3rd Annual Proper English Breakfast Weekend
For the third year in a row, the Atwater Village Bakery & Cafe will celebrate the opening of the English Premier League season with a traditional English breakfast: baked beans, eggs, roasted tomatoes, toast and housemade bangers (sausage) as well as house-made English back bacon. There also will be what the cafe calls a "Full Monty" set that includes all of the aforementioned plus house-made black pudding and fried toast.
WHAT: 3rd Annual Proper English Breakfast Weekend
WHEN: Saturday, Aug. 17, and Sunday, Aug. 18, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
WHERE: The Village Bakery and Cafe, 3119 Los Feliz Blvd., Los Angeles; (323) 662-8600.
COST: Menu prices
It's the return of Lucques' annual family-style barbecue rib feast, which started in 2000. Suzanne Goin will prepare a menu featuring St. Louis–style pork ribs, braised beef back ribs and spicy lamb spare ribs. For sides, there'll be coleslaw, long-cooked collard greens, corn-on-the-cob, baked beans, tomato and watermelon salad as well as grilled cornbread. Dessert will be a peach cobbler with strawberries and buttermilk ice cream. To accompany the feast: cowboy cocktails such as Longhorn lemonade. Guests who book a reservation between noon and 3 p.m. will receive one free cowboy cocktail.
Tickets are available for purchase at the restaurant; for more information, call (323) 655-6277.
WHAT: Rib Fest
WHEN: Sunday, Aug. 18, noon to 9 p.m.
WHERE: Lucques, 8474 Melrose Ave., West Hollywood; (323) 655-6277.
COST: $55 per person
Summertime Backyard BBQ
Freddy Smalls is throwing an all-you-can-eat barbecue party in its parking lot with drink specials and a DJ lineup playing funk, soul and old-school hip-hop. The menu will include beer-steamed Maryland blue crab, grilled tri-tip with Texas toast and chimichurri, roasted pork shoulder tacos and grilled corn on the cob with spiced butter. Tickets can be purchased in advance and will be cheaper than at the door. Call (310) 479-3000 for more info to and/or purchase tickets.
WHAT: Summertime Backyard BBQ
WHEN: Sunday, Aug. 18, 2 p.m.
WHERE: Freddy Smalls, 11520 W. Pico Blvd., Los Angeles; (310) 479-3000.
COST: $45 per person in advance; $55 at the door
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