The Dish

Freddy Smalls: Crispy Pig’s Ear and Fried Egg

Available now on the late-night menu

A creation from chef Charlie Parker‘s kitchen at the newly opened Freddy Smalls restaurant in West Los Angeles. The Crispy Pig’s Ear and Fried Egg is an open face sandwich with pig’s ear, coleslaw, bacon, a sunny side up egg on top of a large brioche toast. A dish not meant for the faint of heart, is only available on their late night menu which kicks in sometime after 10:30 PM. Read More

‘Sunday Supper’ deal at Taco Asylum, five-course tequila dinner at SOL Mexican Cocina

Two O.C. restaurants

Starting on Sunday, January 22, Taco Asylum in Costa Mesa, CA is kicking off their “Sunday Supper” deal. For $12 guests will get two tacos, rice and beans, and a draft beer. The offer is valid every Sunday between 8 PM – 11 PM. 2937 S. Bristol St., B102, Costa Mesa, CA 92626. 714-922-6010.

On Sunday, February 26 at 6:30 PM, SOL Mexican Cocina in Newport Beach, CA is having a tequila and food pairing. A nice change from traditional wine and food pairing or beer and food pairing. Executive Chef Deborah Schneider plans to feature five dishes to go with Clase Azul Tequila for $75 per person. Call 949-675-9800 or email events@solcocina.com for reservations. 251 E. Pacific Coast Highway, Newport Beach, CA 90291. Read More

Show off your love poem skills by tweeting to Shore Hotel and you might win a free room

Roses are red, violets are blue ...

Starting now until January 31, tweet your love poem to Santa Monica’s environmentally-conscious hotel (@ShoreHotelSM) and you’ll be entered in the “Love Poems by the Shore” contest. The person with the “most unique and creative poem” will win a night stay during the month of February. Winner to be announced on twitter on February 1. Here is our poem (under 140 characters): love cures all, unless diabetes, then insulin. 1515 Ocean Ave., Santa Monica, CA 90401. 800-599-1515.

Photography provided by Ryan Gobuty, Gensler