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Spago’s 32nd Annual Passover Seder Dinner This marks the 32nd consecutive year they have hosted the dinner in which all proceeds from the evening will go to benefit Mazon, a Jewish Response to Hunger. Some staples from the menu that the team has been preparing for decades include  Spago’s Chicken and Vegetable Soup with the late Judy Gethers’ matzo balls; Braised Beef Short Rib “Flanken” with vegetable ratatouille and roasted Moroccan carrots; and a sea of desserts such as Matzo Toffee, Fromage...

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Monday, November 16: IDG’s New Flagship Concept—ROKU Opens ROKU, bringing sophisticated Japanese-inspired fare to WeHo. ROKU elevates the traditional teppanyaki experience with an array of contemporary creations. The 8,000 square-foot indoor-outdoor space features huge mahogany windows, a 20-foot custom-painted mural by Hans Haveron, seating upholstered in a playful floral pattern, and flamed white oak tables. The restaurant offers a bar and lounge area, a sushi bar, and four teppanyaki grills. The culinary team is led by Corporate Executive Chef Tyson Wong, who alongside IDG’s Japanese executive chefs Hiroshi...

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Eastside Food Festival The second annual Eastside Food Festival is a celebration of Los Angeles’ local Eastside foodie culture. This DIY event brings together some of the best culinary minds from LA’s scene with a focus on supporting the locally owned and operated businesses. The Eastside Food Festival gives you the rare chance to meet the purveyors and experience cuisine from over 25 hand-selected vendors including Pine & Crane, Alimento, El Condor, L&E Oyster Bar, Homestate, Little Beast, Sticky Rice, Starry Kitchen, Alexander’s...

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LA Weekly’s Burgers & Beer Get to the LA Coliseum for LA Weekly’s celebration of the pairing that never goes out of style. You will be able to try as many burgers as you want from three dozen burger purveyors and drink from an equal or greater number of breweries. If you go VIP, you’ll get early access with an extra hour. Expect to see Belcampo, Barrel & Ashes, Cassell’s, Grill ‘Em All, Hawkin’s House of Burgers, Pie ’N Burger, Pink’s, El Cristalazo. As for beer, sip from Sudwerk, Angel City and Kinetic...

The Ambrose Hotel

The Ambrose Hotel, (1255 20th St, Santa Monica, CA 90404; 310.315.1555) the first hotel in the country to earn LEED for Existing Buildings Certification in 2007, has officially reopened. It’s a rustic, comfortable experience in the heart of Santa Monica that is a long-time member of the Green Hotels Association and is a Certified Green Business since 2008. The intimate, boutique style hotel is different than cookie-cutter chain hotels and is a combo of elegance and function with craftsman-influenced decor that is comfortable and all about relaxation. Each of the 77 rooms has LATHER body,...