By Jill Weinlein, 11/01/2012
Post & Bean Election Night Dinner
Chef Govind Armstrong at Post & Beam invites diners on Nov. 6 to watch election returns. A special classic American three-course pre-fixe dinner is $26. Enjoy 50 percent off selected bottles of wine. Start with a corn griddle cake with smoked salmon and crème fraiche. A carved slow cooked brisket is served with buttermilk mashed potatoes and greens. Finish with a peach cobbler. 3767 Santa Rosalia Dr. (323)299-5599.
Election Night Dinner at JAR
Bring home Chef Suzanne Tracht’s election dinner on Nov. 6. She is offering three salads to choose with an iceberg wedge with blue cheese dressing, little gem Caesar or butter lettuce salad for starters while you watch the results. A delicious pot roast, coq au vin, or a cedar-smoked salmon are the entrée selections. Desserts are a butterscotch or chocolate pudding or banana cream pie with a caramel sauce. Dinner for two is $63. It includes two sides that include mashed potatoes, Mac-n-cheese, pea tendrils, creamed spinach or corn. Orders must be completed by Sun. Nov. 4. Pick up your dinner between 3 p.m. and 8 p.m. 8225 Beverly Blvd. (323)655-6566.
Superba Snack Bar
On Mon. Nov. 5 Chef Jason French of Ned Ludd restaurant in Portland, OR will join Chef Jason Neroni for the first “Guest Chef Series,” at Superba Snack Bar. Chefs from around the country will come cook with Neroni. The two Jason’s will prepare a seven-course menu featuring artisanal dishes paired with various wines from CA. and OR. There are two seatings at 6 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. for this special dinner with wine at $100 per person. Reservations are required. 533 Rose Ave. (310)399-6400.
Wirtshaus in November
This entire month will feature seven special schnitzels. One is a liver variation topped with onions, another is a schnitzel with a spicy sauce of bell peppers and onions. There is also a pretzel-breaded schnitzel with eggplant. Enjoy a free select pint of beer with the purchase of a Wirsthaus’ sausage entrée on Wednesday from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. Dinner begins daily at 5 p.m. 345 N. La Brea Ave. (323)931-9291.
At Tortilla Republic on Sat. and Sun. from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., enjoy south-of-border breakfast entrees such as Huevos Divorciados, Torta de Huevo on a brioche bun or TR Benedict on a manchego scone. Mexican brunch cocktails include a prickly pear bellini and spicy bloody Maria. 616 N. Robertson Blvd. (310)657-9888.
3Twenty Wine Lounge
Edgar Poureshagh is putting together a collection of hard to find sparkling wines from Italy on Nov. 7 for an evening of multiple tastings for $20. Take a sip of Serrapetrona, Franciacorta and the bone-dry Lambrusco. Three other wines will offer sparkling and flavorful notes. These will go well with pork ribs with cole slaw and the new Wagu short ribs. 320 S. La Brea Blvd. (323)932-9500
Fall Party Table Designing Class
On Nov. 7 from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m., Rock star/Chef Terri Wahl of Auntie Em’s Kitchen is offering tablescaping classes for holiday hosts looking to spice up their tables this season. Wahl demonstrates and guides students how to incorporate personal style to displays. Her simple guidelines create an interactive group activity. She will share her secrets of finding terrific thrift shops and flea markets treasures to make your table pop with holiday cheer. The cost is $40 and includes wine, cheese and group activity material. Reservations are required. Another class will be offered in Dec. for the holidays. 4616 Eagle Rock Blvd. (323)255-0800.
LA Beer Hop
Each Wed. in Nov. a shuttle ferries beer lovers to some of the best beer bars in town. From 7 p.m. to midnight, hop on and off the shuttle for $5 to sip select beers and complimentary snacks at Mohawk Bend, Tony’s Darts Away and The Pub at Golden Road Brewing. Call Mohawk Bend for reservations 2141 W. Sunset Blvd. (213)483-2337.
Good Food Festival
Learn about organic and sustainable food programs during the “Good Food Conference” being held on Saturday, Nov. 3 from 10:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, 5905 Wilshire Blvd.
Complimentary tours of artworks related to food and dining start at 10:30 a.m. MacArthur Genius and urban farmer, Will Allen, will give the keynote presentation beginning at noon in the Bing Theatre, followed by panel discussions on “Building Community with Good Food”; “Good Food = Good Jobs”; and “Is GMO Labeling Coming to California?”. Tickets $45; $35 for students, seniors and LACMA members. Guests can also enjoy dishes prepared by 30 of L.A.’s leading chefs paired with farmers from the Santa Monica Farmers Markets at “Localicious”, on Sunday, Nov. 4 from 6 to 9 p.m. at the Annenberg Community Beach House, 595 Pacific Coast Hwy., Santa Monica. Tickets are $125. Go to 2012goodfoodla.eventbrite.com.