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This Week: 9/18/23 – 9/21/23

Elevate Your Travel Style with Kimpton’s Anthropologie Accessories Collection!

Upscale boutique hotel Kimpton La Peer and lifestyle retailer Anthropologie have partnered to launch the “Forgot It? We’ve Got It! Anthropologie Accessories Collection,”  to ease packing stress, lighten carry-ons and add a little extra oomph to guest’s travel style. According to a 2022 survey, 56% of respondents shared they experience stress when trying to replace forgotten items while on a trip, and 62% said their relaxation is impacted when they must replace or retrieve something they forgot. At Kimpton La Peer and other select Kimpton hotels throughout the U.S., guests can explore Anthropologie’s virtual storefront, which features an exquisite selection of thoughtfully curated accessories available to borrow at no cost from the hotel’s front desk, return at leisure, or purchase if they fall in love with a piece. Items can be returned at any time throughout the guests’ stay, entirely complimentary. Come January, the seasonal collection will be refreshed with an exciting winter edition, featuring new and must-have items to keep guests’ styles effortlessly on point. Traveling just got a whole lot more exciting, thanks to Kimpton’s innovative collaboration with Anthropologie. 627 N. La Peer Dr., West Hollywood, CA 90069; 213.296.3038

Introducing Wolfsglen – Westwood’s Hottest Cocktail & Dining Destination

Wolfsglen is Westwood’s premier cocktail and dining destination featuring New American cuisine with a global Angeleno influence complemented by an array of expertly crafted cocktails. Inspired by the legacy of John Wolfskill, a former state senator and pioneer rancher who played a pivotal role in the development of the land where Westwood Village now stands, Wolfsglen blends history, culture, and cuisine into a one-of-a-kind dining experience. Chef Fidel Guzman’s New American seasonal menu features delectable dishes like Brown Butter LabnehHummus, Burrata, Shrimp ToastSteak TartareShawarma, Bone Marrow & Black Garlic, Handmade Pastas, Burgers, Seared Salmon, Seared Striped Bass, Homemade Peach PieMango Sweet RiceDeconstructed Strawberry Cheesecake, and Ricotta Donuts. Wolfsglen showcases beautiful high ceilings, modern design, a lush patio for al fresco dining, and private event spaces. It is the ideal destination for lunch, dinner, drinks with friends, intimate gatherings, or special events. Various prices; Sundays – Mondays, 5 – 10:00 pm, Tuesdays -Thursdays, 11:30 am – 12:30 am, Fridays, 11:30 am – 1:00 am, and Saturdays, 5:00 pm – 1:00 am; 1071 Glendon Ave., Los Angeles, CA  90024; 310.208.1071

An image of Wolfsglen's Seared Salmon.
Wolfsglen is Westwood’s premier cocktail and dining destination featuring New American cuisine like this delicious Seared Salmon. Photo Credit: Tonelson

Los Angeles Celebrates National Cheeseburger Day

Los Angeles celebrates National Cheeseburger Day with FREEBIES and specials.

  • Applebees: $8.99 Classic Cheeseburger, Classic Burger, and Classic Bacon Cheeseburger with Fries; Monday
  • Burger King: FREE Cheeseburger with any purchase of $1 or more (Royal Perks members); Monday
  • Carl’s Jr.: 50% off Double Cheeseburgers (My Rewards members); Monday
  • Dairy Queen: FREE Original Cheeseburger with any order of $1 or more; Monday 
  • McDonald’s: $.50 Double Cheeseburgers (need to order via the McDonald’s app); Monday 
  • Smashburger: $5 Classic Singles (use the code SMASH23); Monday – Wednesday
  • Wahlburgers: 50% off  Our Burger, the BBQ Bacon, the Impossible Burger and the O.F.D (Originally from Dorchestah); Monday
  • Wendy’s: $.01 Jr. Bacon Cheeseburgers with any purchase (needs to be redeemed in the Wendy’s app or website); (Monday – Friday)
Los Angeles celebrates National Cheeseburger Day with FREEBIES and specials.

