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Friday, April 25

Nick + Stef’s presents “The Meating Room - Friday, April 25th

Nick & Stef's Steakhouse

30 SOUTH HOPE ST. , Los Angeles, CA

7:30pm to 9:00pm

For those who want to learn about the ins-and-outs of all things meat, this spring season Nick + Stef’s presents “The Meating Room,” the sequel to the popular meat 101 series. The Meating Room offers an enhanced educational experience with in-depth and interactive meat tutorials by Executive Chef Megan Logan and a variety of alcohol pairings including Kentucky Bourbon and a single batch of whiskey. Perfect for a guy’s night out or a fun business meeting:

Friday, April 25th: Cattle Anatomy – beyond ribeye, New York strip and filet mignon, discover the ‘other’ steaks and where they come from. Paired with small batch-single barrel rye whiskey flights.

*$50 per person, excludes tax + gratuity| 7:30-9:00 p.m.

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Saturday, April 26

Alicia Silverstone discusses and signs The Kind Mama

Vroman's Bookstore

695 E. Colorado Blvd, Pasadena, CA 91101

4:00pm

In The Kind Mama, Alicia Silverstone has created a comprehensive and practical guide empowering women to take charge of their fertility, pregnancy, and first 6 months with baby. Drawing on her own experience, as well as that of obstetricians, midwives, nutritionists, holistic health counselors, and others, Silverstone offers advice on getting one's "baby house" in order through nutrient-rocking foods that heal and nourish, and, once pregnant, gentle ways to boost comfort, energy, and health during each trimester.

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Touch of Evil at Grand Central Market and the Million Dollar Theatre

Million Dollar Theatre

307 South Broadway, Los Angeles, CA

8:00pm

Dinner and a movie goes noir when Grand Central Market stays open from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Saturday, April 26 for a special screening of Orson Welles' crime thriller, Touch of Evil, next door at The Million Dollar Theatre.  The film opens with a three-minute, twenty-second tracking shot widely considered by critics as one of the greatest long takes in cinema history.  The stellar cast includes Charlton Heston, Janet Leigh, Marlene Dietrich, Akim Tamiroff and Welles.

Tickets are available at http://touchofevil.bpt.meParking will be available at the adjacent Grand Central Parking structure, 308 S. Hill St. Touch of Evil screens at 8:00 p.m.

The 1958 Universal classic, filmed on location in vintage Venice Beach, will be the first film shown in the three-part noir series curated by Vintage Los Angeles at the landmark Million Dollar Theatre, the first movie palace built by Sid Grauman. Before the show, select vendors will be open late, inviting moviegoers to enjoy the flavors and history next door at the iconic Grand Central Market - bringing Angelenos together through food since 1917.

Participating eateries include Ana Maria's, Belcampo Meat Co., Bento Ya, Berlin Currywurst, Jose Chiquito, Jose's Ice Cream, La Huerta, Lupita's Seafood, Roast To Go and Sarita's Pupuseria.

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Sunday, April 27

The Hungry Cat Celebrates 3 Years in Santa Monica

The Hungry Cat Santa Monica Canyon

100 W. Channel Road, Santa Monica, CA

11:00am to 9:00pm

Chef David Lentz’s restaurant, The Hungry Cat in Santa Monica celebrates its 3rd Anniversary with Oysterpalooza, an All-Day festival devoted to this much-loved mollusk. The Hungry Cat will be featuring half price oysters and some special oyster dishes by David Lentz including some fresh oyster po' boys, grilled oysters, pan roasted oysters and more.

And to sweeten the pot, The Hungry Cat’s expert bartenders will be mixing up big boozy anniversary cocktails during an All Day Happy Hour, all offered for $7 each from 11 a.m.

The Hungry Cat’s complete à la carte menu will also be available throughout the day and evening.

½ Priced Oysters and Happy Hour Cocktails 11 a.m. – 9 p.m.

Brunch: 11 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Oysterpalooza: 4 p.m. – 9 p.m.

Reservations recommended 

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Pasadena Restaurant Week 2014

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12:00pm

Pasadena’s restaurant community opens its doors to guests from throughout Southern California for the fourth Pasadena Restaurant Week. The Pasadena Chamber is sponsoring the event which takes place from Sunday, April 27th through Friday, May 2nd.

Find out why MyLife.com named Pasadena the best mid-sized city for dining in the United States. Pasadena’s favorite, most unique and finest dining destinations offer prix fixe menus, special meals and deals during Pasadena Restaurant Week. Return to an old favorite or try someplace new. Taste the best Pasadena has to offer at unbeatable prices. Pasadena Restaurant Week offers menus and venues to suit every appetite, budget and craving.

Pasadena Restaurant Week is a citywide event featuring the cuisine of many of Pasadena’s top dining establishments. Participating restaurants will offer fixed price dinner and/or lunch menu items for visitors. Dinners will be three-course meals while lunches will consist of two-courses. Depending on the venue and menu offered, meals will be priced at either $26, $35 or $44 for dinner or $15, $20 or $25 for lunch. (Some prices may vary.) Alcoholic beverages, gratuity and tax are not included in the price unless specified by the individual restaurants in advance.

Pasadena Restaurant Week showcases Pasadena as a restaurant destination. The week-long dining event reminds Southern California that our local restaurants offer dining experiences to satisfy all tastes at every price range. Chefs and restaurateurs are offering their finest lunch and dinner dishes at special prices throughout the week.

Participating restaurants will be preparing special meals at extraordinary introductory prices. Two course lunch meals are available at $15, $20 or $25 depending on the restaurant. A three course fixed price dinner is available at $26, $35 or $44. Some participants will offer a special deal or discount instead of the fixed price menu. (All prices are subject to change, as not all venues can provide meals at these prices.)

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BierBeisl pop up at Messhall

Messhall Kitchen

4500 Los Feliz Blvd., Los Angeles, CA

6:00pm

East meets West as Iron Chef-contender Bernhard Mairinger brings a taste of Austria to Messhall when his celebrated BierBeisl restaurant pops up for one night, Sunday April 27, 6 pm on.  Chef Mairinger will be in the kitchen preparing his signature a la carte dishes including:

·         Käsekrainer sausage with spicy brown mustard, fresh horseradish, pretzel bread

·         Original Wiener Schnitzel with potato salad, lingonberry compote

·         Trout Duo cured and smoked, with cucumber ragout, trout roe, herb salad

·         “Mohr im Hemd”, chocolate hazelnut cake, warm chocolate sauce, whipped cream

·         Apple Strudel with Vanilla Ice Cream

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