Things to Do in Los Angeles (May 5, 2023 – May 7, 2023)
Black Angus Steakhouse, the original American Steakhouse, launches Badass Burgers, a to-go only, upgraded option to their existing sandwich offerings. The new burgers include Rodeo Ripper ($15.99): 8oz. Certified Angus Beef® Patty, Cheddar Cheese, Crispy Bacon, Onion Rings, pickles and housemade barbecue sauce, served on a buttered and toasted brioche bun, The Lasso ($14.99): 8oz. Certified Angus Beef® Patty, guacamole, melted cheddar and jack cheese skirt, lettuce, tomato, red onion, pickles, and BA Burger Sauce, served on a buttered and toasted brioche bun, America’s Most Wanted ($14.99): 8oz. Certified Angus Beef® Patty, panko fried American cheese patty, lettuce, tomato, red onion, pickles, and BA Burger Sauce, served on a buttered and toasted brioche bun, High Noon Showdown ($11.99): 8oz. Certified Angus Beef® Patty, America and swiss cheese, caramelized onions, and BA Burger Sauce, served on buttered and toasted rye, and Original Outlaw ($13.99): 8oz. Certified Angus Beef® Patty, cheddar cheese, lettuce, tomato, red onion, pickles, and BA Burger Sauce, served on a buttered and toasted brioche bun. The burgers are offered in all the steakhouse’s markets in California and can be ordered online through through UberEats, DoorDash, and Grubhub.
It’s Friday AND Cinco de Mayo, and people all over Los Angeles are gearing up to enjoy a weekend of Mexican food, drinks, music, games, and more! If you’re looking to celebrate on the town, we’ve got a list of the best LA restaurants, bars, hotels, and cantinas, serving cocktail and food specials and hosting special Cinco de Mayo parties. And for those celebrating from home, check out our list of festive cocktail recipes to serve at your Cinco de Mayo party. So if you love tacos, nachos, burritos, margaritas, mezcal, and tequila, get ready because Cinco de Mayo is here! Friday; various prices, hours, and locations
Meditation and yoga instructor Aylin Pashaian leads a grounding meditation and visualization class on the Cara Cara lower deck. Attendees will be guided through short mindful movements to warm up their bodies before embarking on a breathwork journey with focused visualization. Free with RSVP; Saturdays, 9 – 10:00 am; DTLA Proper -1100 S. Broadway, Los Angeles, CA 90015; 213.806.1010
It’s Kentucky Derby Day, and I|O is hosting LA’s premier Kentucky Derby viewing party. Come for the horse racing, and stay for the premium craft cocktails featuring G.H. Mumm, Absolut Elyx, Avión Tequila, and The Glenlivet. The event will feature live Kentucky Derby coverage, a celebrity red carpet, social media photo stations, champagne sabering, DJ performances, and VIP Cabanas with bottle service. Guests are also welcome to dress to impress and participate in the event’s Best Dressed Contests. $85 – $1200; Saturday, 12 – 7:00 pm; The Godfrey Hotel Hollywood – 1400 Cahuenga Boulevard Los Angeles, CA 90028; 323.762.1000
Bar Moruno launches Saturday brunch. Let’s start with everyone’s favorite part of brunch: booze. I had no idea what a Bull Shot was until Chef Chris Feldmeier shared the wonderful combo that is vodka, sherry, and beef bone broth, the addition of which makes it a wellness drink, doesn’t it? (I’m joking, and we should never make claims that booze is healthy). You can even add beef bone broth to their “Big Mike’s Bloody Mary,” which turns it into “Big Mike’s Bloody Bull.” They also have a Nitro Negroni, which fulfills one of the eight cups of coffee one might have on a Saturday as well as a beautiful spritz made with passion fruit. Chef Chris was once again challenged to create a menu of dishes that could be made in the woodfired oven that anchors Bar Moruno, but necessity is the mother of invention and delicious brunch dishes. Case in point: A Wood-Oven Baked Hoe Cake which comes in its own little cast iron skillet, as does the Shakshouka made with organic eggs, roasted tomato, onion, and piquillo peppers, and the robust Spinach & Feta Frittata. Generous chunks of roasted chicken are the star of a colorful salad with pink lady apples, radishes, and feta; and the oven gives a crisp brûléed top to the Roasted Grapefruit with Earl Grey Yogurt. $12+; Saturdays, 11:00 am – 2:30 pm; 3705 Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90026; 323.546.0505
Here in LA, booze and brunch go together like peas and carrots. Whether you want Waffles, Eggs, or Avocado Toast, nothing complements your meal like an ice-cold cocktail, especially if that glass is endless. But where can you find these brunches with bottomless cocktails and tasty bites? Don’t stress; I got you. I’m here to give you a list of the best bottomless brunches in Los Angeles. So all you have to do is grab a cute brunch outfit and your date, and get ready to indulge in fun, good food, and drinks. Cheers!
