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LA Dining Deals and Events, June 9-15

By Lesley Balla
June 9, 2014
Photo by: Melisse

Monday, June 9
Bludso's Bar & Que now has happy hour Monday through Friday, whichmeans $3 PBR and Shiner Bock, $2 off all cocktails, and brisket or pulled pork sliders (one for $3 or three for $8). There are plenty of TVs to catch the NHL and NBA finals, too. 5-7 PM (609 N. La Brea Ave.; 323-931-2583).

Tuesday, June 10
It’s National Iced Tea Day! Go cool off with your favorite brews at your favorite coffeehouses. Places like Pasadaena’s Copa VidaLAMILL in Silver Lake and any of the Intelligentsias have great iced teas. If you're in Beverly Hills, there’s the American Tea Room and a new Teavana, the Starbucks-owned tea company.

Wednesday, June 11
To honor the Kings route to the Stanley Cup (Go, Kings, Go!), Tavern has a new daily happy hour from 3-7 PM in the bar to enjoy while watching the games. There are bunch of new food items like queso fundido with chorizo verde, fried oysters with buttermilk aioli, and fish tacos all priced $4-$13, plus $4 beer, $6 wines by the glass and $8 well cocktails (11648 W. San Vicente Blvd.; 310-806-6464).

Thursday, June 12
There are still tickets available for the Star Chefs Rising Stars Gala held at the Vibiana tonight. The chefs, sommeliers, mixologists and other culinary stars truly embody the LA food scene right now, including Niki Nakayama from N/Nkaka, bartender Devon Tarby from Honeycut and Ari Taymor of Alma. The winners will be there dishing up their best. 7-9:30 PM. Tickets are $95 for general admission and $125 for VIP (214 S. Main St.).

Friday, June 13
It's Friday the 13th, but with the Black Truffle Friday menu at Melisse, there is nothing but good luck to be had. Chef Josiah Citrin collaborates with Australian chef Peter Gilmore (from Quay in Sydney) on a five-course menu featuring freshly harvested truffles from Western Australia. There are two seating windows from 5:30-6:30 PM and 8:15-9:15 PM. Cost is $185 per person or $280 with wine pairings; reservations are required (1104 Wilshire Blvd.; 310-395-0881).

Saturday, June 14
Celebrate with Dad a day early at the CollaBREWtive Brunch featuring craft brewers working with local coffee roasters plus sweet and savory nibbles from some of LA's top chefs. Taking place at Tiato in Santa Monica, the whole shindig is pretty family friendly. Doors open at 11:30 AM for VIP guests and 12:30 PM for general admission. Tickets are $90 and $65, respectively; $30 for children ages seven-12; and free for kids six and under (2700 Colorado Ave.)

Sunday, June 15
It’s Father’s Day! Make plans to hang out your Dad or father figure in your life. Check back for a list of brunch specials, freebies and deals for the big guy.

Places Mentioned

Tavern Restaurant

Californian • Brentwood

Food24 Decor25 Service22 Cost$53
 
 
 
Lamill Coffee Boutique

Coffee Shop • Silver Lake

Food22 Decor21 Service18 Cost$23
 
 
 
Mélisse

French • Santa Monica

Food28 Decor26 Service27 Cost$121
 
 
 
Bludso's Bar & Que

Barbecue • Fairfax

Food25 Decor9 Service19 Cost$18
 
 
 
Copa Vida

Coffee Shop • Pasadena

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Intelligentsia Coffee Silver Lake Coffeebar

Coffee Shop • Silver Lake

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Tiato

Asian • Santa Monica

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Intelligentsia Coffee Pasadena Coffeebar

Coffee Shop • Pasadena

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Intelligentsia Coffee Old Town Coffeebar

Coffee Shop • Old Town

Food23 Decor18 Service21 CostM
 
 
 
 
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