Black Friday at HACHÉ LA
Take a break from shopping this Black Friday at HACHÉ LA. The new age burger joint in Silver Lake is cooking up tasty Thanksgiving specials. Bite into the Roaring Forties burger, topped with blue cheese, Portobello mushrooms and horseradish. Sweet tooth shopaholics are bound to enjoy the creamy frozen pumpkin spice custard topped with Biscoff cookies or indulge in a velvety spiced chocolate chip ‘n’ fig Bear Republic stout float. Open on Black Friday and Saturday from 12 p.m. to 12 a.m. 3319 W. Sunset Blvd. (323)928-2963.
Black Friday Fuel at Spare Tire Kitchen & Tavern Brunch
Sunday Brunch officially starts Thanksgiving weekend with Executive Chef Isaias Peña serving soft shell crab Benedict and banana nut French Toast with Grand Marnier butter. In the afternoon and evening Southern-style cooking is served with BBQ ribs, pulled pork, brisket, Southern greens, garlic mash and street corn paired with your choice of a boozy milkshake or any draft beer. For a sweet ending the shared dessert fondue serves two to 8 guests. It comes with three warm dipping sauces; salted caramel, milk chocolate and white chocolate and a side of seasonal fruits, graham crackers, marshmallows and chopped nuts. Spare Tire Kitchen & Tavern is open and offering holiday specials on Black Friday through Saturday from 11:30 a.m. to 1 a.m., Sunday Brunch from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Sunday supper from 4 p.m. to midnight; 5370 Wilshire Blvd. (323)525-2618.
Forest-to-Table at Crossroads
Herbivores and carnivores on Black Friday can purchase an ideal holiday gift from Chef and owner Tal Ronnen of Crossroads restaurant. Favored by high-profile diners such as Jay Z, Beyonce, Oprah Winfrey, former president Bill Clinton, and Katy Perry, Ronnen’s release of his next book Crossroads (Artisan Books), offers favorite dishes and signature off of the menu items, such as his artichoke oysters and crab cakes. The decadent pastas made in-house by executive chef Scot Jones are included too. Crossroads caters your holiday meal with mezze, mini Moroccan meatballs, green chickpea falafel, to oven roasted Kabocha squash. 8284 Melrose Ave. (323)782-9245.
A Very Brazilian Thanksgiving and Black Friday
Both of Brazilian Steakhouse Fogo de Chão in Los Angeles will serve a full Thanksgiving menu -Churrasco style. Guests can experience a little taste of Brazilian culture this Thanksgiving with gauchos grilling meats over an open flame. Thanksgiving favorites including roasted turkey carved and served tableside, with gravy, cranberry sauce, sweet potato casserole, as well as some Brazilian inspired items like sage and apple dressing with Brazilian sausage all Thanksgiving weekend. 800 S. Figueroa St. (213)228-4300 and 133 N. LA Cienega Blvd.
Bring home holiday bakery packages that provide meaningful ways to spread love during the holiday season. Homeboy Industries’ empowers 10,000 men and women each year who step through Homeboy’s door to overcome their past, reimagine their future, and break the intergenerational cycle of gang violence. Available to purchase online is The Hope package crafted through Homeboy’s job training program. This basket contains a paperback copy of Father Greg Boyle’s bestselling – Tattoos on the Heart, with assorted butter cookies, a soft and chewy cookie sampler, a gift pair of gingerbread men, three mini cinnamon coffee cake muffins and three vegan whoopee pies, a “Father G” notepad and pen, and an uplifting fridge magnet all packed on a reusable Homeboy branded tray for $59.95. The Love package includes Homegirl Café’s handmade orange cranberry granola, mixed berry preserves and orange peel and cinnamon coffee along with Homeboy cookie assortments and vegan whoopee pies in a reusable Homeboy Industries cloth gift bag for $49.95. The Country Cottage gingerbread house is made with Homeboy’s delicious gingerbread, each house is hand cut, decorated, wrapped and delivered in gift box making a great holiday gift or an equally beautiful table centerpiece. The houses and icing are fully edible for $34.95. To purchase one of more of these gifts, go online at http://www.homeboyfoods.com/Default.asp.
E.P. & L.P. Dishes Out on Black Friday
After a day of shopping, Executive Chef Louis Tikaram stir-fries old school Chinatown specials such as Kung Pao chicken, honey walnut shrimp, and beef & broccoli at cleaver-slashed prices on the busiest retail day of the year. Enjoy a playful Chinese banquet dinner menu with $4 Tsingtao Beers all night long in the dining room and on the rooftop. Snack specials include duck bao and prawn crackers. For dessert enjoy deep fried ice-cream or Misfortune cookies. 603 N. La Cienega Blvd. (310)855-9955.
Black Friday at CBTL
Get 25% off with the purchase of any Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf gift set, retail item, and packaged coffee and tea on Nov. 27 through Nov. 29. Southern California’s iconic coffee and tea retailer invites patrons to get into the holiday spirit and shop to enjoy the new and limited edition flavors that include Cookie Butter, Red Velvet, Peppermint Chocolate, and Winter Dream Tea. Customers can also choose from a selection of limited edition handroasted coffees and single-origin teas available for the holiday season, including a dark roast Holiday Blend. Every sale of Holiday Blend will have a $1 donation to The Help Group. 8735 Santa Monica Blvd. (310)659-8207, 7915 Sunset Blvd. (323)851-8392 and 8793 Beverly Blvd. (310)659-4592.
This article is featured in the November 26 Beverly Press and Park LaBrea News.