October Food and Lifestyle News for Los Angeles

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Fall has arrived and there is a lot going on in the City of Angels. Here is what’s new in dining, news and Halloween special happenings.

Dine LA is Back!

Dine LA Restaurant Week is back from October 6 to 20. Get great deals on lunch and dinners at LA’s finest restaurants, offering fixed menu prices. Head to to make reservations.

Taco/Social Opens in Eagle Rock

Casual dining spot Taco/Social offering freeform tacos and tequila-based cocktails has opened in Eagle Rock. The restaurant is housed in a historic 5,000 square foot brick building and includes indoor dining, bar seating and an outdoor patio. Located at 1627 Colorado Boulevard.


OC Parks are Hosting Their Annual Fall-O-Ween event

OC Parks is hosting their third annual Fall-O-Ween at Heritage Hill Historical Park on October 13-15 and 20-22. There is a hay maze, scavenger hunt and more, the event is free from 4:30 to 8:30pm at 25151 Serrano Road in Lake Forrest.

Thriller Nights Entertainment Party Comes to Anaheim

Thriller Nights, a throwback entertainment party celebrating classic horror films and nostalgia of the 80s and 90s is coming to Anaheim with games, local music acts and live DJ’s. Located at STC Gardenwalk at 400 West Disney Way, Suite 199 in Anaheim, the event will be open on Fridays and Saturdays from 7pm to 11pm starting September 29 through Halloween. Tickets range from $50 to $125.

Angel of Light Immersive Horror Production at Los Angeles Theatre

Angel of Light, a new immersive haunting immersive horror experience, is now at the Los Angeles Theatre through October 31. Enjoy jump scares, dark and small spaces and strobing lights,

Halloween Aglow at Birch Aquarium

Halloween Aglow, at the Birch Aquarium at Scripps Institution of Oceanography at UC San Diego, is a family friendly Halloween event exploring the wonders of the ocean after dark. The event will take place October 27-28 from 6 to 8:30pm. Tickets are $30.

Chulita and Convite Pair to Support Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Throughout October, Chulita in Venice will serve a special margarita featuring Convite Una’, a pink mescal. For every Convite Una’ Pink Margarita sold, Chulita will donate $2 to the Dr. Susan Love Foundation for Breast Cancer Research.

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BOA Steakhouse Manhattan Beach Offers New Happy Hour Specials

BOA Steakhouse in Manhattan Beach is offering a new menu of $12 cocktails and bar bites starting at $8, from 4 to 5pm daily.

RDEN Bar & Restaurant Opens in Hollywood

RDEN, a restaurant serving up steak, sushi and expertly crafted cocktails, opens in Hollywood at the old Wood & Vine location. At the intersection of Hollywood & Vine, open 5pm to midnight.

Love Actually Live Returns to The Wallis

Tickets are on sale now for The Wallis & For The Record’s return performances of Love Actually Live, playing from November 22 through December 30 at The Wallis.


The Engagement Party Plays at The Geffen

An engagement party takes an unexpected turn during “The Engagement Party,” playing at the Geffen Playhouse from October 4 through November 5.

The Maybourne Bar Launches New Symphony Cocktail Menu

Beverly Hills’ Maybourne Bar at The Maybourne Hotel is launching a new Symphony Cocktail Menu, inspired by four essential elements of music – harmony, melody, counterpart and embellishments.

Celebrate National Pizza Month with Tabasco and Banza

Banza, the makers of high protein pasta and pizza is pairing with Tabasco to launch “Hotter By the Bite,” a limited-edition spicy pizza made with Tabasco Pepper Sauce and Tabasco Scorpion Sauce. Available for purchase starting on October 17th, sold in two packs on

Shirley Brasserie at Hollywood Roosevelt is Now Serving Brunch

Shirley Brasserie, at the Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel, is now serving weekend brunch Saturdays and Sundays from 10 am to 3pm. There is also live entertainment on Sundays with La Maro Swing from 11am to 2pm and a wide selection of special brunch cocktails.



