This Weekend: Gin Breakfast, Night+Market Thai BBQ, KBBQ Cook-Off

— by Caroline on Crack

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Thursday, August 4

One Night Only: Desserts and Drinks Pairings at Dominick’s
My two favorite things in the world come together on one menu for one night only: desserts and cocktails! Dominick’s mixologist Nikki Sunseri and pastry chef Ann Kirk joined foodie forces pairing sweets with crafted cocktails like a sweet risotto of fresh peaches, raspberries and ginger sauce with an El Matador cocktail of El Jimador Blanco, Crème Yvette, pressed ginger and lemon and orange bitters. But the Valrhona chocolate panna cotta with the Bols Genever Satan’s Whiskers cocktail sounds devilishly delicious! Each of the three pairings range from $12-$15.

  • 6pm-close. Dominick’s, 8715 Beverly Boulevard, West Hollywood (map). (310) 652-2335.

Friday, August 5

Big Bar’s Breakfast of Champions with Plymouth Gin Cocktails
Kick off the weekend with a boozy breakfast: three courses, each accompanied with a Plymouth Gin cocktail. Now that’s what I’m talkin’ about! First course is fruit and pastries; second is your choice of dishes like a smoked salmon stack, chorizo scramble or brioche French toast; and third is dessert crepes. Breakfast will be served in Big Bar’s event cottage in the back so rsvp asap as space is limited!

  • 10:30am-12:30pm. $35. Big Bar, 1927 Hillhurst Avenue, Los Feliz (map). (323) 644-0100. RSVP: events [at]

Saturday, August 6

3rd Annual Korean BBQ Cook-Off
It ain’t summer without BBQ and you won’t want to miss this event which features ‘cue from the best Korean BBQ restaurants in LA. Marvel at the eating skills demonstrated during the Orion Choco Pie eating contest, enjoy craft beer from Beer Belly and Korean Wines and take in the judging for the Top Grill Master Cook-Off. Remember this is a cash-only event so bring lots of it. Entry is free but plates are $5-$15 and beer is $5 a cup.

  • 12-6pm. Free entry, plates $5-$15. South Hobart Street between 7th and Wilshire, Koreatown (map).

Cemetery Screening: Breakfast At Tiffany’s
It’s the 50th anniversary of this iconic movie. And even if you disagree with the casting of Audrey Hepburn as call girl Holly Golightly you must admit she’s absolutely charming on the screen. In any case, grab a carafe of your favorite cocktail to serve up on a picnic blanket. This would make an awesome girls’ night out activity.

  • 7pm. Tickets: $10. Hollywood Forever Cemetery, 6000  Santa Monica Boulevard, Hollywood (map).

Sunday, August 7

Night + Market’s Northern Thai BBQ and Wandering Wine Bar
This buzzy WeHo restaurant recently acquired three sausage grills from Thailand and will be cooking up some regional specials like the Sai Uah (Chieng Rai herb sausage) and Sai Krok Isan (Northeastern fermented pork sausage), which are hand-stuffed, for this special BBQ event. Gorge yourself on delicacies like pork satay skewers in condensed milk, salted beef and catfish tamale. For $29 you get a sausage plate plus three items of your choice. Traveling wine bar Ubriaca LA will sate your thirst with wine to complement the BBQ; glasses will be around $12 each. No reservations required.

  • 5pm. Night + Market, 9043 Sunset Boulevard, West Hollywood (map).