By Jill Weinlein, 10/18/2012
Mickey Fine Pharmacy & Grill
Help fight pancreatic cancer with a pancake breakfast today at the Beverly Hills soda fountain. To celebrate their 50th anniversary, Mickey Fine Pharmacy and Grill is hosting the breakfast from 7:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. Mickey Fine has been a supporter of the Hirshberg Foundation for Pancreatic Cancer Research since 2009. 433 N. Roxbury Dr. (310)271-4461.
Sunset Strip Market
Bean & Thyme Chef, Paul Osher, will be making sandwiches from the Jimenez Family Farms at the Sunset Strip Market tonight from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. The unique meal features spicy braised lambwiches, apple melts, corn and chopped kale salad. Sunset Strip Market is a weekly certified farmers’ market featuring organic produce, live music, wine tasting and more, located at 8755 Sunset Blvd.
Executive Chef Ian Gresik is creating a new power lunch and mid-day menu at his downtown restaurant. From a full Italian feast to a lighter side lunch, enjoy classic pastas, pizzas, paninis and salads. Available Monday through Friday 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. 525 S. Flower St., Suite 120, (213)228-8998.
Guest Dinners at Marcona
Marcona spruces up its sandwich shop for an eight-course, fancy dinner. Chefs Sergio Perera and Steve Monnier will prepare the eight-course meal on Wed. Oct. 24 and Thurs. Oct. 25 with seatings at 7 p.m. and 9 p.m. BYOB to this one-of-a-kind, foodie dinner. The cost is $69 per person. 7368 Melrose Ave. (323)951-9991.
National Food Day at Border Grill
Join Border Grill co-chef/owners Mary Sue Milliken and Susan Feniger on Oct. 24 with a variety of healthy, affordable and sustainable food. The Bravo’s “Top Chef Masters” will be serving a gourmet Mexican two-course lunch at both locations for $16 per person. A two-course dinner is $25. The women have created a program, Good for the Planet, Good for You where diners are served dishes made with at least 80 percent plant-based ingredients. 1445 4th St. (310)451-1655 and 445 S. Figueroa St. (213)486-5171.
J. Nichols Kitchen Sausage Sunday
Celebrate Oktoberfest with a bratwurst house-made with Allagash white mustard and sauerkraut on a pretzel roll for $9.50. Three beers on tap are available on Sundays for $4 a glass. A chicken sausage sandwich is topped with apples, caramelized onions and fried sage. They will also serve an Asian duck sausage. 4357 Glencoe Ave. (310)823-2283.
Test Kitchen is showcasing a number of notable chefs nightly through Nov. 11. Tonight, Ori Menashe at Bestia in Los Angeles’ Arts District will prepare a menu of housemade salumi, grilled sardine, whole suckling pig and salted caramel and dark chocolate budino tart for $58. Friday it’s “La Terza Reunion” featuring chefs Jason Travi, Ori Menashe, Elderoy Ardens and Micah Wexler. For a complete listing of the chefs and their menus and to make reservations, visit www.testkitchenla.com. Cocktails are presented by Test Kitchen resident mixologists, Julian Cox and Josh Goldman. 2121 E. 7th Pl. (213)555-2216.
Café del Rey
Executive Chef Daniel Roberts is celebrating october – “National Seafood Month” – by hosting a 30 minute “Fish Mongering” class for cooking enthusiasts on October 27. Learn some techniques on whole-fish butchering and tips on how to cure salmon at home. The class begins at 12:30 p.m. After the class, guests will enjoy a three-course seaside brunch. Some of the dishes include duck confit hash, Moroccan lamb burger, a brioche French toast and bottomless mimosas. The class and brunch is $50 per person, excluding tax and gratuity. Can’t make the cooking class? Then join them for Fall Sangria Fridays for $20 pitchers of seasonally inspired sangrias and select $6 menu items in their waterfront lounge. 4451 Admiralty Way, (310)823-6395.
Enjoy a little German fare at a French Canadian restaurant. During the rest of October try one or more of their Bockworst, Beerbrat and Hungarian sausages. For $15, patrons may sample a sausage of their choice with French fries, a selection of mustards and a glass of any beer on the menu. A beer sampler includes three 5 oz. Tastes of Ephemere, Blanche de Chambly and Maudite for $16. 1386 Westwood Blvd. (310)441-5284.
Marie’s Whole Pie Special
Choose from more than 30 varieties of Marie Callender’s pies for $7.99, plus tin. Apple, Banana Cream and Lemon Meringue are some of the irresistible selections available until Oct. 31. Or try pumpkin for Halloween. locations at www.mariecallenders.com