LA Weekend Events September 14 to 16: Sassafras Opens, Scotch for Sale, Baja Chef Series

Julian Cox at Rivera by Caroline on Crack

If you like to drink, check out these LA Weekend events.

Friday, September 14

Sassafras Bar Opens
Gawd, I love the name of this place. The Interwebs have been abuzz about this new Southern-inspired bar from the 1933 Group (Thirsty Crow, Oldfield’s). Barrel-aged cocktails, make-your-own-buck cocktail menu, housemade sasaparillas and live music. Yup, it’s the first 1933 bar to feature bands.  Specifically Southern roots and soul bands will perform nightly from a balcony overlooking the space.

  • 6pm. Sassasfras Bar, 1233 N Vine Street, Hollywood (map). (323) 467-2800.

Goorin Brothers Sample Sale at Space 15 Twenty
You know the chillier weather is coming so buy something to keep your head warm at this sample sale which features the Goorin Brothers’ hats, caps, fedoras and more for 50-75% off. Prices start at $10.

  • Friday 3-8pm, Saturday-Sunday 11am-8pm. Space 15 Twenty, 1520 N. Cahuenga Boulevard, Hollywood (map).

Wally’s Famous Wine Sale
Stock up on wine at the Westwood wine store’s popular tent sale. Wines and spirits from all over are discounted from 30 to 80% off. We’re talking Macallan 12-Year for $39.50 (regular $50) and NV Roederer Brut Premier for $38.99 (regular $50).

  • Friday-Sunday. Wally’s Wines, 2107 Westwood Boulevard, Los Angeles (map). (310) 475-0606.

Sunday, September 16

Villains Tavern’s Chicken and Pancakes Sundays
Spend your lazy Sunday nursing your hangover with fried chicken and pancake at this weekly event. Those who are into drinking will like the 32-ounce “Big Ass Beer,” Dave’s Ultimate Bloody Mary and Dave’s Spicy Jalapeno Margaritas.

  • 3pm. Villains Tavern, 1356 Palmetto Street, Los Angeles (map). (213) 613-0766.

Baja Chef Series Debuts at Playa: Sabina Bandera Gonzales of La Guerrerrense
Playa kicks off a new Baja Chef Series which will feature three of Baja’s top chefs and their a la carte menus each week. Bar director Julian Cox will create cocktails to go with each menu as well as serve up his new Baja Punch. This Sunday’s chef is Sabina Banderas of La Guerrerense, a seafood stand in Mexico known for tostadas of sea urchin, sea cucumber and sea snail. Banderas won “Best in Show” at LA Street Food Fest, awarded by the likes of Jonathan Gold. Upcoming chefs are Benito Molina and Tacos Kokopelli.

  • Playa, 7360 Beverly Boulevard, Los Angeles (map). (323) 933-5300.
One Response to LA Weekend Events September 14 to 16: Sassafras Opens, Scotch for Sale, Baja Chef Series
  1. Food GPS
    September 14, 2012 | 10:05 pm

    I’m interested to hear what you think of Sassafras, Caroline. The decor’s believable as a Southern bar, and doesn’t cross over into cheesy territory. They weren’t pouring the barrel aged cocktails on Wednesday, but the bottles were passing by on an overhead conveyor belt. Way to taunt the guests!

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