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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 mix of fresh burdock roots, lotus roots, konnyaku, mizuna, carrot, onion & celery dressed with spicy sesame sauce. Soups include Miso Soup and Ginger Carrot soup, along with hot items like Potato Croquette; Crab Cream Croquette; Kushi Pork Katsu, thinly sliced pork tenderloin lightly fried and covered in panko; and the Organic Chicken Karaage, Japanese style fried chicken, served with spicy sriracha sauce. Entrée Salads include Tuna Tataki Salad; Organic Crunchy Chicken Salad; and the Fried Shrimp Soba Noodle Salad. Rice bowls include Chicken Oyako Don, with a lightly seasoned mix of egg, chicken and onions on steamed rice and the Sukiyaki Don with a mix of beef, tofu, shitake mushroom and spinach in sweet soy sake sauce on top of steamed rice. The Grab & Go section offers pre-packaged selections such as the Delicatessen By Osawa daily Bento Boxes; Fresh Sushi, as well as handy snacks like Edamame, Salmon & Takana Musubi, or the Ume Shiso Musubi. Yakimeshi, or Japanese fried rice. 851 Cordova St, Pasadena, CA 91101; 626.844.8788

Katsuya Glendale Social Hour
Katsuya’s Glendale store, located at The Americana, has launched a new Social Hour. The new menu offers specialty cocktails for $7 including the Watermelon Cucumber Mojito and White Grapefruit Cosmopolitan, as well as dishes such as Spicy Wings, Fried Calamari, Shrimp Sliders, and Kakuni Pork Sliders. Katsuya signatures offered include the Baker Crab Hand Roll, Crispy Brussels Sprouts, Rock Shrimp Tempura, and rolls such as Double Ebi Roll and Hawaiian Roll. Full menu available here. Monday-Friday, 3-7 pm; 702 Americana Way, Glendale, CA 91210; 818.741.2701

One City One Pride LGBTQ Arts Festival
The City of West Hollywood’s One City One Pride LGBTQ Arts Festival kicks off with an artist-led protest sign-making workshop in preparation for the #ResistMarch on June 11. The celebration continues until the end of June Pride month. Monday, 5-9 pm; The Abbey, 692 N Robertson Blvd, West Hollywood, CA 90069

Wine and Paint Nite at Katsuya LA Live
Hosted this May, June and July, Katsuya L.A. Live has partnered with Paint Nite to bring an art filled night of fun. The night will be guided by a professional artist and party host, all supplies provided, while guests will receive 15% off food and drink, purchased a la carte. This week, paint Moonlit BrookMonday, June 5 paint Island PalmsMonday June 19 paint I Love LA; and Monday, July 10 paint OMG. $45; Monday, 7-9 pm; 800 W. Olympic Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90015; 213.747.9797 or click here to make a dinner reservation before the event.

Jessica Largey Cooks at Rustic Canyon
Jessica Largey, the James Beard Award winning chef behind the highly-anticipated Arts District restaurant, SIMONE, will be cooking at Santa Monica’s award-winning Rustic Canyon. Her six-course tasting menu will celebrate late spring produce, with highlights including Sweet Potatoes with tahini, shishito peppers, tangelo, and harissa; Abalone Toast with avocado, charred yuzu, cucumbers, and black vinegar; and Parmesan Gnudi with peas, green garlic, and pistachios. $85/person; Monday, 6 pm; 1119 Wilshire Blvd, Santa Monica, CA 90401; reservations here.

Grain‘s Flights & Bites
Located within Playa Provisions, you are invited to sip and savor handpicked selections of The Balvenie along with unique pairings such as The Balvenie Doublewood 12 Year with a spicy ramen bowl; The Balvenie Caribbean Cask 14 Year with smoked salmon & gochujang slaw on rye crostini; and The Balvenie Double Wood 17 Year with bourbon berry pie in a jar with pretzel crusted goat cheese ice cream. As a special farewell treat, guests will toast The Balvenie 21 Year Portwood! $55, $60/door; Monday, 7 pm; 119 Culver Blvd, Playa Del Rey, CA 90293

St. Jude and RA Sushi are on a Roll for Nicky’s Week
This month, RA Sushi chefs will roll out a special new menu featuring more than a dozen sushi and Asian fusion dishes and drinks for its annual Nicky’s Week celebration. The is teaming up with St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital® to donate 100 percent of sales from the special menu to help find cures for childhood cancers and other life-threatening diseases. The 13th annual Nicky’s Week honors the life of Nicholas Mailliard, who lost his battle with pediatric cancer in 2005 at the age of 13. Nicky was the nephew of Rich Howland, one of RA Sushi’s founders. His battle with cancer deeply impacted the RA Sushi family and inspired the annual event benefiting St. Jude. The Nicky’s Week menu, includes the Tootsy Maki Roll, Garlic Ponzu Yellowtail, ”RA”ckin Shrimp Tacos and Poke Tacos and more. Select locations will host additional fundraising events or silent auctions, and all locations will accept cash donations, on behalf of the hospital. Donate here.


