By Jill Weinlein, 9/27/2012
Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf Giveaway
Come to The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf on National Coffee Day, Sept. 29 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. The first 200 people in attendance at the store will receive a free CBTL Milk Frother. The “Trade Up Your Cup Event” allows a guest to exchange any new or old coffeemaker for a brand new complimentary CBTL Kaldi Machine. It’s available to the first 2,500 customers and limited to the black, white, red and blue model valued at $179.95. Limit one per machine per person, while supplies last. The CBTL Single Serve Beverage System has premium espresso, coffee and hand-plucked tea. Come sample 12 signature varieties. The event takes place on a vacant lot on the corner of Sunset & Horn and local radio personality Lisa Foxx from 104.3 MyFM will be in attendence. 8775 W. Sunset Blvd.
L.A. Loves Alex’s Lemonade
On Sept. 29, over 40 top chefs and mixologists are serving tastes on the lawn of the historic Culver Studios Mansion. Hosted by Suzanne Goin, Caroline Styne from Lucques, AOC and Tavern and Chef David Lentz from The Hungry Cat, tastings of delicious dishes from all over the country will be served as Jimmy Kimmel emcees the event and live auction. Proceeds benefit Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation, dedicated to realizing Alex’s dream of eradicating childhood cancer. Alexandra “ Alex” Scott, founded Alex’s Lemonade Stand in 2000, at four years old. She succumbed to cancer at age 8, yet her foundation lives on, helping other young cancer patients. 9336 Washington Blvd. Tickets are $175 to $1200. www.alexslemonade.org.
Firestone-Walker Pig Roast
At 6 p.m. tonight at Kings Row Gastropub, enjoy a patio pig roast dinner with crack mac-n-cheese and salad for $15. Firestone beer specials will be offered all night from $6 to $9. 20 E. Colorado Blvd. Pasadena (626)793-3010.
Matt Wilson, regional sales manager for Ballast Point Brewering and Spirits, is bringing special brews to Mohawk Bend, including Barmy Apricot Wheat Wine, Sculpin IPA. There will be special flights of Victory at Sea Imperial Vanilla Coffee Porter, Three Sheets Rum Barrel Aged Rum and more. 6 p.m. on Sept. 27 at Mohawk Bend, 2141 W. Sunset Blvd. (213)483-2337.
Spanish Cuisine Cooking Class
On Sat. Oct. 6 at 1 p.m., the Westin Bonaventure is hosting a “Cooking on the Edge with Executive Chef Andreas Nieto” with a focus on Spain. The three-course menu includes a delectable salad with Serrano ham and Manchego cheese, followed by his own family-style recipe for a classic Valencia Spanish Paella, and finishes with a Crema Catalana. The meal is paired with great Spanish wines selected by Nieto. Participants must be 21 years old, limit 2 people per reservation, $55 per person. 404 S. Figueroa St. RSVP to Claudia at Claudia.Lambaren@westin.com.
NFL at Islands
Football fans will cheer every Mon. and Thurs. during NFL games with extended Happy Hour specials. Handcrafted beers, tropical drinks, Beachside sliders and Island fries are under $5. On Sundays Bloody Marys and Island beers are $3.95. On the regular menu, Islands is offering a new Beach Bowl for $9.49. Order grilled chicken or Mahi-Mahi served on top of brown rice. Fresh grilled pineapple, red bell peppers, snow peas, water chestnuts, red onion, broccoli and diced scallions in a hoisin sauce. Best of all its less than 580 calories. 10948 W. Pico Blvd. (310)474-1144 and 6081 Center Dr. #104, (310)670-8580.
Italian Feast of San Gennaro
The 11th annual Galbani Cheese feast begins on Sept. 28 with a gala hosted by Jimmy Kimmel and Adam Carolla. Louis Prima Jr. honors Italian Americans in sports including Dodger great Tommy Lasorda and NFL’s Lou Cordileone. Enjoy three days of music, food, wine, rides and games 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. at Hollywood & Highland between Highland and Orange. General admission is $5 and kids under 12 are free. All proceeds benefit the San Gennaro Foundation, established to provide aid to children and families in need in Los Angeles. Tickets for the opening night gala are available online at www.feastofla.org and are $100 each for VIP admission and $50 for general admission or call (818) 508-0082.