Boyle Heights’ Brooklyn Ave. Pizza Co. Honors Its Latino Roots with New ‘L.A. Latino Flavors’ Collab Series in Celebration of Latino Heritage Month

Brooklyn Ave. Pizza Co., one of Los Angeles’ most cherished pizzerias located in the diverse neighborhood of Boyle Heights, is celebrating Latino Heritage Month (9/15 – 10/15) with a new month-long L.A. Latino Flavors Collab Series. Designed to shine a light on Los Angeles’ breadth of Latino culinary talent & flavors, Brooklyn Ave. Pizza Co.’s Chef & Pizzaiolo Jorge Sandoval has developed three new pizzas with beverage pairings, including a new Tlayuda Pizza and special mezcal flight in partnership with beloved Oaxacan restaurant & Mezcaleria Madre, a small batch Mexican Salsa Macha pizza developed with SOMOSMango & Pineapple Salsa Macha, curated wines from Latino winemakers by Sommelier Annette Alvarez-Peters featuring specialty wines from California, Chile, Mexico & more, as well as Chef Jorge Sandoval’s own Pork & Potatoes Pizza expression utilizing shaved potatoes, pork longaniza & crispy grasshoppers. Serving as a love letter to Los Angeles under the direction of Chef Sandoval, Brooklyn Ave. Pizza Co. was created for the community, by the community, and remains dedicated to championing Latino voices by melding Chicano flavors with traditional foods to create an accessible and genre-bending menu. $17+; through 10/15; Tuesdays – Thursdays, 11:00 am-10:00 pm; Fridays – Saturdays, 11:00 am – 11:00 pm and Sundays, 11:00 am – 10:00 pm; 2706 E. Cesar E. Chavez Avenue Los Angeles, CA 90033; 323.968.1106

An image of Tlayuda Pizzas, Mezcal, Salsa Macha, and Curated Wines.
Tlayuda Pizzas, Mezcal, Salsa Macha, and curated wines from winemakers across California, Mexico, Chile & more hit the menu at the Boyle Heights community pizzeria. Photo Credit: Jakob Layman

PARIS AT NIGHT – House Tuesdays at Bootsy Bellows

David Arquette’s decadent nightclub Bootsy Bellows welcomes you to PARIS AT NIGHT, the hottest night for house, EDM, and tech-house music in Los Angeles. Dress to impress for you never know which A-list celebrities may show up to this lavish hot spot. Free (at the door’s discretion) – $80 (fast lane at the door’s discretion); Tuesdays, 11:00 pm – 2:00 am; 9229 Sunset Blvd, West Hollywood, CA 90069; 310.859.1011


Rubio’s Announces Battle for the Next Fish Taco Winner, Launches Coconut Shrimp Mango Salsa Taco

Rubio’s Coastal Grill announces the winner of the first-ever battle for the next fish taco. Cynthia Phillips, from Phoenix, Ariz., took home the winning title for her Coconut Shrimp Mango Salsa Taco, beating out hundreds of taco fans across California, Arizona and Nevada. Rubio’s is featuring Cynthia’s Coconut Shrimp Mango Salsa Taco on the menu in nearly 150 locations, starting today, through 10/10. The Coconut Shrimp Mango Salsa Taco will also be featured for National Taco Day, 10/4. In celebration of Rubio’s 40th anniversary this year, and for the first time ever, Rubio’s encouraged fans to submit their original crave-worthy taco recipes. Three finalists were invited to Rubio’s San Diego Test Kitchen to cook their fish taco recipes live for a panel of judges, including Ralph Rubio. Various prices, hours, and locations

An image of Rubio's new Coconut Shrimp Mango Salsa Taco
Rubio’s is featuring Cynthia’s Coconut Shrimp Mango Salsa Taco on the menu in nearly 150 locations, starting today, through 10/10.

DTLA’s Hotel Figueroa Debuts Serate di Vino ‘Evenings of Wine’ Pairing Experience

