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More L.A. spots to spend New Year’s Eve

Ring in 2012 at these four locations

Didn’t like our first list of places to go for New Year’s Eve? How about another one? Here’s a few more spots for you to welcome 2012 across Los Angeles.

Osteria la Buca

Osteria la Buca on Melrose is offering a three course tasting menu for $39, which includes: antipasti, an entrée, and dessert. Or a four course tasting menu for $49, which includes: antipasti, pasta, an entrée, and dessert. Osteria will also be debuting new cocktails during New Year’s Eve. Reservations are available from 5:30 PM – 10:30 PM. 5210 Melrose Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90038. 323-462-1900.

Beachwood BBQ in Seal Beach

Beachwood BBQ in Seal Beach, CA is hosting a five-course dinner menu paired with beer for $60 per person. Dinner starts at 5 PM (first come first served), regular menu will be served as well. 131 Main St., Seal Beach, CA 90740.


Course 1:
Eggs, Black Truffle, Jerusalem Artichokes

Course 2:
Butternut Squash, Kale, Pomegranate, Sage, Brown Butter

Course 3:
Striped Bass, Mushroom, Brussels Sprouts, Kumquat

Course 4:
Ostrich, Apples, Beets and Barley

Course 5:
Poached Pear and Chocolate

Casa Vega

Party it up with carnival dancers, a band, and champagne toast at midnight at Casa Vega in Sherman Oaks. No cover. Call 818-788-4868 for reservations. 13301 Ventura Blvd., Sherman Oaks, CA 91423.

Shore Hotel

Shore Hotel in Santa Monica is having a magic show to celebrate 2012. Early show starts from 7 PM to 9 PM and includes a flight of wine from Rosenthal’s Malibu Estate accompanied by cheese and charcuterie. The late show starts at 9:30 PM until 11 PM and will include champagne. Tickets are $85. Call 800-585-4849 for reservations. 1515 Ocean Ave., Santa Monica, CA 90401.