|New late-nights at the Viceroy|
Now that all of the holiday parties are officially over, it's time for the Spare Room at the Roosevelt Hotel to get back to its tournament series. In addition to the bowling league, which takes place every Monday night, there are a series tournies in the gaming lounge, including Connect 4, which is tonight, and Go Fish (Feb. 4), Jenga (Feb. 11), Spoons (Feb. 18,) and Rock, Paper, Scissors (March 4). A special rum cocktail menu has been unleashed for the occasion, too. Just show up to participate in the game tournaments (7000 Hollywood Blvd.; 323-769-7296).
Catch the 5 Second Film Festival, a night of one hour's worth of Michael Rousselet's five-second films, tonight at Mohawk Bend. The vignettes celebrate moments in life, often funny and inappropriate, as it should be. The films are looped from 9 PM to midnight - the first hour their played in a loop in the background, the second hour they're played with sound, and the last hour in the background again. A special cocktail commemorates the night (2141 W. Sunset Blvd.; 213-483-2337).
Head over to Simmzy's Belmont Shore for a multi-chef, multi-course dinner to benefit the Surfrider Foundation tonight in Long Beach. Simmzy's chef Anne Conness hosts with David Lefevre and Ray Hayashi (MB Post, Fishing With Dynamite), and chefs from Pier 76 Fish Grill, Nick's on 2nd, Roe and Scratch Baked Goods participating contributing t the four-course meal. Local brews will be on hand for pairing. $55 per person or $100 per couple, and you get to keep the "Sink the Breakwater" pint glasses (5271 E. 2nd St.; 562-439-5590).
Lunch time: For you Downtowners, a second location of Simply Salad officially opens this week, so there's even more greens, veggies, meats, cheeses, dressings and wraps available for you. The new cafe is larger than the original with a front and back patio, and there's also delivery to all of Downtown ($8 minimum) (334 S. Main St.; 213-935-8048).
It's your last day to DineLA, folks. Get those Restaurant Week lunch and dinner discounts today and tonight.
There's a new weekend late-night menu at the Viceroy in Santa Monica featuring dishes like chilaquiles, grilled ham and cheese with tomato soup, nachos and breakfast plates from Whist, cocktails from Cameo Bar, and a DJ spinning till 1:30 AM. E11EVENTH HOUR takes place on Friday and Saturday nights now through February 23 (1819 Ocean Ave.; 310-260-7511).
Super Bowl! Here are a few top-rated sports bars from the Zagat survey, and there are specials and big screens at Napa Valley Grille (50-cent wings), The Parish (tail-gate sandwiches and cocktails) and all-you-can-drink beer at Tony's Darts Away. If you want to pick up food to go, there's a Super Bowl Super Pack from Ink. Sack that includes 10 cold fried chicken sandwiches, 10 pastrami sandwiches, bags of house-made bbq potato chips and pork rinds, Mexi-cokes, and Oreo and Mexican chocolate chip cookies ($100 for all, must order by Friday, Feb. 1).