With the dog days of summer in full swing, cool off with these drink specials at local restaurants and bars.
Kirin Ichiban Frozen Beer: Available at Katsuya in the Americana, Chaya Downtown's Beer Garden, and Dodger Stadium, this frozen beer is draft beer topped with 23°F frozen beer foam to keep the beer perfectly chilled. The frozen foam has a smooth, refreshing texture and maintians the temperature at which the beer was poured. This new way to drink beer is wildly popular in Japan and Hawaii, but this is the first summer it is available in California.
Bourbon Dinner: The Tin Roof Bistro will be celebrating its exclusive bourbon from Buffalo Trace Distillery with an al fresco bourbon dinner on Sunday. The family-style meal with bourbon cocktails includes corn chowder shooters and mini bacon biscuits with bourbon on the rocks; a salad of watermelon, heirloom tomatoes, arugula, and feta with a mint julep; a whole roasted pig served with coleslaw, fingerling potatoes, and a whiskey sour; and vanilla wafer cream pie with a Manhattan. Tickets are $54 per person. 3500 N. Sepulveda Blvd., Manhattan Beach, (310) 939-0900.
Wirtshaus' Birthday: Wirtshaus is turning 2 on July 27 and it's celebrating with live German music, a free keg and a schnitzel special. At 3 p.m., a birthday keg will be tapped and all guests drink for free with the purchase of an entrée until the keg runs dry. Furthermore, the signature schnitzel, breaded pork with garlic cream sauce and a fried egg, will be priced at $12. 345 N. La Brea Ave., Los Angeles, (323) 931-9291.
Wine Pairing at Napa Valley Grille: On Wednesday at 6:30 p.m., Napa Valley Grille will host a four-course wine pairing dinner featuring wines from the Central Coast. The menu includes seared scallops with a strawberry-ginger compote and white balsamic reduction paired with the 2012 Grenache rosé; a fennel and arugula salad with the 2011 Bien Nacido Vineyard chardonnay; crispy duck confit with raspberry-thyme reduction and 2009 Solomon Hills pinot noir; beef bourguignon with wild mushrooms, cippolini onions, and apple smoked bacon served with a 2008 Paradise Road, Alta Mesa, and Wolff Vineyard flight; and poached plum with goat cheese gelato, brown sugar syrup and a 2009 syrah. The dinner is $79 per person. 1100 Glendon Ave., Los Angeles, (310) 824-3322.