Stone Brewing Co. Invades Short Order; Suckling Pig at Chez Melange

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The Stone Brewing tasting room in Pasadena Photo: Javier Cabral

Alta Dena: Chef Paul Ragan recently opened AltaEats for an eclectic assortment that includes grass-fed burgers and paella. [LAW]
Beverly Hills: This Saturday, April 27, Cecconi's chef Andrea Cavaliere and chef de cuisine Alessio Biangini will host an egg-cooking class for $65 from 10:00 A.M. to 12:00 P.M. The chefs will teach you how to make egg ravioli, poached eggs with hollandaise sauce, and a lemon tart with meringue, with a tasting of the dishes to follow. Reservations at 310-432-2000. [GS]
--On April 25, Oliverio at The Avalon Hotel will convert its terrace into an Italian market called Sorprendente from 6:00 to 10:00 P.M., offering tasting stations, cocktails, and family-style dishes like spaghetti with lamb ragu, leg of lamb, sausages, pork belly, and suckling pig. Tickets are $55 and $105 VIP online. [GS]
--Sugarfish opened its latest location on Canon. [Digest]
Citywide: 800 Degrees has acquired seven-million dollars to expand to ten additional Southern Californian locations. [GS]

Downtown: One "Luck McNulty" took the Champion trophy home at The Grilled Cheese Invitational this Saturday. [GCI;Zagat]
--This Friday, Nick + Stef's is bringing back its Meat 101 series, wherein chef Megan Logan will lead guests through an exploration of well-aged ribeye, offering tips, insight, and tastings paired to individual wines. Held from 7:30 to 10:00 P.M., the class costs $40 with reservations at 213-680-0330. [GS]
--Valerie Confections is now open at Grand Central Market. [LAT]
--Edward Belden's Peddler's Creamery, which powers its ice cream churner with a bicycle, is now open in a Downtown storefront at 458 S. Main St. [Digest]
--Smoothie spot Earthbar will work its way into The PacBell Building, taking space with Tender Greens. [GS]
Glendale: Burger King is toying with the idea of home delivery. [LAT]
Highland Park: James Graham's super-sustainable French-Cali bistro, Ba, is celebrating its first anniversary starting tonight and stretching through May 5 by offering a "Best of Ba" menu (served a la carte with dishes like duck cassoulet, mushroom brulee, and olive oil-poached monkfish tail) that includes free dessert of lemon chiffon cake with fruit couli. [GS]
Mid-City: Next Tuesday, April 30, Short Order welcomes Stone Brewing from 5:00 to 8:00 P.M., featuring ten-dollar flights of four Stone beers and pints like Old Guardian Oak-Smoked Barleywine for seven dollars. Meanwhile, Christian Page will offer a lamb roast using a whole roasted MacGruder lamb while Short Cake's Hourie Sahakian will prepare dessert using the barleywine. [GS]
Redondo Beach: On Monday, May 6, Chez Melange is offering a $50 six-course nose-to-tail dinner using whole suckling pigs in creative, globe-spanning dishes prepared by chefs Thatcher Mills and Damian Ross. [GS]
Silver Lake: SQIRL is expanding into the space next door and will remodel its existing space to meet demand. [Eater]
Venice: Code (nee Dry Tour) is becoming Bank of Venice Gastropub and Social House, continuing a string of questionable/redundant names at this address. [Eater]
--A fundraiser will be held at Hama Sushi this Thursday to raise money for the Venice Japanese American Memorial Marker. [Yo! Venice!]
--Local 1205 finally opened its oyster bar, with former Craft chef John Keenan in the house to oversee a transition to a more formal sit-down restaurant concept. [Eater]
West Hollywood: Mercato di Vetro just introduced its new "Ciao Hour," featuring eight dishes and eight drinks for $8 or less from Sunday through Friday, 6:00 to 8:00 P.M. [GS]