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Monday: Delicatessen by Osawa Opens This contemporary Japanese style delicatessen is the first of its kind in Los Angeles and is from the owners of Osawa, Sayuri Tachibe and Executive Chef Shigefumi Tachibe.  Executive Chef Tetsuya Osaki, appointed by Chef Shigefumi Tachibe, is behind deli selections like the Organic Mixed Seaweed; Potato & Edamame seasoned with wasabi mustard sauce and topped with micro wasabi; Sweet & Spicy Marinated Tofu topped with ginger flavored Japanese eggplant and Anaheim chili, dressed with soy sake dashi and gochujang; or Renkon Kinpira, a...

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Monday: Milk Jar Celebrates National Chocolate Chip Cookie Day Milk Jar will be celebrating National Chocolate Chip Cookie Day by giving away a free chocolate chip cookie with any purchase. Monday; 5466 Wilshire Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90036; 323.634.9800 Free Cookies at Cookie Good for Chocolate Chip Cookie Day Cookie Good will be offering free mini chocolate chip cookies in honor of the holiday. Known for their whimsical and innovative cookie creations (like the Cookie Dough Sandwich) the boutique bakery has become a favorite...

Mother’s Day

Viviane Restaurant at Avalon Hotel Beverly Hills Take mom to Viviane, where she can enjoy a special Mother’s Day brunch poolside and indulge in menu specially crafted for the special occasion. Choose a starter, entree and dessert; selections include Tomato Carpaccio with croutons, shaved parmesan, chives, and olive oil; Lobster Roll on a brioche bun with pickles vegetables and coleslaw; and a Matcha Green Tea Panna Cotta with sesame tile. $45; Sunday; 9400 West Olympic Blvd, Beverly Hills 90212; 310.407.7791 The...

Weekend

Los Angeles Times‘ 22nd Annual Festival of Books The nation’s largest literary festival is headed to the University of Southern California. The event will feature more than 500 authors, celebrities, musicians, artists and chefs. On Friday, April 21, the 37th annual Book Prizes will honor reading and educational activist Ruebén Martinez with the Innovator’s Award, novelist Thomas McGuane with the Robert Kirsch Award for lifetime achievement, and 11 outstanding literary works published during the last year. Authors and celebrities scheduled to appear at the festival...

Viva Hollywood

Viva Hollywood is now open in the what was formerly Beso Hollywood. The elegant and chic Mexican restaurant showcases various unique elements of Latin culture in a tongue-in-cheek kind of way. From the buckets of roses for sale when you first walk in, to the room full of piñatas looking down on the sophisticated dining room, Viva Hollywood is classy, beautiful, but with fun twists along the way. Inside there is a huge, gorgeous, rustic chandelier hanging over plush leather sofas adjacent...