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The US Grant Goes Tiki

Plus, Bleu Bohème's Bastille Day dinner & new cocktails debut at both Searsuckers

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DOWNTOWN— Tikiphiles should snap up the remaining tickets for The US Grant's next Speakeasy Rendezvous event, scheduled for this Saturday, June 18 that will have a vintage tiki theme. Hosted by award-winning chef de bar Cory Alberto in a secret location within the hotel, the $65 tickets to the tiki party include a festive tiki cocktails from Alberto, a rum tasting bar, Polynesian snacks from executive chef Mark Kropczynski and a tiki soundtrack by DJ Marshall Islands. The fun starts at 6 p.m. [EaterWire]

KENSINGTON— And Francophiles might want to make reservations at Bleu Bohème for Thursday, July 14 when the restaurant celebrates its ninth anniversary with a $60 three-course dinner to commemorate Bastille Day. Among the course options from owner/executive chef Ken Irvine are soupe au pistou, a summer vegetable soup with white beans and campanelle pasta topped with fresh basil pistou and parmesan, Bouillabaisse with fresh halibut, mussels, shrimp, clams and red potatoes and classic crêpes Suzette. Optional Bastille Day-themed cocktails will offered and the special dishes will also be available a la carte. [EaterWire]

AROUND TOWN— Vegas-based director of beverage for Hakkasan Restaurants (U.S.) Constantin Alexander has added new fresh cocktails to the menus at both Searsucker Del Mar and Searsucker San Diego. His Far South of the Border combines mezcal with peach, lime and tarragon while his prosecco-topped Fizzy Lifter also features vodka, strawberry, blueberry honey and mint; the Flower & Vine has gin, espirit de june, blueberry and lemon and the tropical Sucker Punch is a mix of lime vodka, green chartreuse, rhum clemente mahina, passion and pineapple. [EaterWire]