Lots of fun stuff this weekend!
Spring Wine Fest @ The Original Farmers Market ; 1-4P
This Saturday, Monsieur Marcel, EB’s and 326 host a rooftop wine tasting. It’s $30, but that includes tastings of over 40 wines, wine based cocktails and sake. They will also have gourmet food pairings from Ulysses Voyage and Marcel’s. A good deal for all you wine-lovers!
Sunday 3/20- LA Marathon Day!
City Block Parties-7am-2pm
This year, they will have FREE city block parties along the marathon route for spectators. These will include live music, a sponsor village featuring food and beverage sampling, sponsor exhibits and sale of official Honda LA Marathon apparel, radio remotes with top Clear Channel stations and more. Here are the locations:
||Hollywood Blvd/Orange Dr
||Santa Monica Blvd/Ramage
||Burton Way/Rexford Dr
||Median across from Rexford Park
Mile 11 looks the best to me, since there is a Metro station nearby (Hollywood/Highland). That way, you won’t have to deal with road closures or parking.
Food deal @ Lago Santa Monica
Say the word “marathon” during brunch, lunch or dinner, and you’ll get 15 percent off your food bill. Runners can bring in their numbers for double portions of dishes like braised veal shank ($29), roasted bone marrow ($12) or any house-made pasta entrée. 231 Arizona Ave., Santa Monica; 310-451-3525
Booze deal @ Hotel Erwin; Noon-3P
Bring your bib or finisher’s medal to the Hotel Erwin’s rooftop bar, and they’ll give you a bucket of six beers, or bottomless Bloody Marys for two, for the price of $26.20. Maybe I will get lucky and tumble upon a bib at the Black Party??
High at Hotel Erwin, 1697 Pacific Ave, 310-452-1111
Sunday Family Supper @ Cecconi’s; 5-11P
Grab 3 friends and head to Cecconi’s for a family supper for only $50. That covers 2 large pizzas and 2 large bowls of pasta. Add wine for $25 extra and additional people for $12.50 each. YUM!
8764 Melrose Ave, West Hollywood
World Water Week (March 21st-27th)
Unicef Tap Project
Not a deal, considering you are paying for something you normally get for free. But it’s for a good cause! This week, dine out at some of your favorite restaurants and donate $1 for tap water. The proceeds will go to UNICEF to help provide water and sanitation to kids around the world.
Get the list of restaurants: