|Learn some cocktail magic at Bow & Truss|
Hit up Harvard & Stone's two-year anniversary tonight in Thai Town. There will be comp cocktails from 8-10 PM, Steve Livigni and Pablo Moix will be mixing up a special menu in the R&D Bar, and DJs and live music will round out the night (5221 Hollywood Blvd.; 323-466-6063).
If you didn't get tickets to Post & Beam tonight for NYC chef Marcus Samulsson and Govind Armstrong's A Taste of Harlem in Baldwin Hills, the multi-course feast prepared by both chefs to support C-CAP, you can still meet them and nibble and mingle at the after party. Tickets are $20, with a cash bar for cocktails, beer and wine and DJs for entertainment (3767 Santa Rosalia Dr.; 323-299-5599).
Walter el Nagar's roving Barbershop Ristorante Italiano checked out of the new A.O.C. space for Suzanne Goin and Caroline Styne to finally move in, but now he's landing back at the former A.O.C. space on West Third. Now through March, Nagar will offer a seven-course menu with or without wine pairings at a 16-seat chef's table ($75 per person; wines $45) created with ingredients picked up at Lindy & Grundy, plus Santa Barbara spot prawns, and a 24-hour slow-cooked meat ragu. There's also a more casual wine bar menu with three or four wood-fired pizzas from the restaurant's famed oven, as well as a selection of wines and beers by the glass. Pizzas are available on Sundays for brunch starting at noon, as well. Make reservations here (8022 West Third St.).
Check out the Art of the Cocktail with Jonny Whitton at NoHo's Bow & Truss. Whitton, who cultivated some skills at Seven Grand, Villains Tavern and Cliff's Edge, will showcase the diverse Spanish sherry menu, plus show you how he makes the restaurant's signature mojito. You get to sample some of the cocktails and light fare will be provided. $25 per person; 7-9 PM (11122 Magnolia Blvd.; 818-985-8787).
And so March comes marching in... Starting today, all Slater's 50/50 locations are offering the Drunken Steak Burger, which surprisingly doesn't feature the famed half-beef-half-bacon patty. Instead, it's a grilled strip steak burger with Guiness and molasses marinade, arugula, provolone, bacon, tomatoes roasted in Jameson whiskey, all smothered in blue cheese and Guiness dressing. And because you can never have too much Guiness leading up to St. Patrick's Day, all Burger Lounge locations start serving the beer in milkshake form today through March 17.
Check out Muddy Leek's new weekend brunch, which recently kicked off in Culver City. Every Saturday from 11 AM to 3 PM, get dishes like quiche with leeks, spinach and fontina cheese; chicken and waffles; and brioche French toast stuffed with citrus and pistachio mascarpone (8631 Washington Blvd.; 310-838-2281).
Starting today, chef Ralph Johnson is bringing the classic English Sunday roast to The Pikey in West Hollywood. A rotation of hearty dishes includes things like beef short ribs, lamb roast, pork or chicken - even a vegetarian nut roast - will be served family-style with duck fat potatoes, Yorkshire pudding, market greens, and gravy each week. $22 per person. Glasses of wine are only $5 and house bottles are $20. The regular menu will be available as well (7617 W. Sunset Blvd.; 323-850-5400).