La Sandia Serves Mole Festival Menu; Cook's County Opens Today on Beverly

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La Sandia chef Richard Sandoval with D.F.'s Ana Luisa Almazan Photo: Tatiana Arbogast

Beverly Hills: Ian Blackburn's Learn About Wine will be hosting its biggest event on November 16th from 7:00-9:30 P.M. "Stars of Cabernet" will find guests cavorting among unlimited tastings of fine cabs, as well as pasta and carving stations, and a charity auction. Tickets are $175, and only $79 for members. [Gayot]
On November 18th at Beverly Hills Country Club, Georges Duboeuf will debut his next Beaujolais Nouveau with a label by Brooklyn graffiti artist KAVES at a tasting event open to the public. Tickets sold online. [GS]
Culver City: Sazon Latin Fusion owner Claudia Kikui had to unexpectedly close her restaurant last week after suffering "a nasty fall." She tells us the restaurant is now open and more importantly, that she is recovering well. [GS]
Glendale: Annette Starbuck opens her Goodie Girls cupcakes on November 20th. Hmm, but do you ever wonder what she eats in a week? [Squid Ink]
Hermosa Beach: Palmilla Cocina y Tequila is officially open and attempting to be the Red O of The South Bay. [Feast]

Hollywood: Ammo is bringing back four of its wood-oven pizzas after a long hiatus. GM Benny Bohm is a big fan of the one with baby artichokes and fontina. [GS]
Marino Ristorante has a new revamped menu by Sal Marino, as well as a new look, to help celebrate 28 years on Melrose. [GS]
The Magic Castle is now reopen following its Halloween fire. [Squid Ink]
Santa Monica: Through November 19th, Richard Sandoval brings five strong servings of mole, some traditional, some novel, to La Sandia on a mole festival menu co-created by Mexico City culinary ambassador Ana Luisa Almazan. [Feast]
West Hollywood: Cook's County, the collaboration between the owners of Barbrix and former Ammo chefs Daniel Mattern and Roxana Jullapat, is now open, serving a daily changing menu of rustic comfort. [LAT]