DTLA’s award-winning urban oasis, Hotel Figueroa welcomes you to a Serate di Vino (‘Evenings of Wine’) at signature restaurant Sparrow ItaliaOffered exclusively on “Wine Down Wednesdays,” Serate di Vino features a four-course prix-fixe tasting menu with new and original culinary creations from Chef Joana Cruz. Each dish is expertly paired with a curated selection of wines chosen by Corporate Beverage Director, Carla Lorenzo. The menu features Beef Tartare Paired with 2021 Perticaia Trebbiano Spoletino ($30 Bottle), Octopus Carpaccio Paired with 2020 Les Vins De Vienne Condrieu ($30 Bottle), Duck Confit Paired with 2019 I Giusti & Zanza ‘Nemorino’ costa Toscana ($26 Bottle), and Crème Brûlée Paired with 2021 Getariako Txakolina Gañeta Rosé ($26 Bottle). Guests can also take home their favorite bottles of wine with a Mix & Match Box (minimum of two bottles, prices may vary).  $135; Wednesdays, 5 – 10:00 pm; 939 S. Figueroa St, Los Angeles, CA 90015; 213.627.8971

Level 8, A First-of-Its-Kind Multidimensional Showcase for Culinary Exploration, Extravagant Entertainment, and Immersive Discovery Launches in DTLA

Immersive hospitality visionaries Mark and Jonnie Houston, in collaboration with Mitchell Hochberg of Lightstone, have launched a first-of-its-kind multilayered concept, Level 8. Revolutionizing Los Angeles’ dining and social landscape, this dining, drinking, and entertainment experience features eight distinct and mesmerizing destinations, occupying the entirety of the eighth floor of the recently launched Moxy & AC Hotel Downtown LA, located directly across the street from Arena and the Los Angeles Convention Center. Sprawled across 30,000 square feet of indoor and outdoor space, the expansive maze of concepts brings together a riot of seemingly disparate global influences. The immersive spaces are held together by their connection to the culture of Downtown LA and by an artful combination of authentic cuisine, performance-driven nightlife, and interactive design. Various prices; Wednesdays, 5:30 – 10:00 pm, Thursdays – Saturdays, 5:30 pm – 3:00 am, and Sundays, 5:30 pm – 12:00 am; Moxy DTLA – 1254 S. Figueroa St., Los Angeles, CA 90015; 213.886.8860

  • Michelin-starred Chef Joshua Gil transports guests to a French-Teppanyaki experience at Maison Kasai and al fresco oyster and ceviche bar Mother of Pearl
  • Esquire Chef of the Year and LA native Chef Ray Garcia helms Qué Bárbaro, the South American live-fire grill, and The Brown Sheep, a food truck serving “authentically inauthentic” Mexican street food with an Angeleno twist
  • Joel Robuchon protégé Chef Hisae Stuck heads up Lucky Mizu, inspired by the Japanese art of cooking with water: seiro mushi (steam) and shabu shabu (boil)
  • Nightlife space Sinners y Santos showcases two decades of Mark & Jonnie Houston’s nightlife virtuosity, transporting revelers to an abandoned 19th-century cathedral which guests enter through a “confessional”
  • Mr. Wanderlust presents a lively piano bar and jazz lounge with a theatrical spin, whilst Golden Hour sees a Miami-meets-Copacabana rooftop pool deck

New Lalique Chocolate & Wine Pairing at Waldorf Astoria Beverly Hills

The Forbes Five-Star Waldorf Astoria Beverly Hills hotel has unveiled the Lalique & Vignobles Silvio Denz Wine and Chocolate Tasting Room in partnership with the iconic crystal house, internationally recognized as a crown jewel of French luxury. Located in the prestigious property’s Lobby Lounge, the space will serve as the venue for an exclusive wine and chocolate tasting program created in collaboration with Culinary Director Steve Benjamin and Executive Pastry Chef Mathias Boirie at Waldorf Astoria Beverly Hills and Vignobles Silvio Denz of Saint-Émilion, France, the private vineyards owned by the Lalique Group. The wine and chocolate pairing offers a flight of three wines from Vignobles Silvio Denz, each complemented by a gourmet chocolate pairing carefully curated by the award-winning culinary team at Waldorf Astoria Beverly Hills, helmed by Executive Pastry Chef Mathias Boirie. $42+; please email to reserve or call 310.860.4020; Wednesdays – Saturdays (through 10/31), 3 – 9:00 pm; 9850 Wilshire Blvd, Beverly Hills, CA 90210; 310.860.6666

An image of three wine glasses and three pieces of Lalique chocolates.
The Forbes Five-Star Waldorf Astoria Beverly Hills hotel has unveiled the Lalique & Vignobles Silvio Denz Wine and Chocolate Tasting Room.

