Chopped Viewing with Brandon Boudet

Chef Brandon Boudet of Little Dom's, Dominick's, Tom Bergin's Tavern, and 101 Coffee Shop participated as a contestant on the high-intensity Food Network show Chopped. Tonight is his viewing party at Tom Bergin's Tavern. The pub will be extending its normal happy hours from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. by an hour, ending at 8 p.m. as a result. The happy hour menu includes $1.50 tap ponies, $5 well spirits and cottage pie cheese fries for $5 each.

WHAT: Chopped Viewing with Brandon Boudet

WHEN: Tuesday, May 21, 7 p.m.

WHERE: Tom Bergin's Tavern, 840 S. Fairfax Ave. Los Angeles; (323) 936-7151.

COST: No additional cost

Taco Night at Jar Bar

Chef Suzanne Tracht will bring back a taco night for one night only with four tacos, $7-8 each, and three $14 margarita options (spicy watermelon, blackberry, cucumber with a sweet chili rim) featuring Peligroso Tequila at Jar. The taco options include grilled market fish with roasted corn salsa and a duck taco with tamarind and Maui Gold pineapple.

WHAT: Taco Night at Jar Bar

WHEN: Wednesday, May 22, 5:30 p.m. to 10 p.m.

WHERE: Jar, 8225 Beverly Blvd., Los Angeles; (323) 655-6566.

COST: No additional cost

Vegan Texas BBQ Class

Spork Foods is teaching a class on Texas BBQ classics, beginning with a pulled BBQ jackfruit entree, which is paired with crunchy peanut coleslaw, maple-bacon cornbread, and fresh sweet cherry shortcakes.

WHAT: Vegan Texas BBQ Class

WHEN: Saturday, June 8, 11 a.m. or 4 p.m.

WHERE: Spork Foods, 7494 Santa Monica Blvd., No. 302, West Hollywood; (323) 512-5544.

COST: $70 per person

And in related news:

Where The Chefs Eat: Dominick's and Little Dom's Brandon Boudet

Meatless Mondays: Spork Foods + A Black Bean Burger Recipe

Jar: 99 Essential Restaurants 2013

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