Eat. Drink. & Watch Kobe Tonight in LA

“Lakers Pride Burger” ($14) loaded with two (three-ounce) burger patties, pig candy, habanero mayo, and a red wine reduction.
(“Lakers Pride Burger” ($14) loaded with two (three-ounce) burger patties, pig candy, habanero mayo, and a red wine reduction. Photo courtesy of Plan Check Kitchen + Bar.)

What better way to commemorate the NBA all-star, Kobe Bryant’s final Laker game tonight, Wednesday, April 13 then to sit and watch among other fans.  Shout, high-five, and fist pump with family and friends at one of these two LA venues.

  1. LA’s modern American eatery, Plan Check Kitchen + Bar (Sawtelle, Fairfax, Downtown) will serve “Lakers Pride Burger” for $14. It’s loaded with two burger patties, pig candy, Habanero mayo, and a red wine reduction. Guests can order these burgers starting today until  Sunday, April 17. This burger special features cheese two ways – Americanized dashi cheese and port-infused Gruyère & parmesan. The colors pay homage to Kobe’s classic yellow and purple team colors. To learn more, go to http://plancheck.com

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    (Cocktail #24 – Photo Courtesy of Taste on Melrose.)
  2. Today marks the end to the Black Mamba, Kobe Bryant. To commemorate one of the NBA’s most legendary and impressive careers, Taste on Melrose will host a “Kobe’s Last Hurrah” party on Wednesday, April 13. The night will kick off with a showing of Spike Lee’s “Kobe Doin’ Work” at 5:30pm followed by a live streaming of the game with sound on the restaurant’s Atrium screens at 7:30pm. Guests can say goodbye with Kobe-Themed Happy Hour bites, such as BBQ Kobe Meatballs; “Mamba Cakes”; and toast to each 3-pointer with the Cocktail #24, made with Bulleit Bourbon, lime juice, ginger beer, and blueberry floaters. Full menu and details below. Let me know if you have any questions or need more info!
    View Spike Lee’s “Kobe Doin’ Work” documentary | 5:30pm
    Lakers vs. Jazz Game Time | 7:30pmHAPPY HOUR BITES At Taste on Melrose
    BBQ Kobe Meatballs | American Wagyu Beef, caramelized onions, pine nuts, golden raisins, parmesan cheese, papaya BBQ sauce, roasted corn salsa
    Kobe Slider Platter | paired with risotto “mini-basketballs”
    “Mamba Cakes” | potato cake with crème fraiche, chives
    Cocktail #24 | Bulleit Bourbon, lime juice, ginger beer, blueberry floaters, orange peel. To learn more, http://ilovetaste.com

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