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Chew On This: New Breakfast and Brunch Options, a Pig Roast, and Lots of Cocktails

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New Breakfast Menu @ Cecconi's
Looking for a new breakfast spot? Cecconi's in West Hollywood just launched a new Breakfast Club menu that offers a choice of entrée served with coffee and fresh orange juice and grapefruit juice. The menu will be offered Monday-Friday from 8:00-11:30am and all items are just $10! Some of the menu items to choose from include: homemade granola, yogurt, and berries; ham & cheese croissant; poached eggs, wilted spinach, and basil pesto and much more.

Brunch at Your Door
Do you love brunch so much that you sometimes wish it were delivered especially to your door? Well, BrunchButler is at your service (literally). LA’s first luxury brunch delivery and catering service is now offering BrunchBoxes and BreakfastBoxes that are designed to showcase spring flavors. The boxes are made for two or more and are priced at $40, $75 and $98. You have the option to customize packages that include a variety of gourmet breakfast options, brunch appetizers, salads, entrees, and desserts. Deliveries can be made to select zip codes in Los Angeles, West Hollywood, Beverly Hills, Santa Monica, Culver City, and Marina del Rey.

5-course Menu + Beer @ The Churchill
The Lagunitas Brewing Company is partnering with The Churchill to present a 5-course Tasting Menu + Beer Pairing on Wednesday April 25th. The First Course includes: Pilsner, Seasonal Citrus salad, Windrose Farm greens, fresh herbs, pecorino; Melted Leek and House Canadian bacon Pizza; Gruyere cheese, confit pearl onions. This will be followed by 4 more courses, which Lagunitas beer aficionado Sam Naft will talk about as they are presented. There are 60 spots available and reservations can be made by calling the restaurant. Seating begins at 7:30pm and tickets are $55 per person.

Port Cocktails @ Cliff's Edge
Join Cliff’s Edge Restaurant on Thursday from 7:30pm-10pm as they present an evening of Port cocktails. Cliff’s Edge believes Port is making a comeback and this event will feature cocktail and punch recipes from world-renowned mixologists David Wondrich and Richard Swan. A menu of small plates will be available. The cost is $50 and includes two cocktails and the Flight of Port, two small plates from the menu, and dessert. Update: A rep from Cliff's Edge let us know that if you don't want to spring for the prix fixe, you can try any one of their five Port specials from the bar for $7.

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Pig Roast @ the Wilshire to Help End Childhood Hunger
Join two recent "Top Chef"-testants Nyesha Arrington and Chris Crary on Sunday, April 22 as they host a backyard pig roast at the Wilshire Restaurant in Santa Monica. The pig roast is to benefit Share our Strength’s Taste of the Nation Los Angeles and to help end childhood hunger in the U.S. A whole pig, pork, pork belly, spare ribs, and pig ears will be served. The roast will be from 12-4pm, and tickets are $55 and can be purchased at the Share our Strength website.

Special Cocktails @ Comme Ca
Head over to Comme Caon Wednesday night for a special spring cocktail event. Mixologists Sam Ross, Julian Cox and Joel Black will take over the bar to create new cocktails inspired by the spring bistronomy menu. Some of the new dishes in the bistronomy menu are the Pan Seared Ling Cod with coconut emulsion and lemon confit, and the Artichoke Agnolotti with Clam served with heirloom tomato and purple basil. The cocktail event will be from 6:30-9:30pm.

DioNicEss Food and Drink Pairing @ Beachwood BBQ & Brewing
Mark your calendars! On June 10, DioNicEss will present “DioNicEss X: Coming Of Age”, a food and drink pairing series at the Long Beach Beachwood BBQ & Brewing celebration. Five aged food will be paired with five aged beers. Brewmaster Julian Shrago will present his specially created brew “System Of A Stout” specifically for this event. This limited, draft-only release is brewed with coffee beans, green cardamom pods, and blackstrap molasses, evoking the flavors of traditional Armenian coffee. Tickets are $80 and must be purchased in advance.

A few extra nibbles:

  • Lou Wine Bar Under New Management Starting April 25 (plus plans for Lou 2.0) [Eater LA]
  • Scientists say drinking makes you smarter [Fast Food Maven]
  • LA Weekly Adds Wine, Food Critics [Fishbowl LA]
  • Party Report: Celeb Chefs, Golf and Booze At Pebble Beach Wine and Food [Zagat blog]
  • Echo Park stops for Al Pacino (at the Brite Spot) [Eastsider LA]

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