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Friday, April 25

Elaine Lui presents and signs Listen to the Squawking Chicken: When Mother Knows Best, What's a Daughter to Do? a Memoir (Sort Of)

Book Soup

8818 Sunset Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90069

7:00pm

As the 800,000+ U.S. fans of Elaine Lui's site know, her mother, aka The Squawking Chicken, is a huge factor in Elaine's life. She pulls no punches, especially with her only child. "Where's my money?" she asks every time she sees Elaine. "You'll never be Miss Hong Kong," she informed her daughter when she was a girl. Listen to the Squawking Chicken lays bare the playbook of unusual advice, warnings, and unwavering love that has guided Elaine throughout her life. Using the nine principles that her mother used to raise her, Elaine tells us the story of the Squawking Chicken's life--in which she walked an unusual path to parent with tough love, humor, and, through it all, a mother's unyielding devotion to her daughter. This is a love letter to mothers everywhere. (Amy Einhorn Books)

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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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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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