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Sunday, April 26

THE HUNGRY CAT CELEBRATES ITS 4TH ANNIVERSARY!

The Hungry Cat Santa Monica Canyon

100 W. Channel Road, Santa Monica, CA

3:00pm to 8:00pm

In tribute to the fishermen that supply The Hungry Cat with the freshest products from our local waters, Lentz and Longley have created a seafood feast sourced almost exclusively from the Channel Islands, just north of Los Angeles. Beginning with a starter of Grilled Asparagus & Burrata Salad, with fava bean puree and black olive salsa verde, guests will be served a hearty family style Channel Islands Shellfish Boil of local rock crab, swordfish, ridgeback shrimp, clams, mussels, squid and The Hungry Cat’s pork and shrimp sausage, served with fennel aioli. Included are sides of Wood-Roasted Globe Artichoke with green goddess dressing and Grilled Corn with Chili Butter and queso fresco prepared on the restaurant’s new wood-fired grill and rotisserie.

Along with the legendary Thirsty Cat market cocktails – Luke’s Lemonade, Greyhound Proper, Pimlico and off-menu fave, the Clash, a selection of wines and specialty beers from interesting producers are offered.  The anniversary seafood feast concludes with a spring-fresh dessert of Cornmeal Shortcake, Strawberry & Rhubarb Compote and lemon crème fraiche. Pricing is $55 per guest; food only.

Full raw bar will be served a la carte including 1/2 priced oysters and cocktail specials all day long.

The Hungry Cat Santa Monica

100 W. Channel Road

Santa Monica, Ca 93107

(310) 459-3337

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Monday, April 27

dineL.A. Happy Hour Week

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5:00pm to 11:00pm

The Los Angeles Tourism & Convention Board and dineL.A. are proud to present the first-ever dineL.A. Happy Hour Week! You can enjoy 5 DAYS OF HAPPY starting Monday, April 27 - Friday, May 1, 2015.

L.A.'s hottest restaurants and bars, including many that don’t currently offer a happy hour menu, will be showcasing their latest and greatest bar bites and drinks. For the night owls, there are late night happy hours to check out as well. Reservations are not necessary. Be sure to mark your calendars and get ready to celebrate 5 days of happy!

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Faith & Flower Wine Dinner - “Backyard BBQ” + Herman Story of Desparada

Faith & Flower

705 W. 9th Street, Los Angeles, CA

7:00pm

Each month, Faith & Flower will feature a different winemaker who will be collaborating closely with Hung and Hooper to create an exclusive pairing menu, available for one night only.  The pairings will feature new releases as well as rare and hard to find varietals, matched with innovative and seasonal off-menu dishes from Michael Hung.  The organic and intimately collaborative process between Hung, Hooper and the winemaker also means that many of the pairings will be decided by all three experts in the days leading up to the dinner, thus ensuring the optimal experience for the guest.

The dinners will be held in Faith & Flower’s private dining room, giving attendees intimate one-on-one access with the guest vintners..”

Dishes will include: Cheddar and Scallion Biscuits; Whole Mesquite-Grilled Branzino; Braised Short Rib, Strawberry Shortcake with black pepper gastrique

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Thursday, April 30

Writing Our Future: Readings from Graduate Writing Programs of the Southland

Los Angeles Central Library, Mark Taper Auditorium

630 W. 5th St., Los Angeles, CA

7:15pm

Our second annual gathering unites students from five Southland graduate writing programs—CalArts, Otis College, UC Irvine, UC Riverside, and USC—to share recent work and tune our ears to the future of language. What are the ideas, forms, questions, syntaxes, images, and narratives of our immediate future? Who better as our compass in the wilds of the now than emerging writers? See website for updates on names of selected student writers.

Reservations recommended. Please visit website for reservation/standby policies.

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