This Week’s L.A. Happenings: Fishing With Dynamite, Bowling League, & Angel City Brewery

TUESDAY: Fishing With Dynamite Opens In Manhattan Beach
There’s an explosive way to catch and serve fish these days. Thank chef/owner David LeFevre, whose new, 36-seat seafood restaurant Fishing With Dynamite opens with a notable spark, blending old-school seafood dishes with "new-school" innovations. Think Miso Alaskan Black Cod with Gingered Eggplant and Thai Basil. Expect a rich, soulful menu in the confines of what one would consider a tiny, sun-drenched sea shack.

Fishing With Dynamite (1148 Manhattan Ave, Manhattan Beach) is now open. To make a reservation, visit the listing at BlackBook Guides.

MONDAY: Bowling & Caliche Rum Cocktails
Don’t expect a typical bowling league at The Spare Room inside the Hollywood Roosevelt on Monday nights. Here, it’s sorta like Grease 2, only everyone’s dancing to a live DJ, the T-Birds are hipsters, and the Pink Ladies are Mischa Barton-types. Starting tonight for the next six weeks, mixologist Naomi Schimek slings special Caliche Rum concoctions (like the No Ordinary Joe coffee cocktail) for late-night revelers.

The Spare Room’s Monday Night Bowling League at The Spare Room inside the Hollywood Roosevelt (7000 Hollywood Blvd., Hollywood) starts tonight, April 29th, and runs every Monday for six weeks. Doors at 9:30 pm. For more information on The Spare Room and Hollywood Roosevelt, visit the listings at BlackBook Guides.

Saturday: Angel City Brewery’s Grand Opening Party
After relocating to Downtown LA after what beer lovers would consider an agonizing months of delayed renovations, Angel City Brewery is finally kicking off their grand opening with its first annual Heritage Festival. Expect tons of food trucks, live music, ribbon- cutting, drunk brewery tours, and good times, man.

Angel City Heritage Music & Arts Festival (216 S. Alameda St., Downtown) is from 11am to 6pm at the Angel City Brewery. To find out more about Angel City Brewery, check out the listing at BlackBook Guides. 

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This Week’s L.A. Happenings: Paiche Opens, Celebrity Chef Joins Culina, The Lash Dance Party

TUESDAY: Paiche Opens In Marina Del Rey
No chef in LA knows gourmet Peruvian cuisine like Ricardo Zarate, the man behind hot spots like Mo-Chica and Picca. His newest venture Paiche, named after the tender whitefish that’s headlining the menu, is a contemporary Peruvian izakaya, so expect some Japanese elements like small plates, plain-view fresh fish on the other side of the open kitchen, tons of booze, and a dash of zen.

Paicha(13488 Maxella Ave., Marina Del Ray) opens Tuesday, April 2nd. To make a reservation, visit Paiche’s BlackBook listing here.  

TODAY: Mette Willams At Four Seasons’ Culina
Mette Williams has brains (winner of Food Network’s Chef Wanted), talent (sous chef at Spago and exec. sous chef at Soho House West Hollywood) and she’s super hot (on Eater’s Hottest Chef 2012). Dig into her culinary magic at her new home, Four Seasons Los Angeles’ restaurant Culina, with new menu items debuting today.

Culina at Four Seasons Los Angeles is open for breakfast, brunch (Sundays), lunch, and dinner. To make reservations, visit the Culina’s BlackBook listing here.

WEDNESDAYDance Party At The Lash
Our favorite new downtown hangout The Lash kicks up a Wednesday night, FREE dance party: Shot/Down with DJs Jeremy Price and Short Shorts. Get buzzed on "special" rum punch ($6) and a shot and a beer for ten bucks.

The Lash (117 Winston St., Downtown) Shot/Down dance party starts at 9pm every Wednesday. It’s free. Get the inside-scoop on The Lash by visiting the BlackBook Guides listing.