Gratitude Beverly Hills Opens
Gratitude, Café Gratitude’s upscale sister restaurant, opens its doors in Beverly Hills. Similar to the original Newport Beach location, Gratitude Beverly Hills offers an elevated dining experience, while sharing the same approach to the ingredient-focused menu as Café Gratitude. Gratitude Beverly Hills serves locally sourced ingredients and thoughtfully prepared dishes inspired by the abundance of seasonal produce available at the farmer’s market. The 100% organic plant-based menu created by Executive Chef Dreux Ellis includes favorites such as the I Am Liberated Pad Thai kelp noodles and Elated Mole enchiladas, while also offering Beverly Hills specific specials. To pair, Beverage Director Jason Eisner has created a 100% organic beverage program that proves wellness and cocktails. Choose from options like theTurmeric Mule made with alkaline vodka, house ginger beer, cold-pressed turmeric, black pepper essential oil and mint, the Cleansetini featuring alkaline vodka, lemon, turmeric, ginger, cayenne, maple syrup, and micro-filtered H2O, or even Spa Water made with gin, lime, mint, absinthe, sparkling wine, and green chlorophyll espuma.  In partnership with GT’s Kombucha, the team has also worked to create a kombucha flavor exclusive to Gratitude, the pineapple turmeric flavor can be enjoyed alone or in the I Am a Star cocktail made with Gratitude Kombucha, alkaline vodka or tequila and jalapeño. 419 N. Canon Dr, Beverly Hills, CA 90210

The Rooftop at Michael’s On Naples Guest Chef Carlos Salgado of Taco Maria
Chef Eric Samaniego invites Chef Carlos Salgado into the kitchen for a culinary playdate. Chef Salgado is a Michelin-starred chef raised in Orange County and his restaurant Taco Maria is known for its Alta California cuisine, a fusion of Mexican and American cultures. Chef Samaniego never reveals what he and his guest chef will prepare simply because he’s not quite sure himself.  The evening tends to be spontaneous, much like going to a friend’s home for dinner and leaving the menu up to the host. Both chefs will shop the local farmers’ markets and visit Farm Lot 59, the local urban farm, for ingredients just days before, which will drive the creativity of their five-course dinner. Monday; 5620 E. 2nd St, Long Beach, CA; 562.439.7080

Burgers Bourbon + Beer
Join in the second annual culinary experience, where you get to be the judge and crown the People’s Choice Best Burger 2017. Feast on unlimited gourmet burger bites from LA’s top restaurants, sip on craft brews from Golden Road Brewing and boutique bourbons. There will also be a photo booth experience from GEARYS & Orrefors and live music. $70; Wednesday, 7 – 9:30 pm;  The Victorian, 2640 Main St, Santa Monica, CA


National Wine Day at Ocean Prime Beverly Hills
 Ocean Prime, an award-winning modern American restaurant from restauranteur Cameron Mitchell, will be offering half off of all bottles of wine $99 or less at their Beverly Hills location.Full wine list can be found here. Thursday; 9595 Wilshire Blvd, Beverly Hills, CA 90212; 310.859.4818

National Wine Day at Avec Nous
Head to this spot that’s inside Viceroy L’Ermitage Beverly Hills because they are digging deep into their gorgeous wine cellar to bring incredible wine specials. Deals on specialty bottles of wine include (but are certainly not limited to): Vosne-Romanee Champy 2006 (now $70); Cote Rotie, Pierre Gaillard 2011 (now $70); Rioja “Gran Reserva” Vinedos de Paganos El Puntido 2006 (now $70); Champagne Gaston Chiquet “Tradition” Brut NV (now $60); Domaine Lafouge “Les Hautes” Auxey-Duresses 2011 (now $60); Mas de Daumas Gassac Rouge, Langeudoc 2012 (now $60); and Josef Leitz “Rüdesheimer Magdalenenkreuz” Riesling Spätlese, Rheingau 2010 (now $35). Thursday, 4 pm – closing;  9291 Burton Way, Beverly Hills, CA 90210

National Wine Day at Catal
To honor the holiday, Catal inside of Downtown Disney will be offering 25% off select wines! Pair your favorite red, white or pink wine with dishes like bacon wrapped dates, oxtail ragu, and chicken paella. Thursday; 1580 Disneyland Dr, Anaheim, CA, 92802




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