Monday, March 15, 2010
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Wednesday, March 10, 2010
But thanks to the wonderfulness that is LA Live you've now got more options to stuff your face and damage your liver before the game.
Granted, most of these places are pretty pricey during normal L.A. dinner time (7/8pm), BUT you and your amigos have gotta eat early anyway (since the game starts at 8pm) so YOU, my friend, can take advantage of Happy Hour pricing. And, as we know with LALive/Staples, saving every penny counts when you know you're in it for $20 parking and a $10 beer inside the arena.
Below is a list of Happy Hours at LALive - so you can get nicely full and toasted before you head over to Staples. The pre-game drinking will definitely make you a better fan, and if you're a Trojan - the drinking will make you a better heckler for those damned Bruins...
THE FARM (M-F, 4 - 7pm)
Daily Drink Specials During Happy Hour
* 1/2 Priced Appetizers (at all other bars within ESPNZone)
* $5 Margaritas
* 1/2 Off Select Appetizers
* $7 Cocktails
* $5 Hot Sake Carafe
* $5 Well Drinks
* $5 Rolls, Sushi, Rock Shrimp Tempura, and Crispy Rice
Tuesday, March 9, 2010
Here are the details - $6 wine, $7 mixed drinks and $10 speciality cocktails. Plus a fairly decent sized list of cold and hot plates for anywhere between $7 and $12. My picks (besides the miso cod of course): rock shrimp tempura, waygu tacos, and yellowfin tuna tataki. A good place to head with a small group and share an assortment of plates.
The happy hour is only in the bar/lounge area up front but there are a good number of little lounge tables and I have never seen this happy hour super packes so seating shouldn't be a problem. It is definitely not the cheapest happy hour around but for great quality food and swanky decor, it is a pretty good deal.
Also a great place to star watch if you are as celeb-obsessed as I am, I think I have seen a celebrity everytime I have been to this place.
Nobu. 930 N La Cienega. www.noburestaurants.com/losangeles
Monday, March 8, 2010
8108 W. 3rd Street
Monday: 5:30pm - 10:30pm
Tuesday - Friday 5:30pm - 7:30pm
Parking: Valet or 3rd Street Meters
Friday, March 5, 2010
I don't know, I thought that subtitle makes sense? And I have been yearning to go to Disneyland lately... did you know Captian EO is back? ANYWAYS, Friday again, time for another bottomless mimosa spot!
To be honest, I really thought I would run out of mimosa picks sometime around... now, but luckily some new places are popping up on the radar. This week's bottomless pick: BoHo.
BoHo is located in Hollywood next to the Arclight so it is the perfect place to start a lazy Sunday and then head over to catch a movie in the Dome. But don't get too drunk or you will fall asleep - especially if you go see the never-ending Shutter Island - and your $16 movie ticket will be a waste.
BoHo is a fairly new gastropub, and on Sundays from 11:30a-3p, they have bottomless mimosas, Bloody Marys, screwdrivers and raspberry sunrises (not sure what this is but sounds delicious) all for $14 with the purchase of an entree.
The brunch menu is pretty standard: I would go for the huevos rancheros. Plus they also have their pizzas available during brunch-time (Kalbi pizza with korean bbq ribs? Not sure if I can stomach that on a Sunday morning but sounds tasty).
BoHo. 6372 W Sunset Blvd. (323) 465-8500. http://www.bohorestaurant.com/
Thursday, March 4, 2010
Wednesday, March 3, 2010
Love steak and looking for something to do tonight? Head to BLT on Sunset (how very swank of you), to join in their birthday celebration!
Tonight, in honor of the birthday/anniversary of the original BLT in NY, the steakhouse has amazing deals on drinks, sides, dessert, and most importantly on their steaks. Cocktails/sides/dessert are all $3.03 and steaks/entrees are $33.03. Now that if that isn't a finer thing deal then I don't know what is.
According to the restaurant reservations are HIGHLY recommended so make your call now.
And if you can't make it tonight, BLT also has a great happy hour nightly from 5-7pm featuring $5 cocktails, appetizers, beer and wine.
BLT Steak. 8720 Sunset Boulevard. (310) 360-1950. http://www.bltsteak.com/
Tuesday, March 2, 2010
Monday, March 1, 2010
Friday, February 26, 2010
World Cafe in Santa Monica has bottomless mimosa brunch every Saturday and Sunday from 10:30a-3:30p. With the purchase of an entree you can add on bottomless bubbly for just $8!
