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What You’re Eating: LA Beer Week

September 18, 2013 6:00 AM

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(credit: Marian Bacol-Uba)

(credit: Marian Bacol-Uba)

(credit: Marian Bacol-Uba)

(credit: Marian Bacol-Uba)

We have a lot of great restaurant specials and new menus for the next few weeks including a delicious new weekend brunch featuring lobster benedicts. We also can’t forget that LA Beer Week is coming up! Mark your calendars for Sept. 19 to 29 for these awesome events. For all you beer geeks and enthusiasts, we have a great roundup of beer and food specials as well as tap take-overs in this edition of our Restaurant Roundup. Below are some LA Beer Week Events but to get a full list visit: http://labeerweek.com/event.

(credit: Girasol)

(credit: Girasol)

Girasol

11334 Moorpark St
North Hollywood, CA 91602
(818) 924-2323
girasolrestaurant.com

Chef CJ Jacobson has launched a new rustic-refined weekend brunch menu. Stop by on Saturdays and Sundays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. for some seasonal dishes, incorporating locally-foraged ingredients to make delicious dishes such as the Strawberry and Bellwether Farms Ricotta Crepes and Maine Lobster Eggs Benedict.

(credit: Z'Tejas)

(credit: Z’Tejas)

Z’Tejas

3333 Bristol St, Ste 1876
Costa Mesa, CA 92626
(714) 979-7469
ztejas.com

From now until Sunday, Sept. 20, head over to Z’Tejas for their “End of Summer” happy hour special. HH hours are Mondays through Fridays from 3 to 7 p.m. and on the weekends from 2 to 6 p.m. They have $5 margaritas and many appetizer options ranging between $5 and $7. Try their catfish beignets for just $5.

(credit: Marian Bacol-Uba)

(credit: Marian Bacol-Uba)

The Mixing Room

JW Marriott @ LA Live
900 W Olympic Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90015
(213) 765-8800
www.ritzcarlton.com

There’s a new, alternative food and drink stop on your way to watch games at the Staples Center. Starting Oct. 7, The Mixing Room inside the JW Marriott will be serving street food-inspired quick eats and beer pairings will include locally-crafted beers from Angel City Brewery and Golden Road Brewery. All menu items are $8 and $12 with the beer tastings.

(credit: Lazy Dog Cafe)

(credit: Lazy Dog Cafe)

Lazy Dog Café

Multiple Locations
lazydogrestaurants.com

Lazy Dog celebrates Oktoberfest from now until Nov. 1, with an Old World vs. New World beer sampler featuring six beers from both local and international breweries. To match the occasion, Lazy Dog is preparing its own schnitzel made with a pretzel crust and served with German potato salad and green apple & Napa cabbage ‘krout.’

(credit: Oinkster)

(credit: Oinkster)

Oinkster

2005 Colorado Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90041
(323) 255-6465
theoinkster.com

On Sept. 21, Oinkster will celebrate with an Oinktoberfiesta! Relax in the patio beer garden and enjoy live music, a unique limited draft list, pitcher specials, big soft pretzels, salsa bar and Sonora-style, bacon-wrapped spicy Polish dogs.

(credit: Rose City Pizza)

(credit: Rose City Pizza)

Rose City Pizza

3588 Rosemead Blvd
Rosemead, CA 91770
(626) 280-8885
rosecitypizza.com

Throughout LA Beer Week, this pizzeria will host several tap takeovers with local breweries such as Hangar 24, Ohana Brew, Stone Brewing Company and many more.

(credit: Federal Bar)

(credit: Federal Bar)

Federal Bar

5303 Lankershim Blvd
North Hollywood, CA 91601
(818) 980-2555
thefederalbar.com

Over in San Fernando Valley on Sept. 25, their tap takeover guests include an evening with Firestone Walker. It will be a night of rare, barrel-aged beers and the release of Velvet Merkin. Selected food items will be prepared and there will also be a special guest appearance from Jeffers Richardson, the Director of Firestone Walker Barrelworks.

(credit: Boneyard Bistro)

(credit: Boneyard Bistro)

Boneyard Bistro

13539 Ventura Blvd
Sherman Oaks, CA 91423
(818) 906-7427
boneyardbistro.com

Love beers? Love whiskey? Love both? Well you can have both for Sunday Brunch on Sept. 25 at Boneyard Bistro. They are ending LA Beer Week with a bang! They are teaming up with Firestone Walker, Ballast Point and Deschutes to present a six-course beer brunch also paired with a whiskey.

Marian Bacol-Uba is the founder of www.culinaryescort.com, a boutique marketing and event planning agency specializing in Restaurants and Hospitality. You can follow her eating, imbibing and traveling adventures on www.marianthefoodie.com. Follow her on Twitter, Facebook & Instagram.

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