hoopla weekend

Taste of Universal

This Friday, Universal Studios is hosting a limited-time event of outdoor dining (and shopping) throughout the Upper Lot. Enjoy food from the restaurants of some of your favorite lands. Perfect for all fans of The Simpsons and The Wizarding World of Harry Potter™. $44+; Friday – Sunday, 12 – 7:00 pm; Universal Studios – 100 Universal City Plaza, Universal City, CA 91608; 800.864.8377


The owners of Sushi Roku and Katana have done it again. Yakumi, a new upscale fast-casual sushi concept, is now open in Burbank for dining, takeout and delivery. The restaurant features high-quality ingredients, the freshest fish and easy-to-order combination boxes. $4:50+; Monday – Friday, 5 – 9:00 pm; Saturday – Sunday, 5 – 10:00 pm; 3919 Riverside Dr., Burbank, CA 91505; 818.962.3403

Sant’olina at the Beverly Hilton

The Beverly Hilton has long been the scene of, charity benefits, celeb parties and the annual Golden Globe Awards. The Beverly Hilton is now also the home to Sant’olina, a new, healthy, Mediterranean restaurant peppered with a California flair. $19+; Tuesday – Sunday, 5:00pm, Saturday – Sunday, 12:00 pm (Brunch); Beverly Hilton – 9876 Wilshire Blvd., Beverly Hills, CA 90210

Pi Day

Sunday is Pi Day, the annual celebration of the never ending number starting with 3.14. All across LA, your favorite restaurants are offering specials on mouthwatering pies – both sweet and savory

  • Du-Par’s Pie Shop: Du-Par’s at the Original Farmer’s Market is serving savory Chicken Pot Pies for dinner and their famous fresh baked pies for dessert. Favorites include: the Apple, Cherry, and Blueberry, Pecan and Banana Cream. $3.14 (per slice) and $13.14 (Per Pie); Sunday; 7:00 am – 6:00 pm; Original Farmer’s Market – 6333 W 3rd St, Stall 211, Los Angeles, CA 90036; 323.933.8446
  • Cafe Gratitude: Celebrate Pi Day with sweet and savory plant-based pies from Café Gratitude. Choose from the Key Lime Pie ( I AM Awakening) and the Apple Pie ( I AM Harmonious). $10 (single slice) and $13 (mini sizes) ($13). For those who prefer savory pies, choose from their vegan-friendly I AM Giving Margherita or Hawaiian Pizza. Sunday; Various hours and locations
  • The Milky Way: Spielberg family restaurant The Milky Way is serving up their rich, delicious Chocolate Mousse Pie. Perfect for Oreo and whipped cream lovers. $10; Sunday, 12 – 7:00 pm; 9108 W. Pico Blvd., Los Angeles, CA, 90035; 310.859.0004




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