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Chew On This: National Grilled Cheese Day, Tax Day Specials, & Lots of Beer

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National Grilled Cheese Day @ The Churchill and The Hudson
Thursday, April 12 is National Grilled Cheese Sandwich Day and you don’t want to miss the unique spin that The Churchill and The Hudson have made on the grilled cheese sandwich. At The Churchill, you can enjoy a special grilled cheese made with French Onion, Brandy Glazed Onions, Swiss Cheese, Parmesan, and Mozzarella for $13. Other sandwiches include bacon, Caramelized onions, pears, Triple Cream Brie, Blue Cheese, and much more. Each sandwich is served with the choice of house fries or mixed greens. You can also enjoy from a list of handmade signature cocktails and 20 regional craft beers on tap.At the Hudson, guests will have a selection of four different grilled cheese specials. One selection includes Pepper Jack, BBQ Short Rib, Poblano Peppers, and Grilled Red Onions. All sandwiches are $13 and they are also served with the choice of fries or mixed greens.

New Marisqueria Menu @ Red O
Chef Rick Bayless’s new seasonal seafood menu at Red O Mexican Cuisine will be introduced on Monday, April 16. The Marisqueria menu will feature Mexican raw bar items, ceviches, sustainable oysters, and fish additions to the Mexican Classics section. The $15 Ceviche Fronterizo includes lime-marinated albacore, tomatoes, Manzanilla olives, cilantro, and Serano chile. The Grand Seafood Platter includes Dungeness crab, Carlsbad mussels, Mazatlan blue shrimp, and oysters. Dinner opens nightly at 6pm and reservations are strongly recommended.

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Book Launch and Four-Course Menu @ Public Kitchen & Bar
Feast on a special four-course prix fixe menu prepared by Executive Chef Tim Goodell and attend a book signing of an award wining writer all in one night. On Wednesday April 18, Public Kitchen & Bar at the Hollywood Roosevelt will host a special discussion and book signing for Tracie MacMillan's The American Way of Eating, a book that reveals what it takes for all Americans to eat well. Goodell’s four course menu will begin with Whipped Ricotta, Meatballs, Chicarrones, and Mushroom Tart. The second course includes Arctic Char (artichokes, tomato, preserved kumquat, basil and coriander) or Confit Fingerling Potato. The selection for the third course will be Braised Beef Cheeks or Salt Roasted Celery Root. Dessert will be a cheesecake made with carrot cake crust, ginger, and served with carrot ice cream. Tickets are $65 per person and can be purchased in advance at Public Kitchen & Bar or at the door.

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Tax Day 2012 @ Lexington Social House
Who doesn’t want a little relief during tax season? Celebrate the extra filing days at the Lexington Social House from Friday, April 13-Tuesday, April 17. If you mention Tax Day 2012, you will receive a discount of 17% off the entire bill. You will also enjoy Executive Chef Jared Simon’s new spring menu. The menu includes: Steak Tartare with root beer “caviar,” Jidori Chicken Liver Toast, a “Roadside Burger” on a pretzel bun, and much more. The new spring cocktails, like the Mule Kick (Gordon’s Gin, pickled chili liquid, lime juice, ginger, syrup, and club soda), will also be 17% off.

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Beer Festival @ Tony’s Darts Away
Does an all-day beer festival sound like an ideal Saturday? Join Tony’s Darts Away in Burbank as they celebrate their 2nd Anniversary on Saturday, April 21. The bar will be doubling its size for the special occasion and will add an outdoor deck and bar. The regular brunch menu will not be served but guests will enjoy Chef Randall St. Clair’s favorites, which include Jailhouse tacos (vegan or non vegan chili spread over Fritos, jalapeños, salsa, cheddar) and vegan and non vegan sausages. Expect to indulge in rare specialty brews like the Cuvee de Tomme, Supplication, Sucaba, 4 Calling Birds, and many more. Admission is $30 and includes 5 taster pours and a glass. Additional tasters can be purchased for 5 for $20. A limited number of presale tickets are available at Tony’s Darts Away.

Beerfest @ Shade Hotel
The First Annual “Waves of Grain Beerfest” is on April 22 at the Shade Hotel in Manhattan Beach. More than 25 local and regional artisanal breweries are set to participate. Gene Simmons’ Rock & Brews will be co-hosting the event. Food will also be available for an additional cost. Mucho Ultima Mexicana will hand crafted tacos and Shade’s restaurant will offer a selected menu. The beerfest is from 3-6pm and tickets are $40 per person. Only 200 tickets are available and the event is expect to sell out quickly.

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  • BLT Chips: Lay's Debuts New Flavor That Tastes Like A Sandwich [HuffPost Food]
  • Vegan crab? That and more new dishes at the Veggie Grill [ShopEatSleep]
  • Test Kitchen tips: Cherimoya [Daily Dish]
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