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4 Food Events You Should Know About: Meltdown Comics' meat-themed night; Corkbar celebrates its 2-year anniversary; Rock Bottom Restaurant & Brewery gives back; Melting Pot gives free fondue [Updated]

March 3, 2011 | 10:02 am

Meat Meat mania: Let's clink plastic cups and toast to meat. Thursday night from 7 to 10, Meltdown Comics in Hollywood will be hosting a night all about meat to kick off a new exhibition that will be on display through March 17. Alie and Georgia (of Drinks with Alie and Georgia) will be serving cocktails rimmed in barbeque sauce as guests walk through the warehouse-sized comic book emporium and feast their eyes on meat-themed artwork.

Meltdown Comics, 7522 West Sunset Blvd., Los Angeles.

Popping bottles: Raise your glasses and mark Saturday on your calendar, when Corkbar celebrates its two-year anniversary from 5 to 10 p.m. with a $2 tastes menu, happy hour pricing and a hefty dose of limited-edition beers.  Your stomach and wallet will thank you for filling up on the likes of “ball park sliders” with pork sausage and relish on a pretzel bun or mac ‘n’ cheese with pasilla chiles. On the big night, Stone Brewing will unveil its limited edition Lukcy Basartd Ale that commemorates the 13th year of the brewery’s Arrogant Bastard Ale. Although your memory may be hazy, it certainly has the makings of a night to remember. 

Corkbar, 403 West 12th St., Los Angeles; (213) 746-0050.

Beer for a good cause: Rock Bottom Restaurant & Brewery has announced its 15th annual partnership with local fire departments with the Fire Chief Ale limited-time-only promotion. From Tuesday through April 17, the restaurant will be featuring its popular seasonal beer along with an accompanying menu.  For every pint of Fire Chief Ale sold during the promotion, Rock Bottom will donate 25 cents to local fire departments and their related charities.

Rock Bottom Restaraunt, 8980 Villa La Jolla Drive, La Jolla; (858) 450-9277.

National Cheese Fondue Day: Make your reservations now for The Melting Pot Restaurant's celebration of National Cheese Fondue Day on April 11, when they'll be serving free cheese fondue at all of their locations. For now you can visit their website and watch videos of their head chef talking about all things cheese, including Cheese Weight Lifting, Cheese Facial, Cheese Brain Freeze and Cheesy Pick Up Lines.


-- Emma Wartzman and Max Diamond

[Updated 1:16 p.m.: An earlier version of this post misspelled the names of the beers being highlighted. Stone Brewing is serving up Lukcy Basartd Ale, which commemorates the brewery's Arrogant Bastard Ale.]