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BBQ, Blues & Brews
Begin your workweek in Southern style while feasting on comfort food, sippin' on a cold one and listening to live blues at Baltaire's BBQ, Blues & Brews series every Monday night. Executive chef Travis Strickland presents a menu of finger-licking dishes like jalapeño cornbread with bourbon pecan butter, blue cheese fondue dip with housemade salt & vinegar chips, and the Southern burger with ramp aioli and smoked onion jam. Seating is first-come, first-serve and only available in the bar and lounge, so come early and plan on leaving with a Southern drawl.
626 Night Market
The midnight snacker's greatest fantasy is just a car ride away. One of America's largest Asian food markets spans the course of Santa Anita Park's front Paddock Gardens (285 W Huntington Dr). Come hungry and come caffeinated—this lively market, complete with over 150 Asian street food and booze peddlers, live music, artists, films, games, and beyond, won't put itself to bed until 1am on Friday and Saturday (and midnight on Sunda). The event has also expanded its way to Orange County.
Avital Koreatown Food Tour
This special, four-course dining experience will include two appetizers, one entrée and one dessert. The tour will include visits to four different restaurants and lots of culinary history in between. Tastings can include kimchi and chorizo-fried rice empanadas, mul naengmyeon, Oaxacan moles, braised short ribs, red bean steam buns and more.
Chinatown After Dark
Head to Chinatown the first Thursday of each month for a smorgasbord of food from Far East Plaza's vendors plus special guests. Alfresco dining and live music set the scene, while pay-as-you-go bites from Lao Tao, Unit 120, Chego, Scoops and more will keep you well-fed into the night.
Little Dom's Monday night supper
Dine out without digging too deep into your wallet at Little Dom's Monday night supper, where a three-course meal goes for an affordable $18. Each week the menu changes—some weeks it might feature pasta, others it could highlight roast chicken—but the lineup always includes an appetizer, entrée and dessert. Drinks are discounted, too: snag a bottle of red or white for $18, or a Pabst Blue Ribbon for $3. Check Little Dom's website for the most updated Monday night menu.
Venice Beach Food Tour
This special, four-course dining experience will include a welcome drink, visits to four different restaurants and lots of culinary history in between. After a welcome drink and brief history of the neighborhood, you will head to the first stop for one appetizer, followed by a visit to an iconic landmark, second appetizer, neighborhood story, entrée and dessert. A tour could include tastings of lobster rolls with black truffles, wild mushroom and bottarga pizza, Lucky Charms ice cream and more.