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Burgerim Opens
New to the burger scene, but growing fast, Burgerim features a sensibly sized burger unlike any other – serving as a perfect indulgence for the health conscious and making portion control easy. This new burger spot serves its customizable, sensible-sized burgers in packages of one, two, three or sixteen. There are eleven different patty options, including chorizo, Wagyu beef, salmon, veggie, lamb, turkey and more; alongside gourmet toppings such as sautéed mushrooms, pineapple and sunny-side up eggs. More than just a burger joint, Burgerim also serves up wings, salad, sandwich and dessert options. 4020 Lincoln Blvd. Unit B & C Marina del Rey, CA 90292

Los Angeles Times Food Bowl Launch Party
At this event that celebrates the launch of 31 days of events celebrating L.A.’s amazing food and drink scene, you will find an all-star lineup of select chefs. You’ll feast at food stations staffed by last year’s Restaurant of the Year Award winner, Locol; Rossoblu, the Bologna-focused restaurant from chef Steve Samson; Shibumi, the downtown L.A. izakaya; Night + Market, Kris Yenbamroong’s Thai restaurant; Chengdu Taste, which features spicy, complex Sichuan cuisine; fried chicken from Honey’s Kettle; and Antonia Lofaso from Scopa Italian Roots will debut the new bar concept at City Market South and DTLA Cheese. Guest Chef Yoshihiro Narisawa’s Satoyama Exhibition will be officially launched. And this year’s Gold Award and Restaurant of the Year Award will be presented. The festival will continue to raise awareness and funds to fight food waste, hunger, food insecurity and promote sustainability and waste reduction through charity partners and participating events. Spanning the entire month of May, FOOD BOWL will feature over 250 events with many of the chefs and restaurants that have put Los Angeles on the map as one of the world’s great food cities alongside internationally renowned chefs in rare local appearances. The extensive lineup of dining events, panel discussions, chef collaborations, volunteer projects, and other food and drink-inspired happenings will be announced March 31 at$95 (includes food and beverages); Monday, 6:30 – 10 pm; Rossoblu & City Market South, 1124 San Julian St, Los Angeles, CA 90015

CREAM’s Cinco de Mayo
They are celebrating Cinco de Mayo with discounted ice cream creations. All guests will receive $1.50 off the CREAM Taco and Cinco de Mayo Milkshakes. The over-the-top, indulgent “taco” contains three scoops of ice cream and two toppings placed inside a freshly baked, taco-shaped waffle cone. You can also order the Cin—ful Churro Milkshake, that uses CREAM’s proprietary Cin-ful Churro Ice Cream (which contains cinnamon and fried dough) finished with a real Churro for garnish, or a Mexican Hot Chocolate Milkshake, which incorporates rich and creamy Chocoholic ice cream with added spices to give the shake some heat. Monday through Saturday; 3335 S. Figueroa St, Los Angeles, CA 90007; 213.742.9090


Lei Day Week  at Crackin’ Kitchen
In honor of National Lei Day, Crackin’ Kitchen is celebrating the spirit of Aloha with a week-long Lei Day celebration, inclusive of the following deals: all diners receive a free lei; first 51 customers receive 30% off their total food bill during dinner service; and whoever pays the bill receives a $20 gift card toward his or her next visit. Through May 5th; 115 E. Colorado Blvd, Pasadena, CA 91105; 626.714.7227

Book Your Memorial Day Stay at Shore Hotel
If you book your three night stay stay at the Shore Hotel in Santa Monica for Memorial Day Weekend, you will get a ‘4th Night Free’ offer. Wednesday through May 30, 2018 (stay must include Monday May 28, 2018); book here with code ‘4THNIGHT’ through May 28, 2018 and is subject to availability; 1515 Ocean Ave, Santa Monica, CA 90401


bushi by JINYA Opens
This new Japanese dining concept from the team behind JINYA Ramen Bar specializes in hand rolls and ramen. Offering a casual dining experience rooted in authenticity, bushi by JINYA focuses on regional fare from Fukuoka, a city on Japan’s Kyushu Island and birthplace of tonkotsu ramen. Noodles take centerstage on the menu, segmented into three bowl sections: vegan, chicken and tonkotsu. Staying true to the Japanese concept of omotenashi – attention to detail and thoughtfulness- noodles are dry-aged onsite for three days. Menu highlights include Vegan Mazesoba thick noodles, sautéed cauliflower, atsuage tofu, bean sprouts, cilantro & cucumber, served without broth; Kara Men thick noodles, pork soboro, green onion, white onion, bean sprouts, onsen tamago, cilantro with chili oil and chili pepper in a clear chicken broth; and The Bushi Soul Black thin noodles, pork chashu, Brussels sprouts, green onion, kikurage, seasoned egg & burdock chips with garlic oil in a savory pork broth. There’s also a selection of Hand Rolls featuring nori (seaweed) purchased directly from Saga, Japan. Rounding out the all-day menu are Blockheads Popsicles in green tea pistachio and triple berry white chocolate flavors. Wednesday: 5168 Wilshire Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90036


Castaway Opens
With beautiful views of the surrounding valley, Castaway has created a seasonally-inspired, steak-forward menu offering interesting cuts of meat, a raw bar, vegetable-centric sides and build-it-yourself charcuterie boards. At the helm is Chef Perry Pollaci, whose previous stints include the seminal Patina Restaurant Group-owned Walt Disney Concert Hall as well as The Royce at the iconic Langham Huntington Hotel in Pasadena. Chef Pollaci will be found nightly at the Chef’s Table, a 10-top set up that can accommodate groups small and large in a community table style and gives you a behind-the-scenes glimpse into the Castaway world, with the ability to interact with and learn from the Chef while enjoying an intimate meal. Highlights from the menu include Cape Grim Steaks, Creekstone Farms Premium Black Angus and Mishima Wagyu. Signature dishes include Point Vicente Calamari, Butcher Block Steaks, Charcuterie Boards and seasonal Vegetable plates. On Saturdays and Sundays, the Castaway’s lunch menu features signature items including Butcher’s Block Steak and Eggs and a selection of Tartines on grilled rustic country bread, along with brunch items like Eggs Benedicts, Lobster and Waffles with masago tempura, French Toast with rum-roasted bananas and Shrimp & Grits. Master Sommelier Candidate Paul Coker has curated Castaway’s innovative beverage program. Featuring local craft beers, an extensive wine list with more than 150 bottles, creative cocktails and punch bowls.  The wraparound bar has a built-in tap system that will feature 10 beers on tap, eight different types of wine on tap, and four cocktails on tap. “Tappy Hour” will offer discounted wines, beers and drinks on tap every Monday through Friday from 4 – 6 pm in the bar and lounge. Thursday; 1250 E. Harvard Rd, Burbank CA, 91501; 818.848.6691

Twilight at Glen Ivy
The return of Twilight means extended hours and live entertainment under the stars at Glen Ivy. Glen Ivy will transform into a tropical oasis with an upbeat vibe in the relaxed ambiance. Each night will feature a variety of DJ and live music performances including reggae, world artists and more. Enjoy lounging in the warm waters or take an evening aqua Zumba class. The Ivy Kitchen will offer special evening menus and Lounge 1860 will shake up signature summer cocktails. Visit here to view the full entertainment calendar of special Twilight evening events. $38 (buy one, get one 1/2 off admission special on May 3, 10, 17, 24, and 31); Thursday, 5:30 – 8:30 pm (Twilight will continue May 3 – October 28, ThursdaySaturday evenings from 4 – 9 pm); Glen Ivy Hot Springs, 25000 Glen Ivy Rd, Corona, CA 92883; 888.453.6489




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