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Katsuya’s Kokoro Relief Roll
In the past few weeks, the world has been facing extreme Hurricane conditions that have left many without emergency supplies, and in need of long-term city recovery. Hurricane relief foundations need help in-order-to begin relief efforts to support those that were affected. That is why all Los Angeles Katsuya locations will be offering the Kokoro Relief Roll with shrimp tempura, avocado and cucumber. It’s topped with spicy tuna, spicy mayo and unagi sauce drizzle, and finished with green onion masago. In Japanese, Kokoro means heart, spirit, soul and mind all together. The roll will be priced at $16 and $2 of each roll purchased will be donated to the Hurricane Relief fund, The American Red Cross. Through October 15th


Esters Wine Shop & Bar’s Weekly Tuesday Burger Night
The Esters team is inviting their chef buddies to step into “the little kitchen that could” and cook up their own burger for one night each month. The Monthly Guest Chef Burger Series starts at 6:00 p.m. on select Tuesdays, with burgers available for $19 each until the kitchen runs out. Kathryn Coker is pairing a different wine or beer with each chef’s burger. Here’s what you can expect in the future months: Love & Salt’s Michael Fiorelli (September 26); The NoMad LA’s Chris Flint and Ashley Abodeely (October 17); Cassia’s Bryant Ng (November 14); Milo & Olive and Huckleberry Bakery & Café’s Erin Eastland (December 5); and Felix’s Evan Funke  (January 9). Esters is still hosting their Tuesday Burger Nights on the off-evenings, every week, where you can enjoy Chris Ono’s five-ounce, grass-fed burger on a Milo & Olive brioche bun, topped with butter lettuce, heirloom tomato, grilled red onions, American cheese, and “Esters special sauce,” alongside house made BBQ chips. $16; 1314 7th St, Santa Monica, CA 90401; 310.899.6900


Whiskey Wednesday In the Vault at Miro Restaurant DTLA
The last Wednesday of every month means cocktails, light bites, whiskey tastings and educational sessions from premiere whiskey brands! Redemption Rye’s brand ambassador, John Palmer, will guide you through the different flavor profiles of the complex yet smooth American spirit. $15; Wednesday, 6:30-7:30 pm or 8-9 pm; The Vault in the Whiskey Lounge at Miro Restaurant DTLA, 888 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90017

Islands Restaurants Giveaway
The SoCal-based restaurant chain is celebrating its 35th anniversary this year! To thank the community for 35 years of support, Islands will be offering one free burger to the first 100 guests who visit two LA area locations in the upcoming weeks. Locations include: Marina del Rey (404 Washington Blvd) – Wednesday, September 27; restaurant opens at 11:30 am and Rancho Cucamonga (11425 Foothill Blvd) – Wednesday, October 4; restaurant opens at 11 am. Islands also launched its NFL Happy Hour, which includes all day happy hour on Sunday and extended happy hour from 4 to close in the bar area every Monday and Thursday. Everything the menu is under $10 including loaded Island Nachos ($7.99), Sliders ($4.99), Big Island Iced Tea ($5.95) and Coors Light ($2.99).

Thanks as always!

Health Fair and Fitness Classes at Skyspace LA
Skyspace LA has partnered with Equinox to host an evening health fair with express fitness classes. Classes include pilates, barre, yoga and more, and will last 25-30 minutes in the private event space on the 70th floor. Afterwards, you can sample food and beverages while learning more about health and wellness. $15 individual class; $55 all four classes. (Tickets include admission to all levels of OUE Skyspace LA); Wednesday, 6-9 pm; 633 West Fifth St. #840, downtown, 213.894.9000

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