BACARDI Welcomes Halloween With a Limited-Edition Glow in the Dark Bottle and Cocktails

BACARDI is bringing back their glow in the dark bottle for Halloween ($13.99) , along with special haunting cocktails The Zombie and Blood Moon.

Flora Springs Launches 2021 All Hallows’ Eve Cabernet Franc

Flora Springs has launched a 2021 All Hallows Eve Cabernet Franc ($75) with a label by comic book illustrator and graphic novelist Steve Ellis. This limited production wine is full bodied with ripe currant, wild blackberry and cherry fruit.

PLANTA Opens Second LA Location in Brentwood

PLANTA, the plant-based restaurant serving up carrot tartare, crispy mushroom hand rolls and tagliatelle carbonara, has opened its second LA location in Brentwood at 11770 San Vicente Boulevard.

City Cruises Offers Specials for Dine LA

City Cruises, located in San Diego, Newport Beach, Long Beach and Marina Del Rey are offering specials for upcoming DineLA week and Kids Free October. During Dine LA Week in October, running October 6 through 20, City Cruises will offer a prix fixe plated dinner special during their dining cruise. They are also offering specials for Thanksgiving brunch and dinner.

October is National Seafood Month

Celebrate National Seafood Month this October with Safe Catch, offering low mercury salmon and tuna.

Sweet Lady Jane Launches New Pumpkin Spice Offerings

Sweet Lady Jane has launched fall new pumpkin spice specials including a pumpkin spice cupcake ($5.50), pumpkin spice whoopie pie ($5) and a pumpkin spice cake jar ($10).

MALK Organics Has Holiday Nog

MALK Organics is bringing a Holiday Nog, a decadent holiday treat with clean simple ingredients to markets this fall. Made with water, organic almonds, organic maple syrup, nutmeg extract and Himalayan pink salt, available at Whole Foods, Sprouts, Erewhon and Kroger locations.

Hilton Los Angeles Culver City Offers Outdoor Movie Night

The Hilton Los Angeles Culver City is offering Outdoor Movie Nights on their West Lawn. Guests can lounge under the sky on blankets while enjoying Back to the Future on the big screen with a picnic dinner from West & Co. The movie night will be held Sunday, October 8 at 7pm, tickets available on Eventbrite.

Cenote Ahumado Delivers Smokey Mezcal Flavors

Cenote Ahumado, a new bold and smoky tequila, is now available with flavors of dark caramel, fire-roasted peppers and cinnamon. Perfect for sipping or in cocktails.

Tillamook Offers New Mac & Cheese and Crispy Stone-Fired Pizzas

Tillamook has launched very cheesy new mac & cheese frozen entrees/sides, including classic cheddar, sharp cheddar and bacon and cheddar and hatch chile and new frozen pizzas including cheesy uncured pepperoni, three cheese, three cheese supreme and cheesy BBQ chicken.

Pink Taco Launches Football Happy Hour

Sunset’s famous Pink Taco Mexican restaurant is kicking off their Football Happy Hour Saturday and Sundays. Diners can get street corn and nachos for $8 or less as well as classic margaritas.

The Palm Los Angeles and JUSTIN Winery Host October Dinner

The Palm Los Angeles and JUSTIN Winery are teaming together to host “an Evening with JUSTIN Vineyards and Winery” on Thursday, October 12 at 7pm. This four-course menu with pairings of JUSTIN wine is offered both at the Palm downtown and Beverly Hills, tickets $168.

The Macallan Launches The Colour Collection

The Macallan has launched The Colour Collection, a range of whiskies that celebrates natural color and sherry seasoning. Captured through the eyes of American artist and graphic designer David Carson, each piece is a unique visual interpretation of the qualities and attributes of The Macallan.

Shaena Engle

Shaena Engle is the lifestyle, food and travel editor for Perception Magazine and also writes for the Los Angeles Times, Pasadena Magazine, M Magazine, Los Angeles Times Las Vegas Magazine, The Daily Meal, AOL, WeHo Times and other outlets. She has authored The Best Places to Kiss in Southern California, The Cheap Bastard's Guide to Las Vegas and other outlets. She writes about travel, food, welln...(Read More)

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