CUT by Wolfgang Puck at the Beverly Wilshire, Beverly Hills (A Four Seasons Hotel)
Al Asador Menu at CUT by Wolfgang Puck at the Beverly Wilshire, Beverly Hills (A Four Seasons Hotel).

Each week we spotlight top Los Angeles restaurants, dining and drinking experiences you need to try.

Edited by Christina Xenos

Al Asador Menu at CUT by Wolfgang Puck
Through May 15. Chef Ari Rosenson and the team at CUT are launching a new International Series, a special addition to the regular a la carte menu where you will be able to experience the local flavors and traditions of some of the world’s top meat producing regions. Beginning with Argentina, the “CUTs Al Asador” menu will be available though May 15. The family-style menu features dishes and cooking techniques that celebrate the culinary traditions of this South American country. Sample menu items include Provoleta a la Parrilla: grilled provolone cheese with oregano and tomato; and Mollejitas a la Parrilla: grilled veal sweetbreads, black garlic and preserved Meyer lemon; as well as various sides and sauces such as charred leeks “al asador,” parsley baby artichokes and Roasted Ruitz Farm’s Chantenay carrots, salsa chimichurri verde, roja and salsa criolla. Throughout the remainder of the year CUT will roll out various menus that highlight the tradition and history of several other meat producing regions across other parts of South America, Europe and Asia. $95/pp, includes three appetizers, three entrees, sides and sauces. CUT by Wolfgang Puck at the Beverly Wilshire, Beverly Hills (A Four Seasons Hotel), 9500 Wilshire Blvd., Beverly Hills, 310.276.8500.

The Guild
The contemporary American restaurant, rustic wine bar, and artisanal retail store is now open in West Hollywood. Aptly named, the dining destination is located inside  iconic former Screen Actors Guild headquarters. Executive Chef Charles Cho and Sous Chef Steve Castillo offer an evolving, seasonal menu of contemporary American favorites like beet ’n’ goat cheese salad; wild mushroom bruschetta; bone marrow with braised beef tongue; artichoke fettuccine; New Zealand lamb chops and more. Also find an extensive list of wines by the glass and bottle, and the retail shop, which sells wines, fine cheeses, charcuteries, olive oils, jams, pates and culinary accessories for purchase from specialty artisans. 8741 W. Sunset Blvd., West Hollywood, 424.279.9601.

Same Same!
Opens April 14. When was the last time you proclaimed a juicy white wine went perfectly with Thai food? Now you can shake that up at Silver Lake’s newest Thai wine and beer bar. Same Same takes over Rambutan Thai and is a partnership between owners Katy Noochlaor and Annie Daniel and Last Word Hospitality. Expect traditional Thai street food, shared plates, daily market-driven specials, and bar snacks based on Daniel and Noochlaor’s family recipes, alongside an esoteric yet playful beer and wine list. 2835 Sunset Blvd., L.A.

800 Degrees Hollywood
Dine on 800 Degrees’s signature pies in the heart of Hollywood. The 3000-square-foot, two-story venue is the chain’s 9th in L.A., and features a front-facing patio, full upstairs bar and private event space alongside the signature “classic Italy meets modern pizzeria” design elements. 800 Degrees Hollywood will serve the neighborhood’s bustling weekday lunch and weekend nightlife scenes from 11 a.m.-2 a.m. daily. 1539 North Vine St., L.A. 323.329.9656.

Kobe’s Last Hurrah
April 13. Celebrate the end of Kobe Bryant’s career with  a “Kobe’s Last Hurrah” party at Taste on Melrose. The night will kick off with a showing of Spike Lee’s “Kobe Doin’ Work” at 5:30 p.m. followed by a live streaming of the game with sound on the restaurant’s Atrium screens at 7:30 p.m. Say goodbye with Kobe-themed happy hour bites, such as BBQ Kobe Meatballs; “Mamba Cakes”; and toast to each three-pointer with the Cocktail #24, made with Bulleit Bourbon, lime juice, ginger beer and blueberry floaters. 8454 Melrose Ave., West Hollywood, 323.852.6888.

