Don’t stay home during Valentine’s Day – Go out and party on “Anti-Valentine’s Day.”
Plan Check Kitchen + Bar has three locations in Los Angeles.
Since you won’t be kissing anyone, indulge and live it up with the five onion burger with roasted onion spread, pickled onion, onion sprouts, fried onions, schmaltz onion, and melty Swiss. The modern American eatery offers the anti-Valentine’s Day crowd with a terrific a’ la carte menu including a super spicy chicken sandwich, wine lover truffle burger with a red wine reduction, a miso glazed salmon kale Caesar and finish with druncken bread pudding with white Brandy hard sauce. Who knows you might meet a future mate. 1800 Sawtelle Blvd.(310)444-1411, 351 N. Fairfax Ave.(323)591-0094 and 1111 Wilshire Blvd. (213)403-1616.
On Friday, Feb. 13 and Saturday, Feb. 14, the Southern Italian trattoria offers cocktail specials include endless Kir Royale for $15 per person, or an exclusive “Drink the Bar” offer including a cocktail, flight of 3 wines, and a Kir Royale for $25 per person. Menu selections include Italian flatbreads with prosciutto and burrata, sirloin a la Puglia or seared shrimp with charred cauliflower and raspberry with Mascarpone cream and pistachios. 801 S. Figueroa St.(213)622-3255.
Come to the Shred Your Ex event on Valentine’s Day – basically bring in a picture of your ex, shred it in front of the bartender and receive your complimentary shot! Bottoms up!! 6541 Hollywood Blvd. #102. firstname.lastname@example.org (323)960-0224.
The Sixth Annual Edwardian Ball
In Los Angeles at Hollywood’s beautiful, historic Fonda Theatre a special Feb. 14 edition of “My Gorey Valentine” offers a non-Hallmark experience. It’s dark, elegant, and a sexy alternative with a blend of ballroom dancing, live music, riveting stage shows, DJs and dancing, couture vending, absinthe cocktails and alluring sideshows. Drink specials from Hendrick’s Gin & Raff Distillerie featuring absinthe cocktails and a hot food menu is available from The Blue Palms Brewhouse. Doors open at 8 p.m. and the event ends at 2 a.m. To buy tickets, go to http://www.ticketfly.com/event/750879-edwardian-ball-los-angeles-hollywood/ 6126 Hollywood Blvd.
VENICE AND SANTA MONICA
Chaya Venice Brunch
Chaya Venice is hosting a Broken Hearts Brunch to celebrate the morning-after Valentine’s Day on Feb. 15. You can come in your pajamas. Specialty brunch menu items will be served and guests can enjoy $1 oysters while they sip champagne, punchbowls or specialty cocktails and listen to a live DJ. Brunch hours 11 a.m. through 3 p.m. 110 Navy Street, Venice, (310) 396-1179.
DEL FRISCO’S GRILLE SANTA MONICA
For the naysayers, the Grille is offering a $25 “Eat Your Heart Out” prix-fixe brunch menu for Sunday, Feb 15. The menu includes a Not-So-Sweet Screwdriver or Sangria carafe paired with fan-favorite brunch items with a twist, such as the Friendzone Fried Chicken and Waffles. Call 310-395-7333 for reservations. 1551 Ocean Ave. Santa Monica.
Anti-Valentine’s Day menu at Barlo Kitchen + Cocktails all weekend. Barlo’s Anti-Valentine’s Day menu features items like the Beef Heart Tartare, “Tears and Taragon,” “Vegan, Gluten Free and Alone” polenta and more items for the Singles Awareness community. 1697 Pacific Ave. Venice Beach, CA 90291.
If you are flying solo stuff your face and drink your sorrows at Bacari PDR’s Anti- Valentine’s Day for Singles with Happy hour from 5-11 p.m. All small plates (excluding seasonal menu items) will be $6 and specialty cocktails, like the “Love Me Tinder” made with a spicy infused vodka, grapefruit and lime juice, dry curacao, fallernum liqueur, and cranberry and lime bitters, will be $8. Guests can also drown their sorrows in a $20 open bar all-nighter, which includes 90 minutes of AYCD red wine, white wine, sparkling wine, sangria, and house beer. 6805 South Vista Del Mar Lane, Playa del Rey. (310)439-2100.