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
If you haven't used Blackboard Eats before, sign up NOW, and then click to get in on the deal. You will receive a passcode for the deal that is good to use at the restaurant for a month.
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
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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
As always - please make sure to call in for reservations!
Monday, February 8, 2010
If you are in the Hollywood area, head to Geisha House on Mondays - all food is 50% off. I know Katsuya opening in Hollywood has kind of stolen Geisha's thunder, but the food here is still just as good as ever. And at 50% off it will taste even better. The black cod in miso is amazing, as is the miso glazed rock shrimp. I think I just really like miso glaze. Call ahead to make a reservation and remember the discount is only applied to food.
If you find yourself in Beverly Hills, Nic's Martini Lounge has a Monday night special as well. They extend their happy hour today to last all night. The happy hour includes $7 martinis and appetizers, or a $21 3-course meal. The entrees for the meal rotate weekly but some of the menu items featured are western fried chicken (yum!) and shrimp scampi. You can call ahead for details on this week's menu and should call to make reservations.
Geisha House. 6633 Hollywood Boulevard. (323) 460.6300
Nic's Martini Lounge. 453 North Canon Drive. (310) 550.5707
Friday, February 5, 2010
Today's deal is a discounted rate of $49 for a round trip ride on a luxury (this ain't your yellow school bus) bus from Blue Groundways. The tickets are usually $99 so this is a steal, especially considering the other perks included. The ride features: Sirius radio, free Wifi, movies, meal service AND a free (you know how we love free) drink!
So make sure you sign up for your Groupon account asap and cash in on this deal, available today only! I can assure you that you won't regret it. Except maybe when you need to catch the bus home but are mysteriously stuck on the roof of Caeser's after taking some rufies...or are they floories.
Vegas here I come!
for more info on the bus company:
This week's spot: Cafe Was in Hollywood. Owned by Ivan Kane (nightlife veteran), Cafe Was is a sort of French themed Bohemian joint (think Moulin Rouge, "Elephant Love Medley"....I love that movie).
On Saturdays AND Sundays, Cafe Was has bottomless champagne, mimosas, screwdrivers or bloody marys for $15. And their brunch menu sounds pretty good, featuring the standard brunch fare, some french items and heartier lunch-type options. They even have crepes (my fave! with nutella!).
Cafe Was also seems like a great spot to check out on any other night of the week, they have a piano in the middle of the room and almost always have live music. Something different from the usual scene in Hollyweird. They have bottomless carafes of wine every night for $15 with purchase of an entree and have different weekday specials (grilled cheese special on Mondays....half price wine on Wednesdays).
Seems like a larger venue so reservations may not be necessary but they are always suggested.
Cafe Was.1521 N Vine St. (323) 466.5400. http://www.cafewas.com/
St. Nicks is a dive bar. Its grungy and informal and the crowd… well there usually isn’t a crowd. But the drinks are huge (full 12 oz glass when you order a mixed drink) and the burger… oh god that burger is good.
Thursday, February 4, 2010
And if you pass out early and can't make it this weekend, not to worry, this is an on-going weekly special.
Ketchup. 8590 Sunset Blvd. www.dolcegroup.com/ketchup/
Venokado is a cute boutique wine store, with reasonably priced wine and cute knick-knacks for your home or for gifts. They also deliver wine anywhere in LA, which is great for those nights when you don't feel like leaving your couch but really need a glass of merlot to keep you company while watching the Biggest Loser.
Venokado partners up with local restauarants - like Street and Dominick's - to waive corkage fees if you purchase wine at their store, you can always check their facebook page to see who they are teaming up with.
Venokado. 7714 Fountain Avenue. http://www.venokado.com/
If you don't feel like heading out to Culver to check out the Super Bowl deals we posted earlier this week, there are some great events going on around West Hollywood as well. Here is the run down:
Spanish Kitchen ( La Cienega Blvd)
-$10 Bottomless Micheladas (a sort of bloody mary but with beer)
-$12 all-you-can-eat (I KNOW, right?!)
XIV (Sunset Blvd)
-$45 ticket gets you in for all-you-can-eat BBQ from 1-6pm
-Pony kegs available for purchase
-Game will be featured on big screens as well as projector screen
The Abbey (Roberston)
Oak Fire Pizza (La Cienega Blvd)
-1/2 off all beers
-Will be showing the game on all screens
Eleven (Santa Monica Blvd)
-$10 all day buffet
-$10 Miller lite pitchers
-Game showing on all screens as well as on a 10ft x 10ft projected screen
And if you AREN'T a fan of football, then check out the Super Bowl Sanctuary special at Cecconi's (how very swanky of you), featuring an either $35 2-course or $45 3-course meal from 3-7pm, including a complimentary glass of prosecco or pint of Perroni.
Deal is available: Friday, February 12th (Starting at 4pm
) and Saturday & Sunday, February 13th & 14th (Starting at 1pm.)
Wednesday, February 3, 2010
If you are looking for a fun happy hour to try tonight, head to Tinto's in West Hollywood for $5 tapas. The deal is actually Monday-Wednesday so it is not hump day specific but it will the the last day to catch it this week.
They have a selection of tapas for $5 and $6 glasses of sangria. The place is usually on the pricier side so this is a great bargain especially if going with a group of friends, you can order an assortment of tapas and share (that's what tapas are meant for anyways right?). Their $5 tapas last from 5pm - 11pm so you don't have to rush there right after work which is also a plus.
Just 2 more days to Friday!
Tinto Tapas. 7511 Santa Monica Blvd. (323) 512.3095
Here's the link to print your coupon:
*Campanile (Sun, Starting at 9:30am): 'Cupid Themed Brunch' + Bottomless Sparkling Wine.