Short Cake serving up savory items

From the collaboration of Short Order’s Christian Page, Nancy Silverton, and Walter Manzke, Short Cake at The Original Farmers Market in L.A. is now serving savory menu items. Short Cake’s new menu offers items such as Parisienne inspired open-faced toasts, salads, croissant sandwiches and savory baked-goods. Guests can also look forward to upcoming gluten free items from head baker Hourie Sahakian. 6333 W. 3rd St. Stall #316, Los Angeles, CA 90036. 323-761-7976.

Photography provided by Short Cake

New cocktail program by Dan Warrilow at Post & Beam

Owner Brad Johnson of BLT Steak & Georgia and Executive Chef Govind Armstrong at Post & Beam in Baldwin Hills, CA introduced a brand new cocktail program yesterday. Headed and designed by mixologist Dan Warrilow(GM of Son of A Gun), Post & Beam will offer a cocktail selection featuring ingredients supporting local farmers and purveyors.

Some of the straightforward yet unique cocktails include “Strawberry Daiquiri” – housemade strawberry-infused Batavia arrack, honey, and lime; and the “Amaretto Sour” – rum, amaretto, and lime. Additionally, a variety of spirits, local wine, and craft beers have been chosen such as Stone Brewing Co. Arrogant Bastard, Smoked Porter and Eagle Rock Manifesto. 3767 Santa Rosalia Dr., Los Angeles, CA 90008. 323-299-5599.

Photography provided by Vanessa Stump Studios


Win two tickets to Santa Anita Uncorked

Hey wine, food and horse racing fans! We have two tickets to this Sunday’s Santa Anita Uncorked event brought to you by The Original Wine of the Month Club for a giveaway! The two tickets, valued at $120, include parking, clubhouse admission, race program, wine tasting, and cuisine tasting. Event starts at 12 PM and ends at 4 PM on March 25, 2012. Read More

Mezze to offer $15 lunch specials

Starting today, Mezze, a Mediterranean restaurant in West Hollywood is offering a lunch special to celebrate its one-year anniversary. Guests will be able to choose from any two items from the following list for $15 (add additional $5 for house red or white wine): Fatoush, Baby Gem Lettuce, Crispy Pita, Sumac; Beet Salad, Chickpea, Sheep’s Milk Yogurt, Haloumi; Grandma’s Chopped Chicken Livers, Grape Mostarda, Challah; Manila Clams, Zhug, White Ale; Cauliflower Flatbread, Moroccan Olive, Feta, Golden Raisin; Merguez Sausage Flatbread, Tomato Jam, Aleppo Pepper; Zatar Flatbread, Oilve Oil, Lebne; Egyptian Rebel Fries, Heirloom Beans, Brisket, Syrian Cheese; Braised Moroccan Chicken Wings, Picholine Olive, Golden Raisin; Farm Egg Shakshouka, Yogurt, Sweetbread, Pita; Heirloom Bean Foul, Parsley, Preserved Lemon, Pita; Lamb Shoulder, Freekeh, Dukkah Spice; The Kleinfeld Sandwich – Chicken Shawarma, Amba, Pickles; The Armenian Sandwich –Soujuk, Feta, Dill Pickle; The Lyons Den Sandwich -Tuna, Chili, Farm Egg, Olive; Lebne Cheesecake, Juniper, Bergamot, Cara Cara Orange; Date & Ameretti Parfait, Mascarpone, Turkish Coffee. Lunch special is valid Tuesday through Friday from 12 PM – 2 PM. 401 North La Cienega Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90048. 310-657-4103.


Blue Palms Brewhouse returns with a grand re-opening party on April 1

After temporarily closing their doors to the great lament of SoCal craft brew fans, Blue Palms Brewhouse has re-opened and is throwing a craft beer fete to celebrate.  The party starts on Sunday, April 1 at 12 PM – admission is $40 for a ten-taster wristband, and a limited amount of complimentary snacks (full food menu available for purchase). The first 100 wristbands purchased will receive early admission at 11:30 AM, which may come in handy for a certain “Young” IPA due to make an appearance on the taplist. Follow/like Blue Palms’ Twitter/Facebook for when tickets go on sale. 6124 Hollywood Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90028. 323-464-2337.