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A carrotmob, cocktails in Venice, restaurant biz panel

October 05, 2012|By Jenn Harris
  • Members of a carrotmob.
Members of a carrotmob. ( )

Carrotmob: We've all heard of flashmobs, but what about an environmentally friendly carrotmob? On Saturday, if more than 1,000 people go inside the Fresh and Easy market in Pasadena, the store will replace its industrial freezers with energy-efficient zero-emissions freezers. There is no purchase necessary to participate and the event will include giveaways and food tastings. For more information, visit or Fresh and Easy Pasadena, 603 S. Lake Ave., Pasadena, (626) 396-9552,

Drinks! Refine, the maker of no-calorie cocktail mixers, is hosting a "First Friday of Fall Lab" art pop-up and cocktail event at the Refine House in Venice on Friday night from 7 to 10:30 p.m. Guests get to take in complimentary Refine mixer low-calorie cocktails and art. Special guests include Kelcey Fisher and photographer Randall Bass. 619 San Juan Ave., Venice,

Restaurant panel: Budding restaurateurs may want to check out the seminar "Concept to doors open: Restaurants are a business" at the SLS Hotel on Monday. An expert panel of industry veterans including Jordan Bernstein of Michelman & Robinson LLP; PR agency owner Rachel Ayotte of Bread & Butter Public Relations; restaurant designer Kristofer Keith of Spacecraft and more will give tips on making restaurants a successful business. A panel discussion and Q&A will take place from 2 to 4 p.m. and a cocktail reception will follow from 4:30 to 5 p.m. Place reservations with Jessica Pantukh, (818) 783-5530,  SLS Hotel at Beverly Hills Garden Room & Terrace, 465 S. La Cienega Blvd. Los Angeles, (800) 325-3589,


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