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03/27/2017

Monday:

Lunetta All Day Opens
Serving up breakfast, lunch and dinner, Lunetta All Day reimagines the American diner with refined comfort food, sharp design and warm service. A collaboration between partners Raphael Lunetta (JiRaffe) and Divide + Conquer, Inc.’s Daniel Weinstock and Mike Garrett transforms the Pico Boulevard space into an instant modern classic. The menu includes breakfast items around-the-clock like the breakfast sandwich made with a fried egg, bacon, aged white cheddar, cultured butter, and house made jam. There’s also a Savory Grain Bowl of wheat berries, freekeh, farro, marinated greens, blistered red onions, lemon-herb vinaigrette, pepita romesco and poached egg; Vanilla Bulgar & Freekeh Porridge topped with blueberries, turbinado, pecans and caramelized bananas; and Memela with native masa, mashed avocado, pickled red onions, tomatillo sauce, cotija and fried egg. Sandwiches and salads include the Raw Vegetable Sandwich with shaved fennel, cucumber, watermelon radish, tomato and tahini on a grilled baguette; Brassica Salad with fire-roasted cauliflower, romanesco, broccoli, red onions, parsley, kale, burrata and red wine vinaigrette; and house-roasted turkey, prime rib, pastrami and grilled fish round out the deli selections available. For dinner, a hearty array of choice meats and fish are available grilled, roasted or fried, mixing and matching Pasilla Negro-Rubbed Grilled Carnitas, Rotisserie Small-Eye Prime Rib, or Fried Jidori Chicken with a variety of sauces from marie rose to chimichurri. On the sweet side, is a rotating batch of fresh-baked goods and cold-pressed juices like Torta Rustica; Apricot Ginger Scone; and elixirs like kale-apple, watermelon; and mint lemonade. 2424 Pico Blvd, Santa Monica, CA; 310.581.4201

Burger City Grill Opens Third LA Location
The first 50 hungry customers will receive free burgers for a year (so get there early)! You  will also take home Burger City Grill swag with giveaways throughout the day. Simply straightforward and clean, the Burger City Grill menu consists of eight signature burgers, three homemade sides, free-style drinks from Coca-Cola Freestyle Machine, three flavors of shakes, as well as local craft beer and wine. Every burger is prepared with premium Certified Angus Beef that is between a fluffy signature brioche bun, which is baked using an exclusive B.C.G. recipe. Burger options include The Maui topped with teriyaki glaze and grilled pineapples; The Schroomer topped with a combination of grilled mushrooms and onions; The Yorker topped with New York-style pastrami; The Santa Monica topped with American cheese, Applewood smoked bacon, dill pickle chips, red onions and avocado; The Miami Spice topped with Applewood smoked bacon, cherry pepper relish, red onions, Gouda cheese and B.C.G. spread; The Cabo stacked with beef chorizo, grilled jalapeños, red onions, pepper jack cheese and B.C.G. spread; The City Slicker topped with Applewood smoked bacon, caramelized onions, Gouda cheese, BBQ sauce, and B.C.G. spread; and The Austin Crunch is topped with house-made chili, red onions, cheddar cheese and topped with crunchy potato chips. Sides include the hot and crispy fries, homemade B.C.G. Fries topped with Applewood smoked bacon, cheese, grilled onions with your choice of B.C.G. spread or house ranch; Sloppy Fries with homemade chili and cheddar cheese; and the C.P.R. Fries topped with Applewood smoked bacon, cheese, cherry pepper relish with B.C.G. spread and a choice of cheese. Open: Monday, 11 am; 3605 Artesia Blvd, Torrance, CA 90504

Flights & Bites at Grain
Head to the intimate whiskey bar, located inside Playa del Rey’s four-in-once concept Playa Provisions. You are invited to sip and savor handpicked selections of Bowmore Whiskey by Brand Ambassador Roberto Loppi along with elevated bar food by the duo. You will be treated to unique pairings such as the Bowmore 12 year with Pulled Porkwith tomato mango salsa, and smoky chipotle sauce queso añejo; and Bowmore 15 year with Smoked Duck stuffed with Chile Relleno, cilantro chile sauce, and pickled relish. $50, $55/door; Monday, 7 pm; 119 Culver Blvd, Playa del Rey, CA

MC Billy Harris’ “Hanging with Harris” Guest Chef Dinner Series
Culinary MC and fundraising auctioneer Billy Harris has a new dinner series Hanging with Harris, a lineup of eight intimate, multi-course dining events taking place throughout Los Angeles. Each Monday night dinner will begin with a cocktail reception hosted by a mixologist from the leading Scotch whisky distiller, William Grant & Sons, followed by a four-course seated dinner with wine pairings from each distinguished chef and a charity auction. A portion of ticket sales and all proceeds from the auction items will benefit four charities that are close to Harris’ heart: James Beard Foundation, Alex’s Lemonade Stand, No Kid Hungry, and PIGGY BANK. This week, experience Jason Neroni at Rose Cafe. Chef Jason Neroni (formerly of Superba) has kept the roots of the Rose that the community knows and loves, while introducing his seasonal, globally influenced cuisine. Chef Jason Neroni’s menu focuses on local Southern California cuisine with an international influence from his world travels. The bakery celebrates American classics, as well as some of the original Rose bakery classics re-conceptualized with their innovative techniques. $125; Monday; 220 Rose Ave, Venice, CA 90291

