Things to do for March 17, 2011

The Weekender

Irish Martinis, Rooftop-ing and Wine-Bar Donuts

The weekend’s eyes are smiling.

Thursday
A More Refined St. Patrick’s Day
IRISH UP

A More Refined St. Patrick’s Day

Sure, St. Patrick’s Day is an important holiday, but you’re no barbarian. So you’ll head to the opulent Tap Room at the Langham for an Irish Martini (it’s made with Irish whiskey) and some appropriately festive sorbets (Guinness, Baileys... more Irish whiskey). Nothing is dyed green.

Now through Mar 19, The Tap Room, 1401 S Oak Knoll Ave, Pasadena, 626-568-3900

Consuming Red Wine and Donuts
SEEING RED

Consuming Red Wine and Donuts

You didn’t think your nights at Covell wine bar were missing anything, really. But now they’re working with an operation called yuMMy Baked, which means you can order your pinot noir with some Red Velvet Donuts. You detect subtle notes of cream cheese frosting.

Now available, Covell, 4628 Hollywood Blvd, Los Feliz, 323-660-4400

Friday
Four Courses of Beer and Grilled Cheese
SAY CHEESE

Four Courses of Beer and Grilled Cheese

We repeat: four courses of beer and grilled cheese. Now at Vintage Enoteca. That includes sandwiches like Gorgonzola and Truffle Honey (with a St. Peter’s Cream Stout) and Gruyere with Ham (with a Le Merle Saison pale ale). For $30. Which is an excellent beer-and-cheese-to-dollar ratio.

Saturday
Rooftop-ing with Bottomless Pitchers
PITCHER THIS

Rooftop-ing with Bottomless Pitchers

This is the season for rooftop dim sum brunches by the shore. If you need a reason beyond the weather, Xino respectfully submits some extra liquid incentive: bottomless mimosas ($12), Bloodys ($15) or pitchers of Kirin ($20). Bottomless is such a good concept.

Monday
Fig & Olive’s Streetside Café Debuts
MELROSE PLACE

Fig & Olive’s Streetside Café Debuts

You didn’t exactly feel claustrophobic inside Melrose Place’s massive new ode to olive oil and dirty martinis. But they’re rolling out a nice little outdoor café anyway, so you can fuel up before shopping at Marc Jacobs and A.P.C. with a quick New York Sirloin Steak Panini. And dirty martinis.

Café debuts Mar 21, Fig & Olive, 8490 Melrose Pl, West Hollywood, 310-360-9100

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