Labor day is just around the corner so how will you savor your last days of summer? Here are my 5 top things that you probably haven’t done yet this Summer (since some of them haven’t even happened :))
5.5th Annual Thrillist Taco Knockout!
Next Saturday, August 12th is the Thrillist 5th Annual Taco Knockout, and the FIRST EVER held in Los Angeles! Taking place in Lot 613 in Downtown LA it’s an afternoon of unlimited tacos and cervezas. Prep your palate for bites from Lola’s Mexican Cuisine, Slapfish, Duke’s Malibu, Mexikosher, and more! Tickets are only $35 and are available for purchase right here.
4. Chaya Downtown Summer Festival
Also in Downtown Los Angeles the Chaya Downtown Summer Festival is going on now until Thursday, August 31st, 2017! The Chaya patio space will be transformed into a lantern covered Japanese Beer Garden complete with a Yakitori Grill serving up Chicken, Tsukune and Shisito & Mushroom Yakitori Skewers for just $2.50 each.Other affordably priced dishes such as Fried Noodles ($6), Sweet Crepes( $7), and more will also be on hand.
Be sure to enjoy a specialty Yuzu or Cherry Blossom Summer Sorbet Cocktail while indulging in a summer pastime like air hockey, shuffleboard, foosball, and over 25 classic video games.
Festivities begin at 4 p.m. and continue until close!
3.Afternoon Tea at the Four Seasons Hotel Los Angeles
Available only through the summer, theFour Seasons Hotel Los Angeles at Beverly Hills is launching a new Afternoon Tea Service in the Windows Lounge, featuring Signature Afternoon Tea ($49) and the Luxury Afternoon Tea ($69 ) from 2-5 p.m. daily. Both tea services include an array of traditional sandwiches and cakes however the Luxury level also features Petrossian caviar and lobster salad. Guests may also choose to add on wine pairings for $25 curated by Domaine Chandon and Moët & Chandon respectively. Reservations are recommended.
2.$5 Happy Hour at The Bellwether
A new dog-friendly, baby-friendly, happy hour is always high on my list. The $5 Happy Hour Menu, offered from 5 – 6 p.m., Monday-Friday at The Bellwether in Studio City features the restaurant’s most popular bites such as the Avocado Hummus with fresh za’atar, avocado oil, and pickled Fresno chili; and the 3-Day-Prepared French Fries with housemade hot sauce and chive crème fraiche. If you’re thirsty I recommend on of their cocktails on tap such as The Bellwether Manhattan or a Grapefruit Negroni.
1. Sunset on the Patio with FREE spirits at Nick & Stef’s Steakhouse
Only available for two more days this summer, Nick & Stef’s Steakhouse in DTLA offers a cocktail program with a side car of education. Taking place on the first Friday of the month guests can sample a dedicated spirit for FREE from 4-4:30PM and enjoy specialty priced cocktails, flights and bites until 7 PM. This Friday features a taste of the rum masters Rhum JM + Rhum Clement.