ANTHONY BOURDAIN: Chef-TV-personality Anthony Bourdain embarks on his multinational (the U.S. and Canada) speaking tour, dubbed "Guts and Glory," stopping on the West Coast after the holidays. Tickets go on sale Friday morning for his Los Angeles appearance with Roy Choi on April 16 at 7:30 p.m. at the Pantages Theater. Prices start at $35, available online at BroadwayLA.org, by phone at (800) 982-2787, or in person at the Pantages Box Office (open daily at 10 a.m.). For more information: AnthonyBourdainonTour.com.
BIERBEISL, OFF THE MENU: BierBeisl chef Bernhard Mairinger, who also has taken on the role of pastry chef, is making an off-the-menu dessert that you'll have to ask for by describing it (it doesn't have a name). The sweet-savory dish is made with fresh ricotta, marinated dried cherries, lightly salted pistachios and crème de chocolate. 9669 Santa Monica Boulevard, Beverly Hills, (310) 271-7274, www.bierbeisl-la.com.
BISHOP'S ROAST AT THE PARISH: The Parish downtown now offers whole roasted chicken -- the Bishop’s Roast -- prepared nightly on its newly installed rotisserie for $75. The rotisserie chicken serves two to four people and is served with country-style ratatouille and a growler of Black Market Contraband Beer. (Meanwhile, chef Casey Lane's fried chicken is served on Sunday and Monday nights only.) 840 S. Spring St., Los Angeles, (213) 225-2400, www.theparishla.com.