This week it’s all about treating that special women in your life. Specifically… mom!
And if you’re looking for last minute ideas for Mother’s Day (we know you are) then check out some of our favorite spots to dine on mom’s special day, including multiple brunch deals and buffets that you’ll want to choose from.
Also of note: Häagen-Dazs Free Cone Day is happening TODAY, Magpies celebrates their new store with free soft serve all day TODAY and Dog Haus celebrates National Slider Day with free sliders on May 15.
Your weekly L.A. food news rundown starts NOW.
Dog Haus Celebrates National Slider Day with Free Sliders!
On May 15 all Dog Haus eateries will offer guests their choice of a free hot dog, corn dog or burger slider with the purchase of any haus item, in celebration of National Slider Day.
Magpies Opens in Tarzana with Free Soft Serve
Chef-driven softserve Silver Lake favorite Magpies grand opens their second shop in Tarzana today giving away free soft serve all day long while supplies last.
Top picks for Mother’s Days Weekend
Broken Spanish will be hosting it’s first brunch ever, on Mother’s Day. Highlights include 3 Leches French Toast, Chicharron Con Huevos, Huevos Rancheros with Heirloom Tortillas, Chilaquiles, Guajillo-Stewed Chicken and more.
Plant-based restaurant Crossroads will host a Mother’s Day Brunch Buffet ($55 per person; $15 for kids under 12 years of age) featuring favorite signature dishes such as Bagel and “Lox,” Chicken and Waffles, the Crossroads Benedict and more. Fresh muddled Blackberry Mimosas and a roving Bloody Mary cart will help you toast to mom and for dessert there’s a “build-your-own” Parfait Bar.
All mothers will get a FREE Purista Margarita at Gracias Madre this Sunday and guests can dine on the organic plant based brunch menu featuring highlights such as Spring Empanadas and a Raspberry Shortcake.
Mother’s Day Brunch at Ocean Prime Beverly Hills will feature a decadent menu of Crab & Eggs, Braised Short Rib Surf & Turf, Blood Orange Mimosa and more.
Friends of the Castle Green hold a yearly Mother’s Day Tour of the Historic Castle Green built in 1898. In addition, a full service sit down Mother’s Day Tea presented by Tea Rose Garden Tearoom in Old Town Pasadena and Perfect Equation Catering will take place in the Grand Ballroom serving salad, classic tea sandwiches, pastries, scones, fruit compote and a desert plate along with a pot of seasonal tea. Guests will go home with a jar of Castle Green Marmalade or jam. Tour cost $30 and tea service cost $85 per person.
Michael’s will host a Mother’s Day prix-fixe brunch which includes a three-course menu featuring dishes such as House Ricotta with berries and granola; Soft-Scrambled Eggs with smoked salmon; and Whipped Cheesecake or Blueberry Buttermilk Sorbet for dessert. Toast to mom with a Blood Orange Granita Mimosa or Roasted Tomato Bloody Mary!
BOA Steakhouse in West Hollywood will offer a buffet for $65 per person. The buffet will include a carving station for their signature 40 day dry aged New York Striploin, and appetizers, a raw seafood bar, eggs to order, dessert table, crepe station and more.
Häagen-Dazs Free Cone Day
Häagen-Dazs Free Cone Day returns on Tuesday. From 4-8 p.m. score one free ice cream cone at participating Häagen-Dazs stores.
LA Times Food Bowl Presents: LA Times Night Market
1st Annual Los Angeles Times Night Market (May 10-14) will take over Grand Park with a free, all ages event where visitors pay al a carte as they dine. Expect 50 food booths from LA’s favorite restaurants, bars to food trucks. Guests can also purchase $10 “The Super Market” tickets, which will allow access to a selection of food vendors, additional seating areas, bars, premium lounges and entertainment.
The Eat Show Returns to The Reef in Downtown L.A.
New kid on the block The Eat Show returns to The Reef on May 13 for their second year event. Guests will get access to delicious eats from 50+ Los Angeles restaurants including Otium, Jeni’s Splendid Ice Cream, Nabi, Kato, Dino’s Chicken and Burgers, Halal Guys, Max City BBQ and more. In addition, the open bar will span over 30 feet long to accommodate as many guests as possible. This is a timed event with two sessions to choose from. Tickets are $60 and gets you four hours of access.
Ocean Prime Launches Shaken, Shucked, and Popped Friday Summer Happy Hour
Starting this Friday, May 12 Ocean Prime will kick off a new Friday happy hour called Shaken, Shucked, and Popped offering $10 cocktails shaken table-side, $1 shucked oysters, $10 glasses of Veuve Rose and more! The on-going happy hour will take place every Friday from 3 to 11 p.m. throughout the summer with live music starting at 6 p.m. and complimentary truffled popcorn.
Tacos y Cervezas: Food & Beer Festival at Santa Anita Park
Knock back a couple cold cervezas and pair it with delicious street tacos during Tacos y Cervezas at Santa Anita Park on May 13. Your ticket gets you 8 Taco Scrips (tacos cost 2-3 scrips each)
8 (3 oz.) Mexican Craft Beer Tastings, Club House Admission, Trackside & Grandstand Seating and more. Tickets are available online for $35 or on Goldstar at $23 (while supplies last).
The Proud Bird is Back!
The Proud Bird reopens on
May 15 as a completely redesigned food bazaar. The historic property will feature dishes with international influences and a bar program called The Mile-High Club, offering cocktails with an aviation-themed twist.
UPDATE: The Proud Bird has decided to push back their opening to June 2017
The Proud Bird Food Bazaar will feature a variety of cuisines inspired by the cultural melting pot of Los Angeles and we want you to be a part of our adventure! From an authentic homemade meal, to the craveable dish at your local mom & pop restaurant, we're always looking for inspiration for our new menu. Share your foodie photos and tag @theproudbird. You never know, your foodie photo may lead to our next menu item! 🍽 Have foodie friends? Tag them in this post!
The 6th Annual West Coast BBQ Classic at The Queen Mary
On May 13 the 6th Annual West Coast BBQ Classic returns for another year of deliciously smoked and grilled meats, with 50+ of the nations top Pit Masters. Get your hands on their mouth-watering barbecue and partake in other activities like an eating competition, lawn games, line dancing, giveaways, live entertainment and more. Tickets cost $24 + depending on general admission and VIP. Goldstar also has discounted tickets while supplies last.
LA Food Bowl Collaboration Dinner at The Bellwether with host Jet Tila
On May 17 Ted Hopson and Ann-Marie Verdi welcomes Jet Tila into their kitchen to cook a five course collaboration dinner. Tickets cost $90 a person with an additional $35 for beverage pairing. A peek of the menu shows a bevy of Asian inspired eats like Sichuan Style Raw Snapper, Korean Mandu with Kimchi and pork, Chili Pan Mee wheat noodles and Red Braised Pork Belly.