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This Week’s L.A. Happenings: The West End Bar, Teddy’s at Roosevelt Hotel, Ray’s and Stark

NOW OPEN: The West End Bar In Westwood
Here’s a West Side story without choreographed dancing involved: The West End Bar – an American bar and neighborhood kitchen, now open in Westwood. Everything is locally-sourced here, from the craft cocktail menu ingredients (house-soaked bourbon cherries and pomegranate grenadine made in-house), to the mixologist and chef (Santa Monica-born Alex Ohayon). Ohayon cooks up creative small plates, like custom-blend burgers and duck rillette, though we’re not going to lie: our favorite meal is in the liquids.

The West End Bar (2116-B Westwood Blvd., Westwood) is now open. For dinner reservations, call 310-470-6601. For the inside-scoop, check out the listing at BlackBook Guides.

FRIDAY: Teddy’s Opens At Roosevelt Hotel
After a year-long-ish power nap, our favorite Teddy has finally reopened: Teddy’s at Roosevelt Hotel. This unmarked celebrity-loved lounge is flanked with chandelier, arches, and an island bar. Open only on Friday nights, expect wild nights you won’t remember on Saturdays. Reservations are expected.

Teddy’s at Roosevelt Hotel (7000 Hollywood Blvd., Hollywood). For reservations, call 323-466-7000. For the inside-info on Teddy’s, check out the listing at BlackBook Guides.

TUESDAY: Cur-ATE At Ray’s & Stark Bar
You like art. So did Alexander the Great, most likely. You can follow Alexander’s path at this ArtBites event at Ray’s and Stark Bar which pairs artwork and archaeological finds with dishes inspired by the conqueror’s continental crossing. 

Artbites’ Cur-ATE event is $100 and happening at Ray’s and Stark Bar (5905 Wilshire Blvd., Mid-Wilshire) on Tuesday the 12th. It includes tour, dinner, and parking. To make reservations, call 323-857-6010. For more information on Ray’s, check out the listing at BlackBook Guides. 

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This Week’s L.A. Happenings: Free Comedy Show, Alma Opens, Greystone Sundays

SUNDAY:  Secret Comedy Show Line-Up
Power Violence, the vibrant, popular weekly alt- comedy show is hosting its three-year anniversary show this Sunday night in Hollywood. Handsome and hilarious hosts and creators will take you on a comedic journey of punk rock proportions. The show is an exciting mix of standup, sketch, and video, with an array of incredible performers. There is a veil of secrecy surrounding this week’s lineup, but past guests have included Zach Galifianakis, Marc Maron, Mo Mandel, Maria Bamford, and Kyle Kinane. Beer is on hand and the show is free, but as the boys always say: “donate or die.”
Power Violence begins at 9pm every Sunday at 6470 Santa Monica Blvd. in Hollywood. For details, check out their website.

NOW: Alma Opens, Resolutions Maintained
January is coming to a close with a slight chance some resolutions are still intact. That promise to eat better has never been easier now that Alma has opened downtown. This Californian-French spot focuses on a fresh, locally sourced, sustainable menu created and executed by chef and owner Ari Taymor (formerly of Flour + Water/ Bar Tartine). No wonder it has been named the most exciting new restaurant by nearly every food critic in the city. Best of all, it’s BYOB with no corkage fee. Aged duck boudin blanc, brussel sprouts, apple, and green mustard never felt so guilt free. So put down the rice cake and head to Alma.
Alma (952 S. Broadway, Downtown) is now open. Check the listing at BlackBook Guides for all the info.

SUNDAY: Greystone Sundays
Keep the weekend going by swinging by Greystone Manor Supperclub for their can’t-miss Greystone Sundays. Hollywood will be ablaze with celebration and Hennessy as bottle parades move throughout the club while guests dance the night away. Team Hennessy and JL Nights ensure leggy ladies and intoxicating beats provided by DJ Orator will make you forget about that 9am Monday meeting. Be sure to have plenty of water and aspirin on hand.
Greystone Sundays at Greystone Manor Supperclub (643 La Cienega Blvd., West Hollywood) from 10pm to 2am every Sunday. Check out the listing in the BlackBook Guides for more info.

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