The Checkers happy hour called FOUR—starts at 4pm, food and drinks are $4—gets upgraded today for Tax Day. Mention Uncle Sam when you order your Rosemary Salty Dog (vodka, grapefruit and muddled rosemary), and the first plate of Braised Kurobuta Pork Belly—or anything else from the menu—is on the house.
Things to do for April 15, 2010
Gratis Pork, David Mamet and Hotel California
The weekend is deductible.
The '80s were a special time in cinema history, when you could see De Niro playing Capone and Connery playing the Chicago cop bringing him down. Discuss that bygone era tonight with screenwriter David Mamet, who'll be present to answer all your questions about creative swearing.
One Ingredient, Three Drinks at Elements
Since opening, Elements has been the place to go when you want one ingredient (say, lobster) prepared several ways. Now they're doing the same thing with booze—every Thursday, you'll find three fresh $5 cocktails all riffing on a surprise ingredient like hibiscus or cucumber. You've always wanted to drink hibiscus three ways.
Your Post-Eagles Party
After you experience the first-ever Eagles shows at the Hollywood Bowl, stroll on down the hill to the Hideout for an after-party with half-off apps, drink specials and a complimentary Tequila Sunrise if you mention the Daddy. It's made with vodka, but "Vodka Sunrise" is not an Eagles song.
Delphine Launches Alfresco Brunch
As of this weekend, brunch is official and the patio is open at Hollywood's hottest new brasserie—so you can leave your shades on for towering seafood platters, Scrambled Eggs in Puff Pastry and carafes of wine. Because European authenticity requires morning drinking.