Body Art, Fire Dancers, Music, This is AYA

The Sofitel Los Angeles at Beverly Hills welcomes you to AYA, a new multi-sensory dining and lounge experience unlike any other. The sexy oasis features a tempting, seasonal cuisine, handcrafted cocktails, body art, and fire dancers, creating the ultimate spiritual and sensual evening. Reservations required. $22+; Thursdays – Saturdays, 8:00 pm – 2:00 am; The Sofitel Los Angeles at Beverly Hills – 8555 Beverly Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90048; 424.722.9406

An image of AYA. With outdoor furniture, plants, and the signage.
AYA features a tempting, seasonal cuisine, handcrafted cocktails, body art, and fire dancers, creating the ultimate spiritual and sensual evening.
Coming Soon

(9/22-9/24) Los Angeles Times Food Bowl

It’s that time again: the seventh Annual Los Angeles Times Food Bowl, presented by City National Bank is here. The Times has curated a full month of can’t-miss events, celebrating the best of LA’s diverse and dynamic culinary scene with the legendary Gold Award, Times food critic Bill Addison’s Restaurant of the Year, and leading up to LA’s favorite backlot food festival, Night Market. Don’t miss the opportunity to mingle with culinary luminaries, including James Beard Award recipients and Michelin Star chefs from both Los Angeles and across the world. Various prices, 9/22 – 9/24, hours, and locations

(9/22-9/25): Pendry Hotels & Resorts and Fitness Pioneer Tracy Anderson Partner for MYMODE Fitness Tour

Pendry Hotels & Resorts, in collaboration with fitness innovator and creator of the Tracy Anderson Method, Tracy Anderson, unveil the Tracy Anderson and Pendry Hotels & Resorts MYMODE fitness tour. For four days, Angelinos, as well as Pendry guests will have a unique chance to join Tracy Anderson’s MYMODE classes—an experience previously exclusive to private Tracy Anderson clients and MYMODE system owners. MYMODE is a comprehensive program and equipment ensemble that encompasses a multidimensional workout platform, custom-tailored staff socket, mat, disk, custom sets of weights, and resistance bands. $80; Friday – Monday, 7:00 am, 8:30 am, and 6:00 pm; Pendry – 8430 Sunset Blvd, West Hollywood, CA 90069; 310.928.9000

An image of fitness guru Tracy Anderson.
Pendry Hotels & Resorts, in collaboration with fitness innovator and creator of the Tracy Anderson Method, Tracy Anderson, unveil the Tracy Anderson and Pendry Hotels & Resorts MYMODE fitness tour.

(9/26 and 9/28): BOA Steakhouse Hosts Exclusive VIP 6-Course Tasting Menu

BOA Steakhouse is excited to announce an exclusive tasting menu experience at all BOA Steakhouse locations. Guests can explore the best of Paul Hobbs Winery with Wine Director Guy Sandin. The dinner includes a 6-course tasting menu with an A5 Kagoshima Oscar style, a Chilean Sea Bass & Uni, a hearty Lamb Bolognese Tagliatelle pasta with olives, and ricotta salata. The tasting ends on a sweet note with a decadent sweet and rich Port, made with cherry mousse cherries, sorbet, and chocolate. $295 (Reservations are required); 9/26 (Manhattan Beach) and 9/28 (West Hollywood) locations

(9/30): Fairmont Spa Century Plaza + Light House Partner on Wellness Retreat

Forbes Five Star-awarded Fairmont Spa Century Plaza has partnered with Light House to offer a wellness retreat filled with light and learning with wellness and skincare experts. The Art of Aging Gratefully – A Retreat By Light House, is a transformative experience offering a judgment-free space to unpack, tell your story, and lean in, while enjoying a Beauty Masterclass with 111SKIN, the surgically precise skincare brand with visible results. interactive workshops led by renowned experts will allow you to get vulnerable, gain perspective, and come out the other side with more confidence and connection to your purpose. The retreat features Fairmont Spa Century Plaza a minimalist sanctuary of quiet and serenity offering guests the ultimate in relaxation, mind-body harmony, and rejuvenation. $295; 9/30, 8:30 am – 6:30 pm; Fairmont Spa Century Plaza – 2025 Avenue of the Stars Los Angeles, CA 90067; 310.424.3030; Tickets include:

