clothing, crafts, and shopping.  There are tons of street vendors with handmade goods you won’t be able to find anywhere else. There will also be a craft beer garden and live music!

Their website has a list of every food truck and clothing vendor that’s going to be there.  It looks a bit on the hipster side of things, so get ready for all of the instagrams the following day.

The event is free and runs from 11am to 7pm. It’s in the Hollywood area (by Hollywood/Argyle). If for some reason you can’t make it, they have one last event this summer, “Goodbye Hollywood Blvd Music Festival” on Saturday, August 25th.  Same vendors and food trucks,  more live music.

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Aug 13, 2012

Tomato Battle Southern California

I noticed the Tomato Battle a while ago, but was a bit hesitant to blog about it due to the price ($50).  But I just saw a deal site that’s offering it for half off.  A bit more manageable price and definitely worth it for a weird event you’d probably not experience otherwise.

The battle is happening Saturday, August 25th in Irvine Lake (about an hour outside of Los Angeles)  The event starts around 1pm with live music and a costume contest. At 4pm the battle begins and you will get a chance to throw over 300,000 pounds of tomatoes. Afterward, you can wash up and hang around for more music, dancing, and a beer garden.   

Looks like an amazing time and a little taste of Tomatina for those of us who can’t make the trip to Spain.  

Info for the event is here.  But be sure to buy your tickets off this deal site to get it for $25. 

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