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Birdie G’s Launches Early Birdie’s Happy Hour

Birdie G’s launches early birdie Happy Hour in The Bird’s Nest, bar & lounge area. Highlights include Whipped Avocado with Fried Matzo, Vernors-Baked Ham & Pickled Melon, Kippered Sable Terrine with Crispy Potato Waffles, three kinds of Fries (Reuben Fries, Caesar Fries, and Fries & Aioli), Half Fried Pickle Chick and the debut of the Kishka Burgera ¼ pounder of seared blood sausage, Hook’s Swiss, house-pickled cornichons, red onion & persimmon “comeback sauce” on a sesame pretzel bun. Drink specials include mocktails like the Chamomile Lavender Lemonade ($4) seasonal cocktail, the Staycation Summer with lime, kumquat, strawberry brandy & tequila ($12), Craft Beer ($6), and planet-friendly, glasses of Wine ($12). Monday – Sunday, 5 – 6:00 pm; 2421 Michigan Ave, Santa Monica, CA 90404; 310.310.3616; Cover Photo Credit: Meghan Reardon

North Italia Launches New Specialty Cocktail for Summer Sips Program with All Day Happy Hour

Today, the Irvine, El Segundo, and Santa Monica North Italia locations welcome the summer with two exciting announcements, the Summer Sips campaign limited-edition cocktail, and special all-day Happy Hour. Throughout the season, 10 delicious cocktails were specially curated for each of North Italia’s regions. The SoCal region will be debuting the Smoky Sunset, made with Banhez Mezcal, Fiorente, lemon, blood orange, and pomegranate. This smoky drink is available through September 22nd. To kick off the campaign, North Italia will be featuring a special all-day Happy Hour today only, where the Smoky Sunset will be sold for the special Happy Hour price of $10. Monday; Irvine, El Segundo, and Santa Monica locations

Islands Restaurants Celebrates 40th Anniversary w/ Beach Cruiser Giveaway

Islands Fine Burgers & Drinks™ is celebrating its 40th anniversary with a beach cruiser giveaway! The laid-back beachy restaurant, known for its signature Burgers and ice-cold Drinks, is raffling two bikes per location on August 30th. Raffle tickets are available in-store only, and no purchase or payment is necessary to enter or win. Please see the official rules. Various hours and locations

tastebase Allows You to Explore the Newest Products in Food and Beverage

Do you like snacks? I mean, who doesn’t, right? Meet tastebase, a “community platform for certified snackers from near and far.” Discover your newest favorite snack. Share it with others. Support up-and-coming brands with your honest product reviews. tastebase believes in variety, so you’ll have the opportunity to try all kinds of foods, from savory chips, to a sweet desserts, to spicy sauces and much more. “Whether you’re an experienced foodie, snackerhead, snack nerd seeking the next thrilling flavor, or just an exploring taster trying to find something more finger-licking good… We’ll help guide you to the best new products within food and beverage.” Hungry yet? We figured, so you better sign up now!

BetterTogether, Your Weight Loss and Wellbeing Motivation App

Losing weight is not easy; if it were, all the diet companies would be out of business. At hoopLA, we’ve all struggled with our weight and understand firsthand the struggles of losing and maintaining weight. Did you know research has shown that those who partner with family and friends lose twice as much weight as those who do it alone? Cue BetterTogether, the new wellness app that turns weight loss into a super fun game. BetterTogether challenges your friends and family to join you in your weight loss journey, so you can lose weight as a team. Throw in Daily Tips, Medals, and Motivational Messages, to keep you motivated and track your progress, and you’re on the right path to achieving your weight loss goals… together. $4.99+ (monthly)

Mark Your Calendars: Caldo Verde Launches Sunday Supper Dinner Series This Sunday

Portuguese-inspired restaurant Caldo Verde welcomes you to a delightful Sunday Supper dinner series. Helmed by James Beard Foundation Award-winning chef Suzanne Goin and restaurateur Caroline Stynewarm, Caldo Verde’s Sunday Supper features a pre-fixe menu of Tomato + Watermelon Salad, choice of Grilled Blue Fish or Lamb Sirloin Paillard, and Blue Cornmeal Shortcakes. Feast on mouthwatering plates in the restaurant’s modern atmosphere, while viewing vintage artwork and installations from various local artists and creatives. $65 (per person); Sundays (Every third Sunday), 5 – 10:00 pm, Downtown L.A. Proper Hotel (Ground Floor)- 1100 S. Broadway, Los Angeles, CA 90015; 213.806.1023; Photo Credit: The Ingalls

Coming Soon: Whiskey Documentary Screening + Interactive Tasting at Lilly Rose (July 27th)

Lilly Rose, the whimsical underground lounge at the Wayfarer DTLA, invites you to a private screening of the documentary The Water of Life, followed by an interactive whiskey tasting experience. The lounge “where bizarre meets beautiful” is the perfect setting to learn about the Bruichladdich Distillery and the whiskey-making process. $25; Wednesday (27th); 7:30 pm; The Wayfarer DTLA – 813 Flower St., Los Angeles, CA 90017; 213.285.4400

On Sale Now: This Fall the Champions of Magic Tour Heads to Southern California

The Champions of Magic Tour makes its return to SoCal this Fall. The cast will perform two shows that have been described by Access Hollywood as “tremendous.” The evening will be filled with interactive illusions, an escape from Houdini’s water torture cell, a jaw-dropping levitation high above the stage, and more mind blowing magic from some of the greatest magicians in the world. $49; September 30th – October 1st, 7:30 pm; City National Grove of Anaheim – 2200 E. Katella Ave, Anaheim, CA 92806


Free Morning Yoga Class at SPACE Movement

Start your Wellness Wednesday with a complimentary morning yoga class at SPACE Movement Collective. SPACE is a place without labels. It’s a movement studio with the space to go beyond your limitations to get more out of your yoga practice. Wake your body up and move to a Celestial Flow. “A yoga-based class that uses breath and fluid movement to open up the body.” If you want to build strength, improve flexibility and increase your range of motion, this is the SPACE for you. Free; Wednesdays, 8:00 am; 6201 Hollywood Blvd #2118, Los Angeles CA, 90028 (Off Argyle Ave one block north of Hollywood Blvd); 323.451.5573; Cover Photo Credit: SPACE Movement Collective




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