  • Breakfast
  • Workshops
  • Sound Bath
  • Intention Card Readings
  • Private lunch
  • Masterclass featuring Colleen Ford, Director of Spa/Clinic for 111Skin North America
  • Tea Ceremony
  • Valet Parking
  • Luxury Goodie Bag by 111SKIN Harley Street, London
An image of a massage bed at the Fairmont Spa Century Plaza.
Forbes Five Star-awarded Fairmont Spa Century Plaza has partnered with Light House to offer a wellness retreat filled with light and learning with wellness and skincare experts.  Photo Credit: Fairmont Century Plaza

(10/1 – 10/4): Alisal Ranch Announces Third Wildwonder Women’s Retreat

Alisal Ranch announces the return of WILDWONDER, a multi-day luxury women’s retreat featuring female artisans, chefs, winemakers, cowgirls, wellness leaders, and more, this 10/1 – 10/4 for its third iteration. Taking place over three nights, the experience will celebrate women and the Wild West through experiences and activities led by leading lady pioneers who will tell their stories and share their skills with guests. WILDONDER at Alisal Ranch invites women to explore 10,500 acres of western beauty while making new connections and participating in experiences that spark self-discovery and growth. The all-inclusive experience includes accommodations, all meals, and all scheduled WILDWONDER activities, including cooking demonstrations, line dancing lessons, custom hat-making, yoga by the lake, wine tasting, and more. New programming for the fall retreat includes group horseback riding, a floral arrangement or wreath-making class, a cocktail-making workshop, and a guided hike. $820+/night; 10/1 -10/4; 1054 Alisal Rd, Solvang, CA 93463

(10/4): A.O.C. Presents the Weiser Family Farms Dinner with Special Guest Alex Weiser

Suzanne Goin and Caroline Styne are celebrating one of Southern California’s most beloved farmers and farms. Here’s to Alex Weiser and the upcoming Weiser Family Farm Dinner at A.O.C. on 3rd Street on 10/4. A.O.C., Los Angeles’ ground-breaking small plates restaurant at the forefront of the city’s best dining since 2002, presents The Weiser Farm Dinner, a special four-course all-vegetable menu highlighting some of the restaurant’s favorite produce from Alex’s Weiser’s family farm. Alex Weiser, who is a beloved fixture at the Farmers’ Market, will be in attendance to meet and greet guests. $85; 10/4, 5:30 – 10:00 pm; 8700 W. 3rd Street, Los Angeles, CA 90048 – 310.859.9859

(10/26 – 10/29): Enjoy a Taste of Fall in Southern California at Ojai Valley Inn’s First Ojai Food + Wine

As summer storms pass, kids go back to school, and the seasons gradually begin to change, the iconic Ojai Valley Inn invites guests to experience the best of the best seasonal culinary offerings this October with its first-ever Ojai Food + Wine. The world-class epicurean event brings more than 50 top chefs and 100 wineries from around the world for a four-day celebration of Ojai and California cuisine. Attendees can expect an all-star Michelin and James Beard-awarded lineup along with future legends of the culinary world. Some chefs and personalities headed to Ojai in October include Nancy Silverton, Dominique Crenn, Alice Waters, Christopher Kostow, Gavin Kaysen, Michael Cimarusti, Josiah Citrin, Matthew Kammerer, William Bradley, Jon Yao, Justin Cogley, Daisy Ryan, Brooke Williamson, Antonia Lofaso, Nancy Oakes, Stuart Brioza, Nicole Krasinski, Neal Fraser, Evan Funke, Walter and Margarita Manzke, Bobby Stuckey, Rajat Parr, Carlton McCoy, June Rodil, Manfred Krankl, Will Harlan, Maggie Harrison, and more. Over four days, Ojai Food + Wine will hold over 40 world-class events including a Grand Tasting at The Farmhouse on Saturday and Sunday, featuring 15 chefs each day and more than 100 wineries throughout the weekend with a spotlight on regional California wineries. $3,950+; 10/26 – 10/29; 905 Country Club Road Ojai, CA 93023; 855.697.8780

An image of chef Nancy Silverton prepping a dish.
The iconic Ojai Valley Inn invites guests to the Ojai Food + Wine to experience the best of the best seasonal culinary offerings from chefs like Nancy Silverton. Photo Credit: Ojai Valley Inn




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