Things to do for December 24, 2008

The Weekender

Fireside Sliders and Starting Early

The weekend hears Santa, and he brought vodka.

Wednesday
Fireplace Menu at Writer's Bar
WEDNESDAY CHIMNEY

Fireplace Menu at Writer's Bar

Now that temps actually dip below 65 once in a while, you understand the whole evening-by-a-fire thing. As does L'Ermitage—find a fireplace, and $48 will get you two drinks and three appetizers like Black Truffle Fries, Kobe Sliders and Smoked Salmon and Parmesan Twists. You're getting warmer…

Available now through March in the Writer's Bar, Living Room and JAAN Patio, Raffles L'Ermitage, 9291 Burton Way (W. of Maple), Beverly Hills, 310-278-3344

Friday
IDG Takeout
FRIDAY TO-GO

IDG Takeout

So the candy canes and roast beast didn't do it for you—through year's end, you can call one of your steak and sushi standbys to make your to-go order at 10 percent off. Luckily you've still got some spiked eggnog.

Through Dec 31 at Luckyfish, Robata Bar, Sushi Roku, BOA and Katana, say the word "green" when ordering for the deal

Saturday
The New All' Angelo
SATURDAY REVISITING

The New All' Angelo

The only thing constant in life is change, so the all-business All' Angelo is rolling with the times. Translation: No more tablecloths, and nothing—not the Radicchio and Mushroom Lasagna, or the Milk-Braised Veal—is over $20.

Now available, 7166 Melrose Ave, (W. of La Brea), 323-933-9540

Wednesday
Champagne Brunch at Campanile
NEXT WEDNESDAY TOAST

Champagne Brunch at Campanile

Getting a jump on the January 1st hangover-brunch circuit, Campanile's starting your NYE festivities at 10am with a formidable spread of fruit, cheese, pastries and granola to go with your California Eggs Benedict and bottomless glass of sparkling wine. Only 14 hours until the ball drop…

Dec 31, 10am-2pm, $50, Campanile, 624 S. La Brea Ave (N. of Wilshire), 323-938-1447

New Year's Eve at the Crescent Hotel
NEXT WEDNESDAY GETAWAY

New Year's Eve at the Crescent Hotel

But if you're not feeling particularly blowout-ish during this year's end, the low-key Crescent has announced a last-minute bargain on their best-available suites (i.e., they have some rooms to unload). Comes with a bottle of Champagne and a hangover breakfast.

Available Dec 26-Jan 5, $195, The Crescent Hotel, 403 N. Crescent Dr (S. of Santa Monica), Beverly Hills, 310-247-0505

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