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Providence tasting menu
Providence is now open for dinner. Chef Michael Cimarusti is serving a multi-course tasting menu nightly on Tuesdays through Saturdays. There are also vegetarian and pescatarian options; however, he may not be able to accommodate some dietary restrictions. Reservations can be made 24 hours a day on the website. 5955 Melrose Ave., (323)460-4170.
Fatburger teams with Death Row Records
Throughout the month of June, Fatburger is collaborating with Death Row Records and the Grammy Museum to honor African-American music and the hip-hop label’s 30th anniversary with a special burger. Purchase an XXXL burger and $1.30 of every burger sold will be donated to the Grammy Museum, up to $15,000. Also, a portion of the proceeds from limited-edition merchandise including towels, hats and shirts will also be donated. Artwork in the form of digital gold coins is available featuring the brands’ iconic logos to memorialize rap born at Fatburger and Death Row. Each comes with Fat Cash to redeem for a Fatburger. Signup and take the in-store challenge for a chance to win a Fatburger and Death Row swag pack. The pack includes items such as Death Row’s top-selling vinyl’s, cassettes and exclusive merchandise. Go to fatburger-deathrow.com. Locations include 8500 W. Third St., (310)289-8810; 474 N. Beverly Drive, (310)274-2297; 1611 N. Vermont Ave., (323)663-3100; 4945 Eagle Rock Blvd., Unit B, (323)739-0437; and 5001 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 103, (323)939-9593.
Jinya Ramen Bar vegan bowls
Jinya has crafted two new vegan bowls that debuted on June 1. In addition to Jinya’s Flying Vegan Harvest and Spicy Creamy Vegan Ramen, guests will also be able to enjoy Agedashi Tofu with fried vegetables and lightly fried tofu, and vegan Maze-Men with zero broth and extra thick noodles topped with vegan umami sauce. To celebrate the 25 million Jinya Ramen Bar bowls served to guests, on Wednesday, June 8, the original Jinya Ramen Bar in Studio City will offer guests a chance to win a Golden Bowl. Inside is a $250 gift card, a set of black and red branded bowls and a Jinya t-shirt. The opportunity is available all day. Order one of their other signature bowls with simmering broths, signature noodles and perfectly paired small plates, rice bowls, curry, salads, and mini tacos. Vegetarian tempura sauce is made of vegetable dashi, mirin and soy sauce. See Jinya’s full menu at jinyaramenbar.com. 11231 Ventura Blvd., Studio City, (818)980-3977.
Cake Monkey & National Candy Month
During the month of June, Cake Monkey is collaborating with artisanal candy brand Candy Club. The founder of Cake Monkey, Lisa Olin, created a special Banana Peanut Toffee Crunch Cakewich and will give 100% of the proceeds to People Assisting the Homeless, a local nonprofit organization that strives to end homelessness for individuals, families and communities through building affordable housing and providing supportive services throughout California. 7807 Beverly Blvd., (323)932-1142.
Veggie Day and Taste of Aloha at Dog Haus
On Saturday, June 5, indulge in a $5 veggie-friendly Impossible Burger at participating Dog Haus locations for dine-in or takeout. The plant-based burger protein is topped with lettuce, tomato, onion, pickles, white American cheese and secret sauce, all served on a grilled King’s Hawaiian bun. Additions may cost extra. This special is not available online or via Dog Haus app or delivery services. Also, now through Aug. 31, guest chef Bert S. Agor Jr. is preparing the DogHaus Big Kahuna offering the Taste of Aloha. It’s an angus beef patty, American cheese, smoked bacon, miso ranch, wild arugula, pickled jalapeños, pickled peppers, scallions, onion rings and special bang bang sauce on grilled King’s Hawaiian rolls. A portion of the sales of this burger will go to No Kid Hungry. For locations, go to doghaus.com. 3817 W. Olive Ave., (818)566-4287.
Comfort Bowl pop-up at ROW DTLA
On Saturday, June 5, from 10:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., Cafe Dulce at ROW DTLA is hosting Ingrained L.A. from the team behind Honeybird L.A. This southern fried-chicken concept has locations in USC Village and La Canada Flintridge. Ingrained L.A. is a take-out and delivery-focused artisanal Asian rice bowl concept that was formed during the pandemic. Honeybird and Café Dulce fed many of the international students who were not able to return home due to the pandemic, providing some comfort and flavors of home to those who remained in the area. On June 5, enjoy the flavors of the Hainan Chicken Bowl for $14. It’s filled with twice-poached Hainan chicken, rice in chicken broth, ginger scallion paste, sweet soy sauce reduced and fortified with ginger and garlic, Asian pickles, Fresno chili and ginger hot sauce. The Japanese Beef Bowl is also $14 and filled with USDA prime-grade brisket simmering in homemade gyudon broth. It’s served with onions and a perfect egg. Pre-order is currently available via Ingrained L.A.’s website. Pick up starts at 10:30 a.m., on Saturday, June 5. Dulce Dos will also launch their signature seasonal AO lemonade as part of the pop-up. ingrained.la/order-online. 777 S. Alameda St., #150, (213)536-9633.
The Los Angeles Times Food Bowl
All month long, the Food Bowl festival will celebrate Southern California’s culinary scene by featuring special dining events in honor of the Times’ Restaurant of the Year and Gold Award winners. It’s a series of virtual food forums and in-person events, including a curated restaurant guide spotlighting 50 local favorites. Learn about prix fixe menu offerings and various patio dining options across Los Angeles. Sit in on one or more of the online discussions with food industry leaders, plus attend a special weekend of dining events with the Times’ Restaurant of the Year and Gold Award honorees Phenakite and Guelaguetza. On June 9, Times food columnist Jenn Harris will host a discussion on women in the food industry with celebrity chef Carla Hall, restaurateur Bricia Lopez (Guelaguetza), chef Minh Phan (Phenakite, porridge+puffs) and natural wine distributor Amy Atwood. The panel will take place via Zoom at 6 p.m. Registration is available now. The Food Bowl Patio Series begins June 11 to kick off Pride Week with signature cocktails. Food Bowl will present a series of patio pop-ups sponsored by Perrier. Additional activations will take place throughout June and July at restaurant and bar locations citywide, including Saikai Ramen, Nativo, Perle and more. Go to lafoodbowl.com.
Celebrate Father’s Day at Ocean Prime in Beverly Hills
Take dad out for a special dine-in only brunch on Father’s Day, Sunday, June 20, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Start with Ocean Prime’s most popular cocktails Berries & Bubbles, Blood Orange Mimosa or Prime Manhattan to enjoy with lobster toast topped with a sunny-side egg, avocado and sweet peas. Other menu items include a blackened salmon salad, French toast, crab and eggs, or braised short rib surf and turf. Ocean Prime is also offering a dine-in or carryout dinner menu from 3 to 8 p.m. Bring home Ocean Prime’s Manhattan or Berries & Bubbles cocktail kits for two with truffle popcorn to celebrate at home for $45. ocean-prime.com. 9595 Wilshire Blvd., (310)859-4818.
Malibu Country Mart Picnic Concierge
Stop at John’s Garden at Malibu Country Mart and pick up to-go picnic bundles offering any two sandwiches or salads, two John’s Garden lemonades, two 2-ounce bags of Kettle chips and an exclusive Malibu Country Mart tote to carry all the goods for $37. There are no substitutions, limit one bag per party per day, limited quantities available. John’s Garden is open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday and on Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. 3835 Cross Creek Road, (310)456-8377.
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