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Wellness breakfast at Culina
Chef Byron Thomas has created a healthy, colorful and flavorful breakfast for locals and guests staying at the Four Seasons Los Angeles in Beverly Hills. Start with the juice menu featuring over 20 freshly squeezed fruits and vegetables that guests can customize for their own creative beverage. The menu also offers a selection of three blends that include the green goddess made with kale, basil, mint, honeydew, apple, cucumber and celery. Choose from three different shots with names that include get well soon, wake me up and let’s focus. Wellness dishes include a savory breakfast bowl made with sweet potato, Brussels sprouts, red quinoa, sprouted mung beans, black kale and a poached egg. There is a chia pudding bowl, an acai bowl and avocado toast. Culina is also offering a special for dineL.A. with a two-course, prix-fixe lunch menu for $25 and a three-course dinner menu for $49. This special dineL.A. menu is available Monday through Saturday from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. for lunch and 6 to 10 p.m. for dinner. 300 S. Doheny Drive, (310)860-4000.
Dining and meditating with a view
71Above Restaurant and SkyLounge offers activities 1,000 feet above the city inside the iconic US Bank Tower. Le Cordon Bleu chef Vartan Abgaryan serves lunch Monday through Friday starting at 11:30 a.m. Below the restaurant, OUE Skyspace LA offers panoramic views of Los Angeles and the Skyslide. On Jan. 27, The Den Meditation is offering sunrise meditation at OUE Skyspace LA. The guided class is $30 and includes a ride down the Skyslide following the 45-minute class. oue-skyspace.com/enhance-your-visit. 633 W. Fifth St., (213)712-2683.
Astro’s red carpet & game day doughnuts
Glittering red carpet doughnuts are the perfect treat for your awards show viewing party. They are available for $5 each. You must order 24 hours in advance online or by phone. During Oscars weekend these special doughnuts will be available at the restaurant. For Super Bowl Sunday on Feb. 4, Astro’s is offering a game day package, which includes six football shaped Boston cream doughnuts and 24 honey sriracha or Korean barbecue wings for $59.95. The individual football-shaped doughnuts are $3.50. Pre-order starts Jan. 29 for pickup or delivery on Super Bowl Sunday. They will also be available in the restaurant only on Super Bowl Sunday. 516 W. Sixth St., (213)622-7876.
Secret menu item at Prawn
Chef Mark Peek is participating in the fun Got Milk? campaign. Now until Jan. 31, order at the seafood counter one of the fish sandwiches and grain bowls. You’ll receive an off-the-menu savory milk pudding dish and a glass of milk for free. 16 Miller Alley, Pasadena, (626)219-6115.
Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams fundraiser
On Saturday, Feb. 3, Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams shops are opening their doors three hours early for their annual “Ice Cream for Breakfast Day” fundraiser. Jeni’s will donate 50 percent of all sales made from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. to She Should Run, a nonprofit close to founder and Chief Creative Officer Jeni Britton Bauer’s heart. The money raised will be used to help the organization get 250,000 women to run for elected office by 2030. Fans of Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams and She Should Run can also order a collection of seasonal pints online. They will be delivered straight to your doorstep now to Feb. 3 with 50 percent of sales going directly to She Should Run. Order at shop.jenis.com. 1954 Hillhurst Ave., Los Angeles, (323)928-2668. 123 N. Larchmont Blvd., Los Angeles, (323)745-0407. 540 Rose Ave., Venice, (310)314-2024.
Celebrity Chef Winter Benefit
On Feb. 9, Redbird chef Neal Fraser is hosting a cocktail reception with hors d’oeuvres along with wine, Champagne, beer and a specialty drink created by mixologist Devon Espinosa of Sunset & Vinyl. Starting at 7:30 p.m., enjoy a grand, five-course tasting by some of the most talented chefs in the city. Josiah Citrin (Mélisse, Charcoal Venice, Dave’s Doghouse), Ben Ford (Ford’s Filling Station), Ray Garcia and Ivan Marquez (Broken Spanish), David LeFevre (Manhattan Beach Post, The Arthur J and Fishing with Dynamite), Jason Neroni (Rose Cafe), Amar Santana (Vaca and Broadway by Amar Santana), Michael Voltaggio (ink.well), Sherry Yard (iPic Entertainment) and Fraser will be in the kitchen. All of these esteemed chefs have supported the Careers Through Culinary Arts Program. The dinner will be served with premium wines and beer. There will also be a live auction to raise funds to support C-CAP’s programs in the Los Angeles area and to provide underserved high school students with education and career opportunities. The exclusive VIP dinner for platinum sponsors includes premium wines, chef Fraser’s specialty truffle course, table visits by the chefs and a tour of the Redbird kitchen. General admission tickets are $250. Visit ccapinc.org/events. 114 E. Second St., (213)788-1191.
Tom Bergin’s Public House
The Tudor-style Irish pub has new hours according to owner Derek Schreck. The 1930s Miracle Mile landmark is still providing warm camaraderie and a full bar, but now light snacks instead of a full menu. Open every Thursday through Saturday from 5 p.m. to midnight. 840 S. Fairfax Ave, (323)936-7151.
Valerie Echo Park
The award-winning chocolatier Valerie Confections recently opened a modern tea house in Echo Park offering hot drinks, light lunch fare and pastries. Warm beverages include caramel apple oolong, matcha and houjicha vanilla latte. New tea flavors include Moroccan mint and tart peach. Valerie offers artistic Japanese-style teacups made exclusively for the shop by local artists Jennifer Cheung and Yoko Kanayama featuring hand-drawn designs. New savory sandwiches include a prosciutto sandwich and grilled cheese with Dijon mustard and crème fraîche. The cafe opens at 8 a.m. daily. 1665 Echo Park Ave., (213)250-9365.
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