Los Angeles Weekly Roundup
Disney Presents The Lion King at the Pantages
Disney’s The Lion King is live on stage at the Pantages. Described by critics as “a jaw-dropping magnificent spectacle,” the Tony-award winning musical is everything you love about the Disney classic and more. Make sure to grab your tickets soon because the hit Broadway musical is only here in LA until the end of March. Various prices; Tuesdays – Sundays (through 3/26), various hours; 6233 Hollywood Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90028; 323.468.1700
Honor Women’s History Month at The Peninsula Beverly Hills
This March, in honor of Women’s History Month, The Peninsula Beverly Hills will turn into an art gallery with sculptures created by female artist and Los Angeles resident, Joyce Arad. Known for sculpting beautiful women, Joyce’s new, never before seen pieces will be displayed in the hotel’s Living Room and signature restaurant, the Belvedere, through 3/31. Guests and Los Angeles locals will be invited to enjoy the modern work, which will also be available for purchase upon inquiry. The Peninsula Beverly Hills has long-supported female artists and partners, brought in by Hotel Manager Rebecca Goldberg. The hotel’s most current female-driven partnership is luxury retail boutique Sita 1910, curated by owner Cio Soler and now permanently in the hotel lobby. Cio is known for her creativity, innovation, and sustainable, one-of-a-kind collections. The hotel has also partnered with New Orleans-based artist, Ashley Longshore, known for her unapologetic, feminist, contemporary pieces. These are just a few of many examples, and The Peninsula Beverly Hills is looking forward to continuing partnering with strong female artists and entrepreneurs. Various prices; 9882 South Santa Monica Blvd., Beverly Hills, CA 90212; 310.551.2888
Trejo’s Coffee & Donuts x Milk Jar
Trejo’s Coffee & Donuts is teaming up with Courtney Cowan’s Milk Jar Cookies to create a rich, delectable donut inspired by Danny’s grandmother. Starting today, guests can head to Trejo’s Coffee & Donuts in Hollywood to taste the duo’s limited-time Thin-Mint Abuelita Glaze Donut with a dark chocolate Abuelita glaze, topped with Milk Jar’s Mint Chocolate Cookie crumble, and drizzled with chocolate peppermint. A portion of the proceeds from the Thin-Mint Abuelita Glaze Donut will be donated to Children’s Hospital’s Make March Matter. In addition to CHLA Make March Matter, this collaboration is included in Regarding Her’s (RE:Her) 10 Days Festival! $4.50; Mondays – Sundays, 7:00 am – 4:00 pm; through (3/31); 6785 Santa Monica Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90038
Una Pizza Napoletana Owner Chef Anthony Mangieri Launches New Line of Frozen Pizza, Genio Della Pizza
Anthony Mangieri, owner/chef of New York’s celebrated Una Pizza Napoletana (named the Best Pizzeria in the World by Italy’s 50 Top Pizza organization last year), has launched a line of frozen pizza, Genio Della Pizza, which is available in SoCal now! He has been working on Genio Della Pizza for years, and it is finally ready for eyeballs and, more importantly, mouths! Let’s be clear, this is not meant to be a replica of what he is crafting at Una Pizza Napoletana. However, with Genio, Anthony has pushed the boundaries far beyond where frozen pizza has ever been able to go, a fact which was validated recently when the Margherita placed 1st in a blind taste test held by the food team at The New York Times! There are no fillers or artificial ingredients in these delicious pies. Each pizza is made with naturally fermented dough which is hand-stretched and topped with the freshest Italian ingredients before being baked in a woodfire oven in Italy, with the same exacting and maniacal commitment to quality that Anthony puts into the pies he pulls out of his oven at Una. Genio Della Pizza launches with four pizzas: Margherita, Marinara, The Bianca, and Broccoli Rabe all of which will be available nationwide via GenioDellaPizza.com (4-pack for $72.00, 8-pack for $128.00 which includes shipping) by 3/20, and are currently available at Fairway Markets, Brooklyn Fare, and Union Markets in New York. The Margherita and Bianca are also available in most Los Angeles zip codes NOW via Gopuff for $11.99 + shipping and fees
Visionary Women to Host International Women’s Day Celebration and Honor Maria Shriver & Daughters
In honor of International Women’s Day, Visionary Women, a social impact organization that drives change for women, will host its International Women’s Day celebration. The event will honor Maria Shriver, Katherine Schwarzenegger Pratt, and Christina Schwarzenegger as the 2023 Changemakers of the Year for their ongoing philanthropy and leadership. It will also mark their first time together on a public stage. $70; Monday, 5 – 7:00 pm; Ballroom at Waldorf Astoria Beverly Hills – 9850 Wilshire Blvd, Beverly Hills, CA 90210; 310.860.6666
Cocktail for a Cause: Celebrate International Women’s Day at Eureka!
