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Food

Chew On This: Art Inspired Secret Menus, Beverly Hills Indulgence, & How To Cook for Date Night

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PST becomes "pssst!" w/ The Secret Menu @ Rivera & Playa. Seafood appetizer inspired by Beatrice Wood. (Photo by @johnsedlar via Twitpic)
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Lunch and Late Night Menus @Little Bear
Downtown's Little Bear has launched lunch and late night menus for your dining pleasure! Lunch will be served from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. 7 days a week, and the late night menu (which starts next week) will be offered Sun-Thurs 10pm-12am l Fri & Sat 11pm-12am.

Pacific Standard Time Inspires Secret Menu Items @Playa & Rivera
Artwork has inspired the “Pacific Standard Time Secret Menu,” now available at restaurants Playa and Rivera through March 31. The Secret Menu was created by the restaurants’ executive chef, John Rivera Sedlar, with mixologist Julian Cox for the Pacific Standard Time (PST) “Art As An Appetizer” campaign, designed to connect PST to the vibrant Los Angeles food scene. The secret menu is $44 at Rivera and $34 at Playa.

Six Taste's Indulgence Tour of Beverly Hills: February 11, 12, 18, & 19
Is your sweetie a foodie? Maybe the Six Taste Indulgence food tour of Beverly Hills would make a great V-Day gift. Tour guests will sample a wide range of food such as savory Italian dishes, truffle popcorn, lamb ribs, cheese tastings, spicy Maya hot chocolate, wine, chocolate truffles and more at some of the best establishments in the city like Scarpetta, Bouchon, The Cheese Store of Beverly Hills, Madame Chocolat, Montage Beverly Hills Lobby Lounge, Coupa Cafe, and Erbe Matte. Bonuse: A private behind-the-scenes kitchen tour of Bouchon by Thomas Keller and the opportunity to interact with various chefs at some stops are also included.

The Bruery + Mezze = Fe-Bruery Feast
Mezze and The Bruery are joining up on February 22 for an evening of suds and small plates. Friends since childhood, The Bruery’s own Ben Weiss will guide tastings of four of their most limited edition new beers alongside a four-course pairing menu created by Chef Micah Wexler for this evening only. Only 50 tickets are being sold to this single seating! Wednesday, February 22nd 2012 @7PM, $85.

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Oyster Fair @CHAYA Venice
CHAYA Venice debuts its Oyster Fair menu and ode to the sea on Thursday, February 16, for a limited engagement that runs through Saturday, March 3, 2012. Executive Corporate Chef Shigefumi Tachibe invites diners to explore the distinctive varieties of these delectable sea treasures with a modern Euro-Asian flair. Available for dinner only, the menu will showcase both hot and cold dishes made with all sorts of oysters.

How To Video: Date Night
KCET's Food section has a great How To series featuring Providence's Kevin Van. On deck: How to cook for date night. And, ahem, there's a big ol' "date night" coming up on the 14th, lovebirds!

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Wine Lovers, Head Up North! Passport to Dry Creek Valley Event
Our friends at SFist have the scoop on an upcoming wine fest that may inspire you to pack your bags for a trip to Sonoma Valley. [Event info]

A Few Extra Nibbles:

  • The History of the Burrito [OC Weekly's Stick a Fork in It]
  • Ranch dressing optional? Suzanne Goin hosting Lunch Break for Schools event Feb. 27 [Daily Dish]
  • Where to find breakfast tacos in LA? [Squid Ink]
  • PETA Pens Letter To Michelin CEO: Don't Give Stars To Restaurants That Serve Foie Gras, Shark Fin Soup [Huffington Post]

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