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Small bites: Boa's liquor pairing, M's macrobiotics, Beacon's burgers, and Chez Melange mixes curry and beer

August 11, 2010 |  8:00 am

Boa steakhouseBoa’s backroom monthly tasting event. Every second Tuesday of the month, Boa is offering guests in its club room a  taste of Moet Hennessey liquor paired with an appetizer and dessert. The pairing selections will be on the Boa menu for the rest of the month. 9200 Sunset Blvd., West Hollywood; (310) 278-2050; boasteak.com

Macrobiotic dinner at M Cafe. On Aug. 18 meet “macro expert” Jessica Porter, author of "The Hip Chick's Guide to Macrobiotics," at M Cafe for a lecture and discussion on macrobiotics. Expect tips on how to stay balanced within your "yin-yang food spectrum." $25 per person. 9343 Culver Blvd., Culver City; (310) 838-4300; mcafedechaya.com

Beacon’s  beer and burgers. Through August, Beacon's putting a variety of $5 Asian-style sliders on the menu. The mini-burgers include: shrimp salad with dill and yuzu mayonnaise; albacore with bacon and wasabi mayonnaise; and chicken katsu with spicy mustard. Select beers are $4. 3280 Helms Ave., Los Angeles; (310) 838-7500; beacon-la.com

Chez Melange is giving curry some hops. On Aug. 30, Chez Melange's six-course prix-fixe dinner combines Indian and Thai cuisine with the featured ingredient beer. Curry and beer night presents dishes made and paired with beer: potato and pea samosa with a glass of Flying Horse Royal Lager; chicken curry made with coconut milk and Fuller’s ESB; curried meatballs with a touch of St. Peter’s Porter; and duck vindaloo washed down with Young’s Double Chocolate Stout. Southeast Asian food with attitude, $45 per person. 1611 S. Catalina Ave., Redondo Beach; (310) 540-1222; chezmelange.com

--Amanda Gottesman

Photo: Boa Steakhouse in West Hollywood. Credit: Jay L. Clendenin