And their brunch menu is super affordable, pancake plate or build your own omelet for $8 and the breakfast burrito sounds amazing at $13. Along with breakfast picks they also have a full lunch menu available during brunch (salads, burgers, sandwhiches, pasta, pizza, meats and fish), there is something for everyone.
World Cafe is located right in the middle of Main St, so it is a great place to start for brunch and then embark on a pub crawl to nearby bars or partake in some boozy shopping.
World Cafe. 2820 Main Street. (310) 392-1661. http://www.worldcafela.com/
Thursday, February 25, 2010
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Blackboard Eats: www.blackboardeats.com
Mercantile. 6600 W Sunset Blvd. (323) 962-8202. www.themercantilela.com
Wednesday, February 24, 2010
There seems to be a lot of buzz in the last year around mixologists – fancy pants bartenders who make amazing cocktails. Mixologists aren’t serving up your standard vodka sodas and jack and cokes, they take bartending to a whole new level and have perfected the art of the cocktail, layering many ingredients and flavors.
There are many spots around town to try some of these cocktail creations including the Roger Room, Seven Grand, the Tar Pit and The Association to name a few. And tonight, one of the best, the Varnish, celebrates it’s one year anniversary.
Now, I’m not usually a fan of overpriced cocktails that have flowers and weird ingredients floating around in them, but the Varnish is worth checking out. Especially tonight, since they will have free Beefeater punch and baked goodies from newly opened Babycakes.
The party starts at 7pm tonight and they will have live jazz music as well. So if you find yourself downtown or looking for something to do tonight, head over!
The Varnish. (located behind Cole’s).118 E 6th St. (213) 622-9999. http://www.thevarnishbar.com/
Tuesday, February 23, 2010
Monday, February 22, 2010
Friday, February 19, 2010
But we just might have to head out there for this brunch this weekend because it features the cheapest bottomless mimosas yet! The spot? - Overland Cafe.
Overland Cafe has bottomless champagne for $4.99 (not a typo...literally 4.99), with the purchase of any breakfast entree. Their brunch menu features breakfast food with a twist - shrimp/scallion/guac omelet, krabbycakes benedict - and sounds delicious. With my huge sweet tooth, I think I'll go for the chocolate chip pancakes, yum!
Brunch at the Overland Cafe is every Saturday and Sunday from 8am-2pm. From the reviews on Yelp seems like the wait is usually around 40 min and the place does get crowded so I would suggest showing up early to get your name in. But in my book, a 40 min wait is definitely worth it for $5 mimosas.
Since we are celebrating a bday out west Saturday night (Happy Bday Drew!), I can't think of a better way to keep the party going on Sunday (hint hint to our friends). See you there!
Overland Cafe. 3601 Overland Ave. (310) 559.9999.
I've been to here once before for lunch and it was delicious, though I'd say a little pricey for a salad. But I've been enticed to return as they are now offering a key element of the FinerThingsLA bible: Happy Hour.
La Burrata + Proseco ($11 total) is definitely a worthy replacement for my typically expensive cheese plate + Veuve.
Open Monday-Saturday 9AM to 9PM / Sundays 10AM to 7PM
Thursday, February 18, 2010
Our group of friends has always wanted a place like MacLaren’s on How I Met Your Mother (or as we more familiarly call it – Himym). For those who are old as dirt and don’t get the Himym reference – think Cheers.
We each have our own reasons for loving the place: V and I love their happy hour (50% off pizzas, apps, beers, wines, mixed drinks) and consider it one of the best deals in town. Our buddy Drew (who’s birthday is today!) loves it because one of the hostesses mercilessly flirts with him. My guy Mike likes it because there are lots of flat screens and they are always tuned into sports. For those of us who live in WeHo - we love it because can walk/stumble home after dinner.
