Things to do for March 04, 2010

The Weekender

Beer and Doughnuts, Redneck Sangria and Elton John

The weekend will not be played offstage.

Thursday
Grub Gets a Happy Hour
CHEERS

Grub Gets a Happy Hour

Over where the Hollywood studio crowd settles into a dining room that looks like Grandma's house... Well, it's about time Grandma introduced happy hour. To go with your Redneck Sangria, they've rolled out $5 bites like flatbread pizzas and Crack Bacon Quesadillas.

Mon-Fri, 3-6pm, Grub, 911 Seward St, Hollywood, 323-461-3663

Saturday
Huckleberry Liquors Up
AND CHEERS AGAIN

Huckleberry Liquors Up

Not so long ago, as you sat next to the Governator with your pile of freshly baked doughnuts and pastries, you realized only one thing could make Huckleberry better. Well, they heard your thoughts, and they're now serving beer and wine.

Now pouring, Huckleberry, 1014 Wilshire Blvd, Santa Monica, 310-451-2311

Monday
Hatfield's Opens for Lunch
DAYTIME

Hatfield's Opens for Lunch

Seems like just yesterday the new Hatfield's returned to refine your evenings. And they've wasted no time tending to your lunch—starting Monday, this is the place for a noon-ish fix of Beet-Cured Fluke, Lobster Clubs and Lamb Chop Schnitzel.

Lunch begins Mar 8, Hatfield's, 6703 Melrose Ave, 323-935-2977, see the menu

Elton John's Dinner at Vermont
ROCKET MAN

Elton John's Dinner at Vermont

If you can't make Elton John's legendary annual Oscar blowout on Sunday, you should know the food will be prepared in the kitchen shared by Vermont. So next week they're serving a four-course prix fixe culled from the party menu, including Risotto Carnaroli With Saffron Licorice. You can tell everybody...this was your meal.

Mar 8-14, $45 ($70 with wine), Vermont, 1714 N Vermont Ave, 323-661-6163

Wednesday
Ben Ford Buys You a Beer
SUDS

Ben Ford Buys You a Beer

If you stop into Ford's Filling Station for happy hour on Wednesday, you might want to go ahead and pick up your ticket to Taste of the Nation a bit early. As thanks, Chef Ford will buy you a beer.

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