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The Sunset Strip's Norman's is continuing their “Pig Roast and Paella” night, which happens every Friday beginning at 6 PM. The special is Caja China roasted pork and paella, which can each be ordered for $19, or guests can order a combination plate of the two, and also still order off the regular menu.

Norman’s || 8570 Sunset Boulevard, West Hollywood || (310) 657-2400

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Take a candy-making class at the California School of Culinary Arts in Pasadena. You'll learn to make fudge, English toffee, bittersweet chocolate truffles, lollipops, and candied citrus peel. The class costs $65 and is open to all experience levels. To register, call or visit the CSCA Campus Cookstore.

CSCA || 521 East Green Street, Pasadena || (626) 683-1354

Always wanted to learn the art of the Gingerbread House? Sur La Table is hosting a Holiday Gingerbread House Workshop aimed at kids and adults. Students will learn how to experiment with piping, icing and festive candies. The class is $75, and you can register via the website or call the store for more info. The morning class is full, but a 2 PM session has just been added.

Sur La Table || 6333 West Third Street, Los Angeles || (323) 954-9190

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Violet chef Jared Simons is offering a menu option called "7 Before 7." Up for grabs are seven dishes before 7 PM. for $7 apiece, including favorites like the beet and smoked eel salad and brown butter balsamic trout. Also, we're hearing talk about complimentary cookies and milk being served at the end of each meal.

Violet || 3221 Pico Boulevard, Santa Monica || (310) 453-9113


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If you can escape the office or need a weekday indulgence, Century City's Clementine is serving up a weekly high tea, Thursdays from 3-5 PM. On the menu: Five different loose-leaf teas, warm currant scones with clotted cream and lemon curd, assorted sweets, and tea sandwiches of chicken salad, egg salad and gravlax fillings. Cost is $18.95 per person and reservations are recommended.

Clementine || 1751 Ensley Avenue, Century City || (310) 552-1080