Oak Fire Pizza (Formerly Stone Fire Pizza)
Happy Hour: 4pm - 7pm
Recommended Pizzas: Four Seasons, No-Name, Perfect Pie, Chicken Pesto
Wednesday, February 17, 2010
Tuesday, February 16, 2010
Monday, February 15, 2010
Mardi Gras Themed Menu included $5 Gumbo, $6 Jambalaya, $8 Eggplant pirogues with shrimp sauce
In honor of this old-as-time tradition of providing booze to gain a following - CommeCa is offering drink specials today at a special price. For President's Day only, a select menu of cocktails will be available for just $4.40 (since we're at Presidente numero 44.)
Here's the menu:
- Frost/Nixon: "Last Word" - gin, lime juice, Green Charteuse, maraschino
- Kennedy: "Cuba Libre" - cola, lime, white rum
- FDR: "Dark and Stormy" - black rum, lime juice, ginger syrup, splash of soda
- Washington: "Penicillin" - Scotch, ginger, lemon, honey
While you're there try the French Onion soup - it's delicious!
8479 Melrose Avenue
11:30am - 3pm, 5:30pm - 11pm
Happy President's Day Everyone!!!
Friday, February 12, 2010
This week's pick: Citizen Smith in Hollywood. On Sundays, Citizen Smith has an organic (something healthy to offset the copious amounts of booze you will intake) farmer's market brunch, with bottomless mimosas, bloody marys and bellinis (yum!) for an additional $10.
Their brunch menu is the standard fare: eggs benedict, three cheese omelet, molten waffle with strawberries. But who really cares about the food, this is about the bubbly and we all know that.
So......check it out this weekend or head to any of our other bottomless picks and enjoy the long weekend! And also good to know, Citizen Smith has other great specials during the week including half off food on Mondays and half off wine on Tuesdays.
Citizen Smith. 1600 N Cahuenga Blvd. (323) 461.5001
Thursday, February 11, 2010
Getting fat and drunk are great fun. But getting fat and drunk on the cheap - well that's just fantastic. Thanks to 'deal-a-day' websites we can do just that.
Here's a few of today's deals to keep you tipsy, chubby, and happy all day long:
No Purchase necessary - just sign up and download the password to start saving!
Discount valid until March 13th.
Lunch trucks start at 11am and dinner trucks will roll in around 5pm. The schedule of trucks is still a little TBD but so far here is what is confirmed for the next couple of days:
-11am: Barbie Qs, Dosa Truck, Kabob n Roll, Komodo Food, Fishlips Sushi
-11am: Komodo, Slice Truck, Sweets Truck, Vesuvio
-5pm: Flying Pig, Fressers, Tasty Meat, Grilled Cheese Truck
-5pm: Barbie Qs, FrySmith
If you are heading downtown for ArtWalk today/tonight, it is worth checking out. And if you can't make it, don't forget this Saturday is the 1st Annual Street Food Fest, also in downtown. (For more info on Street Food Fest read our earlier post or check out http://www.lastreetfoodfest.com/). And if you planning on heading to downtown anytime soon you can always find out where popular food trucks are stationed or are planning to be by checking out http://roaminghunger.com/la.
Traction Food Truck Lot. 216 S Alameda St Los Angeles, CA.
Wednesday, February 10, 2010
If you are looking for quality Mexican food on the cheap, you must go to El Carmen in West Hollywood. El Carmen has long been a favorite of ours and everything on the menu is $10 and under. Including drinks! In fact, the only item that actually makes it up to a $10 price point are their margaritas.
All in all, it is a great place to head to that won't break the bank but will get you blackout. Just a warning, the place is tiny so don't show up in a large group and try and get their early - especially if you are looking to catch the happy hour.
El Carmen. 8138 West 3rd Street.(323) 852.1552
Tuesday, February 9, 2010
One place I have yet to try but have heard great things about is the burger at The Counter. And on Tuesdays (today!), they have a great burger special that almost makes me want to leave the house in this rainstorm and head there tonight.
Every Tuesday starting at 4pm, at the Santa Monica and Marina del Rey locations, The Counter has a $12 special where you can get 4 mini burgers and 4 beer pairings. These are not your regular mini burgers either, you can choose from a beef, turkey, chicken or veggie patty and they have a large variety of cheese, toppings, and sauces (including grilled pineapples, caramelized onion marmalade, roasted garlic aioli…yum!)
So if you are in the mood for some burgers and beer get there tonight, I don’t think you will be disappointed.
The Counter. http://www.thecounterburger.com/
Whiskey Blue @ W Hotel Westwood