National Prime Rib Day at Lawry’s The Prime Rib
To celebrate National Prime Rib Day, which is observed on April 27, the Lawry’s team has prepared a special dinner available until May 1. Enjoy six cuts of certified Angus beef including 45-day dry-aged prime rib. Diners can order prime rib a la carte, or as a dinner starting at $59 that includes Lawry’s famous spinning bowl salad, buttery mashed potatoes, classic Yorkshire pudding and Lawry’s whipped cream horseradish. 100 La Cienega Blvd., (310)652-2827.
NORMS and Make-A-Wish
World Wish Day, April 29, is the anniversary of the first wish granted that inspired the creation of the Make-A-Wish Foundation. The NORMS team has been working hard to raise money for the foundation. The restaurant has organized customer donation campaigns and events including the recent 2022 Walk for Wishes. To honor World Wish Day, all NORMS locations will donate $1 from the sale of each cotton candy blue lemonade to the Make-A-Wish foundation. Starting on April 29 and running for four weeks, the beverage can be enjoyed with NORMS’ iconic signature Bigger Better Breakfast, a plate of piping hotcakes and habanero jalapeño bacon cheeseburgers. 470 N. La Cienega Blvd., (310)657-8333.
PATH hosts Taste of Home Festival
People Assisting the Homeless is having its inaugural food festival on Saturday, April 30, from 4-7 p.m. The public is welcome to celebrate the vibrant dining culture of L.A., while joining the movement to end homelessness. The Sunset Las Palmas Studios in Hollywood is the venue for fun and unlimited food and beverages from vendors all around the city. General admission tickets are $45 for entrance into the festival and all food tastings. General admission and two drinks are $65. General admission and three drinks are $75. VIP admission is $150 and includes early entrance at 3 p.m., plus four drink tickets, a goodie bag and access to the VIP lounge. Tickets are available at tasteofhomefest.org. 1040 N. Las Palmas Ave.
Cinco de Mayo at SOL Mexicana Cocina
The Baja-inspired restaurant is offering an exclusive festive menu for Cinco de Mayo for dine-in only from 3 p.m. to closing. The celebration includes tequila shots, Mexican beers, SOL’s specialty margaritas made with fresh citrus juice, and live music. Start with “naked” guacamole made with Hass avocados and chorizo and mushroom con queso. Larger plates include the double tortilla stuffed taco vampire asada and a taco plate with two sides. To-go orders can be placed by phone, but online ordering will not be available. 12775 Millennium Drive #160, (424)289-0066.
Poolside Cinco de Mayo at Caravan Swim Club
On Cinco de Mayo, Thursday, May 5, celebrate at Caravan Swim Club at Steve Livigni’s Baja-inspired restaurant at Hotel June. An afternoon pool party will be held with Tanteo tequila. Festivities begin at 1 p.m. and include a DJ set, poolside bar service and tequila cocktails available for purchase. Imbibers have the option to choose a selection of peppers to “pick your kick.” The event is free and open to the public, and reservations can be made at Caravan Swim Club via OpenTable. 8639 Lincoln Blvd., (310)645-0400.
Mother’s Day brunch at Culina
On Sunday, May 8, the Four Seasons Hotel Los Angeles at Beverly Hills is presenting a decadent buffet-style brunch from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Chef Mitch Austin and the hotel’s culinary team present a variety of stations that include eggs made-to-order, sushi, slow roasted leg and shoulder of lamb, salmon en croute, braised short ribs, ricotta cheese blintzes, morning pastries and Belgian waffles. The special brunch is $159 per person and $75 per child under 12 years old. The children’s brunch menu features chicken tenders, ham and cheese sandwiches, pizza and cotton candy. 300 S. Doheny Drive, (310)273-2222.
Gracias Madre Treats Mom on Mothers Day
Treat mom to a vegan meal at Gracias Madre from May 8-10. Chef Diana’s lovingly-curated vegan menu can be paired with beverage director Maxwell Reis’ Madre Spritz. It’s made with strawberry, blanc vermouth and sparkling chenin blanc. He also is pouring a Mezcalaria flight for tastings at the table. Each mother dining can take home their table flower arrangement. Reservations can be made at OpenTable. 8905 Melrose Ave., (323) 978-2170.
Mother’s Day Menu at Cafe Gratitude
Express your gratitude for mom this Mother’s Day with a memorable plant-based brunch and delicious dessert at Cafe Gratitude. Executive Chef Dreux’s brunch includes Belgian oat waffles with berries, shiitake mushroom tartine, smashed avocado toast and chilaquiles. Cafe Gratitude is preparing a “You Are Appreciated” strawberry cheesecake made with raw cacao pecan crust, cashew whipped cream, strawberry raspberry reduction and micro flowers. This limited-time sweet treat is only available on Sunday, May 8, at Cafe Gratitude Art’s District, Larchmont and Venice locations. 300 S. Santa Fe Ave., (213)929-5580, 639 N. Larchmont Blvd., (323)580-6383, and 512 Rose Ave., (424)231-8000.
Trejos Tacos Mother’s Day weekend
Treat mom to a breakfast burrito at the Original Farmers Market or head over to Santa Monica for brunch with limited time dish highlights that include breakfast tacos, chilaquiles, huevos rancheros and bottomless mimosas. It’s available Friday, May 6, to Sunday, May 8. 1048 S. La Brea Ave., (323)938-8226 and 316 Santa Monica Blvd., (310)393-0622.
Redbird Mother’s Day Brunch and Dinner
On Sunday, May 8, Chef Neal Fraser and his team are making a special garden brunch for $65 per person. Guests have a choice of first courses that include a cured salmon tartine and burrata salad with strawberries and pistachio crunch. The second course choices include Basque baked eggs, duck chilaquiles and a melted leek and asparagus frittata. There is a kids’ menu for children 10 and under. The three-course dinner menu will be served in the main dining room and lounge and is $75 per person. A $20 deposit per person is required to reserve for this special event on Tock. 114 E. Second St., (213)788-1191.
Rumba Kitchen delights on Mother’s Day
Located in Little Tokyo, Rumba Kitchen will be serving Mother’s Day brunch and dinner, with a sweet treat for each mom. Chef Omayra Dakis’ teenage daughter, Maria, also a chef, will be gifting mom’s homemade sweet Mayorca bread at both brunch and dinner. The four-course brunch is from noon-4 p.m., and the cost is $58 per person. The first course is a platter of empanadas, alcapurrias, bacalaitos, croquetas, tostones and amarillos to be shared. Next is a green avocado salad. For the third course, patrons can choose between San Juan Benedict with pork belly or lobster medallions, steak and eggs, or a plantain waffle with chicharones de pollo and sunshine mofongo. Finish with a choice of classic flan, vegan cheesecake or coquito bread pudding. Bottomless mimosas are served for $23 per person with a two-hour time limit with the purchase of food. An a la carte dinner menu will be available from 4-8 p.m. 123 Astronaut E. Onizuka St. #204, (213)265-7899.
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