Gratitude Kitchen + Bar’s Happy Hour
Café Gratitude’s sophisticated older sister, Gratitude Kitchen + Bar in Beverly Hills offers organic and plant-based cuisine, as well as a full bar with signature cocktails made with fresh ingredients, perfect for sipping on their Canon Dr. facing patio. Highlights of their happy hour include: Turmeric Mule made with quinoa vodka, turmeric, ginger beer, black pepper, and mint; House Margarita with tequila reposado, lime, agave, orange bitters, and pink salt; Buffalo Cauliflower, breaded cauliflower, adobo buffalo sauce, celery, and nacho cheese; Chef’s Flatbread Pizza with seasonal ingredients; Charred Shishito Peppers with toasted sesame oil, miso ginger sauce, gomasio, and maldon salt; and an Antipasto Plate with pistachio-crusted truffle cheese, roasted peppers, green olives, pickled carrots, smoky cheddar, sun-dried tomato olive tapenade, and sourdough baguette. Weekdays, 3 – 6 pm; 419 N Canon Dr, Beverly Hills, CA 90210
Culina & Vinoteca Introduces New Pronto Market Lunch
Culina & Vinoteca introduces its new Pronto Market Lunch. The buffet includes an an array of salads like the Little Gem Caesar with Taggiasca olives, oven roasted tomatoes, Piave cheese, and bread crumbs; the Deconstructed Market Salad, featuring a variety of lettuces and vegetables; the Farro Salad with chopped vegetables, dried fruit, and red wine vinaigrette; the Persimmon Salad with fennel, arugula and Treviso with balsamic; and the Baby Kale Salad features frisée, Treviso grapes and Pecorino Toscana cheese, dressed with s citronette vinaigrette. There is a Chef’s Daily Pasta which offers selections such as the Baked Capunti with Eggplant; the classic Pasta e Fagioli, and the Pappardelle with Wild Boar. Dishes include the Tri-Tip, Grilled Salmon and Grilled Chicken. Reward your work day grind with dessert like the Tiramisu, Lemon Tart, Panna Cotta with Passion Fruit Gelée and Red Velvet Cake. $35; Monday – Saturday, 11:30 am – 2:30 pm; 300 South Doheny Dr, Los Angeles, CA 90048; 310.860.4000
L’Auberge Del Mar Celebrates High Fashion
L’Auberge Del Mar is commemorating Opening Day of the Del Mar horse racing season with its annual gala, the 2019 Opening Day After-Party. Founded by Bing Crosby in 1937, the iconic seaside track is celebrating its 80th season. Opening Day’s 10 races start at 2 pm, and then from 5 pm to midnight, the first-day events move to this iconic seaside retreat located in the heart of Del Mar Village. Entertainment will be provided by Southern California DJ FishFonics and DJ Gabe Vega. You can also expect favorite beverages and yummy culinary bites prepared by the resort’s culinary team available at KITCHEN 1540. Two days before the races and on race day, L’Auberge Del Mar welcomes pop-up shops including Christine A. Moore Millinery, Lourdes Chavez Couture, Élevée Custom Menswear and new for 2019 a live curated painting by KAABOO artist. Pop-up shops and art display will be open Monday and Tuesday, from 10 am – 2 pm and 3 – 6 pm. $229 (now to July 16); $260/day of; Wednesday, 2 pm; L’Auberge Del Mar, 1540 Camino Del Mar, Del Mar, CA 92014; 858.259.1515; 800.245.9757 or 858.259.1515
Georgia’s Restaurant Opens Second Location at Long Beach Exchange!
Georgia’s Restaurant has been serving up Southern cuisine for the past five years in Anaheim. Now, Georgia’s Restaurant is extending their family and celebrating their fifth anniversary with the Grand Opening of their second location at the new Long Beach Exchange (LBX). Named in loving memory of patriarch George with the addition of a single letter from each daughter’s name, the first Georgia’s Restaurant in the Anaheim Packing District became a fast-casual restaurant specializing in Southern comfort food for the soul. The menu is a family affair with recipes originating from generations past, adapted, and updated by the present. Start your feast with an array of small bites such as the Piggy Cheese Fries, with crispy fries and slow roasted BBQ pork; Nana Gretchen’s Fried Green Tomatoes made of crispy green tomatoes with a lemon aioli; Chicken Wings, served with a choice of lemon pepper, spicy, mild, crispy,; or Georgia’s signature BBQ seasoning. Salads include Shrimp Salad with spring mix, roasted corn, red peppers, red onions, tomatoes and a mango sauce; the Tri-Tip Salad with 1855 Premium Black Angus Choice tri-tip, spring mix, blue cheese, red onions, tomatoes, red peppers and Mandarin oranges; and Georgia’s Blue featuring grilled blackened chicken, blue cheese crumbles, romaine lettuce and tomatoes. Plates include Fried Chicken; Smothered Pork Chops;St. Louis BBQ Ribs, a half rack of slow roasted pork ribs in Georgia’s Restaurant signature house-made BBQ sauce; 8 oz 1855 Premium Black Angus Choice Tri-Tip; and Fried Catfish in a Creole seasoned cornmeal crust. Each plate is served with a choice of two sides: Red Beans & Rice, Collard Greens, Black-Eyed Peas, Baked Beans, Coleslaw, Potato Salad, Mac & Cheese, Mashed Potatoes, Garlic Rice, Corn on the Cob, French Fries, and Nana Gretchen’s famous Cornbread served with house-made honey butter. Lastly, desserts include a selection of Nana Gretchen’s “soul-delicious” sweet endings such as the Peach Cobbler, Sweet Potato Pie, Lemon Cake, or Pound Cake with a side of house-made à la Modeupon request. Celebrate their opening with Pulled Pork Sliders for just $2.25 each (limit three per person). Thursday, 4 – 9 pm; 4101 McGowen Street, St. #155, Long Beach, CA, 90808; 562.420.5637
Culina & Vinoteca Introduces High Spirits Wine Tasting & Stand Up Comedy With Patrick Ney!
Patrick Ney is a Los Angeles based Comedian, Writer and Sommelier who has appeared on the E Channel, Comedy Central, and Chelsea Lately. Originally, from the city of Chicago, Ney has also performed and written at the highly regarded Second City, and Ney will join Culina & Vinoteca Sommelier David Gary to host his HIGH SPIRITS Wine Tasting & Stand Up Comedy featuring a guided blind tasting of three wines (one white and two red), while teaching you how to taste wine like a true Sommelier, and In between tastings, Ney will perform a top-notch comedy set that will have nothing to do with wine, but will be solely focused on laughs! $49; Thursday, 8 pm; 300 South Doheny Dr, Los Angeles, CA 90048; 310.860.4000