Best Of LA: Week Of May 12

May 12, 2014 5:00 AM

(credit: Kabuki Restaurants)

(credit: LA Vegan Beer and Food Fest)

(credit: LA Vegan Beer and Food Fest)


Spring is in the air and this week is full of great activities. From wine pairings to a day out at Grand Park where you can peruse the food vendors, artisans and farmers, you’re sure to have a great week with the best LA has to offer.

(credit: Adoteca)

(credit: Adoteca)


Monday, May 12

Adoteca
11712 San Vicente Boulevard
Brentwood, CA 90049
(310) 826-9222
www.adotecabrentwood.com

Adoteca has joined forces with three Italian wineries from the Piedmont region to feature a series of wine-paired, prix fixe menu dinners. The second dinner in the series is a five-course meal created by Executive Chef Antonio Murè and Chef Alberto Lazzarino and paired with Marco Bonfante wines. Dishes include Baby Arugula Dungeness Crab and Braised Fennel Salad, Pappardelle and Porcini Mushroom and Hare Ragout, Castlemango Cheese and Spinach Flan, Pan Seared Filet Mignon and White Chocolate Mousse Meliga. The cost is $85 per person, not including tax or gratuity, and runs from 5:30-10:30p. Reservations recommended.

(credit: Grand Park)

(credit: Grand Park)


Tuesday, May 13

Grand Park Marketplace
Grand Park
210 North Grand Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90012
www.grandparkla.org

If you still have not been down to Grand Park in DTLA, make the midday trip for the weekly market on the lawn. From 10am-2ppm, peruse the food vendors, artisans and farmers who help provide fresh food and fare to locals. Grand Park is conveniently located just off the Metro’s Red Line, so take advantage of public transportation for a quick and easy ride to the market.

(credit: Bar ONE)

(credit: Bar ONE)


Wednesday, May 14

Vinyl Wednesdays
Bar ONE
12518 Burbank Boulevard
North Hollywood, CA 91607
(818) 505-3870
www.bar1noho.com/

This one is for the old school music lovers who have collections of vinyl records on hand. Bar ONE invites you to bring your records and have them played for the crowd. Music, new friends, drink specials – it’s a win for all. Enjoy happy hour specials from 6-9pm as well, and kick back with the other locals.

(credit: Kabuki Restaurants)

(credit: Kabuki Restaurants)


Thursday, May 15

Spring 2014 Sake Tour
Kabuki
1545 North Vine Street
Hollywood, CA 90028
(323) 464-6003
www.kabukirestaurants.com/

From 6:30-9p, Kabuki will host the Hollywood stop of its Spring Sake Tour. Led by Master Sake Sommelier Yuji Matsumoto, guests will sample several sakes, Kawaba beer and Ginza No Suzume shochu, as well as several paired items from Kabuki’s menu. Attendees will also receive information regarding each sake on the evening’s tasting menu and will have a chance to purchase discounted bottles during the event. The cost is just $15.95 per person.

(credit: Ronys Photo Booth)

(credit: Ronys Photo Booth)


Friday, May 16

For the Record Live: Tarantino
DBA Hollywood
7969 Santa Monica Boulevard
West Hollywood, CA 90046
(323) 378-5953
www.fortherecordlive.com

The cast and crew behind For The Record Live have created a series of theatrical productions that combine the best scenes and music from a collection of modern day directors and producers. This current run is all about Quentin Tarantino, and the show includes many of his fans favorites – Pulp Fiction, Kill Bill, Reservoir Dogs, Jackie Brown, Death Proof, Inglorious Bastards and Django Unchained. DBA Hollywood is the new home for the show, and this space provides fully unobstructed views and a complete arena of action no matter where you sit. Doors open at 7pm, and the show starts at 8pm. Tickets are available online.

(credit: Bite at the Beach)

(credit: Bite at the Beach)


Saturday, May 17

Bite at the Beach
Manhattan Beach Studios
1600 Rosecrans Avenue
Manhattan Beach, CA 90266
(310) 545-5313
www.manhattanbeachchamber.com

The First Annual Bite at the Beach craft beer and food pairing event kicks off in partnership with the Manhattan Beach Chamber of Commerce. Adam Gertler, well-known for his time on The Next Food Network Star, will host and lead a day of panels with industry experts. Participating breweries and restaurants include Ballast Point, Firestone Walker, El Segundo Brewing, Stella Artois, Fishing with Dynamite, Simmzys, Fresh Brothers, Rock’n Fish and Tin Roof Bistro, to name a few. Proceeds from the event will benefit The Surfrider Foundation. The event runs from 2-7pm. Tickets are available online.

(credit: LA Vegan Beer and Food Fest)

(credit: LA Vegan Beer and Food Fest)


Vegan Beer & Food Festival
8950 West Sunset Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90069
www.veganbeerfest.com/

For the fifth year in a row, The Vegan Beer & Food Festival presented by Tony’s Darts Away, Quarry Girl and Nic Adler of The Roxy returns with more than 40 breweries and over 30 food vendors on hand. Participants include Golden Road Brewing, Stone Brewing, Smog City, Sierra Nevada, Seabirds Food Truck, Crossroads Kitchen, Gracias Madre, Shojin, Southern Fried Vegan and Follow Your Heart, to name a few. There will also be music from He’s My Brother She’s My Sister, Fathers & Suns, The Battlefield, Megan Jacobs and Heaps n Heaps. A portion of the event’s proceeds will benefit K-9 Connection. The event is 21+, and tickets are $50 for general admission, $80 for VIP and $30 for non-drinkers. Purchase tickets online.

(credit: Nancy Evans Dance Theatre)

(credit: Nancy Evans Dance Theatre)


Sunday, May 18

Nancy Evans Dance Theatre WORKS 2014
Porticos Art Space
James Methodist Church
2033 East Washington Boulevard
Pasadena, CA 91104
www.nancyevansdancetheatre.com

The Nancy Evans Dance Theatre will host the last of three shows for its Spring season concert, WORKS 2014, on Sunday evening. The troop will premiere four new works from company members and choreographers Katrina Amerine, Jenn Logan, Scot Tupper and Artistic Director Nancy Evans Doede, as well as witty pieces from Frit & Frat Fuller. Tickets are available online for $20 or $15 with a senior, student or DRC ID.

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Chrystal Baker is a freelance food and events contributor for CBS Los Angeles, Basil Magazine and Frugivore Magazine. She is the co-editor of a recipe blog, The Duo Dishes, and manages her own lifestyle and travel blog, Any and Everywhere.

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