Noodle Bowl Fest in West L.A.: The Viceroy Santa Monica will be hosting Noodle Bowl Fest on Feb. 10 from 4 to 7 p.m. Participating restaurants will include traditional noodle houses such as San Gabriel Valley’s Din Tai Fung, Rodded in Thai Town and Tsujita LA, in addition to not-so-traditional establishments contributing their take on noodles like Seoul Sausage and M.B. Post. Dishes will include Rodded’s duck noodle soup, Tsujita LA’s dipping-style ramen served with a tonkotsu soup, Maximiliano’s Filipino chicken noodle soup, M.B. Post’s oxtail and beef brisket pho, Seoul Sausage’s Korean army noodles and more. Tickets to Noodle Bowl Fest purchased before Jan. 31 are $45 per person; tickets purchased after said date are $55 per person. 1819 Ocean Ave., Santa Monica, www.noodlebowlfest.com.
Bereket’s New Year dinner: Ethiopian supper club Bereket welcomes 2013 with a “New Year, Ancient Cuisine” dinner on Feb. 5 “honoring the spirit of the old in light of celebrating the new.” The seven-course dinner, priced at $70 per person, will be held at an art gallery in Silver Lake (the exact location of the event will be revealed upon making a reservation). A portion of the proceeds from the dinner will go to the Help a Life Foundation which provides housing for orphan girls in Ethiopia. Make reservations online. www.bereketkitchen.com.
Restaurant week reminder: A week of feasting is almost upon us. Starting on Jan. 21, more than 250 restaurants across the city will be offering prix fixe lunch menus, priced at $15, $20 and $25, and dinner menus, priced at $25, $35 and $45, during DineLA’s restaurant week. This year’s lineup includes Picca, Farmshop, Night + Market and many more. Make reservations online. www.discoverlosangeles.com/dinela.