'Food and fiction' at Muddy Leek: Starting March 20, Muddy Leek in Culver City will host Tongue and Groove’s poetry collective every third Wednesday of the month. Performances will include short fiction, personal essays, poetry, music, spoken word and more. Tickets to attend the poetry collective at Muddy Leek are $20 and include a grilled cheese and glass of wine or a beer. 8631 Washington Blvd., Culver City, (310) 838-2281, www.muddyleek.com.
St. Supéry wine dinner at Cafe del Rey: On March 21, a wine dinner at Cafe del Rey will feature wines from Napa Valley's family-owned St. Supéry. The four-course, Mediterranean-inspired menu will include lamb meatball skewers, seared sea scallops, stewed rabbit saddle, roasted lamb chop and vanilla spiced pavlova. The wine dinner is $75 per person. Call for reservations. 4451 Admiralty Way, Marina del Rey, (310) 823-6395, www.cafedelreymarina.com.
Fried chicken brunch at Daily Dose: Daily Dose, a cafe in downtown’s Arts District, will be hosting a pop-up brunch Sunday in collaboration with chef Dante Gonzales, owner of Dante Fried Chicken and author of “Ride or Fry: The Dante Fried Chicken Experience.” The brunch menu will feature scrambled eggs, fingerling potatoes, coconut honey biscuits and Dante’s fried chicken, accompanied by a secret sauce created by both Gonzales and Daily Dose owner Sarkis Vartanian. The pop-up brunch is set to run from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. and costs $15 per person. Email email@example.com for reservations. 1820 Industrial St., Ste. 260, L.A., (213) 281-9300, www.dailydoseinc.com.
Sundays at Border Grill: Border Grill is featuring a weekly changing menu of bottomless small plates for $19.99, every Sunday. Over 15 dishes, including menu items such as braised short ribs, shrimp and grits, and quinoa fritters, will be available on the unlimited plates menu in addition to half-off pitchers of margaritas. 445 S. Figueroa St., L.A., (213) 486-5171, www.bordergrill.com.