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Eat a Sweet and Plant a Tree
Magnolia Bakery is offering an Earth Day special on April 22 with a classic vanilla or chocolate cupcake topped with butter cream frosting and a decorative and edible Earth or peace sign for $3.25. When you purchase this cupcake, Magnolia Bakery will donated $1 for the “Plant a Billion Trees” organization launched by the Nature Conservancy to restore Brazil’s Atlantic Forest. 8389 W. Third St. (323)951-0636.
Earth Day Twitter Contest
Specializing in authentic Mexican pan dulce and using 1/3 less sugar than store bought cakes, La Monarca Bakery is offering Twitter followers a chance to win a complimentary 7” cake of their choice. Fans can tweet “I support @LaMonarcaBakery and #CakesforaCause!” from April 22-25. One lucky fan will be chosen. La Monarca is donating 20% of all cake purchased through the month of June to their partner the ECOLIFE Foundation. 1300 Wilshire Blvd. (310)451-1114
Jersey Mike’s 50th Location
There is a new Northeast-style sandwich shop at Sunset and Vine. The opening of the 50th store will benefit Hollywood High School’s performing arts program. Anyone who has a fundraising coupon will receive a free regular size sub sandwich with a minimum $1 contribution. More than 10,000 coupons are being distributed throughout the community. The five-day fundraiser began on April 20 and continues until April 24. 1517 Vine St. (323)461-6161.
Easter Brunch at CHAYA Brasserie
Enjoy Chef Harutaka Kishi’s (whose name translates to the word “spring”) prix-fixe three-course brunch for $37 per person with bottomless champagne and $15 for children. 8741 Alden Dr. (310)859-8833.
CHAYA Downtown Easter Brunch
Celebrate Easter with a choice of seafood items, homemade pastas and sushi from the lively sushi bar. The Euro Asian menu created by Executive Chef de Cuisine Kazuya Matsuoka is inspired by seasonal and market-driven ingredients. Brunch begins at 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. and is $35 per person, including champagne. 525 S. Flower St. (213)236-9577.
Easter Brunch Near the Beach
CHAYA Venice is offering a $32 brunch from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. with spicy tuna tartare, spring jumbo crispy asparagus with spicy miso, grilled tempeh and curried lentils with Tuscan kale and sweet potato puree or Chaya Chicken Dijon with pomme frites. 110 Navy St. (310)396-1179.
Napa Valley Grill
Enjoy the Easter festivities with a rustic three-course prix-fixe brunch menu for $49 per person. Executive Chef Joseph Gillard will be serving breakfast and lunch dishes from 10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. paired with a complimentary glass of champagne, sparkling cider or a refreshing mimosa. Or you may want to try the themed “Hop to It” cocktail made with Malibu rum, Hum botanical liqueur and housemade lemon verbena simple syrup ($10). Young guests (12 and under) will enjoy Easter-themed arts, crafts and coloring kits delivered to the table. Chef Gillard is offering a selection of child-friendly dishes for $12.50. 1100 Glendon Ave. (310)824-3322
Peep Pie for Easter
Simplethings sandwich & pie shop will offer a classic Easter-candy Peep Pie throughout April. “Cutie Pies” are $2.50 and “Simple Pies” for $5.50. Full sized “Big Pies” can be whipped up with 24 hours notice for $20.00. 8310 W. 3rd St. (323)592-3390.
Larchmont Grill’s Easter Brunch
Two options are offered this year on Easter Sunday. The Grill will open for brunch from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. with a prix fixe three-course brunch highlighting tastes of spring for $34.95 and a two-course prix fixe for kids at $15.95. Or you can join the Grill for an Easter Sunday dinner and order from their regular menu with a few Easter special dishes. 5750 Melrose Ave. (323)464-4277.
Malibu Café Easter Celebration
Guests of all ages will enjoy a special Sunday brunch menu with complimentary Mimosas with all egg dishes and sandwiches. Hunt for Easter eggs on the Calamigos Ranch lawn from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. for children, and noon to 1 p.m. for adults. The top three who collect the most eggs will win a special Easter basket filled with candy for the kids and a gift card for the adults. 327 Latigo Canyon Rd., Malibu (818)540-2400.
Sweet Easter Treats
Magnolia Bakery is offering two egg-shaped brownies decorated with festive pastel royal icing wrapped up with a bow and vintage tag for $3.75 and a dozen vanilla/chocolate mini cupcakes, iced with vanilla buttercream and topped with toasted coconut and chocolate covered sunflower seeds—all tied up with a pretty gingham bow and Easter tag for $26. 8389 W. 3rd St. (323) 951-0636.
Wood & Vine’s Winemaker’s Dinner
One of Hollywood’s newest restaurants is offering a Cordon winemaker dinner on April 27 at 7 p.m. Guests will enjoy a five-course dinner created by Chef Gavin Mills paired with five handcrafted Cordon wines. This event is $60 per person. 6280 Hollywood Blvd. (323)334-3360
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