Deals & Events

LA Dining Deals and Events, Feb. 24-Mar. 2

By Lesley Balla  |  February 24, 2014
Credit: Sushi Roku

Monday, February 24
If you want to sample some great sakes, check out Sushi Roku on Monday nights. Curated by the in-house certified sake sommelier, Eiji Mori, every bottle is half-price, so there's more room in the budget to try things like Miyasaka Yawaraka, a soft, delicate, slightly sweet rice wine, or IDG’s own brew, Katana Aizu. The offer is good at the West Third Street location only (8445 W. 3rd St.; 323-655-6767).

Tuesday, February 25
Every Tuesday this month chef David LeFevre and his crew have been serving a different clam chowder at Fishing With Dynamite, leading up to today, National Clam Chowder Day. The special flavor will be grilled tomato Manhattan clam chowder served for $9 a bowl. Don't fret if you can't go in: the creamy New England-style clam chowder is always on the menu at his Manhattan Beach restaurant (1148 Manhattan Ave.; 310-893-6299).

Wednesday, Februay 26
Taste imported wines from around the world at the International Food & Wine Festival at the Hyatt Regency Century Plaza today, including top contenders from France, Italy, Spain, Portugal, Israel, New Zealand and California. In addition to as many sips as you want, snacks are provided by Tierra Sur at Oxnard's Herzog Cellars. Tickets are $125 per person; get them here. 6-9 PM (2025 Avenue of the Stars).

Thursday, February 27
Chef Giselle Wellman leads a cooking class of Petrossian's best recipes at a demo and dinner in West Hollywood. Learn the secrets behind the popluar egg royale, caviar salad, caviar pasta, blinis with caviar and more. The class and five-course dinner are $99 per person. Reservations are required and can be made by calling the restaurant (321 N. Robertson Blvd.; 310-271-6300).

Friday, February 28
Check out the new seasonal and classic cocktails at Hollywood's Wood & Vine. Sip new things like the Thai Massage, a kicked up gimlet with gin, lemongrass, kaffir lime, vanilla bean, lime and mint; the Above the Clouds, made with rum, blood-orange-cinnamon reduction, bitters and ginger foam; and the Southern Sour, a bourbon drink with Applejack, tangerine, rhubarb syrup, Angostura and egg whites. Late-night happy hour is a good time to stop in (especially if you're at the Pantages across the street): cocktails are only $5 between midnight and 2 AM on Friday and Saturday nights (6280 Hollywood Blvd.; 323-334-3360).

Saturday, March 1
The Mardi Gras celebration starts today at Short Order at the Original Farmers Market. Today through Sunday brunch specials include shrimp and grits, and there are cocktail specials through Tuesday, March 4. Sip on Sazeracs, Viuex Carres and French 75s for $11 a pop (6333 W. 3rd St.; 323-761-7970).

Sunday, March 2
Tonight is Hollywood Prom, aka The Oscars, the night when the biggest stars don their best and head to Hollywood for the Academy Awards ceremony, broadcast and after parties. If you’re like us and not walking the red carpet - you'll never get a limo anyway - grab some take-out from places like the Larder at Burton Way, any Lemonade or Joan's on Third and your favorite bottle of bubbly to toast the winners.