Los Angeles Restaurants to Eat and Drink at this Week

Hanjip Korean BBQ in Culver City. Photo by Rick Poon.

This week Los Angeles restaurants offer everything from upscale Korean BBQ and artisanal doughnuts to an all-beef jerky happy hour.

Edited by Christina Xenos

Chef Chris Oh (Seoul Sausage) takes Korean BBQ to new nights in downtown Culver City, along with Restaurateur Stephane Bombet at new Hanjip. The centerpiece of the menu are top selections of meat and seafood and creative banchan accompaniments. It’s broken down into beef, pork and Chef’s Cuts like beef tongue, spiced lamb, intestines, hamachi collar and some of the most giant (Carabineros) prawns you’ve ever seen. You can also go all out for a tomahawk steak served with foie gras butter, or combos of some of the menus more popular pork and beef offerings. Lunch specials bring forth a selection of traditional soups: braised short rib, spicy beef noodle, cold beef noodle and soon tofu, in addition to bibimap. Want a bonus? You can always add a uni-steamed egg. 3829 Main St., Culver City, 323.720.8840. hanjip.com

Sidecar Doughnuts and Coffee
Sidecar Doughnuts and Coffee. Photo by Tawny Alipoon Photography.

Sidecar Doughnuts and Coffee
Nov. 10-12. The tidal wave that is the L.A. doughnut craze gets fueled even more this week with free doughnuts from forthcoming OC-based Sidecar Doughnuts and Coffee in Santa Monica. The shop is set to officially open on Nov. 17, but to get a taste, you can line up starting at 7 a.m. Tues.-Sat. The shop will be giving away a few different flavors every day so you can get hooked on their November specials by the time they open for real. 631 Wilshire Blvd., Santa Monica. sidecardoughnuts.com

Three Jerks Jerky Happy Hour at The Church Key
Nov. 9. Three Jerks Jerky brings the beef to The Church Key for a one-night-only very meaty happy hour. Go crazy with an all 100% filet Mignon jerky food and cocktail menu with choices like oven-baked chicken adobo roll with Three Jerks Jerky “Chipolte Adobo” and serrano aioli; “Hamburger“ Three Jerks Jerky and beef slider with pepperoncini slaw, pimento cheese and onion ketchup; and The Church Key’s signature brown butter glazed donuts rolled in Three Jerks “Maple Bourbon Churro” jerky mix. 5:30-8:30 p.m. 8730 Sunset Blvd., West Hollywood, 424.249.3700. thechurchkeyla.com

Upstairs at Ace Hotel
Head to Upstairs at Ace Hotel downtown for Friends with Benefits—a weekly cocktail party featuring some of the best mixologists in the business. It kicks off this Tuesday, where from 5-8 p.m. a guest bartender-in-residence hosts the night with drinks mixed especially for curious cocktail connoisseurs. Alex Straus from The Bon Vivants leads the fall/winter roster, which continues Nov. 17 with Yael Vengroff and Eric Bugosh from Spare Room Hollywood and Nov. 24 with Joe Brooke, Dushan Zaric and Simon Ford from The 86 Co. 929 S Broadway, downtown. acehotel.com

Tasting Menu at Terrine
Begin your week on a delicious note with Chef Kris Morningstar’s weekly market 6-course tasting menus at Terrine. Highlights of this week’s dinner include turbot with celery root and black truffle, foie gras au torchon with matsutake mushrooms and scallion and braised beef short rib with red fennel hash and braising jus. Wine and cocktail pairings are also available. Menu is offered Sunday and Monday nights for $65/pp. 8265 Beverly Blvd., L.A., 323.746.5130. terrinela.com

The Rockefeller
Wednesday is the new Taco Tuesday at The Rockefeller. Join the South Bay gastropub for a midweek taco fiesta and enjoy $2 tacos all night Wednesdays. Choose among grilled mahi mahi, marinated short rib, seared ahi with wasabi crema and more. If you can’t make it out on Wednesdays, stop by Monday for $1 oysters, 99-cent burgers on Tuesdays, two-for-one drinks on Fridays and Saturdays from 10 p.m.-close and bottomless mimosas on Saturdays and Sundays. eatrockefeller.com

Nest at WP24
L.A. Kings hockey season skates into high gear on the ice and off. Fill up before every home game with Nest at WP24’s “Puck & Play” menu. Chow down, steps away from the rink, on a family style fest full of dim sum and main course offerings like chili “Dan Dan” dumplings, pork belly bao buns, Thai curry noodles, crispy General Tho’s chicken and more including a variety of sweet treats for dessert ($40).  900 W Olympic Blvd., downtown, 213.743.8824. wolfgangpuck.com

West Hollywood is your destination for wood-fired pizzas made with housemade mozzarella, sauces and more—now including gluten-free pizza crusts. Prova is the brainchild of Master Pizzaiolo Vito Iacopelli, who has taken family recipes and remastered them for the menu. Dine on pies like the Capricciosa with San Marzano tomatoes, mozzarella, cotto ham, mushrooms and artichokes; Carbonara with bacon, provolone, two eggs, sweet basil and olive oil; Genovese with artichokes, pesto and smoked mozzarella, among others. The menu is also filled out with appetizers, salads and desserts like “Sicilian-Palmero” style gelato and brioche sandwich. 8729 Santa Monica Blvd., West Hollywood, 310.855.7285. pizzaprova.com

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