In honor of International Women’s Day, Eureka! introduces the Gilding the Lily cocktail featuring Uncle Nearest 1856, blood orange, ginger, lemon, egg white, orange bitters and cinnamon. Eureka! selected Uncle Nearest as a partner for this promotion because the brand not only has incredible whiskeys but they are also a female-led distillery known for its history in honoring the first African American master distiller, Nathan “Nearest” Green. Today – 4/4, $1 from each Gilding the Lily cocktail sold will be donated to Women for Women International. $14.50, various hours, and locations
Gilding the Lily Recipe
- Uncle Nearest 1856 1 1/2 fl. oz.
- Fresh Ginger (peeled) 3 slices
- Lemon Juice 1/2 fl. oz.
- Orange Juice 1/2 fl. oz.
- Blood Orange Syrup 3/4 fl. oz.
- Egg White 3/4 fl. oz.
- Orange Bitters 2 dashes
- Peel ginger and slice three 1/4 inch pieces
- Add ginger to a shaker tin and muddle aggressively
- Add 1/2 fl. oz. lemon juice
- Add 1/2 fl. oz. orange juice
- Add 3/4 fl. oz. blood orange syrup
- Add 3/4 fl. oz. egg whites
- Add 1 1/2 fl. oz. Uncle Nearest 1856
- Add 2 dashes orange bitters
- Dry shake all ingredients vigorously for 10 seconds
- Add ice and shake vigorously for 10 seconds
- Using Hawthorne Strainer; strain cocktail into rocks glass without ice
- Add regular ice cubes on top of the drink
- Garnish with dehydrated orange and a dusting of cinnamon
Local Breweries Spotlight Women and Non-Binary Professionals in the Industry While Raising Funds for Nonprofit Pink Boots Society in Celebration of Women’s History Month
The Pink Boots Society Los Angeles Chapter is partnering with over 20 breweries across the greater Los Angeles area for 2023 Collaboration Brew Days. Many are taking place today for International Women’s Day, and throughout the month of March in celebration of Women’s History Month. This year, the Los Angeles chapter will also host CollaBrew Fest, its first official beer festival, on Saturday, 4/15 to showcase many of these collaboration beers brewed by women and non-binary individuals in the industry. There are currently more than 450 teams worldwide registered for Collaboration Brew Days. Participating breweries in the greater Los Angeles area include: 14 Cannons, Angel City Brewery, Angry Horse Brewery, Beachwood Brewing Long Beach, Burning Bridge Brewing, Common Corners Brewing, Eureka Brewing Company, Frogtown Brewery, Hermosa Brewing Co., Highland Park Brewery, Last Name Brewing, Lawless Brewing Co, Los Angeles Ale Works, Malibu Brewing Company, Native Son LA, Pedals & Pints Brewing Company, Tarantula Hill Brewing Co., Topa Topa Brewing Co., Trademark Brewing Co., and Upshift Brewing. Most of the breweries will be utilizing a special blend of Loral®, Ekuanot®, and HBC 586 hops purchased from Yakima Chief Hops (sale proceeds are also donated to Pink Boots Society). Admiral Maltings out of Alameda, California also provided malt donations for a select number of brew days across the California region. Pink Boots Society is an international non-profit organization dedicated to assisting, inspiring and encouraging women and non-binary individuals in the fermented/alcoholic beverage industry by advancing their careers through education. It was founded in 2007, became a nonprofit in 2013, and offers nearly 30 scholarships a year to members. Various prices, hours, and locations
(3/10): Billecart-Salmon Champagne Dinner at Jean-Georges Beverly Hills
Waldorf Astoria Beverly Hills will host an exquisite 6-course tasting experience at their signature restaurant, Jean-Georges Beverly Hills, in partnership with Billecart-Salmon. Featuring sought after vintages, and rare Cuvees from world-renowned Billecart-Salmon, the one night event will feature the award-winning culinary team of Waldorf Astoria Beverly Hills guiding guests through an immersive, tasting experience. Drawing on all senses, the artfully crafted menu is perfectly complemented by a selection of exclusive labels per course, each reflective of the meticulous art of blending, historic terroirs, and radiant flavors and aromas signature to Billecart Salmon. Crafted by Michelin Star Chef Steve Benjamin, indulge in a seasonally driven menu, featuring farm-to-table highlights and discover the iconic culinary innovations of Waldorf Astoria Beverly Hills. Menu highlights include Caviar with Santa Barbara Uni, Madai Tartare on Ice, Langoustine Wrapped in Buckwheat crepe, Spice Charred Duck Breast, and more. $450; Friday (3/10), 7:00 pm; Waldorf Astoria Beverly Hills – 9850 Wilshire Blvd, Beverly Hills, CA 90210; 310.860.6700
