Lesley Barger Suter is the Dine Editor of Los Angeles magazine; Lesley Balla is the author of chowballa.com and a frequent contributor to Angeleno magazine. Below are their picks for what to do this New Year's Eve if you're going out or entertaining at home.
OUT ON THE TOWN
The Bazaar at the SLS Hotel
$250 Spanish Masquerade party including tray-passed tapas, cava and Liquid Nitrogen Caipirinhas. Reservations required.
Il Covo ($65)
Four-course pre-fixe menu from chef Roberto Maggioni, featuring scallop ravioli, lobster with sea urchin, and cotechino with lentils. Reservations required.
Tony’s Darts Away ($75)
Vegan or Not Vegan feast, starting at 8pm. Includes unlimited beer pours all night, a reserved table for the whole night and a Tony's 2011 beer glass. Reservations required.
Mohawk Bend ($65)
An abbreviated version of Mohawk's omnivore and vegan-friendly menu as well as specialty items. Includes a beer toast at midnight with keepsake glassware. Make a reservation for anytime from 7-10pm and you'll have a table secured for you and your guests for the whole evening. Reservations required.
SHOPPING FOR A NIGHT IN
Wine: Silver Lake Wine, Domaine LA, Venokado Wines and Gifts and Du Vin Wine and Spirits
Beer: For selection, Sunset Beer Company and for Growlers: Golden Road, Craftsman
Cocktails: Bar Keeper
Raw bar: Santa Monica Seafood and Fish King
Take out: Joan's on Third, Tavern, the Market at Santa Monica Place
Party Favors: Kimberly Berg's Psychic Fortunes