Wally’s Wine & Spirits Napa/Sonoma All-Stars tasting
April 17. Taste wine from nearly 150 of the most highly-respected wine producers in California at Wally’s Wine & Spirits 6th annual event. Compliment wine with tasty bites from Chef David Féau from Wally’s Beverly Hills, Jenny from Wally’s Cheese Box, Cowgirl Creamery and charcuterie from Portland’s Olympia Provisions. Keyboard artist David Arana will also perform live. $75/pp advance, $100/door. Olympic Collection, 11301 Olympic Blvd., L.A.

Oasis Pool Party
Sundays. Party poolside all summer long with brunch and tunes poolside at Viviane at the Avalon Beverly Hills Hotel. Viviane’s weekly Summer Sundays, which runs through September, offers unrestricted pool access throughout brunch service—a perk typically reserved exclusively for hotel guests. Enjoy tunes from Dart DJs and drinks from Head Bartender Ryan Wainwright, which feature Moët & Chandon Belvedere and Hennessy. Executive Chef Michael Hung delivers a menu of fun yet epicurean finger foods perfect for noshing between splashes. Sundays. Regular brunch menu: 10 a.m.-3 p.m.; Oasis Pool Party: noon-5 p.m.; $40 minimum for pool access. Every Sunday through September. The Avalon Hotel, 9400 West Olympic Blvd., Beverly Hills, 310.407.7791.

National Grilled Cheese Day

Greenspan's Grilled Cheese
Buy one get one free grilled cheese at Greenspan’s Grilled Cheese on April 12.

Greenspan’s Grilled Cheese
April 12. If LA had a king of grilled cheese it would most likely be Eric Greenspan. Head over to Greenspan’s Grilled Cheese for a BOGO deal. 7461 Melrose Ave., L.A., 323.591.0177.

Knuckle & Claw
April 12. The ladies behind Knuckle & Claw have created the ultimate, indulgent, seafood stuffed Grilled Cheese in honor of National Grilled Cheese Day and Grilled Cheese Month. For one day only, K&C will be serving the Big Bertha, a behemoth version of their classic Knuckle Sandwich – stuffed with lobster, shrimp, blue crab, and Cotswold Cheddar for $25. 3112 Sunset Blvd., L.A., 323.407.6142.

Public School
April 11-15. In honor of National Grilled Cheese Day, Public School offers Taleggio & Short Rib Grilled Cheese available all week. This limited edition grilled cheese consists of braised short ribs stacked with pickled jalapeños, red onion, and salt & vinegar chips and topped with melted taleggio cheese between slices of toasted leaven bread. See website for locations.

Curb all of your cheese loving cravings with a Belgian spin at Bruxie, serving up your favorite gooey, grilled cheese favorites on waffles. Go classic with The Cheesy Bruxie with melted California cheddar and Austrian Gruyere cheese; or get crazy with the Stacked Hot Pastrami and Gruyere with Boar’s Head pastrami, gruyere, cider slaw, spicy brown mustard, half-sour pickle; Roasted Crimini Mushroom & Goat Cheese basil-spiked Sonoma goat cheese, arugula, lemon vinaigrette, balsamic reduction. You can also order aa bowl of basil tomato soup on the site. 1412 Third Street Promenade, Santa Monica, 424.268.9955.

DemitasseRoastery & Kitchen
Demitasse’s deliciously popular Grilled Cheese is an avant-garde take on a true classic, boasting English cheddar, Asian pear and Namasu pickles. 1542 North Cahuenga Blvd., Hollywood, 323.498.5155.

Haché LA
Celebrate the day at Haché LA over a new “Secret Menu” item, the Haché Grilled Cheese made with cheddar cheese, fresh avocado, tomato and grilled to absolute perfection. 3319 West Sunset Boulevard, Silver Lake, 323.928.2963.

La Brea Bakery
April 14. Grilled cheese nights are back at La Brea Bakery every Thursday in April. This week indulge in: Fontina, Gruyere, and Cheddar with Garlic Rub on Fortuna Loaf; Fontina, Slow Roasted Shallots and sautéed mushrooms (thyme, black pepper, salt and olive oil) with black pepper; and Stracciatella, heirloom tomatoes, crispy basil, on white table bread. (Served open faced). 5:30-9:30 p.m. 468 South La Brea Ave., L.A.

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