Hold the cones! Today is Häagen-Dazs annual free cone day at participating locations. If you don’t have time to act on the sweet deal, keep in mind Pacific Dining Car is celebrating their 97th anniversary with 97-cent hamburgers now till Saturday, May 12. More details on both specials below.
The coming weekend will have Angelenos brunching hard with Mother’s Day on Sunday. Some of the best dining destinations are hosting epic brunches that will satisfy any mom. See our top picks below.
Finally, if you’re looking for more food related happenings check out the events round up below. This week includes Pasadena Restaurant Week, ARTXFOOD, Smorgasburg Fried Chicken Day, Lawry’s 80th anniversary lunch celebration and Downtown LA Beer and Music Festival.
As always, enjoy all the tasty news bites below! Bon Appétit!
97 cent Hamburgers at Pacific Dining Car
The Pacific Dining Car will once again celebrate their anniversary with a juicy burger at a throw back price. Get a four ounce burger made with a signature blend of Prime USDA ribeye, New York sirloin and filet served on a house made brioche bun with aged Tillamook cheddar, dill pickle, lettuce and Thousand Island dressing for 97 cents. The price signifies how many years the 24 hour 1920’s railway train car restaurant has been in business. Family owned and passed down from four generations PDC is still a great spot for solid steaks with a side of nostalgia. The 97 cent burger promo is only redeemable if you sign up to reserve the burger. Once you sign up with your name, email and birthday you’ll be on their qualifying list to redeem the burger. Keep in mind it’s one burger per sign up while supplies last and redeemable only for on-site dining. The promotion ends on May 12.
Häagen-Dazs Free Cone Day
Häagen-Dazs annual free cone day is back on May 8 between 4 to 8 p.m. at participating locations. Grab a free ice cream scoop of your choice for a mid day cool down.
Top Mother’s Day Brunch Picks
Calling all you daughters, sons, aunts, uncles, cousins and lovers. Mother's Day is a week away (5/13) and seats are filling up at FARMHOUSE. We designed a $45 prix fixe with a $25 kids menu and a limited a la carte menu that your mother or mother figure is sure to love. Our brunch hours are 11am-3pm. Make your reservation on OpenTable soon!
Mother’s Day is this Sunday. Treat mom to one of the many fabulous brunches being held just for the occasion. We curated an eclectic mix of offerings you’ll want to know about. See our top picks here then make reservations fast, as the holiday is sure to make things busier than usual.
Soccer Star Alessandro Del Piero Opens Restaurant in L.A.
Alessandro Del Piero ventures into the restaurant business with N. 10, a modern Italian restaurant located on W. 3rd Street. According to Piero, opening a restaurant has always been his dream. Helping him make this dream a reality are chefs Nick Parker and Fabio Ugoletti. Read all about our visit here.
Food Events for this Week in L.A.
Tuesday May 8th, 2018
Häagen-Dazs annual free cone day is back! Just be at a participating locations to grab a free ice cream scoop (cup, sugar cone, or cake cone) of your choice on Tuesday, May 8 between 4 to 8 p.m.
Greenbar Distillery hosts whisky tastings at their distillery in Downtown Los Angeles where you get to taste six kinds of whisky and learn how to identify a scotch, rye, bourbon and more.
It’s Pasadena Restaurant Week (May 6-11) diners can expect 40+ restaurants in participation offering special prix-fixe lunch and dinner menus.
Genever located in Historic Filipinotown recently launched a new happy hour offering $7 martinis, gimlets and negronis; $7-8 wines by the glass; every Tuesday through Friday from 6-8 p.m. On Wednesdays they host ‘Head-butt Hump Day’ where $10 gets you a shot of Bols Regular Genever and a Red Horse beer. That special runs all night.
Down some tacos, drink some locally brewed beers and test your trivia skills this Tuesday during Tacos & Trivia night at Angel City Brewery in DTLA.
Wednesday May 9th, 2018
E.P. & L.P. in West Hollywood continues their stylish cinema series Melrose Rooftop Theatre with a screening of The Big Lebowski. Choose to just watch the movie or purchase a three course dinner package before hand. There will be concession style snacks and cocktails for sale as well.
Bad Housekeeping at Good Housekeeping in Highland Park pops up every Wednesday now through May 30. On these nights you’ll find libations inspired by bad recipes of the past including a ‘glazed ham’ and cherry cordials cocktail.
Thursday May 10th, 2018
Love and Loss in Hi Fi, a collaboration between Public Matters, and PWC (Pilipino Workers Center) are producing a series of events centered around Historic Filipinotown this week including one at female owned gin bar Genever this Thursday. Titled “Who’s Your Neighbor?” the event will center around meeting people in the community, hearing their stories, playing trivia quiz about the neighborhood and enjoying $5 San Miguel and Red Horse beers plus lumpias.
Friday May 11th, 2018
ARTXFOOD, a nightly series of communal meals merging the worlds of art and cuisine, will take place at Goya Studios in Hollywood every evening from May 11 through June 3. Top Chef All Stars winner Richard Blais will create the food, while L.A. artist Greg Ito creates art that will surround you during the evening.
Sunday May 12th, 2018
Smorgasburg Fried Chicken Day will take place at Santa Anita Park this Sunday. Chomp on chicken from the likes of Bahn Oui (fried chicken sandwiches), Baohaus (fried chicken bao buns), Bolo (fried chicken on a pineapple bun), Hot Star (Taiwanese street food-style large fried chicken) and more. At the same time, you can wager on world-class horse racing at this trackside event.
For Lawry’s 80th anniversary the iconic prime rib destination will partner up with L.A. Times Food Bowl and Jonathan Gold to host an epic lunch and panel discussion with beloved L.A. chefs Nancy Silverton, Jon Shook, Vinny Dotolo and Sang Yoon. Each chef will reinvent a Lawry’s signature dish from the spinning bowl salad to classic cart sides and dessert. The four-course lunch with wine pairings cost $150 per person. All net proceeds will be donated to The Midnight Mission, which offers paths to self-sufficiency for homeless individuals in L.A.
Downtown LA Beer and Music Festival comes to Pershing Square in Downtown Los Angeles on Saturday with unlimited samples of 100+ craft beers. Guest will also be treated to live music by Alien Ant Farm, Mickey Avalon, and Dirt Nastyl as well as pop-up food vendors.
The Blending Lab will host a special Mother’s Day Wine Blending Class this Saturday from noon to 2 p.m. All attendees will get 10% off the class in celebration of Mothers Day. The Blending Lab will also extend the 10% discount to Sunday for all glasses, flights and bottle purchases.
Sunday May 13th, 2018
A Tutta Pizza!, a festival dedicated to pizza will showcase 20-plus pizzerias, pizza restaurants, and pizza trucks at the Hollywood Palladium this Sunday. The day will include cooking workshops, cooking demos, “deep dish” conversations, and a lively panel discussion.
Downward Grog presents Mother Day Brewery Yoga this Sunday at Angry Horse Breweing in Montebello.
Speak Easy Yoga is a brand-new series curated especially for Hotel Indigo Los Angeles Downtown on Sundays through the end of May. Do a down dog and namaste to music from the 1920s. If you follow your yoga session with Indigo’s Bootlegger Brunch, it will include one complimentary beverage with purchase of a brunch entrée.