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Springtime On The Strip

It is difficult to tell in L.A., but spring is officially here. Yes, we still have mild temperatures, just as many flowers and enough sun to make the rest of the country bitter with envy, but there’s a little something extra special in the air this time of year.

To celebrate the changing season, businesses on The Sunset Strip are offering seasonal menus, new drinks, holiday brunches and events that focus on the fresh perspective spring -- and ping pong tournaments -- can bring. 

 

SPRING DRINK SPECIALS

Cabo Cantina
8301 Sunset Blvd. | www.thecabocantina.com

Cabo Cantina offers two new spring-inspired beverages. Sit in the sun and sip their new Peach Tea or Sweet Tea Vodka, priced at a very pocket-friendly $9.95 per pitcher. Cabo will also offer bottomless mimosas and Bloody Marys for only $9.95 until 3 p.m. on Easter Sunday.

“Five at Five” at BLT Steak
8720 Sunset Blvd. | www.bltsteak.com

BLT Steak has launched a new “Five at Five” menu, which includes fresh menu of spring drink options including prosseco, chardonnay, pale ale and a Kentucky Side Car as well as appetizers such as BBQ shortrib gnocco and crispy Fanny Bay oysters, all priced at $5 each. The menu is available seven days a week from 5-7 p.m.

The London After 5
1020 N. San Vicente | www.thelondonwesthollywood.com

The London Bar hosts a special $5 drink and food menu from 5-7 p.m. on Monday through Thursday. The menu includes champagne, sake, bar bites and valet parking with validation, all priced at $5 each.

Tax Relief at BLT Steak
8720 Sunset Blvd. | www.bltsteak.com

On April 15, BLT Steak helps take the stress out of Tax Day with half-off all alcoholic beverages. Cocktails, beer, wines by the glass and bottles will be sold at 50% off all day long.

 

EVENTS

Tweetcrawl 4: Eggstravaganza

Saturday, April 3 Sunset Strip businesses The Standard (@standardhwood), The Comedy Store (@thecomedystore), Viper Room (@theVIPERroom), LIVE! On Sunset (@LIVEonSunset), Citysearch (@CitysearchLA), Book Soup (@BookSoup) and The Roxy Theatre (@TheRoxy) are partnering to host the fourth Tweetcrawl, a walkable, drinkable social-media tour of The Sunset Strip (@TheSunsetStrip). The spring-inspired edition includes an egg hunt with prizes, ping pong tournament (with the winner receiving a free night stay at The Standard, Hollywood), live music, food and drink specials, egg decorating, and special prizes from 98.7 and participating venues. This event is open to those ages 21 and older, and Tweetcrawlers must follow the tweets of venues for free entrance. For more information, visit http://bit.ly/aDclpk

Bad Religion at House of Blues
8430 Sunset Blvd. | www.hob.com

Get a little Bad Religion on the holiest of weekends as the punk rockers performs two nights at House of Blues: Saturday, April 3 and Sunday, April 4. Doors at 7:30 p.m., tickets are $22.50 in advance, $25 at the door.

Ping Pong Saturdays at The Standard
8300 Sunset Blvd. | www.standardhotels.com

Enjoy the fresh air and a little friendly competition Saturdays from 12 - 5 p.m. at The Standard's pool deck.

 

NEW SPRING MENUS

Gordon Ramsay at The London West Hollywood
1020 N. San Vicente | www.thelondonwesthollywood.com

Gordon Ramsay has announced their new spring menu, complete with seasonal fare. Delicious choices include globe artichoke salad with burratta mozzarella, marjoram and argan oil; seared hamachi with ras el hanout spices, compressed cucumber, hearts of palm and ponzu; Sonoma lamb duo with sweet onion compote, cherry blossom, creamy polenta and jus.Or indulge in the chef's tasting menu, with choices including roasted Hudson Valley duck breast with kohlrabi and pickled tangerines with balsamic jus; farmer's market citus terrine with yogurt sabayon and Earl Grey sorbet. Indulge in the entire menu.

Buttercake Bakery
8616 Sunset Blvd. | www.buttercakebakery.com

Buttercake Bakery is offering a selection of decorative treats and desserts to kick-off spring. Delicious offerings include macaroons (.75-cents), cirus sponge cake ($22), flower cupcakes ($2.75), and daisy petite fours ($2.25).
 

 

SUNDAY, APRIL 4, EASTER BRUNCH

Easter Brunch: Gordon Ramsay at The London West Hollywood
1020 N. San Vicente | www.thelondonwesthollywood.com

Sunday April 4, 11:30 a.m. – 3p.m. Served al fresco on the Hampton Court, overlooking views of The Sunset Strip and Los Angeles skyline. The $85 per person brunch includes free-flow champagne, Mimosa and Bloody Mary’s. Menu includes pastry station, prepared to order omelettes, French toast, organic greens, a sushi bar, risotto station, carving station with wild salmon strudel and aged smoked beef tenderloin, and beverages.  Full menu.

Easter Gospel Brunches at House of Blues
8430 Sunset Blvd. | www.hob.com

Enjoy a Southern-style buffet as well as a soulful live performance. Doors at 9:30 a.m., 12 p.m. and 2:30 p.m. Price is $16.50/child, $30/senior and $38/adult. For more information, call 323.848.5100.

Champagne Brunch at Sunset Marquis
1200 Alta Loma Road | www.sunsetmarquis.com

Celebrate Easter Sunday with champagne brunch at Sunset Marquis’ RESTAURANT, which is known for its bunny sightings! Brunch is prepared by Chef Guillaume Burlion and served 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. The brunch includes appetizers, salad station with sushi, burratta salad, fresh greens, carving station featuring roasted leg of lamb, honey glazed Kuro Butta ham, Alaskan salmon Wellington, a pasta station and dessert and cheese station. The brunch is $65 per person. Call 310.358.3700 to make reservations as space is limited. (*Bunny sightings not religiously-affiliated or guaranteed. Please do not feed the bunnies.) Full menu.

RH at Andaz
8401 Sunset Blvd. |  www.andaz.com

Sunday, April 4 RH offers an Easter brunch featuring spring salads, California farm artisan cheeses and charcuterie, Santa Monica Market fresh oysters and mussels, desserts and confections. Each guest receives a choice of beverage (raspberry champagne cocktail, Heirloom 323tomato bloody mary, grand mimosa, tiger lemon iced tea and a variety of fresh squeezed juices), buffet selections and family-style main course (leg of lamb or fish of the day). Brunch is served from 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. and is $52 for adults and $20 for children under 12.
 

SPA DEALS

Agua Spa at Mondrian
8440 Sunset Blvd. | www.mondrianhotel.com

Agua Spa is participating in Spa Week April 12-17, offering a 45-minute massage for $50 plus a 60-minute reflexology treatment for $50. www.spaweek.com
 

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