Savor Los Angeles Redux Presents “Pairings!” on June 2, 2011

Spicy Crab Cakes from Starry Kitchen

With their debut event occurring last year, Savor Los Angeles will return next week and instead of focusing on the sweet, the emphasis will be on pairings. “BFFs” for the acronymically inclined.

They’ll feature eateries and vendors trending in the Hollywood, Silver Lake and Downtown areas like The Oaks Gourmet, Mas/Malo Restaurants, Starry Kitchen, Reservoir, Bangers and Smashed and Cast Iron Gourmet. Of course, The Farm of Beverly Hills also deserves a mention as the west-most representative of this culinary extravaganza.

Tickets start at $55 plus tax for tastes of all vendors, pre-event cocktails, Veev event cocktails, Zhena’s Gypsy Tea and Duvel beer. VIP will run you $85 and will get you a VIP gift bag, open bar and a special entrance. Fancy.

Proceeds from Savor Los Angeles will benefit CoachArt, which teaches art and athletic classes to children and adolescents with chronic illness. All paper- and plasticware at this event will be reusable or rapid biodegradable.

So there you have it: A tasting event in a posh, intimate Hollywood studio setting. I’ll see you there!

Thursday, June 2, 2011

7 – 10 PM

Tickets: $55 & $85 (VIP)

Savor Los Angeles
Siren Studios
1050 N. Orange Drive
Los Angeles, CA 90038

Malo Celebrates Mexico’s Independence Day With Specials

Spicy Cucumber Margarita

In celebration of Mexico’s Independence Day tomorrow, Malo in Silver Lake will be featuring specials both at the bar and for dinner. The limited edition menu is a great occasion to celebrate Mexico’s independence with some unique cocktails – or, if you prefer, beer and tequila and special dishes created just for the night.

If are vegetarian or have vegetarian friends, this is also a great spot. Get the chewy or regular chips to dip in all of their delicious salsas and their special-to-tomorrow “Ghost Chile” salsa to start – great for everyone. Then finish off with some refried bean tostadas or braised beef with chile and cotija cheese. The crabmeat dish also sounds rather divine!

Check below for the full menu:

Bar Specials:

El Valiente
Can of Tecate with a shot of Milagro Silver $6

El Grito de Delores (The Battle)
Strawberry Mint Margarita $11

La Guerra (The Figther)
Cactus Prickly Pear Margarita $12

Dinner specials:

‘Ghost Chile’ Salsa and chips. Made from the Bhut Jolokia, (the hottest pepper in the world) with Grilled Tomatoes and Roast Garlic. $4

Mini Refried Black Bean Tostadas with Pico de Gallo and Tomatillo Crema (2) $5

Vegetarian Mashed Black Beans on Crispy Corn Tortilla Shells. $5

Beef Machaca Hard Shell Tacos with Salsa de Chile Chipotle Morita (2). $7

Braised Beef Cooked with Chile and Spices, then Shredded. With Cotija Cheese. $7

Red Chile Crab Salpicon on Cucumber Cups with Fresh Habanero Salsa (4). $10

Crabmeat mixed with chopped Chile, Cilantro, Lime Juice, and Escabeche Carrot. $10

Viva Mexico!!

Thursday, September 16, 2010

5 PM – 11 PM

Malo Restaurant
4326 Sunset Blvd
Los Angeles, CA‎ 90029

Sample Sale at Malo Restaurant: Grease For Your Wallet

Margarita | Photo credit to smohundro on Flickr

Tomorrow on Thursday, June 10, 2010, Malo Restaurant in Silver Lake will be hosting the third of Tiny Bandit’s series of sample sales featuring local threads for men & women. Shop lines from Akiko, Saint Grace, I [heart] Juliet, Jessica Elliot and more. Don’t forget to bring cash for your clothing purchases. Let’s face it: Folks are smart when they employ “retail therapy” with alcohol.

This is not one of those shopping events where you get a gift bag at the end that’s comprised of more flyers and trash than actual schwag. Instead, you get to reap the benefits of $1 tacos and happy hour drink prices ($4-7) until 10 PM. Besides, you don’t really even need happy hour to go til close because you’ll probably be broke by then, anyway. So grab a couple Spicy Cucumber Margaritas and spur on the local economy. Don’t forget the $1 tacos, either – besides, any seat inside Malo is a lot more comfortable than any couch in the mall.

Thursday, June 10, 2010

5 – 10 PM
$1 Tacos, Happy Hour drink prices

Flyer (Cash only sale)

4326 Sunset Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90029


Wild For Rosangel Tequila

Flor de Maria by The Liquid Muse (recipe)

It was an intimate event on the second floor of Malo Restaurant on Sunset Blvd. in Silver Lake where Gran Centenario Rosangel tequila would be launched. The lady mixologists started off the night on a positive start – showing everyone they have just as much as the guys (if not more) – of what it takes to mix the best drinks in Los Angeles. My guests and I were the lucky ones to get the first drinks specially made for the night by mixologist Natalie Bovis-Nelsen a.k.a. The Liquid Muse. It was called the Flor de Maria and was delicious, potent and a perfect note to start off the night.

Once the ladies were done with their showcase, the competing mixologists took their individual stations positioned throughout the bar. Names of their concoctions included Angel’s Apiary (Mark Blackhart) and the Ramos Rose (Jason Bran).

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