Category Dining

Cinco (And Quatro, And Tres…) De Mayo!

The party is going strong all weekend long on The Sunset Strip. Here’s your guide on where to find the best drink and food specials and live music.

 

May 1-5: Five Days of Cinco De Mayo @ Rosa Mexicano

Rosa Mexicano is keeping the fiesta going for five days with a special four course $35 pre-fixe menu May 1-5. (View menu.) May 5 includes the special $35 menu as well as mariachis and drink specials. www.rosamexicano.com

 

May 2-4: Cinco de Drinko Weekend Celebration @ Cabo Cantina

Two-for-one priced drinks from 4-8 p.m. Friday, Saturday and Sunday. 99-cent Coronitas all day while supplies last. www.facebook.com/CaboSunset

 

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Tweets For Your Sweet: The 140 Character Valentine’s Day Breakdown

Whether you are single and looking to mingle, seeking a romantic dinner for two or just want to laugh the night away, we’ve got your last minute Valentine’s Day plan breakdown in easy to digest 140 character tweets. 

 

SKYBAR Mondrian LA ‏@SkybarLA 

Come party with @Tinder this #ValentinesDay for #CupidsDayOff — show your Tinder app to get in and meet your match! pic.twitter.com/7yg7quYAvM

 

Rock and Reillys Pub‏@RockandReilly

Friday is Valentine’s Day. Or as we call it — Shred Your Ex Day. Come by Reilly’s tear-up a photo of your ex & get a shot

 

Haute Hippie ‏@HauteHippie  

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Forks Up! DineLA Restaurant Week Returns Jan. 20-31

DineLA Restaurant Week returns for its winter edition starting today through Jan. 31. The dining event highlights the diverse culinary experiences throughout the Los Angeles area. For 12 days, diners can enjoy specially priced prix-fixe lunch and dinner menus at some of the area’s best restaurants.

Sunset Strip restaurants participating in the 2014 winter Restaurant Week include:

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New In The Neighborhood: Rare By Drai’s Steakhouse

You’ll definitely want to sink your teeth into this: Rare by Drai’s steakhouse is open! The French-inspired steakhouse is decked out in red hues with velvetty red curtains, plush sofas and ornate lighting and seating. 
The menu includes cold and hot seafood offerings, filets, prime NY strip, ribeyes, prime porterhouse and rack of lamb as well as a full bar with signature cocktails. Items that caught our eye include iced Kumamoto oysters, pepper steak filet with fresh cracked peppercorn sauce, lobster truffled macaroni and cheese and the “On Sunset” cocktail (tequila ocho plata, arbol chili infused St. Germain, honey, lemon and ginger).
Expect a well-heeled crowd and lots of seductive engery with DJs, outdoor patio seating near the lounge and a candlelit dining room. 
Rare by Drai’s is open for dinner service. For reservations and more information, call 310-360-1525 or visit www.facebook.com/rarebydrais. 
 
 

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The Church Key Unlocks An Innovative, Fun Dining Experience

The Sunset Strip's newest dining establishment, The Church Key, opened earlier this month, bringing a host innovative and just plain fun menu items to the boulevard. 
The restaurant features dim sum-style carts with "new American" treats, including pig ear "Cheetos," rabbit roulade and fresh parker house rolls with bacon jam. Some of the carts also feature a rolling cocktail bar. That's right: cocktails prepared table-side! Enjoy fun additions like dry ice frozen "odd-er pops" and house canned Negronis as well as classics like gin and housemade tonic. 
The Church Key also offers a full non-mobile dinner menu with options including cannelini bean hummus, crispy pork belly, stuffed "Peking quail," Frog Hollow pear salad and banana split. 

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