This Week’s L.A. Happenings: Stella Barra Opens, George Clooney’s Tequila, & The Coen Brothers

WEDNESDAY: Jeff Mahin’s Stella Barra Opens In Hollywood 
ABC’s The Taste may have been disappointing, but contestant Jeff Mahin’s new pizza joint Stella Barra in Hollywood is redemptive. Expect a bigger menu and plates than his Stella Rossa Pizza Bar in Santa Monica, in addition to handmade pastas. The 120-seat restaurant will serve breakfast, lunch, and dinner. While you won’t find a wood-fire grill, Chef Mahin is all about perfecting his popular dish: burrata with wood-grilled grapes. That’s good enough for us.

Stella Barra (6372 West Sunset Blvd., Hollywood) opens on Wednesday the 8th. To make a reservation, visit the listing at BlackBook Guides.

MONDAY: George Clooney, Tequila, & Four Seasons
In celebration of Cinco de Mayo, The Spa at Four Seasons Los Angeles at Beverly Hills has partnered with ultra-premium Casamigos Tequila, owned by longtime friends George Clooney, Rande Gerber, and Mike Meldman. Until May 12th, guests can choose from two exclusive Punta Mita treatments and enjoy the Casamigos Reposado Tequila either topically in the treatments or served in a margarita afterward. We say go for both.

The Punta Mita Casamigos Tequila promotion is available May 5th to 12th and based on availability at The Spa at Four Seasons Los Angeles at Beverly Hills (300 S. Doheny Dr., Beverly Hills). To make a reservation, visit the Four Seasons listing at BlackBook Guides.

MONDAY: The Coen Brothers (Sorta) At Rockwell LA
It’s not often you make it out to Los Feliz, but we’ll give you two good reasons: Coen. Brothers. For The Record—a fusion of theater, community and supper club—Rockwell L.A. brings the directors’ movies to life in a 360-degree live, theatrical concert experience, featuring O Brother, Where Art ThoughFargoHudsucker Proxy and The Big Lebowski.

For the Record at Rockwell L.A. (1714 Vermont Ave., Los Feliz) runs until May 19. To book tickets, visit their web site. For more information on Rockwell, visit the listing at BlackBook Guides.

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This Week’s L.A. Happenings: Trois Mec & Bronzed Aussie Open, Jack Black At Largo

NOW: Trois Mec
Get familiar with Trois Mec’s web site. In fact, bookmark it now. It’s the only way you can get "tickets" to Ludo Lefebvre’s new restaurant inside a former pizza joint. The French king of pop-up restaurants and the familiar face on any of those food shows (Top Chef Masters, The Taste, his own Ludo Bites America) is dishing out a prix-fixe tasting menu for a maximum 26 guests a night.

Tickets to Trois Mec (716 N. Highland Ave., Hollywood) are $75 per person. Tickets must be bought on the web site every other Friday for the immediate following two-week period. For more information on Trois Mec, visit the BlackBook Guides.

MONDAY: Bronzed Aussie Opens Downtown
How to speak Australian: eat a freakin’ meat pie. Apparently it’s a thing in the motherland, and now Angelenos can get their hands on savory, puff pastries with the opening of the new, tiny joint Bronzed Aussie. Expect plenty of meat (pepper steak, lamb, etc) with veggie options to boot. 

Bronzed Aussie (714A S. Los Angeles St., Downtown) is now open. For more information, visit the listing at BlackBook Guides.

SUNDAY: Jack Black At Largo
The second annual “A Night of (At Least) 18 Laughs” at Largo features top comedians like Jack Black, Dana Gould, Will Forte, Jeffrey Ross, and surprise guests (rumors include Kristen Wiig). Proceeds go to OneKid OneWorld.

Tickets to “A Night of (At Least) 18 Laughs” at Largo (366 N. La Cienega Blvd., W. Hollywood) are $100/$150 for VIP tickets. For more information on Largo and to buy a ticket, visit the listing at BlackBook Guides. 

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