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“Abbey Air” Flies to the White Party Palm Springs
David Cooley, owner of The Abbey Food & Bar, and JetSuiteX announced a new partnership to launch “Abbey Air”, bringing the party to the sky en route to Jeffrey Sanker’s White Party Palm Springs, the world’s biggest gay dance festival weekend. Departing from Burbank airport on Friday, May 5 and returning from Palm Springs on Monday, May 8, “Abbey Air” by JetSuiteX will bring parts of The Abbey experience to the skies, allowing you to skip the traffic and fly to White Party Palm Springs with a quick 35-minute flight. The partnership keeps the party going from door-to-door with a hangar pre-party, and Abbey bartenders and DJs amping you up. You will board the JetSuiteX luxuriously configured 30-seat Embraer 135 aircraft, featuring The Abbey’s signature cocktails, like the Wild Berry Martini with Absolut Acai Berry and The Original Abbey Mojito with Bacardi Limon and a music mix by The Abbey’s resident DJ Dawna Montell. The return flight on Monday afternoon will feature a more mellow music mix, plus bloody marys and mimosas to help guests recover from a long weekend of dancing. $199+ each way. Flights may be purchased by visiting jetsuitex.com, or by downloading the JetSuiteX app on iOS. Tickets to Jeffrey Sanker’s White Party and Renaissance host hotel rooms are available at jeffreysanker.com.

Drinking in Exodus
Passover always includes a seder-plate that has bitter herbs… which is the excuse needed to tie this bitters-making class, “Drinking In Exodus: An Herbal Mixology Workshop” into the holiday. Passover also includes a lot of booze…so why not? Monday; DTLA Arts District

Spa Week
The biannual event has participating spas around the city offer signature treatments (massages, scrubs and facials that usually cost $100-$500) for just $50. $50; Monday through April 23rd; 212.352.8098

Stress-Free Tax Day at the Detour Bistro Bar
The Detour Bistro Bar in Culver City is going to be cheering you up on Tax Day by offering happy hour all day and, their special stress reliever cocktail at $5: Vodka, peach schnapps, pineapple juice, cranberry juice, simple syrup & lime juice! Monday, 11 am-11 pm; 12473 W. Washington Blvd, Culver City, CA 90066; 424.289.8191

MC Billy Harris’ “Hanging with Harris” Guest Chef Dinner Series
Culinary MC and fundraising auctioneer Billy Harris’ new dinner series, Hanging with Harris, is 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, feast on fare from Neal Fraser. Chef Fraser is the chef/owner of two of Los Angeles’ best loved restaurants; the former Grace and BLD. Redbird, his follow up to Grace. BLD at LAX and ICDC, an ice cream/doughnut/coffee shop also debuted in 2015. Fritzi Dog, his healthy hot dog concept with partner John Moshay, is located in the Original Farmers Market. Chef Fraser battled Iron Chef Cat Cora in 2006 on Food Network’s widely popular series “Iron Chef America” and became the first California chef to win the culinary competition. He was named Angeleno magazine’s “Chef of the Year” in 2007. Fraser most recently appeared on Bravo’s Season 5 of “Top Chef Masters” and was victorious on the Esquire Network’s “Knife Fight.”  $125; Monday; 114 E 2nd St, Los Angeles, CA 90012


18¢ Martinis at Whisper Lounge
In honor of tax day, if you purchase an entree at this Grove staple, you’ll also get a cocktail for 18 cents. Tuesday; 189 The Grove Drive, Suite F-90B, Los Angeles, CA 90036; 323.931.0202

TART’s Tax Day Special
In honor of Tax Day, TART is offering a 2-for-1 special on all house red, house white and any beer on the menu. Tuesday; 115 S. Fairfax Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90036; 323.556.2608

Grill on the Alley’s Tax Day
Celebrate Tax Day with the special Grey Goose Martini special ($10.40)  that will be served at the restaurant all day. Tuesday; 9560 Dayton Way, Beverly Hills, CA 90210; 310.276.0615

Public School on Tap‘s Tax Day
Settle in at any of Public School’s Angeles locations, and order the Moody Burger & Fries ($10.40). The burger is a twist on the classic, with balsamic onions, bibb lettuce, tomato, bleu cheese, horseradish aioli all placed on a brioche bun. Tuesday; Locations: Downtown LA, Culver City and Sherman Oaks

Daily Grill’s Tax Day
Get the Chop House Burger & Fries ($10.40) with 1/2 lb. certified angus beef™, sliced pickle, cheddar cheese, 1,000 island dressing, topped with onion rings, served with peanut coleslaw. Tuesday

1933 Group Bars Celebrates Tax Day
Celebrate that your taxes are done with $1 Tax Day cocktails at all 1933 Group locations. Idle Hour (4824 Vineland Ave, Los Angeles, CA 91601), Highland Park Bowl (5621 N. Figueroa St, Los Angeles, CA 90042), Harlowe (7321 Santa Monica Blvd, West Hollywood, CA 90046), Sassafras Saloon (1233 N. Vine St, Los Angeles, CA 90038), Bigfoot West (10939 Venice Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90034), Bigfoot Lodge (3172 Los Feliz Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90039), Thirsty Crow (2939 Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90026), Oldfield’s (10899 Venice Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90034) will all be serving $1 Old Fashioneds and La Cuevita (5922 N Figueroa St, Los Angeles, CA 90042) will be serving a $1 Tequila Press. Tuesday, 5-8 pm

