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Tasty Tidbits: The Six Opens, the Decadent Underground Dinner Returns, Chik-Fil-A, Fever,Plus More Restaurant News in the 818

Posted By Karen Young On November 16, 2011 @ 12:18 am In Arts & Culture,Cooking Classes/Supper Clubs,Featured,Food,My Daily Find,Tasty Tidbits | 2 Comments

BY KAREN YOUNG

Decadent Underground Dinner Club: One of My Daily Find’s most favorite finds ever, Amy’s Culinary Adventures, is throwing another Decadent Underground Dinner Party on Saturday, December 3 at 7 p.m. MDF readers get a $20 discount with promo code: mydailyfind!

Last year's Winter Wonderland theme (seen here during cocktail hour before the plated dinner) was an elegant hit with a flavor of NYC, but this year's L.A. Confidential with seven decadent courses with wine pairing and a cocktail, may just sweep it —and that's saying a lot!

The theme is  L.A. Confidential, a dinner celebrating the city’s Golden Age featuring new twists on the classics from legendary eateries (remember Ciros and The Brown Derby?) — the dinner includes a specialty cocktail mixed just for the occasion, three appetizers and four plated courses—all paired with complimentary wine. The location will be revealed a few days before the event, but here’s a clue — it used to be a 1920s style speakeasy—with plush velvet couches, glittering chandeliers, and secret rooms that won’t tattle on what happened in them. Bring a date, come by yourself, or step out with a group of friends for an evening of indulgence, in a location that won’t be repeated, with a menu you’ll never forget. The price is $140 a person, but for My Daily Find readers through November 20 it is $105.  After November 20, the discount price is $120. Enter promo code: mydailyfind. I can personally guarantee it will be one memorable evening with scrumptious food, drinks and fun! Click here to read more about Amy in this MDF article from 2009.

The Six is open on the Coldwater Curve in Studio City.

The Six Restaurant soft opened Monday on the Coldwater Curve in Studio City in the old Risotto/Spumante location which has been redone with low lights, plus recycled and found materials resulting in a sleek, yet cozy style with a glint of old Hollywood. Since it’s currently in soft opening mode, the full menu won’t be available until the end of the week.  The Six is a departure from the gastropub that seems to be popping up all over and instead is a restaurant (no sports TVs) which features an eclectic, seasonal menu that changes every four months emphasizing the concept of “six” in all categories, serving up the likes of their signature burger, pizza, steak frites, mussels, vanilla roasted beets, mac n’ cheese, braised short rib pot pie, jidori chicken and more. Desserts include The Signature Six Banana Crème Pie. As for libations, there’s signature draughts and specialty brew bottles, carefully sourced wines and signature cocktails. The Six is the second to open by seasoned restaurateurs Will Karges and Jake King. The first is on Pico in West LA.  12650 Ventura Blvd, Studio City (818) 861-2319

The LAB Brewing Co. in Agoura Hills is having a grand opening celebration on Thursday.

Agoura Hills’ newest gastropub – The LAB Brewing Co recently opened their doors and are celebrating the “Official” Grand Opening on Thursday, November 17. To mark the day, all house brews will be half off ($3) all night long. The kitchen is run by Chef Moez Megji who previously opened Fins Seafood Grill and Moz Buddha Lounge. The menu features eclectic fresh American cuisine rather than your typical “bar food”.  Of course, burgers and pizza are on it, but also look for charcuterie platters, ceviche, BBQ duck quesadilla, short ribs, white lasagna and Alaskan cod in a hazelnut sage brown butter sauce. Every food category on the menu has a “lab” theme – Petri dishes, Botanicals, Solids, Liquids, Sphericals, and so on. You get the picture.  Stop by on a weekend for a DJ and live music.

One incredible gourmet food sale this weekend.

The Epicure Imports Warehouse Sale in North Hollywood is having another amazing sale on Friday, November 18 (1:30 p.m. – 6 p.m.) and Saturday, November 19 (9:30 a.m.—2 p.m.) that is open and free to the public. Explore the warehouse and shop over 3000 specialty food items at discounted prices. Included are freshly imported cheese, charcuterie, truffle products, chocolate, foie gras, olive oil, vinegar, cookies, and so much more! Perfect for cooks, bakers, and of course anyone who loves to eat. Come hungry, as they always sample items such as cheese, sausage, and chocolate. Call (818) 985-9800.  Visa, Mastercard, and cash accepted. Epicure Imports, 6900 Beck Ave, North Hollywood. Bring a sweater. It’s refrigerated and can get cold inside.

Chik-Fil-A opens in Northridge

Chik-Fil-A opened its first  location in the San Fernando Valley last week.  The Northridge parking lot was filled with tents as people hoped to be one of the first 100 customers who would win one free combo meal a week for the next year.

Yogurtland just launched three limited edition flavors at all participating Yogurtland locations, available through the beginning of December. Just introduced are Chocolate Hazelnut and Cranberry Raspberry Tart, and they are bringing back the hugely popular Snowflake Mint. These flavors will join Yogurtland’s rotating menu of 16 sweet and tart flavors and more than 35 toppings.

It’s Parents’ Night Out at Katie’s Cooking School in Encino on Saturday evening, Nov 19th at 6:30pm.   Drop off your kids at 6:30pm for a cooking class, dinner, movies, games, puzzles and crafts.  Spend some adult time at dinner and/or a movie.  Just make sure to pick up by 10:30pm.  For ages 5 and up. For information or to register call (818)377-6200, (818) 535-4928 or emailjeff@katiecookingschool.com.

Tony’s Darts Away in Burbank will be hosting a “Save the Beagles” fundraiser on Monday, November 21. Half of all proceeds from every vegan hot dog sold that day will benefit the Beagle Freedom Project, a North Hollywood non-profit currently rescuing 41 beagles from a laboratory research facility in Spain. Also, from 6pm to 2am, $1 from the purchase of every Golden Road beer will be donated to support the cause.

Benihana’s specials for November are the Hibachi Steak and Chicken for two for $45 (tax and gratuity excluded) and the Hibachi sesame crusted tuna steak  ith tomato, avocado and edamame in a white balsamic sauce. Served medium rare, just $21.75 (tax and gratuity excluded).

Karen Young is the Founder/Editor of MyDailyFind.com Got news? Ideas? Email: karen@mydailyfind.com

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