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A Coffee Beer And Donut Pairing, A Top Chef Showdown & More Weekend Eats

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It looks like it may rain this weekend, which means you're definitely going to want to hunker down somewhere to savor some tasty food and drinks. Heck, even if it doesn't rain, you're still going to want to do that. From a coffee-infused beer and donuts pairing to a Top Chef showdown, here are some of our favorite food and drink events happening this weekend.


Coffee Beer and Donuts at Southland Beer

What's better than coffee and donuts? Why, coffee beer paired with donuts, of course. The recently opened Southland Beer—one of our favorite new bars—has put together an excellent selection of beers brewed with coffee and paired it with round, sugary selections from their Koreatown neighbor California Donuts. Kicking off at noon, they'll be offering flights of brews like Highland Park's Wakeup on nitro, Telegraph Handlebar Abbey and Left Hand Bittersweet Imperial Coffee Milk Stout. They'll also have Smog City's Coffee Porter and some last minute surprises. More info here.

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Southland Beer is located at 740 S Western Ave #112 in Koreatown, (213) 908-5104

Iron Triangle Brewing Company Grand Opening

One of the latest additions to L.A.'s rapidly expanding craft beer scene, Iron Triangle Brewing Company is hosting a big party this weekend at their brewery in the Arts District. Head down from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. to grab pints of their new brews—which includes an ale, a dark ale and an IPA—while enjoying music from The California Feetwarmers and DJ House Shoes. You can also chow down on bites from The Green Truck and The Los Lobos Truck. More info here.

Iron Triangle Brewing Company is located at 1581 Industrial St, Arts District.

Bone marrow toast with mushrooms at Scratch Bar & Kitchen (Photo by Danny Jensen/LAist)

Top Chef Duo at Scratch Bar & Kitchen

At the new location of Scratch Kitchen & Bar in Encino, chef Phillip Frankland Lee will share the kitchen with fellow Top Chef contestant (and front-runner) Jeremy Ford from Miami's Matador Room. The dynamic duo will be dishing up the restaurant's usual menu offerings, which includes delicious a la carte items and a few well-priced pre fixe options. Chef Ford will also be serving 2 or 3 of his own specialties as well. The open kitchen style of Scratch Bar & Kitchen also gives diners the chance to chat with the chefs.

Scratch Bar & Kitchen is located at 16101 Ventura Blvd., Encino, (818) 646-6085.

Butter lettuce salad (Photo courtesy of The Larchmont)
Sunday Supper at The Larchmont

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The Larchmont's new chef, Chef Michael Bryant, has revamped the restaurant's menu and also launched a Sunday Supper series. The menu rotates weekly and features a la carte items as well as a family style feast for $45 per person. Highlights from this Sunday's menu include Cheddar Jalapeno Hushpuppies, Smoked Prime Rib Roast and Apple Tart Tatin. More info can be found here.

The Larchmont is located at 5750 Melrose Ave, Los Angeles, (323) 464-4277

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