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JINYA Ramen Bar Launches Secret Menu

North America’s largest ramen chain, has launched a new Monday Secret Menu across all locations. Every Monday, guests who order the Cha Cha Cha Ramen will automatically receive a free Kara-age fried chicken small plate. Made with a pork and fish-based broth, the Cha Cha Cha Ramen’s pork, seasoned egg, bean sprouts, onion and garlic is sure to please ramen lovers. The Kara-age fried chicken is a delicious three-piece small plate served with JINYA’s original ponzu sauce.

Noble Bird Rotisserie Opens

Noble Bird Rotisserie opens at Long Beach’s new coastal retail and dining destination 2ND & PCH. The sustainably sourced chickens from Pasturebird are brined for 24 hours before being slow-cooked and are available in two flavors: a traditional herb with thyme, sage and lemon, and the G-Chicken, made with Korean chili pepper flakes, citrus, soy and honey. Whole and half-birds are available, as well as a variety of salads and sandwiches with rotisserie chicken. Sunday – Thursday 11 am – 10 pm, Friday – Saturday 11 am – 11 pm;  6460 Pacific Coast Hwy, Suite 125, Long Beach; 562.431.0455 

Lunar New Year at Lady M

Luxury cake boutique Lady M is bringing back its Red Bean Mille Crêpes in celebration of Lunar New Year. The cake, a layered crepes cake with Hokkaido red bean pastry cream, will be available at all boutiques from Wednesday through January 31. 8718 W 3rd St, Los Angeles, CA 90048; 323.825.8888

SRC Restaurant Month

Specialty Restaurants Corporation is celebrating SRC Restaurant Month all January long at various properties across Los Angeles, offering multi-course prix fixe menus and wine bottle specials. Menu specials include:

  • Castaway | Dinner: The three-course menu features Hand Cut Steak Tartare, Hokkaido Scallop, Revier Farms 8oz. Filet, Ora King Salmon and Tiramisu. $59; 1250 E Harvard Rd, Burbank, CA 91501; 818.848.6691
  • Whiskey Red’s | Lunch and Dinner: The two-course lunch includes The “Whiskey” Burger and Lobster Roll, and the three-course dinner menu features Crispy Calamari, Famous Fish and Chips, Rosemary Roasted Chicken and Grilled Salmon. Lunch $20, Dinner $29; 13813 Fiji Way, Marina Del Rey, CA 90292; 310.823.4522
  • The Reef | Lunch and Dinner : The three-course lunch menu offers Spinach & Artichoke Dip, Calamari, Grilled Shrimp & Scallops and Tiramisu, while the three-course dinner menu includes Blackened Swordfish and Herb Roasted Prime Rib. Lunch $25, Dinner $39; 880 S Harbor Scenic Dr, Long Beach, CA 90802; 562.435.8013

Frozen-Themed Prix Fixe Menu and Cocktails at Delphine at W Hollywood

Delphine at the W Hollywood is serving a special Frozen-themed menu in conjunction with the show’s run at the Pantages Theater across the street. Enjoy a three-course prix fixe meal along with the restaurant’s limited-time Frozen cocktail, made with Blue Curacao, Vodka, Peach Schnapps and Raspberry. Through Sunday, February 2nd; 6250 Hollywood Blvd, Hollywood, CA, 90028; 323.798.1355

For Your Consideration Cocktails at The Garland

In honor of awards season, the Garland has prepared an array of memorable Champagne-based cocktails inspired by Hollywood. Sip on mixes with fun names like the Jokir, Peach and Glory, Rocketmarg, Once Upon a Time in… Hawaii, Downton 75 and Mimosommar. The limited-time themed menu can be found in the Lobby for the rest of the season. Through February 9;  4222 Vineland Ave., North Hollywood, CA;  818.980.8000


Happy Hour at Citrin

Santa Monica’s Citrin restaurant launches Evening Glass Off – a happy hour with a nod to Chef Josiah’s love of surfing. The Evening Glass Off menu features all 11 drinks from Citrin’s bar menu along with a wide variety of their delicious plates. Citrin dishes $4.50-$14, Cocktails are $10, Select wines by the glass are $10, Select beers are $7.50; Tuesday through Thursday 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm; 1104 Wilshire Blvd, Santa Monica, CA 90401; 310.395.0881


