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Easter

Baltaire‘s Easter Brunch The contemporary-meets-classic Brentwood steakhouse will be offering an indulgent Easter Brunch. Executive Chef Travis Strickland is creating offerings such as fresh pastries (banana bread, croissants, and muffins), eggs Benedict with house made English muffins, French toast with mixed berry compote, and Baltaire’s signature lobster mac’n’cheese. You can also indulge in an iced shellfish station with fresh oysters, shrimp, scallop ceviche, and king crab; as well as a carving station with USDA Prime Rib, Glazed Nueske Spiral Ham, and...

Weekend

LA Beer Fest The annual beer fest is here once again at LA Center Studios. Expect live music, a dueling piano bar, and food truck alley, along with 80 breweries for you to try from. Splurge for the Connoisseur’s admission because it includes all the sampling of general admission, plus exclusive access to the VIP Lounge, air conditioned bathrooms, an indoor/outdoor event deck overlooking the event, with access to limited beers and one-offs not available to general admission attendees. $45+; Saturday, noon-3 pm, 5-8...

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Monday: The Strand House Culinary Masters Series Opening consulting chef Neal Fraser (Redbird) mans the stoves along with the Strand House’s recently appointed executive chef Austin Cobb and chef/partner Greg Hozinsky. Dine on a six-course dinner that includes dishes like sautéed Monterey Bay abalone; duck breast with black rice; and grilled lamb belly. The courses are accompanied by wine pairings from Challen Winery in Santa Barbara County; proprietor and actress Challen Cates will introduce each pairing throughout the evening. $150;...

Weekend

Dine Out Long Beach Restaurant Week 2.0 Eat your heart out during the annual Dine Out Long Beach, Restaurant Week 2.0, which is a seven-day celebration of dining conceived by Elizabeth Borsting, president of Elizabeth Borsting Public Relations Inc. You can enjoy two-course brunches and lunches starting at $10 and/or three-course dinners or small plates starting at $20. Dine Out Long Beach showcases more than 50 restaurants from across the city and participating restaurants to date, include: Chianina Steakhouse, Open Sesame, Michael’s On...

Going Off the Grid in Joshua Tree

The beginning of the year is always a clean slate. Tyler and I decided after all the holidays, food, shopping, and running around, it was time to go off the grid (and start 2017 with fresh eyes). We headed to Joshua Tree the first Friday of the New Year for a weekend of camping, hiking, and some alone time. With heavy heat in the summer, January is a high traffic time of year to camp in Joshua Tree. It’s first...