Union Partners with Silent Disco Company, HUSHconcerts
Chef/Owner Bruce Kalman and Owner Marie Petulla of UNION will set the stage for “Tasty Tunes,” a three-course prix fixe dinner and dessert paired with select music via wireless headphones, in partnership with silent disco production company HUSHconcerts. A talented and experienced musician in his own right and member of chef cover band Foie Grock (alongside Duff Goldman Francis Castagnetti, Ben Offenberg, and Jeff Liffmann), Bruce will curate a playlist that complements the flavors of the prix fixe dinner while emphasizing the intensity and dynamics of every song. The event will synchronize the senses allowing you to experience dining in an entirely new way. $65, $25 additional for wine pairings; Monday, 6 pm and 8:30 pm; UNION, 37 E. Union St, Pasadena, CA 91103; 626.795.5841; Reserve here: info@unionpasadena.com

Tuesday:

Esters Wine Shop & Bar‘s Wine & Dine dinner
For the first time, Esters’ “little kitchen that could” is unveiling a special Wine & Dine dinner. Co-Owner and Wine Director Kathryn Coker and Chef de Cuisine Chris Ono are teaming up to offer a special three-course, pre-fixe menu, paired with a special selection of spring wines from Esters’ reserve room. $50, $30 for wine pairings. Tuesday, 4-10 pm; 1314 Seventh St, Santa Monica, CA 90401; 310.899.6900

Get Coachella Ready with Spa & Beauty Treatments at Hyatt Regency Indian Wells Resort & Spa
Coachella is just a couple of weeks away which means festival-goers are out shopping for the perfect desert duds to wear but that’s only half the look! Get the complete Coachella vibe with beauty and spa treatments from Hyatt Regency Indian Wells Resort and Spa’s Agua Serena Spa. Treatments range to help music lovers get festival ready or recover with some much need R&R. Beauty Services include the Fanciest at the Festival Deluxe Package, which includes floral headdress and one temporary tattoo, $100; Flower Headdress, which includes flower crown and hair styling, $50; and Choice of 2 Services, which includes: Floral Headdress, Festival Makeup and Face painting, Temporary Flash Tattoos, Glitter and Metallic Body Paint, Hair Braiding, or Feather or Glitter Hair Accessories, $45 and up. They also have glitter or flash tattoo with bling, $20 and up; Festival Face Paint, $20; and Luscious Lashes, $20 (with eye art $25). For after the festival when tired feet and sunburnt skin need some R&R indulge in a treatment at Agua Serena Spa. April Spa Specials include Face-Time Facial ($125 for 25 mins/$225 for 50 mins); Recovery Mud Wrap ($199 for 80 mins); and Retreat for the Feet ($85 for 50 mins). 44600 Indian Wells Ln, Indian Wells, CA, 92210; 760.776.1234

 Wednesday:

Boneyard Bistro’s World BBQ Tour
This one-night-only menu at Boneyard Bistro is highlighting the food of Argentina, with dishes including asado-grilled sweet breads and pinwheel skirt steak. Wednesday; 13539 Ventura Blvd, Sherman Oaks, CA 91423; 818.906.7427

Eric Samaniego’s Wine Dinner at Michael’s On Naples
Eric Samaniego, the award-winning chef at Michael’s On Naples, will debut his monthly Chefs’ Dinner and will be joined by Chef Phillip Pretty of Restauration, another Long Beach dining destination located along the city’s Retro Row. Both chefs will shop the local farmers’ markets and visit Farm Lot 59, the local urban farm, for ingredients the week of the event which will drive the creativity of their five-course dinner. Limited to just 45 guests. $70; Wednesday, 6:30 pm;  5620 E. 2nd St, Long Beach, CA; 562.439.7080

The Getty Presents an Array of Free Talks Sprouting this Spring at the Getty Center
Spring has sprung and the Getty is offering a full line-up of talks on a variety of subjects at the Getty Center. Highlights include appearances by sculptor Charles Ray, photographers Chris Killip and Jane and Louise Sealander, photographer and documentarian Jamel Shabazz, journalist and “The Wire” creator David Simon, and costume designer Ruth E. Carter. Free, $10/parking; 1200 Getty Center Dr, Los Angeles, CA; 310.440.7300

Thursday:

Fist of Fusion Island Grill Celebrates Grand Opening at Hollywood & Highland
Join Fist of Fusion Island Grill as they celebrate their grand opening by giving you 25% off the entire menu! Fist of Fusion Island Grill is a Hawaiian/Filipino fusion that began as a popular food truck in Los Angeles. Enjoy a warm and inviting atmosphere featuring island style customer favorites from the truck, alongside a new customizable build your own menu. Specializing in made-to-order rice bowls, burritos, tacos and salads, filled with a choice of beef short ribs, garlic shrimp, sesame chicken, kalua pork sisig or honey sesame tofu, you can customize each dish to your liking with made-from-scratch toppings & sauces. Thursday, 11 am-9 pm; Hollywood & Highland Fist of Fusion Island Grill, 6801 Hollywood Blvd, Hollywood, CA 90028

Finish the Cards Poker Tournament
Buy-in for this charity poker tournament at Golden Road includes a buffet, craft beer, and the opportunity to win thousands of dollars. All proceeds go to charities that make sure LA streets are safe. $200; Thursday, 6 pm; Golden Road Brewing Los Angeles, 5410 West San Fernando Rd, Los Angeles, CA 90039

By Whitney

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