Chew On This: $1 Tea Latte Today, Drago Santa Monica Closing, & Lunch at Son of A Gun
$1 Drink Alert: New Tea Latte @CBTL
The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf is greeting 2012 with an Open House this evening, during which participating locations will be selling their new Caramel Tea Latte (hot) and their Caramel Latte (hot or iced) for $1, from 4-7 p.m. Find a location online.Art & Dinner: LACMA Exhibit Tour + Dinner at Ray's & Stark Bar
Pair an evening at the museum with a dinner at Ray's & Stark Bar. ArtBites has put together a combo plate of an informal tour of LACMA, given by art educator Maite Gomez-Rejon that will cover the art and culinary history of Latin America as seen in LACMA's special exhibition Contested Visions in the Spanish Colonial World. After, guests will head to Ray's & Stark Bar for a multi-course dinner prepared by Chef Kris Morningstar, designed to blend ingredients of the Old and New Worlds. Wine pairings selected by Sommelier Paul Sanguinetti will also be available for additional cost. January 12, 2012; 6:30 p.m. $90 includes museum admission, tour, tax, dinner and tip. Does not include beverages. Register online.
Brunch Comes to M.B. Post
Brunch at the Beach! Every Saturday and Sunday from 10am to 1:30pm, enjoy your fill of Chef David LeFevre’s sweat and savory morning dishes, and a couple of new brunch cocktails at M.B. Post. Already tempting is the M.B. Post Benedict - an organic egg, La Quercia Prosciutto, rocket greens, bacon cheddar buttermilk biscuit (naturally!) and hollandaise.
Drago Santa Monica is Closing
After 21 years, Celestino Drago is opting not to renew his lease at Drago in Santa Monica. The Daily Dish reports: Drago says he’d like to reopen the restaurant at a new location if it’s “the right place with the right deal.” But with [his other eatery] Drago Centro “so busy, it’s good to have one less thing to worry about for now.” The restaurant will shutter at the end of January.
Lunch Launched at Son of A Gun
Son of A Gun kicked off lunch service this week, which means more opportunities to order up their cherished Fried Chicken Sandwich. Lunch is served Monday through Friday from 11:30AM to 2:30PM. [Eater]
A Few Extra Nibbles:
- Speaking of closures, seafood chain McCormick & Shmick's are closing up in Burbank and Santa Ana. The locations have been taken over by Landry's.
- A little help for your fruit: How to de-seed a pomegranate.
- Are you already done with your New Year's resolution to eat healthier? LA Mag says you're basically doomed, based on some of the treats available around town.
- Squid Ink fills us in on a restaurant that's nicknamed the "Taiwanese Hooters."