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Negroni Week at The Bellwether
The Bellwether is celebrating the week with the local charity that brought Co-Owner / Beverage Director Ann-Marie Verdi and her dog, Dodger, together. $3 per Negroni sold will be donated to Boxer Rescue L.A. and you can play with dogs on the restaurant’s outdoor patio. Featured cocktails include a Grapefruit Negroni with house-infused grapefruit gin, Campari, and Carpano Antica; the White Negroni with Anchor Junipero, Cocchi Americano, and Dolin Blanc; and a Watermelon Negroni with house-infused watermelon gin, Campari, and Carpano Antica. Monday through June 10th; 13251 Ventura Blvd, Suite A, Studio City, CA 91604

Little Dom’s Partners with Humphry Slocombe to Create the Negroni Ice Cream Sandwich
Inspired by the Bay Area scoop-masters’ rebellious, unapologetic, culinary-driven flavors, Little Dom’s Pastry Chef Ann Kirk has created a limited-time only Negroni Ice Cream sandwich ($6, $3 benefiting the Surfrider Foundation, available in deli) featuring a scoop of Humphry Slocombe’s small-batch Campari ice cream. You are invited to sample the specialty dessert by stopping by Little Dom’s deli counter during the day or enjoying the cool treat alongside a flight of three custom negronis ($19, $5 benefiting the Surfrider Foundation, available at the bar) during the evening hours. For the bar special, the cocktail pairings include Negroni Blanca, Smoked Negroni, and Negroni Sbagliati with ramazotti, vermouth, and sparkling wine. A portion from each sale of the negroni confection will benefit the Surfrider Foundation. Monday through June 10th; 2128 Hillhurst Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90027; 323.661.0055

NOW…That’s What I Call Negronis! Menu at Ever Bar Hollywood
Ever Bar is going all out for Negroni Week with a special menu of nine cocktails named after musical hits of 1919, the year the Negroni was born. The pre-Prohibition chart toppers serving as inspiration include “I’ll Say She Does” by Al Jolson, “A Pretty Girl is Like a Melody” by John Steel and “That Old Fashioned Mother of Mine” by Master Thomas Criddle. A portion of proceeds from the sales of the cocktails will benefit No Kid Hungry, and during a nightly “Negroni Hour” from 6-7 pm, you can sip the specials for just $9 each while listening to the titular jazzy tunes. Monday through June 10th; 1800 Argyle Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90028; 213.279.3534

Negroni Week at The Independence  and Copa d’Oro
Both restaurants will be donating a portion of their proceeds to the Surfrider Foundation. Barman, Vincenzo Marianella is serving up tradition Negronis at both locations. Monday through June 10th; The Independence: 205 Broadway, Santa Monica, CA 90401, 310.458.2500; Copa d’Oro: 217 Broadway, Santa Monica, CA 90401, 310.576.3030

Ocean Prime‘s Negroni Week
This Beverly Hills spot will feature classic “OP Negroni” with Botanist Gin, Carpano Antica Sweet Vermouth and Campari! Ocean Prime will be  donating $1 from each cocktail to  Inspire Artistic Minds, a charity focused on providing scholarships and educational experiences to advance the arts in the areas of taste, sight and sound, with a strong focus in the food and beverage industry. Monday through June 10th; 9595 Wilshire Blvd, Beverly Hills, CA 90212

