|Superba's Jason Neroni rockin' out|
Two Jasons, one kitchen. Tonight Jason Neroni welcomes Portland chef Jason French (Ned Ludd) for a special prix fixe menu at Superba Snack Bar. The two have similar cooking sensibilities, focusing on seasonal bounty and artisanal cuisine. The seven-course menu features dishes like hamachi crudo with green apple and horseradish consomme, smoked lardo with black truffle powder, and roasted scallops with pumpernickel crumble. $100 per person, including wine pairings (533 Rose Ave.; 310-399-6400).
Escape the Election Night fray with a little trip to Venezuela via Coupa Cafe in Beverly Hills. Every Tuesday night the restaurant offers half-off all bottles of wine, many from Chile and Argentina, and starting around $35 a bottle. Polish off two and call a cab - it will make tonight's political news that much more palatable (419 N. Canon Dr.; 310-385-0420).
Nurse that election night hangover with M Cafe's new Macro Hour, a healthier take on the traditional happy hour. The small-plate offerings have no refined sugar, dairy, eggs, meat or poultry - it's National Vegan Month, after all - things like mini mac and cheeses, crispy asparagus spears, macro nachos, bbq seitan Vietnamese spring rolls and "macro shooters," a flight of pressed juices, all priced around $6-$8. The menu is available Monday through Friday (4-7 PM) for the month of November (7119 Melrose Ave.; 323-525-0588).
The last week of Test Kitchen is a doozy, with Walter Manzke previewing Republique tonight, Richie Nakano from Hapa Ramen on Friday, and on Saturday, Ori Menashe shows us what Bestia will become when it finally opens this month. Check out the website for menus and to make reservations (2121 E. Seventh Place).
End the week with a bang at The Foundry on Melrose - happy hour includes $6 wines by the lgass, $4 beer, $5 well cocktails and $6 specialty cocktails. The best deal: the entire bar menu is 25 percent off. Monday through Fridays, 6-8 PM (7465 Melrose Ave.; 323-651-0915).
Detox and then retox at The Pub at Golden Road every Saturday, starting today. For $10, take a yoga class out on the new lawn and then have a complimentary beer after. There are some special lighter breakfast options to refuel, as well, like vegan omelet with fake sausage and potatoes, and a breakfast burger or burrito (veg or not). The hour-long yoga class starts at 10:30 AM (5410 W. San Fernando Rd.; 213-373-4677).
Now that Wolf in Sheep's Clothing redux is securely off the ground in new Venice digs, brunch has started. It's the same seasonal offerings with a Southern slant, things like shrimp and cheddar grits with bacon, pancakes with candied pecans, fried chicken and waffles with maple bugger, and chilaquiles with smoked chicken and salsa verde. The new weekend menu is available Saturdays and Sundays from 10 AM to 3 PM (1031 Abbot Kinney).