Springtime On The Strip

It is difficult to tell in L.A., but spring is officially here. Yes, we still have mild temperatures, just as many flowers and enough sun to make the rest of the country bitter with envy, but there’s a little something extra special in the air this time of year.
To celebrate the changing season, businesses on The Sunset Strip are offering seasonal menus, new drinks, holiday brunches and events that focus on the fresh perspective spring — and ping pong tournaments — can bring. 
Cabo Cantina
8301 Sunset Blvd. | www.thecabocantina.com
Cabo Cantina offers two new spring-inspired beverages. Sit in the sun and sip their new Peach Tea or Sweet Tea Vodka, priced at a very pocket-friendly $9.95 per pitcher. Cabo will also offer bottomless mimosas and Bloody Marys for only $9.95 until 3 p.m. on Easter Sunday.

WeHo Gets Arty

This weekend our fashionable neighbor, The Avenues of Art & Design, hosts the 13th annual Art & Design Walk on Melrose Avenue, Beverly Boulevard and Robertson Boulevard. Designers, foodies, fashionistas and art enthusiasts will gather on The Avenues – West Hollywood’s exclusive collection of more than 300 high-end interior design showrooms, galleries and boutiques on – on March 26 and 27 for gallery shows, special receptions, food and entertainment.

Some events of note include: The Dr Seuss party at Alpha featuring organic sandwiches from the Nut + Jam Man Truck; Coco de Mer’s Mad Hatter’s Tease Party with burlesque performances, cupcakes and champagne; an Etiquette Arts Class at Robert Kuo with reception featuring prosecco and desserts; and concert pianists at Steinway Piano Gallery.

Tweetcrawl 4: Eggstravaganza Set For April 3!

Spring – and pollen — is in the air, and what better way to celebrate than with a Sunset Strip Tweetcrawl! The fourth edition of this walkable, drinkable social-media enhanced tour of The Strip is set for Saturday, April 3, and is kicking off earlier in the day, at 3 p.m., to ensure an action-packed day of memorable fun.
Tweetcrawl 4: Eggstravaganza features stops at The Standard, The Comedy Store, LIVE! On Sunset, Book Soup, Citysearch LA, Viper Room and The Roxy Theatre with drink specials, a ping pong competition and an egg hunt along the way with special prizes from participating venues and 98.7 LA. The Tweetcrawl is open to guests ages 21 and older, and you must follow the online tweets for prizes and free access to the venues.

The game plan includes:

Let The Madness Begin!

Looking for a place to catch the games while questioning your bracket choices? We’ve got your guide here!
The place: Borracho Cantina
The screens: 10 big screen TVs
The perks: Multiple screens for the games and multiple happy hours: 3-6  p.m. and 10 p.m. – 1 a.m. featuring half-priced food and $5 margaritas and well drinks.
The place: Cabo Cantina
The screens: Multiple HD flat screen TVs
The perks: Laidback and fun. Two-for-one priced happy hour from 4-8 p.m.

St. Patrick’s Day On The Strip

Live music, drink specials, Green Velvet Cake and $25 tattoos. The Sunset Strip is the only place to be — outside of Ireland — this St. Patrick’s Day.
Live Entertainment:
Young Dubliners at House of Blues Sunset Strip
8430 Sunset Blvd. | 323.848.5100 | www.hob.com
House of Blues Sunset Strip is proud to present Celtic rock group the Young Dubliners with King Washington on St Patrick’s Day. The night also includes Irish drink specials in the Foundation Room prior to the show. Tickets are $30 in advance and $32.50 day of show. This show is ages 21 and older only.
“Feck Yeah, Ireland” at The Comedy Store
8433 Sunset Blvd. | 323.650.6268 | www.thecomedystore.com

SXSW Gets Strip’d

The only thing hotter than the salsa in Austin will be the collection of Sunset Strip venues showcasing talent next week during SXSW. For those headed to the Lone Star State, make sure to mark these events on your calendar.

The Comedy Store hosts a day of hilarity with a showcase on Wednesday, March 17 featuring LA-based all stars Mack Lindsay, David Taylor, Nick Youssef, Justin Martindale and Benji Alflalo. The showcase starts at 1:30 p.m. and is followed by the beyond-words karaoke experience, Karaoke Killed The Cat, at 3 p.m. Both events take place at The Rusty Spurs (405 E. 7th Street). RSVP

BLT Steak Gives You Something To Celebrate With Special Anniversary Menu Tonight

Tonight, BLT Steak celebrates the anniversary of the opening of the first BLT location in New York on March 3, 2004. And as a gift to its patrons, the acclaimed Sunset Strip location is offering a specially priced menu.

Tonight’s 3/3 dinner includes steaks and entrees priced at $33.04 and special cocktails, sides and desserts priced at $3.03. Now that’s something to celebrate!

If you can’t make it tonight, stop by BLT Steak during the week for their remarkably pocket-friendly “5 at 5” menu from 5-7 p.m. featuring drinks and treats all priced at $5.

Items include steak sliders, L.I. Duck Rillette with green apple salad and grilled sourdough, Kobe hot dog, miniature crabcakes, sweet potato fries, specialty cocktails, draught beer and red and white wine by the glass.

RH Celebrates Oscar Weekend With “Julie & Julia” Menu

This weekend RH at Andaz presents a delectable dinner menu that film lovers, foodies and Francophiles alike will adore. The acclaimed restaurant will feature a multi-course menu that celebrates Meryl Streep’s Oscar-nominated portrayal of the beloved Julia Child in “Julie & Julia.”

A master of the art of Southwestern French cooking, Chef Sebastien Archambault will offer his version of dishes that Child shared through her many cookbooks and television shows – the perfect poached egg, lobster thermidor, beef bourguignonne and babas au rum.

The special three-course dinner menu features:
Perigourdine poached egg
Field mushrooms, foie gras, black truffle
Lompoc Farm leeks vinaigrette
Black truffle, fresh goat cheese, crispy Applewood bacon
Boothbay Harbor lobster open ravioli
Bisque sauce

A Very Happy Un-Birthday To You!

The London West Hollywood invites you (and you and you!) to celebrate the whimsical and trippy fun of Alice In Wonderland with a Mad Hatter Tea Party lasting throughout the month of March.

Don’t be late for this very important date. Starting March 1, the delicious and delightful tea party will be available daily from 3-5 p.m.

The creatively styled menu brings the beyond-your-wildest-dreams story to life and includes traditional treats with a twist.

Selection of teas: Earl grey, English breakfast, green tea, chamomile, Darjeeling, organic peppermint, cassis, mountain berry, floral jasmine, life through water, harmonie, tangerine, fresh mint. 

Freshly cut sandwiches: Tomato-cherry jam with aged English Cheddar, red onion marmalade with smoked ham, sour cream with smoked salmon and lemon and horseradish crème fraiche with roast beef.

Dine With A Chef

Francophiles and those who have dreamed of sharing dinner with an acclaimed chef should reserve their spot at RH stat. On Feb. 23, RH’s Chef  Sebastien Archambault will host Club Culinaire’s “Chef A Table,” a dinner that allows guests the unique opportunity to dine with guest chefs while enjoying a multi-course dinner and conversations about the history and culture of France.

The evening starts at 7 p.m. with a champagne and hors d’oeuvres cocktail reception before guests are seated to enjoy a five-course Southwestern French-inspired meal prepared by Archambault and complimented with wine pairings.

Guests will be seated at communal tables allowing the chef the opportunity to pop in and share stories. The price for this dining experience is $105 for Club Culinaire members and $115 for nonmembers.
The full menu includes: