|Free tacos at La Cuevita on Tuesday|
What? It's National Spaghetti Day today? Well, if you weren't paying attention last week, there are some spaghetti options among these 10 pasta dishes you must try, and if you're feeling like a good old-fashioned plate of spaghetti and red sauce, we've got you covered.
Celebrate Mexican Constitution Day today at La Cuevita, 1933 Group’s Highland Park hideaway. There will be DJs all night plus $5 margaritas, free tacos, and $6 Mexican Flag Shooters - a shot each of fresh lime juice, Sino tequila and house-made spicy sangrita, all lined up like the colors of the flag, which sounds a lot more refreshing than something like strawberry, white whiskey and blue caracao for our flag. Did we mention free tacos? (5922 N. Figueroa St.; 323-255-6871).
The rotating world that is chef Jeremy Fox has landed at Rustic Canyon in Santa Monica. Both Fox and RC's owners Zoe Nathan and Josh Loeb follow the same ultra-seasonal philosophy, so the menu won't skew too far from the norm, but the chef is putting his stamp on things now. We can't wait to see what he'll do with burger night (Mondays) (1119 Wilshire Blvd.; 310-393-7050).
It's oyster and beer night at BLD, which happens the first Thursday of every month, starting at 5 PM. This month the freshly shucked or bbq'd oysters are paired with Coronado Brewing Co. brews. The oysters generally run around $1.50-$2 a piece (7450 Beverly Blvd.; 323-930-9744).
BierBeisl has a new happy hour for you link lovers: get any sausage and any beer for just $7 from 4-6 PM on weekdays. Maybe a grilled Käsekrainer oozing with Emmentaler cheese paired with an Amber ale, or the Weisswurst simmered in milk and onion with a nice Stiegl Weisse. Mix and match to your heart's content (9669 Santa Monica Blvd.; 310-271-7274).
Not a Mardi Gras goes by without chef Brandon Boudet's muffalettas, jambalaya, beignets and crawfish pies at Dominick's and Little Dom's. Look for the bites, all priced under $10, at both restaurants starting today through Fat Tuesday (Feb. 9-12).
Get vegetarian dim sum to celebrate the Chinese New Year at Susan Feniger's STREET. Dishes like Cantonese-style radish cakes, sesame fritters filled with red bean paste, mushroom shu mai, jackfruit bao, fried rice with vegetarian Chinese sausage, rice batter pancakes and more will be served from 11 AM-3 PM (742 N. Highland Ave.; 323-203-0500).