Loqui family meal pack
Loqui’s two locations now offer a fun new meal kit with detailed assembly instructions and all the ingredients needed to quickly make a complete lunch or dinner. Start by selecting two proteins from chicken, mushroom, pork or beef. You will receive rice, beans, guacamole, 12 of Loqui’s signature flour tortillas, pickled purple onion, cilantro, cotija cheese, chip salsa, salsa roja and a bag of chips. Each $90 meal kit serves from four to six people and is available for pickup or delivery. Go to eatloqui.com to order. Loqui Culver City Platform at 8830 Washington Blvd., Suite 04, Culver City, (949)393-8265; and Loqui DTLA Arts District at 803 Traction Ave., Suite 150, (213)265-7558.
Socalo and Women Winemakers Baja Virtual Dinner
On Jan. 30, enjoy a four-course takeout menu created by Socalo chefs Mary Sue Milliken and Susan Feniger and wines from Baja, Mexico’s most exciting wine region. The wine dinner is part of the RE: Her for Food, celebrating 10 days of women-owned restaurants. Tune into a Zoom virtual conversation with the chefs and expert winemakers Lulu Martinez Ojeda of Bruma and Monica Magoni of Bodegas Magoni. Vegan and vegetarian options are also available. Select pickup time between 1 to 5 p.m. Some reheating at home is required. Dinner starts at 6:30 p.m. The cost is $160 for this unique dining experience. Visit socalo.com or regardingherfood.com for more information. 1920 Santa Monica Blvd., (310)451-1655.
Madre’s Dia de la Candelaria box
On Feb. 2, diners can celebrate the Our Lady of Candelaria holiday at home with a special Dia de la Candelaria box. Diners can mix and match four tamales for $20. Options include mole negro with chicken, rajas with cheese, rajas with chicken, salsa roja with pork and with chicken. For an extra $10, diners can add four champurrados – a warm and thick chocolate Mexican beverage or four cafes de olla – a Mexican coffee. Orders must be placed on Madre’s website via ChowNow and by phone by Feb. 1. Orders can be picked up on Feb. 2 between noon to 9 p.m. at all three locations. Their regular menu is available too. Visit madrerestaurants. com. 801 N. Fairfax Ave., #101, (323)850-8518; 10426 National Blvd., (310)559-4732; and 1261 Cabrillo Ave., #100, (310)974-8005.
Bushi by Jinya ramen special
On Thursday, Feb. 4, Bushi by Jinya is offering 50% off all online takeout orders of ramen from opening to closing. Enjoy tonkotsu or vegan broth accompanied by three-day dry-aged mazesoba noodles. The slow-cooked broths simmer in-house for 10 hours. Besides ramen, Bushi by Jinya specializes in hand rolls and karaage (Japanese fried chicken). Bushi by Jinya also offers hand rolls with nori that is sourced straight from the Ariake Sea in Japan. Visit bushibyjinya.myncrsilver. com and the discount will be applied during checkout. This offer is not valid through third-party delivery sites. 5168 Wilshire Blvd., (323)954-6477.
Ciao Verde Italia opens
A new vegan concept cloud kitchen opened from the team behind Holy Cow BBQ and Rooster’s Chicken House. All menu items are vegan/plant-based and made with local and organic products. Cheeses are either made in-house or sourced locally and are 100% dairy free. The sauces, dressings and marinades are all created in-house daily by their team of chefs. One of their specialties is their authentic cloud-like Roman style pinsa. It’s a three-day process to prepare the dough for the ovens to create a crispy crust on the outside that is light and airy on the inside. Pastas and raviolis are all made fresh; however, the spaghetti is imported directly from Italy. Go to the website to have Ciao Verde delivered to your front door. ciaoverdeitalia.com.
Urban Plates opens two digital kitchens
The chef-driven restaurant brand offering made-from-scratch meals using ethically sourced ingredients just opened two digital kitchens. Now their grass-fed beef, sustainably sourced seafood, cagefree chicken, fresh produce sides and salads, sandwiches, desserts, craft beers and curated California wines are more accessible for delivery throughout Los Angeles. Urban Plates’ West L.A. digital kitchen offers delivery and pickup and serves Westwood, Brentwood, Century City, Holmby Hills, Santa Monica, Mar Vista, Cheviot Hills and Beverlywood. The North L.A. digital kitchen offers delivery only and serves Glendale, Eagle Rock, Silver Lake, Atwater Village, Glassell Park, Highland Park, Montecito Heights, downtown Los Angeles, Cypress Park and South Pasadena. Delivery orders can be placed via Postmates, DoorDash and Uber Eats, and for pickup at the West Los Angeles location and all restaurant locations. To order, go to urbanplates.com/ordering.
Bahn Chung Collective virtual Lunar New Year
Red Boat’s research and development chef Diep Tran is hosting her ninth annual Banh Chung Collective celebrating Tết – Vietnamese New Year. Since this year’s Lunar New Year festivities will look a bit different than before, Tran brings a safe and festive interactive online experience on Saturday, Feb. 6, from 1 to 3 p.m., from Alma Backyard Farms. This year’s event will be powered by Red Boat Fish Sauce. Purchase take-home Banh Chung kits from Proof Bakery and Yang’s Kitchen. Each includes a ticket to the online class that fans can livestream in their home, plus ingredients to make rich, sticky rice dumpling filled with pork, shallots and mung beans wrapped in banana leaves, and a bottle of Red Boat fish sauce. Banh chung supplies include paper molds, twine and instructions for how to make Banh Chung at home. Each participating restaurant will personalize their kit with specially prepared dishes to enjoy along with all the items needed to enjoy Lunar New Year. The event and Banh Chung kit is $46. Go to goodgirldinette. com. Proof Bakery, 3156 Glendale Blvd., (323)664- 8633; and Yang’s Kitchen, 112 W. Main St., Alhambra, (626)281- 1035.
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