Graham Elliot at Son of a Gun, tequila tasting, Barbara Brass cooks


Graham Elliot pops up at Son of a Gun: Graham Elliot of Graham Elliot restaurant in Chicago will be coming to the West Coast to guest chef at Son of A Gun on April 8 and 9. Chef Elliot, along with Graham Elliot restaurant sous chef John Slack and sommelier Jamie Kluz, will prepare a five course tasting menu priced at $100 per person with wine pairings available for an additional $40. Call (323) 782-9033 for reservations and menu details. 8370 W. 3rd St., L.A., (323) 782-9033,

This Is Not a Pop-Up: Barbara Brass of Wolfgang Puck Catering will be cooking through Sunday at This Is Not a Pop-Up. Brass, who is currently vice president of sales for Wolfgang Puck, will be taking over the kitchen to create a $50 five-course meal featuring burrata with braised leeks and mustard bread crumbs; tomato bisque with basil oil; olive oil poached tuna with farro and herbs; porchetta-style pork loin with garlic parmesan bread pudding and sautéed greens; and butterscotch budino with salted caramel and chocolate covered pretzels. Reservations can be made online or by calling (323) 451-1767. 7080 Hollywood Blvd., L.A., (323) 451-1767,

Tequila tasting at Tortilla Republic: On March 20, Tortilla Republic in West Hollywood will be hosting a tequila tasting. A variety of tequilas will be paired with Mexican tapas like goat cheese stuffed jalapenos, bacon wrapped scallops, tiritas de arrache (steak and grilled red peppers topped with tomatillo) and mini tres leches. The tasting starts at 6:30 p.m. and costs $40 per person. 616 N. Robertson Blvd., W. Hollywood, (310) 657-9888,



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