This Weekend: Free Grilled Cheese, Mixtape Mixology, Mega Bakesale

— by Caroline on Crack

Lots of eating to be done this weekend. But enough about me, what are you up to?

Thursday, March 31

Mixtape Thursdays
Big Bar will be mixing it up for tonight’s Mixtape Mixology when guest bartender Eric Castro steps behind the stick to work his San Francisco magic on some Plymouth Gin cocktails. You know the cocktail enthusiasts will be out in full force and grooving to Big Bar resident DJ Eugene Lee’s LA/SF music mixes.

  • 7pm-1am. Big Bar, 1927 Hillhurst Avenue, Los Feliz (map).

Friday, April 1

Street’s $11 Lunch Special for April Launches
Blah! Tax time is here. Susan Feniger’s Street feels your pain and is offering $11 lunch specials for the entire month of April. All lunch items will be under $11. On April 18, there will be an “Unhappy Hour” all day and night featuring $5 and under bar food.

  • Street, 742 N. Highland Avenue, Los Angeles (map).

Free Grilled Cheese Melts by The Grilled Cheese Truck
This will probably be a mob scene but how badly do you want FREE cheesy goodness? To kick off National Grilled Cheese Month the Grilled Cheese Truck will be giving away Tillamook ?Loaf Love? grilled cheese melt which will be available as a special on the truck for April.

  • 11am-12pm. Beverly Hills Porsche, 8425 Wilshire Boulevard, Beverly Hills (map).

Saturday, April 2

L.A. Mega Fundraiser Bakesale for Japan
Buy and eat yummy treats for a good cause: to help Japan with earthquake/tsunami relief. Throughout the city, bakeries will pop up selling thousands of unique goodies from amateur and pro bakers. Visit Black Cat Bakery, BLD, Forage, Akasha and Angeli Caffe, to name a few of the participating locations. If you want to donate your own baked goods, email LosAngelesBakesale [at]

  • 10am-2pm. Various locations.