10+ Los Angeles Restaurants to Eat and Drink at this Week

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From a special seven-course dinner at Providence to learning how to cook with bacon at Salted Live Dinner, Foodstagramming 101 and happy hour at Wildcraft Culver City—eat and drink at these Los Angeles restaurants this week

Edited by Christina Xenos

Providence 10th Anniversary Gust Chef Dinner
Sept. 14. Providence is celebrating its 10th anniversary this year and welcomes Chef Michael Tusk from San Francisco (Quince & Cotogna) and celebrated Philadelphia chef Marc Vetri (Vetri Family of Restaurants), for the second dinner in the series. Look forward to dining on a seven-course menu that features dishes like wild black sea bass, Casoncelli alla Bergamasca (meat-filled filled ravioli with amaretto biscotti and raisins, finished with brown butter sage and pancetta) and smoked Paine Farm squab. $225/$300 with wine pairings. 5955 Melrose Ave., L.A., 323.460.4170. providencela.com

The Museum of the American Cocktail presents, “A Room with a View: How the Hotel Bar Shaped Drinking”
Sept. 14. Get cocktail tips an thoughts on how the hotel bar shaped drinking from presenter and drinkmaster Dan Sabo, award-winning Beverage Manager of Ace Hotel Los Angeles. Admission includes gourmet appetizers courtesy the Ace’s acclaimed restaurant, LA Chapter. Tickets are $35 for SoFAB-MOTAC and USBG members, $40 General Admission in advance, and $50 at the door. 929 S. Broadway St., downtown. Info.

E.P. & L.P.
Sept. 14. Los Angeles’ modern Asian eating house and rooftop—in collaboration with Bonhams auction house will decant a rare assortment of vintage Australian wine. Limited to only 40 seats, the intimate eight-course wine pairing dinner crafted by Executive Chef Louis Tikaram will include a never-before-seen auction preview of pairings from exceptional bottles including back vintages of Penfolds, Yalumba, Tyrrell’s, and d’Arenberg, to name a select few. $145/person; all-inclusive. 603 N. La Cienega Blvd., L.A., 310.855.9955. eplosangeles.com

Salted Live Dinner
Sept. 17-18. Salted Live is a monthly educational dinner series that brings together celebrated chefs to collaborate on a hybrid cooking class and dinner with a different ingredient theme each month. This month you will celebrate, bacon! Teachers/chefs include Chef Adam Gertler (Dog Haus), desserts by Chef Elana Horwich (Meal and a Spiel) and cocktails by Greenbar. You’ll learn how to make pastrami bacon, scallops with pancetta, smoke bacon and make the perfect flourless chocolate cake. $100. 6-10 p.m. Eastown LA Rooftop Kitchen in Hollywood. saltedlive.com

PopUp Dinner Los Angeles
Sept. 19. This spontaneous event puts a modern twist on an elegant dining experience. At an undisclosed (until two hours before the event) L.A. location you’ll arrive in all white, with your friends, a picnic, some table decorations and will be met with entertainment and a stylish spot to lay your picnic wares. Through the support of Acura, the PopUp Dinner features a special set by renowned DJ and KCRW Music Director Jason Bentley. 5-10 p.m. $35. 21+ handmade-events.com

“Scrappy Hour” at Wildcraft

“Scrappy Hour” at Wildcraft
Executive Chef Bryant Wigger and Chef/Partner Tin Vuong pull out all the stops for Wildcraft’s new happy hour. Kick off your night with “scrappy” seasonal cocktails and Italian-inspired dishes. Cocktail highlights include the  Italian Stallion, Wildcraft’s take on a Michelada, which combines tajin, spiced lemon lime salt, Clamato, pepper and beer; and the Riptide with Correlejo tequila, cilantro, pineapple, Fresno chili. Must order dishes include thoroughly addictive Brussels sprout chips; pie of the moment (selected pizza made with a 30-year-old starter) and BBQ lamb baby back ribs.  Additional specials include $5 local craft beers like Three Weavers’ Seafarer Kölsch and Strand Brewing Co.’s Beach House Amber Ale, and $6 selected wines. And every third Wednesday, Wildcraft offers $1 oysters and $3 Wild Mules (cucumber infused vodka, Bärenjäger, lime, ginger beer) Mon.-Fri. 4-7 p.m., Sat.-Sun. 4-6 p.m. 9725 Culver Blvd., Culver City, 310.815.8100. wildcraftcc.com

Foodstagramming 101
Sept. 15. LA blogger, photographer and food enthusiast Andrew Oxen (@oxenham) stops by Hyde Sunset Kitchen + Cocktails to spill his secrets a number of photo/lighting tips, composition hacks and positioning suggestions that will make any instagram follower drool with food-envy. The $60 ticket includes your Instagram inspiration with a prix-fixe menu curated by Executive Chef Chris Crary and a complimentary hand-crafted cocktail to balance out your pictures and your palate. This is a great way to experience Hyde’s intimate, approachable and beautifully designed environment and creative California fare, all while becoming a true master foodstagrammer. 7 p.m. Tickets

Little Door Santa Monica
Sept. 16-30. Celebrate the Little Door Santa Monica’s first year on the scene with a special three-course prix-fixe menu. The romantic space that is reminiscent of a Mediterranean hideaway is made up of patios and candle-lit dining rooms. The special French-Meditterranean menu begins with a complementary Kir Royale and is followed by choices like half of a poached Maine lobster, pine nut and rosemary-crusted rack of lamb, roasted wild salmon and baked eggplant cannelloni. Bar Manager Sean Griffin has also created a specialty cocktail in honor of the restaurant’s first anniversary. “The Blue” ($15) pays homage to the coastal Mediterranean décor with a tranquil blue hue, and is vodka based with subtle flavors of citrus, peach, and cranberry. $75/pp. 246 26th St., Santa Monica, 310.310.8064. thelittledoorsm.com

The Church Key
Whether you’re after tableside bloody mary service, bottomless mimosas or one of L.A.’s top avocado toasts (served on a croissant), you’ll find it all at The Church Key. The West Hollywood dining destination has up’d their brunch offering with these items and more like strawberry “red velvet” pancakes, coconut granola parfait with passion fruit curd and brioche donuts by the dozen. 8730 W Sunset Blvd., West Hollywood, 424.249.3700. thechurchkeyla.com

In honor of National Cheeseburger Day on Sept. 18, the burger spot offers their Juicy Lucy burger (2/3-lb. ground top sirloin and skirt steak burger with Hook’s White Cheddar on the inside and Hook’s Aged Yellow Cheddar on the outside). It will be served with Onion Strings and house made ranch for $12. 3600 W. 6th St., L.A., 213.387.5502. cassellshamburgers.com

The Churchill
Every Wednesday during lobster season, The Churchil serves up 1.5 lb. whole lobsters for only $20, and For an additional $20 you can add on a bottle of champagne. 8384 W. 3rd St., L.A., 323.655.8384. the-churchill.com

The Front Yard at The Garland
North Hollywood’s newest destination is just part of The Garland’s $20 million property-wide renovation. Stop by to enjoy a new happy hour that includes $7 wines by the glass, $4 beers, $6 cocktails and bites for $4-$8. Daily 4-7 p.m. and 10 p.m.-close. 4222 Vineland Ave., North Hollywood, 818.255.7290. thefrontyardla.com

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