The Oinkster’s Burger Week 2018 Back To The Burger
The Oinkster’s Burger Week sets out on a seven day journey back in time during their 8th annual Burger Week. Celebrating with a greatest hits of the past, they are welcoming their burger buds from Grill ‘Em All Alhambra back for a night of Burg Mayhem on Thursday June 7th. Passport stamps will be given out in the form of wristbands. Those who collect all seven will be crowned Burger Champs and rewarded with an exclusive surprise! On Monday, get The Big Max (2011), made with two beef patties, American cheese, pickles, shredded lettuce, 1000 island and onions on a seeded triple bun; Tuesday they are serving The Maron (2016), inspired by when comedy icon Marc Maron teamed up with The Oinkster to create this burger. It’s made with a beef patty stuffed with chorizo queso fundido, sitting on a bed of Escabeche (house made pickled onions, carrots & jalapeños) lettuce, chipotle aioli, topped with New Mexico green chile relish (only non-burger week burger to make the list); Wednesday  has the Bet It All On Black (2015), a tribute to the hit series Bob’s Burgers and made with beef patty with black garlic cream cheese, black garlic aioli, onion and mixed baby greens on a black garlic butter toasted black burger bun; Thursday has the Grill ‘Em All’s The Pantera Burg made with Nebraska angus beef topped with pulled pork, bacon, deep fried mac n cheese and garlic aioli served on a brioche bun; Friday hasThe Lumpia Burger aka “Thrilla From Manila” (2013), made with a pork patty with shrimp & mushrooms in a Lumpia wrapper, green papaya relish, pork belly and sweet Thai sauce on a pan de sal bun; Saturday has The Sourdough Josh (2012), a beef patty topped with two slices of bacon, two slices of white American cheese, tomato, ketchup & onion mayo spread on a round Frisco sourdough bun; and Sunday delivers The McRibster (2013) made with baby back ribs with BBQ sauce, mayo, pickles and onions on a French roll. Monday through June 10th; 2005 Colorado Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90041; 323.255.6465


Glen Ivy Hot Springs’ New Secret Garden
Glen Ivy’s Secret Garden offers you an opportunity to explore an exciting new oasis on the grounds. The serene and expansive garden presents the perfect place to relax under a canopy of oak tree branches or enjoy private cabanas surrounded by fruit bearing trees. Reserve a Secret Garden Cabana to enjoy a selection of seasonal fruits, citrus infused water, and hosted service from a dedicated cabana menu. Guests of the Secret Garden will also receive luxurious bath robes, reserved parking and access to sun loungers. During peak season, March through October, guests can reserve a Secret Garden Cabana for 2-4 guests, with pricing varying based upon day of the week. Cabana Reservations, March through October: 4 guests: Tuesday – Thursday, $250 and Friday – Monday, $275; 2 guests: Tuesday – Thursday,  $175 and  Friday – Monday,  $195; Glen Ivy Hot Springs, 25000 Glen Ivy Rd, Corona, CA 92883; 888.453.6489

Klatch Coffee Opens in Redondo Beach
The award-winning roastery, which is celebrating its 25th anniversary, is in growth mode, with plans to nearly double its number of locations throughout California in 2018. In addition to whole beans, Klatch’s world-class baristas also craft popular, made-to-order selections such as its Cold Brew, which won first place at America’s Best Cold Brew Competition, the Golden Bean Espresso, the only espresso to ever win three consecutive gold medals at the Golden Bean awards, and a variety of visually appealing lattes and seasonally flavored coffees. Tuesday; 306 W. Pacific Coast Highway, Redondo Beach, CA 90277

Mr. C Beverly Hills‘ 5th annual Poolside Cinema Series
Enjoy a range of family-friendly, contemporary, and classic movies every Tuesday through August 28th with seating beginning at 7:00 p.m. Set under the starry sky on the hotel’s yacht-inspired pool deck, guests can indulge in a luxury movie experience on chic lounge furniture, and can pre-reserve their seats by purchasing in advance a Mr. C Cinema Prix-Fixe Menu ($35-$45 per person, available to book online here) featuring Cipriani classics such as Homemade Baked White Tagliolini with Ham, the Pizza Mr. C with Burrata, Prosciutto Crudo di Parma with melon, along with summer-inspired appetizers like fresh Tuna Tartare and Mr. C Guacamole with Toasted Pizza Crisps. Attendees can also indulge in popcorn, boxes of candy, mini bottles of Moët & Chandon Champagne, Peroni Nastro Azzurro on-tap, wines by the glass and craft cocktails. Below is a full schedule: Almost Famous (June 5), Top Gun (June 12), Dazed and Confused (June 19), The Big Sick (June 26), Pirates of the Caribbean (July 3), Eat Pray LoveJuly 10), Star Wars: The Last Jedi (July 17), Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (July 24), Grease (July 31), Coco (August 7), The Breakfast Club (August 14), Lady Bird (August 21), and The Goonies (August 28). Tuesday through August 28th; 1224 Beverwil Dr, Los Angeles, CA 90035; 310.277.2800


