Whiskey Nights are back at The Social List in Long Beach starting from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. More than 25 whiskeys will be featured along with small bites including WhistlePig “PiggyBack” 6yr Rye, Limavady Irish Whiskey, Kentucky Owl’s “The Wiseman” Kentucky Bourbon and Whiskey Row Bottled In Bond. Tickets can be pre-purchased at The Social List for $35 per person now or purchased at the door for $40 per person. 

The event is free for Oktoberfest Beer Club members who completed their beer card and their coins will be available for pick up at the event. Plus, check out The Social List’s social media giveaway and enter for a chance to win two free tickets.

Whiskey night flight (Courtesy The Social List)

The Green Room, at the Castaway in Burbank, has a Winter Wonderland holiday pop-up through Sunday, January 2, dripping with rich décor and seasonal offerings. Inspired by Dr. Suess and in step with The Green Room’s array of cinematic menu offerings, there are Whoville Holiday Cream Puffs with roasted apple, caramel and spiced cream for dessert, as well as a Drink Up Grinches craft cocktail with bourbon, Amaretto, Frangelico, Bailey’s and holiday spice. Holiday fanatics can experience Winter Wonderland at the Green Room Thursdays-Sundays from 6 p.m. – 11 p.m., and although reservations are not required to visit the holiday pop-up, they are recommended.

More wonderland drama: The Dolly Llama has a limited-time Winter Wonder on the menu, which can be served as a scoop in a cup, in a Bubble Waffle or in an OG Liege. The holiday creation is made with mint n’ chip ice cream, decorated with chocolate sauce and holiday sprinkles, whipped cream and a marshmallow snowman in a sour candy scarf. The special festive holiday dessert is available at all locations now through December 31. 

n/soto is hosting a pop-up at the Japanese American Cultural & Community Center with two holiday menus. The California Japanese izakaya, with a focus on market-driven products from n/naka’s Niki Nakayama and Carole Iida-Nakayama, is set to open in Mid City in late January 2022 and continues its run at JACCC’s new culinary facility, directly adjacent to the James Irvine Japanese Garden.

Chef Yoji Tajima, along with Nakayama and Iida-Nakayama, has created two holiday menus – one for the week of Christmas and the other to mark the New Year. The menu for December 22, 23 and 24 (early and late seatings on the 22 and 23; early seating only on 24) features eight courses, including snow crab with tosazu jelly, temari sushi with Wagyu beef tatami and oyster, tori kamameshi donabe (chicken kettle rice) and lobster tail with miso butter, plus a seasonal dessert.

Courtesy n/soto

On December 29, 30 and 31 n/soto will feature a smaller version of Japan’s New Year’s feast osechi, made up of many traditional New Year’s dishes. Both menus are priced at $160/person (does not include tax and gratuity). Sake, wine and cocktails will be available for purchase. Reservations can be made through n/soto’s Resy page

The Wayfarer DTLA is getting in the spirit downtown with a special holiday tea and holiday cocktail pop-up:

 Tea’s the Season:

What: A “Choose Your Experience” holiday tea at Lilly Rose. Enjoy a Christmas Tea, Hanukkah Tea, or Winter Solstice Tea filled with candy cane wishes, layers of latkes, and special holiday spirits. Ugly sweaters are welcome.

Where: Downstairs at Lilly Rose located inside The Wayfarer DTLA

When: Wednesday-Sunday from 2-6 p.m. Reservations are required 24-hours in advance.

Jingle All The Wayfarer:

What: An exclusive 12 cocktails of Christmas menu featured festive drinks such as the Santagria, Grinch Don’t Kill My Vibe, 8 Crazy Nights and more.

Where: Lilly Rose located inside The Wayfarer DTLA

When: The full month of December on Wednesday-Sunday from 7 p.m. to close. Reservations recommended.



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