(3/12): Benny Boy Brewing x Milkfarm Cider & Cheese Pairing
Benny Boy Brewing and Milkfarm are back with another cider & cheese pairing event. Each ticket includes a flight of 4 ciders, expertly paired with 4 artisan cheeses. 21+ only. Valet parking is available, along with food for purchase from pop-up food vendors. $35; Sunday (3/12), 7:30 – 8:30 pm; 1821 Daly St., Los Angeles, CA 90031
(3/17): Caldo Verde Partners with Katie Parla to Bring Food of the Italian Islands to Los Angeles
Caldo Verde is excited to announce that Suzanne Goin and the team will be partnering with acclaimed Rome-based author, television and podcast host, journalist, culinary guide and educator Katie Parla for a special lunch on 3/17. The special menu highlights the New York Times best-selling author’s most recent release, and marks the signature restaurant’s first book lunch event as part of an ongoing event series spotlighting chefs, restaurateurs and food connoisseurs from around the globe that have inspired Goin and Styne throughout the years. The menu features Insalata di Carciofi e Bottarga, Fregola con Arselle (toasted couscous with clams, white wine, garlic rapini), Coniglio all’ Ischitana (braised rabbit in the style of ischia), Torta Caprese + Granita di Mandorla (capri’s flourless almond cake + almond granita), and more Italian delights. $45; Friday (3/17), 11:30 am – 2:30 pm; Downtown LA Proper Hotel – 1100 S. Broadway, Los Angeles, CA 90015; 213.806.1023
(3/23) and (4/20): SALT Introduces Boozy Monthly Drink Series
SALT invites you to celebrate the creators of some of the top spirits, wines, and brews with the Meet Your Makers Series. Each month, the “Meet Your Makers” series offers the food & drink connoisseurs (or those who just want a nice night out on the town!) the chance to enjoy delicious aperitifs and learn what it takes to create a world-renowned liqueur, wine, and beer. Each event will offer vastly different food offerings paired with the highlighted drink to ensure that epicureans have a unique experience each time. 3/23, and 4/20; 13534 Bali Way, Marina Del Rey, CA 90292; 424.289.8223
- (3/23): Let the Good Times Be(Gin) with Sipsong Spirits: In honor of International Women’s Month, meet the makers behind Sipsong Spirits, a female-founded brand changing the spirit space. $92.21; 3/23, 7:00 pm
- (4/20): Flights and Bites with Tooth & Nail Winery: Become an oenophile for the evening with tasty treats and pairings, featuring Paso Robles-based Tooth & Nail Wine Company. $105.55; 4/20, 7:00 pm
(4/2): The 6th Annual Masters of Taste
Mark your calendars! The 6th annual Masters of Taste is approaching. The premier outdoor luxury food and beverage festival will return to the historic Pasadena Rose Bowl on 4/2 with Chef Michael Reed and Kwini Reed as Hosts. Host Chef Michael Reed is a classically trained chef and restaurateur who has spent 19 years as a chef for restaurants across New York and Los Angeles. Today, Chef Reed is the co-owner and Executive Chef behind two Los Angeles restaurants, Poppy + Rose of Downtown Los Angeles and Anaheim’s Poppy & Seed. In addition to the two concepts, Chef Reed and his wife and co-owner, Kwini Reed, also run an upscale catering company, Root of All Food. 100% of the proceeds will directly benefit Union Station Homeless Services, a non-profit organization celebrating 50 years of providing homeless services and housing for thousands of neighbors. $155 – $225; Sunday (4/2), 3 – 7:00 pm; Pasadena Rose Bowl – 1001 Rose Bowl Drive, Pasadena, CA 91103; 626.791.6677