Melody’s Wino Wednesdays
Enjoy the return of LA’s favorite wine geek, Doug Swim of Amy Atwood Selections, as he invites esteemed winemaker Mike Hines of Franchere to pour three of his signature wines: a Grüner, Pinot Gris and rosé of Pinot Noir. All of them are summer friendly and ready for the patio! Flight of three wines, cheese, bread, olives are only $15. Wednesday, 6-9 pm; 751 N. Virgil Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90029; 323.922.6037

The Buffalo Club‘s Wine Wednesday
This Santa Monica spot is launching a brand new wine Wednesdays program! Running weekly through the summer, the series gives you a chance to enjoy 6 pours of wine with the restaurant’s Garden Courtyard as a beautiful backdrop. The Buffalo Club’s Level Two Certified Sommeliers will be pouring domestic and international producers, including boutique and small production growers and wineries from around the globe. This week, check out New World vs. Old World: a thoughtful tasting of classic grape varieties and how to distinguish their differing characteristics between Europe and America. $25; Wednesdays, 6 – 8 pm; 1520 Olympic Blvd, Santa Monica, CA 90404; 310.450.8600


LA Design Festival
The 8th LA Design Festival features over 50 architecture, fashion, and design events spread throughout the city, as well as a series of talks with design influencers. $40-$50/opening party at ROW DTLA; Thursday – Sunday

Trustin’ Justin Thursday Suppers
Trust Chef Justin in a three course offering of what he finds in the forest and market each Thursday evening. Each week Chef Justin Abram takes it upon himself to forage the local Angeles Forest and frequent our abundant farmer’s markets in search of ingredients and produce that make Melody’s menu fresh, seasonal and unique. Discover the “fruits” of his labor each Thursday evening as we announce the evening’s menu just hours before. Expect three courses and each item will also be available a la carte. $25; Thursday, 6 pm – close; 751 N. Virgil Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90029; 323.922.6037

Gotta Have S’more Opens
This grab-and-go artisanal s’mores on Fairfax is from Chef and Owner Annalisa Mastroianni Johnson. A cupcake-sized treat combining all the elements of a traditional s’more is a gooey marshmallow-topped dessert that is made fresh daily with house made graham-cracker and a thick chocolate base. The s’mores are available in virtually every form – from milk and dark chocolate, to salted caramel, peanut butter cup, and cookies and cream. Seasonal flavors include PB and jelly, spicy Mexican hot chocolate, pumpkin pie, strawberries and cream, and espresso bean. The brainchild of Johnson’s 11 year old son, the Fairfax bakery has recently debuted the s’mookie – a s’more and cookie combo that replaces graham-cracker with chocolate chip cookie, for an outside-the-graham s’mores riff. 1066 S Fairfax Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90019; 323.646.4114

Ojai Festival
Every year audiences gather in the Ojai Valley to experience an intentionally curated music Festival. Each Festival’s narrative thread is guided by a different music director, who offers a distinctive style and point of view. These annual directors are more than conductors, soloists, or classical musicians. They are musical thinkers who approach their craft with creativity and responsibility to the present day. For 2018, Patricia Kopatchinskaja, an unstoppable force of creative energy, takes the helm as music director. $45; Ojai, CA; 805.646.2053; email ksloan@ojaifestival.org 

Music on the Main
Enjoy eight evenings of live music presented by some of the coolest jazz artists in the Southland. This season features both bright newcomers and a mix of styles. Bring a picnic or purchase dinner from Patina, and enjoy a wonderful evening under the Descanso oaks with friends. Advance tickets required. Thursdays, 6 – 7:30 pm; 1418 Descanso Dr, La Cañada Flintridge, CA 91011




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