Free Food on Tax Day
Grab food for free at these spots: Kona Ice is giving away free shaved ice; Cinnabon is offering two free Cinnabon bites; Great American Cookies are offering a free birthday cake cookie; Hot Dog on a Stick is giving out one free Original Turkey Dog per customer; Schlotzsky’s is offering a free The Original (its signature sandwich) with the purchase of chips and a medium drink; Arby’s is giving away free curly fries with no purchase required; World of Beer will give you a beer on the house or $5 off your check; Sonny’s BBQ is giving The St. Louis Rib Dinner half-off; Chili’s is serving up $6 blueberry and pineapple margaritas all day; Bruegger’s Bagels is offering Big Bagel Bundle for $10.40 (13 bagels and two tubs of cream cheese); Sonic Drive-In will have half-price cheeseburgers; Firehouse Subs will give you a free sub with the purchase of a medium or large sub, chips, and a drink; Boston Market will give you a half-chicken meal, including two sides, cornbread, a cookie, and a fountain drink for $10.40; McDonald’s is doing buy-one-get-one deals Big Macs and Quarter Pounders priced at 1 cent, 15 cents, or 25 cents for the second burger; Capriotti’s will let you upgrade your small sandwich to medium totally for free; and Noodles & Company has for any noodles.com order of $10 or more, you can get a coupon for $4 off by entering the promo code TAXDAY17.

Chianina Steakhouse Welcomes Glenn C. Salva from Antica Napa Valley
Join in a five-course wine pairing dinner with Antica Napa Valley. Owned by the Antinori Family and located high in the eastern mountains of Napa Valley within the Atlas Peak District appellation, Salva has been the estate manager for nearly 15 years. Antica wines are a blend of Tuscan and California styles with the family having estates in Tuscany and Umbria as well as more than 600 years of winemaking experience. Chef Bryant Taylor along with Aronne, who is also the restaurant’s sommelier, and Glenn C. Salva, collaborated on the menu which results in a culinary celebration of fine food and wine. The six-course menu includes: Roasted Scallop with fennel, PEI mussels, fava bean and saffron emulsion paired with 2014 Chardonnay; Spring Pea Agnolotti with prosciutto, pearl onions and parmiggiano paired with 2014 Pinot Noir; Superior Farm Lamb Loin with green garlic, fiddlehead ferns, and ramps paired with 2013 Cabernet Sauvignon and 2014 Cabernet Sauvignon; Ribeye with roasted mushrooms, Yukon potatoes, and crispy sweetbreads paired with 2012 Cabernet Sauvignon “Townsend”; Prime Beef Striploin with asparagus, roasted new potato and mustard moussaline paired with 2013 Hall Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley; Pistachio and Cherry made with pistachio sponge, preserved bing cherry, candied ginger and ricotta ice cream paired with 2013 G&G Soracco. $90; Tuesday, 6:30 pm; 5716 E. Second St, Long Beach, CA; 562.434.2333 or opentable.com


6th Annual Taste of South Pasadena
Enjoy tastes from South Pasadena restaurants. This walking event features incredible cuisine from eateries and bakeries up and down Fair Oaks Avenue and Mission Streets. The evening on the town of exploring the city and terrific food also includes live music and wine tasting by Garagiste (additional ticket) and much more! $35, $40/door, $15 for children ages 7-18; Wednesday, 6-9 pm; Fair Oaks Avenue and Mission Streets in South Pasadena, South Pasadena, CA 91030

Wolfgang Puck’sThe Rogue Experience
Chef and restaurateur Wolfgang Puck has opened and release of tickets to his new restaurant, The Rogue Experience. Located within the test kitchen of the Wolfgang Puck corporate headquarters in West Hollywood, CA, Rogue presents an intimate, and untraditional tasting menu experience for eight guests each night. Following the build out of the test kitchen in 2015, Wolfgang began to explore the possibilities of transforming the space into an experimental chef’s workshop. His vision was to create a collaborative space where he and his chefs could develop new menu items, explore new techniques and service styles. While menus will vary from week to week, you can expect a two-and-a-half-to-three-hour dining experience. Each night, test kitchen chef-in-residence Chef Dave Beran will collaborate with a rotating group of chefs from across Wolfgang’s international empire. On occasion Wolfgang, as well as other creatives will join in on the evening show. The first series of experiences will draw inspiration from 1982, the year Wolfgang opened the original Spago on Sunset Boulevard, and a moment in culinary history that changed the face of fine dining. Seats can be reserved at here. Wednesday – May 13th, 7:30 pm 8687 Melrose Avenue, Blue Building, West Hollywood, CA 90069; Email wptestkitchen@wolfgangpuck.com for additional information.


Rock’N Juice Celebrates 4/20
If you recognize April 20th as a national holiday, then get to Rock’N Juice for $2 Mary Jane shots which consist of 1oz shots of fresh juiced wheatgrass. If you haven’t jumped on the wheatgrass bandwagon (The taste is acquired), you should! Wheatgrass juice is one of the healthiest foods out there, and wheatgrass benefits run the gamut, from increased energy levels to improved overall health to head-to-toe beauty. Thursday; 3730 S Pacific Coast Hwy #102, Torrance CA 90505; 2470 S Western Ave C, San Pedro, CA 90732




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