With The Foundry in the middle of an overhaul and Chef Eric Greenspan’s neighboring grilled cheese operative still under construction, the only place that Angelenos can get a piece of his comforting cooking is ironically in the middle of one of the best 360 degree views of the entire city. What better occasion than Independence Day to take advantage of not only the views but an affordable all-you-can-eat extravaganza?
It’s always a good time to visit The Spare Room inside the Roosevelt, but in case you needed a better reason to visit on a Monday, they’ve got one. League Nights by Caliche Rum at this first-rate hotel bar give Naomi Schimek good reason to come up with some fantastic cocktails, and she runs the gamut with her cocktail menu that goes 4 deep.
As November 6th rolls up, we’re reminded, again and again, that the best reason to vote is to realize our civic duty. We, as a society, have been preparing for next Tuesday for a long time (Californians, with all our propositions, you know what I’m talking about). Decisions will be made as a collective whether or not we decide to personally participate, so why not embrace it?
Whether you take-away a savory dinner to enjoy at home or await the returns in camaraderie at one of the viewing parties, your “I Voted” sticker will score some points with your taste buds and your wallet anywhere around town. If you voted absentee, perhaps you’ll want to carry your stub or some other proof with you so you can make your case. Check below for a deal near you:
Who doesn’t love a good rooftop in the summer? Fortunately, there are a few hotels around Los Angeles that are holding special events designed especially for the high peaks from which we can enjoy our Southern California sun … or sundown. At night, the city lights make for a beautiful view. Why not watch a movie against the outdoor backdrop, high in the sky?
The ION at JW Marriott at L.A. LIVE is hosting Blues & BBQ event every Sunday through September 2, 2012 from 12 – 4 PM at the outdoor poolside deck. Blues and soul musical guests like George Dez Blues Band and Gregg Wright “King of the Rockin’ Blues will be performing. For $18, you get one main entrée with side dish accompaniments
- BBQ Chicken brined in fresh herbs
- Grilled Skirt Steak with brown sugar spice rub
- boneless Baby Back Ribs with pineapple-bbq sauce wash
- slow-cooked baked beans, corn cobettes
If you’re more into Taco Tuesdays, they’re also offering $3 tacos, $3 tortilla chips and salsa with specially priced margaritas and Mexican beer from 5 – 8 PM.
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” salsaÂ to startÂ – 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:
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
â€˜Ghost Chileâ€™ 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
Who and where’s your NFL team playing this weekend? Just when I thought I had no reason to watch since the Packers are having their bye week, 25 Degrees‘ PR shoots me one of these. Whether you’re eyeing the $2.50 PBR (you can tell me later) or the half-off their other beer selection of Miller, Stella Artois, Guinness, Hef and Amstel Light – I’m curious myself to try the buffalo and spicy soy bbq wings that aren’t normally on their menu. Nor the chili cheese fries, that is. One thing I do know is that I’ve always loved the tiny, french-cut french fries at 25 Degrees so we’ll see how their chili and cheese are.
I know what you’re thinking – too bad the burgers aren’t on special. I’ll make this easy for you – a burger is probably what you should be ordering, whether on special or not, anyway. Also, the Guinness Milkshake. So yes, this is just a ploy to get you in there to watch the game. But at least I’m honest. Anyway, I’ve been growing a second stomach, lately! Nothing’s off-limits!
I got an update on pricing. See below for the damage:
$2.50 PBR cans
Half-off all other beer = $3.50 bottles and draft
$8 half-dozen wings (Buffalo and Spicy Soy BBQ)
$12 dozen wings
$10 plate of chili cheese fries
(Bottom of Roosevelt Hotel)
7000 Hollywood Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90028
Just look at the bun…