Comfort food at Cooks: Cooks County on Beverly Boulevard is offering a "home-cooked" meal every Monday night throughout the winter. Tonight’s menu features comfort foods such as cheese straws, spaghetti with meatballs and for dessert, Neapolitan ice cream. On Jan. 21 expect chili, cornbread and buttermilk pie; and on Jan. 28, Cooks County will be serving up deviled eggs, fried chicken and tapioca pudding. Dinner is $25 per person. The restaurant’s a la carte menu will also be available. Call for reservations. 8009 Beverly Blvd., L.A., (323) 653-8009, www.cookscountyrestaurant.com.
Beer dinner at Hudson House: On Jan. 21, Hudson House in Redondo Beach will be teaming up with Orange County’s The Bruery for a five-course, beer-paired tasting menu. Hudson House owners Brooke Williamson, a contestant on this season’s Top Chef 10, and partner Nick Roberts will prepare a menu consisting dishes such as pickled and roasted vegetables, rock shrimp dumplings and clams served with sunchoke, carrot and coriander-popcorn broth; braised lamb with cassoulet; and a white miso and dark chocolate soufflé cake with red beet tapioca and a burnt caramel meringue. Dishes will be paired with Bruery brews including Salt of the Earth, a German-style wheat beer brewed with truffle salt and coriander, Smoking Wood, an imperial smoked rye porter with flavors of caramel and vanilla, and more. Dinner is $65 per person. Call for reservations. 514 N. Pacific Coast Hwy., Redondo Beach, (310) 798-9183, www.hudsonhousebar.com.