Top 5 Weekend Food Events: Mixology101 Classes, Restaurant Opportunities Center Happy Hour, KCRW Dinner Date, Tam O'Shanter's 90th Birthday + Federal Bar Beer Dinner | Squid Ink | Los Angeles | Los Angeles News and Events | LA Weekly
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Top 5 Weekend Food Events: Mixology101 Classes, Restaurant Opportunities Center Happy Hour, KCRW Dinner Date, Tam O'Shanter's 90th Birthday + Federal Bar Beer Dinner

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Wed, Jun 20, 2012 at 8:00 AM

click to enlarge Rye Manhattan at Seven Grand - ANNE FISHBEIN
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  • Rye Manhattan at Seven Grand
Mixology101 Cocktail Classes

Bartenders Joseph Brooke of Mixology101 and Salvatore Calabrese from London teach about cocktail culture and mixing techniques. "Journey Through the Classics" on June 25 features classic cocktails such as the martini and old-fashioned, while "Sizzling Summer Entertaining" on June 26 teaches how to pair summer cocktails with food. Classes include tastings and appetizers. Email RSVP@breadandbutterpr.com to reserve a spot.

WHAT: Cocktail Classes

WHEN: 5 - 7 p.m. June 25 and 4 - 6 p.m. June 26

WHERE: Mixology101

COST: $30 per class

click to enlarge Red Hill's papardelle with rabbit ragout - GUZZLE & NOSH
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  • Red Hill's papardelle with rabbit ragout

Restaurant Opportunities Center-L.A. Happy Hour

This fundraiser for the Restaurant Opportunities Center offers an open wine bar until 7 p.m. and appetizers from Red Hill, Good Girl Dinette, Mama's Hot Tamales, and Local -- all restaurants with fair treatment of workers, ROC's main cause.

WHAT: Restaurant Opportunities Center-L.A. Happy Hour

WHEN: 6 - 8 p.m., June 25

WHERE: Lobby of MALDEF (634 S Spring St , Los Angeles)

COST: $30

KCRW's Dinner Date at Haven Gastropub + Brewery

Support KCRW with a roasted suckling pig dinner at Haven Gastropub + Brewery. The Dinner Date series (co-sponsored by dineL.A.) benefits KCRW, and offers a chance for guests to mingle with other fans and hear KCRW DJ songlists while dining.

WHAT: KCRW's Dinner Date at Haven Gastropub + Brewery

WHEN: 7 p.m., June 25

WHERE: Haven Gastropub + Brewery

COST: $30 per person (excluding drinks and gratuity)

Tam O'Shanter's 90th Birthday Celebration

The restaurant billed as "L.A.'s oldest family-owned" still in its original location is reviving classic dishes and offering specials (two-course prime rib dinner for $19.22; desserts for 90 cents) to celebrate its 90th birthday. A ceremony with Glendale and L.A. officials happens at 4:30 p.m., followed by 1920s-era music by Ian Whitcomb at 5:30 p.m. Reservations are recommended.

WHAT: Tam O'Shanter's 90th Birthday Celebration

WHEN: 11 - 12 a.m. June 22

WHERE: Tam O'Shanter Inn

COST: Menu prices

Beer Dinner at The Federal Bar

Chef Stefhanie Meyers crafts a six-course tasting menu meant to complement seasonal brews from Firestone Walker, including DBA, Double Jack, Solace, Wookey Jack Black Rye IPA, Firestone Pale and Merkin. A Firestone representative will discuss the pairings. Buy tickets online or call (818) 980-2555.

WHAT: Beer Dinner at The Federal Bar

WHEN: 7 - 10 p.m., June 27

WHERE: The Federal Bar

COST: $55 per person (including tax and gratuity)


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