The Bourbon Room’s Rock of Ages Returns

The smash hit, and one of my favorites, Rock of Ages Hollywood will open on January 15th at The Bourbon Room.  The popular show featuring 80s rock music is the best-reviewed- most-nominated-longest-running-hair-band musical of all time. This immersive experience promises to be more than just a show as the cast of characters are woven throughout the main bar and lounge at The Bourbon Room.  Guest can expect to leave full and satisfied with delicious and drinks .  A full-service menu with upscale comfort and bar food, craft cocktails and fine wine is available. 6356 Hollywood Blvd, 2nd floor, Los Angeles, CA 90028   


New Cocktails at Castaway

Castaway, Burbank’s beautiful hilltop hidden gem, launches a new cocktail menu on Thursday, January 16 featuring new drink additions including:

  • Hanky Panky: with Boukman Botanical Haitian Rhum, Amaro Montenegro, Velvet Falernum, Lime and Orgeat with Mint and Powdered Sugar
  • Gin Membership: with Monkey 47 Gin and Fever Tree Tonic with Juniper Berries, Dehydrated Citrus, Mint, Sage, Rosemary and Prosecco
  • No Handlebars: with Boyd and Blair Vodka, Lillet Blanc, Lemon and Coconut Water with Dehydrated Lemon and a Pansy

1250 E Harvard Rd, Burbank, CA 91501; 818.848.6691

Gracias Madre and SAG-AFTRA Bar Takeover 

Gracias Madre has partnered with SAG-AFTRA in a bar takeover in honor of the upcoming 26th annual Screen Actors Guild Awards. The restaurant will offer a specialty cocktail menu inspired by the 2020 nominees, including cocktails like the Leggo my Eggo inspired by the popular Netflix series Stranger Things, which will include ingredients like an ‘Eggo’ waffle, maple syrup, Anejo tequila, lime and pecan bitters. $15; Thursday through January 19; 6 pm – 11 pm; 8905 Melrose Ave, West Hollywood, CA 90069; 323.978.2170 and 1617 Westcliff Dr, Ste 112, Newport Beach, CA 92660; 949.386.8100

New Decade, New You:

50% off Café Gratitude’s Juice and Meal Plan Cleanses

Café Gratitude is offering customers 50% off their juice and meal plan cleanses when they sign up now through January 31, 2020. The discount only applies if the cleanse is started during the month of January.  Customers can sign up online at online and enter their start date, length, cleanse type and delivery option. Cleanses can also be delivered via a POSTMATES (the night before to arrive at customer address by 7pm) , for an additional $10 per day.

Dry January at Inko Nito

For those made plans to cut back on alcohol in the New Year, get ready to sip the seedlip-based mocktails at Inko Nito. Throughout the month of January, you can enjoy flavorful hydrating beverages like the No Fashion, Spring St. Punch and Sakura Girl guilt-free. Through January 31; 225-227 S. Garey St., Los Angeles, CA 90012; 310.999.0476 

Barry’s Now Open

Start the new year off with a heart-pumping full-body workout at Barry’s first Long Beach studio. Workouts combine cardio and strength training into a 50-minute class. This location features an exclusive clothing boutique, carrying Barry’s collaborations with high-end workout and athleisure apparel brands. 6480 E. Pacific Coast Hwy, Unit D-155, Long Beach, CA 562.689.7455 

SOULutions for 2020 at SoulCycle

W Hollywood has partnered with SoulCycle to become the first hotel on the west coast to offer guests exclusive access to advance pre-bookings. Guests who book a stay at the W Hollywood will receive a pre-arrival email with details on how to pre-book a bike for no additional cost (other than the standard $30 cost of the class) at the SoulCycle Hollywood studio, located directly across the street from the hotel. Guests will also receive complimentary shoes and water along with the class.  6250 Hollywood Blvd, Hollywood, CA 90028; 323.798.1300




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