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Discover New Restaurants by Joining the Off the Menu Club

Calling all foodies! There’s a new app for those looking to discover and try new restaurants. Off the Menu allows you to eat your way through your city while connecting with other like-minded foodies like yourself. Simply join the club by downloading the app (iOS only) and dine out at newly discovered restaurants. Redeem one free item per day. Can you say Yummy! $20 (per month)

Laidrey, the New Female-Owned Specialty Coffee Roastery & Café is Now Open

There’s a new coffee shop in Tarzana, and it’s serving delicious, ethically sourced, and meticulously roasted coffee. The female-owned café serves only the highest quality coffees, seasonal drinks, teas, pastries, and more. $4.50+; Monday – Sunday, 7:00 am – 5:00 pm; 18600 Ventura Blvd. Tarzana, CA; 91356; 818.938.9304

Plant-Forward Restaurant Gusto Green has Arrived in DTLA

Gusto Green, the long-awaited DTLA plant-forward restaurant is finally open. With a vibrant menu sourced from sustainable foods, Gusto Green is a must-go. Partnered with Ziese Farms (the only federally approved purveyor of hemp leaf for food), Chef Michael Magliano has created several mouthwatering dishes rich in hemp leaf, like the Crispy, Chickpea-Battered Whole Hemp Leaf. Please call for hours of operation. 718 S. Hill St., Los Angeles, CA 90014; 323.218.0294

Byrdie’s Rotisserie Opens in West Hollywood

Byrdie’s Rotisserie is back and welcomes you to dine at their, “Fun, and fresh rotisserie-style chicken concept.” Choose from delicious chicken plates, bowls, sandwiches, and sides. Armed with the belief that you should give back, Byrdie’s is committed to donating a portion of each meal sold to the Los Angeles Regional Food Bank. $16.50+; Monday, 11:30 am – 10:00 pm and Tuesday – Sunday, 11:30 am – 9:30 pm; 8030 W. 3rd St., Los Angeles, CA 90048; 323.433.4034

Desert 5 Spot Makes L.A. Debut at the tommie Hollywood

Rooftop dining just got a little cuter, thanks to the arrival of Desert 5. 1970s Palm Springs and Pioneertown collide at this indoor/outdoor rooftop bar atop the tommie Hollywood. The bar comes complete with a mechanical bull, line dancing, and vintage rock and country furniture and décor. $16+; Thursday – Saturday, 8:00 pm – 2:00 am; tommie Hollywood – 6516 Selma Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90028; 323.410.6370


Vietnamese Restaurant Tay Ho Celebrates Grand Opening

This Saturday, Vietnamese eatery Tay Ho invites you to attend their grand opening. The day guarantees to be filled with yummy food and good old-fashioned fun. Expect giveaways featuring 100 Complimentary Entrées, 100 Complimentary Drinks, Live Music by DJ SG, the chance to win amazing prizes such as a 50” Flat-Screen TV, Nintendo Switch, and Apple AirPods Pro. Saturday, 11:00 am – 3:30 pm with regular hours Monday – Sunday, 10:00 am – 4:00 pm; 529 East Valley Blvd., Suite 118B, San Gabriel, CA 91776; 626.778.1000

Brunch Buyouts at the Girl & the Goat

Looking for the perfect place to host a special celebratory brunch? Girl & the Goat has quickly grown to be the go-to restaurant in Downtown. Under the direction of Chef Stephanie Izard and her team, the brunch menu is curated to perfection. With an open-air terrace and private dining room, Girl & the Goat can accommodate up to 24 guests. Dine on favorites like the Spiced Apple Sourdough Pancakes and Shrimp Fried Rice Omelet, Tahini Chocolate, Citrus Cake, and much more. Please contact the restaurant for rates and special Brunch Buyout options. 555-3 Mateo St., Los Angeles, CA 90013; 213.799.4628

Bark and Brunch at the Godfrey Hotel

The Godfrey Hotel in the heart of Hollywood welcomes guests, visitors, and their furry four-legged friends to a Bark & Brunch series. The monthly event will offer complimentary “cocktails” and swag for your pets. Brunch features a selection of premium meats and fish dishes in addition to a variety of plant-based and vegan options. Menu highlights include the Wag to the Left (organic short rib bone broth, filtered water, carrot diamonds) and the Bring Me Cesar Milan (organic chicken stock, filtered water, beet hearts). Free; Saturdays (the 15th, 19th, and March 19th), 10:30 am – 1:30 pm; 1400 Cahuenga Blvd (outdoor patio of hotel restaurant ALK), Los Angeles, CA 90028; 323.762.1000

Rooftop Yoga at the Thompson Hotel

Luxury lifestyle hotel Thompson Hollywood has partnered with Love Yoga to offer hotel guests and the public complimentary rooftop yoga classes. Start your weekend with a 60-minute refreshing yoga flow and then stay to enjoy the beautiful panoramic views while sipping on complimentary mimosas and fresh fruit juices. Free; please email: to RSVP; Saturdays (through Spring), 9:30 am; 1541 Wilcox Ave. (rooftop), Los Angeles, CA 90028; 323.465.1234

Long Beach Reiki Circle with Jasmine Berame and Elle Engelman

Connect to the divine feminine with a special reiki workshop led by Holy Fire Reiki Masters Jasmine Berame and Elle Engelman. The 90-minute event will feature an introduction to reiki, a guided meditation, and will give each participant the chance to practice reiki on each other. $22; please email Jasmine at: to RSVP; Saturday, 5 – 6:30 pm; 244 Redondo Ave., Long Beach, CA 90803; 562.230.5545


NFL Playoff Game Day Deals at Black Angus

The NFL playoffs are here and Black Angus is celebrating with Game Day Deals. Cheer on your teams while dining on a choice of a Sandwich or Burger, served with French Fries and select Bud Light choices. Black Angus and Bud Light have come together for $4 drink specials featuring a 16 oz. Bud Light Draft beer or a 12 oz. Bud Light Seltzer (Mango or Black Cherry). $14.99; Mondays, Thursdays, and Sundays; Various hours and locations




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