Yoga instructor Soha Panah invites you to a sunrise yoga shred on the Cara Cara lower deck. This yoga class is meant to be physically challenging, linking breath to movement to shred and define your muscles, while the cardio aspect is designed to increase your stamina. Free; Sundays, 9 – 10:00 am; DTLA Proper -1100 S. Broadway, Los Angeles, CA 90015; 213.806.1010
Mi Piace, one of Pasadena’s most beloved restaurants, and Campari are excited to present Sunday Funday featuring a brand-new brunch menu, special new brunch cocktails, and live music by DJ TooTall (ARM). Guests can enjoy Mi Piace’s new brunch menu showcasing new dishes such as Mole Poblano Steak & Eggs, Lemon Ricotta Pancakes, Short Ribs with Creamed Spinach, Pasadena Breakfast Croissant made with two eggs sunny side up topped with ham and Applewood double-smoked bacon, served in a freshly baked croissant, Chocolate French Toast, Avocado Toast, Omelets, or Classic Breakfast. And for those with a sweet tooth, there is a beautiful selection of house-made pastries to share at the table. Mi Piace will also introduce their new specialty brunch cocktail menu, featuring their house-made Red Sangria, Aperol Spritz, Mi Piace Bloody Mary, Orange Grove Cocktail, The Espresso Martini, Carrillo, Bellini, Mimosas, and Make Your Own Mimosas! Guests can indulge in these delightful drinks while enjoying DJ TooTall (ARM)’s live performance, spinning all day long. Various prices; Sundays, 11:00 am – 4:00 pm; 25 E. Colorado Blvd., Pasadena, CA 91105; 626.795.3131
Bar Moruno has been quietly serving a banger of a deal on Sunday evenings, which partners in crime Chris Feldmeier and David Rosoff have dubbed Sunday Roast. It’s a set menu of a main protein and two side dishes (sometimes three) that very generously feeds two and can definitely cover two adults and a kid. Tonight’s menu features a Rotisserie Glazed Ham, Split Lentil Soup with Grilled Baguette, and Whole Roasted Cauliflower with Garlic Yogurt. $75; Sundays, 5 – 10:00 pm; 3705 Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90026; 323.546.0505
The Jazz Bakery is proud to present Willie Jones III, one of the most respected drummers in jazz today, at the Kirk Douglas Theatre. With over 100 recordings under his belt, Jones has become one of the most in-demand drummers of his generation. He has played with a who’s who of jazz legends, including Herbie Hancock, Roy Hargrove, and Wynton Marsalis. Jones was mentored and taught by legendary Los Angeles jazz drummer Billy Higgins, who played with jazz greats such as Ornette Coleman and John Coltrane. Jones will be joined by a stellar lineup of musicians: Ralph Moore on Tenor Sax, Justin Robinson on Alto Sax, Mike Gurrola on Bass, and Sam Hirsh on Keyboard. $35 and $25 (students); Sunday, 8:00 pm; 9820 Washington Blvd, Culver City, CA 90232; 213.628.2772
Mother’s Day is just around the corner, and it’s time to show our appreciation for the most important woman in our lives. Finding the perfect gift for Mom can be a daunting task, but fear not, because we’ve got you covered. Our Mother’s Day gift guide is here to help you find a unique and thoughtful present that will make her feel loved and cherished. Whether your Mom is into travel, relaxation, wellness, or sentimental items, we’ve curated a list of the best gifts that will suit any taste and budget. So, sit back, relax, and let us help you make this Mother’s Day extra special.
Los Angeles is celebrating Mother’s Day with special brunch and dinner menus. So treat Mom to a luxurious meal with good food, cold cocktails, and love.
The Rooftop, the sexy rooftop lounge at DTLA’s The Wayfarer, invites you to the Meet Your Makers series. Each month, food & drink connoisseurs (or those who just want a nice night out on the town!) will have 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. In honor of Cinco de Mayo, The Wayfarer DTLA will continue its Meet Your Makers series with an El Tesoro Tequila Barrel Tasting experience with three specialty cocktails featuring the Private Pacifica El Tesoro barrel, passed appetizers, a take-home souvenir, and the opportunity to meet the makers behind the brand. $104.84; 5/18, 7:00 pm; The Rooftop – 813 Flower Street Los Angeles, CA 90017; 213.285.4400
No Kid Hungry’s Taste of The Nation is making its highly anticipated return to Los Angeles this June and celebrating 10 years of hosting the event at Media Park in Culver City. Attendees will enjoy exceptional eats and curated drinks from Los Angeles’ top chefs and mixologists – including Jackson Kalb, Shirley Chung, Stephanie Izzard, and Jazz Singsanong – all united to support No Kid Hungry’s work to end childhood hunger in California and across the U.S. In addition to the incredible line-up of culinary talents, the afternoon will include live entertainment, games, as well as an interactive scavenger hunt for kids. Taste of the Nation promises a fun-filled day highlighting the vibrancy and generosity of Los Angeles’ culinary community. Los Angeles has no shortage of food events. However, given that 1 in 8 kids in the U.S., and 1 in 7 in California face hunger each day, we’re proud to support No Kid Hungry’s Taste of the Nation which helps raise critical funds and awareness to end childhood hunger. $115+; 6/11, 1 – 4:00 pm; Media Park – 9070 W. Venice Blvd., Culver City, CA 90232