This March, Los Angeles promises a lively mix of culinary delights, immersive exhibits, sporting events and more. From pop-up shops to rooftop movie screenings, the city is bustling with activities for everyone. Read on to be sure you don’t miss out.
Website / 78-200 Miles Ave 92210
Michelin-starred Camphor has organized a pop-up shop at the BNP Paribas Open in Indian Wells, open from March 3 to 17. The Le Burger first made its debut last year at a pop-up at Coachella where it received rave reviews for its delicious patty blend of beef and duck meat, seasoned frites and a sweet kiwi cardamom slush.
Website / 5921 Valencia Circle 92067
On March 26 from 5 to 8 p.m., Camphor continues its trek around Southern California by heading to San Diego’s Rancho Valencia Resort & Spa where it will host the third installment of the resort’s chef’s dinner series. In collaboration with Rancho Valencia chefs Chris Gentile and Emiliano Safa, Camphor’s Max Boonthanakit and Lijo George will present a six-course dinner along with signature cocktails and curated wine pairings. Set on the property’s Culinary Garden surrounded by olive tree groves, stars and live music by the Gilbert Castellanos Jazz Trio, this event provides an ambient dining experience. Tickets are available now for $395 and the hotel is offering a special room rate for dinner attendees.
Website / 49-199 Eisenhower Dr 92253
Hosted by Colton Underwood, the inaugural Desert Smash Pickleball Challenge presented by Smirnoff Smash will take place on March 4 and will feature pro pickleball players like Wes Burrows and Roscoe Bellamy. Tickets for this event include admission, surprise giveaway items and product samplings. In addition, the 20th annual Desert Smash celebrity charity event will be hosted by Charlize Theron at La Quinta Resort and Club and will take place on March 5, presenting a unique blend of Hollywood stars and pro tennis players. Proceeds from this event go toward the Charlize Theron Africa Outreach Project, which focuses on empowering and supporting the youth community, providing fair and equitable rights for reproduction and gender. The Desert Smash Tennis Event presents a lineup of celebrities including Gavin Rossdale and Natasha Bedingfield, as well as professional tennis players, like three-time Grand Slam Champion Stan Wawrinka and former world No. 1 singles player Victoria Azarenka. Tickets can be purchased now, with prices ranging from standard courtside seating for $350 per person to VIP court seating starting at $3000.
Website / 1800 Argyle Ave 90028
The Kimpton Everly Hollywood has a slate of programming for guests throughout the spring. Relax and rejuvenate at Sound Bath Healing on Tuesdays, which features calming sounds from crystal bowls, or liven up your week on Wednesdays with Jazz Night, which showcases live jazz music and bespoke cocktails from Ever Bar. In the mood to move? Join the fun with DJ Lesha at Resident DJ Sets on Fridays.
Website / 888 S Olive St 4th Floor 90014
Cozy up by the fire with classic films and views of the city lights until March 31 at Rooftop Cinema Club in downtown L.A. Film highlights include screenings of Oppenheimer, Barbie, Clueless, Twilight, American Psycho and more. Each ticket is sold in pairs and includes being able to enjoy rooftop wood-burning patio heaters and hot beverages. Cuddle up in the Adirondack Love Seat priced at $30 per person or, for $40 per person, choose the Adirondack Love Seat and blanket combo, which includes a take-home blanket.
Website / 813 Flower St 90017
Fit for foodies and film fanatics, The Wayfarer DTLA has just launched a new immersive cinematic culinary journey: Fork n’Film.Located in the heart of downtown L.A., guests can enjoy dinner and a movie at the hotel’s underground venue, Lilly Rose. Admission to Fork n’Film includes a multi-course meal with beverage pairings inspired by classic film classics and is served at the same time it appears on the screen for the perfect blend of cinema and culinary delights. Screenings of The Princess and The Frog take place through March 17, followed by Ratatouille throughout the rest of March and April. Tickets are now available for purchase.
Website / 555 Mateo St 90013
Join chef Stephanie Izard and friends chefs Mei Lin, Bricia Lopez and Nyesha Arrington for a family-style brunch at Girl & The Goat to celebrate this Women’s History Month on March 9. Guests will get to enjoy a variety of unique flavors and ingredients on this culinary journey. In addition, a portion of the proceeds will go toward The Abundance Setting, a non-profit organization that supports and empowers women and working mothers in the culinary and hospitality industries. Tickets are $95 and available for purchase via OpenTable.
Website / 600 Sunset Blvd 90028
On view until March 18, Hip Hop Til Infinity presents an immersive journey through five decades of Hip Hop culture, tracing its path from New York to Amoeba Records in Hollywood. The exhibition celebrates hip hop’s West Coast roots and culture, showcasing rare collectible items from iconic artists such as Snoop Dogg, Nipsey Hussle and more. The immersive exhibit features interactive programming, like workshops, live panel discussions and listening parties. Hip Hop Til Infinity is part of the organization Mass Appeal’s ongoing Hop Hop 50 Intitivate. Tickets are available for purchase now.
Website / 718 S Hill St #100 90014
The downtown location of Hilltop Coffee + Kitchen now serves brunch on Saturdays and Sundays from 8:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. The menu offers savory choices such as chicken and waffles with honey butter and maple syrup; steak and eggs served on sourdough bread with arugula salad and smoked salmon benedict served on a toasted English muffin with tomatoes and creamy hollandaise sauce. Toast to the weekend with 2-for-1 mimosas available during brunch hours.
Website / 8500 Beverly Blvd #112 90048
In preparation of the upcoming L.A. Marathon, Yardbird is serving up a number of comfort food specials including hearty pastas, fried chicken, lobster mac and cheese, burgers and steak frites. In addition, Yardbird is also offering a free dessert to anyone dining in who presents their marathon medal after the race.
Website / 1410 Abbot Kinney Blvd 90291
Malin + Goetz has opened its third location along Abbot Kinney Boulevard. The apothecary’s new outpost expresses the vibrant and relaxed atmosphere of Venice Beach through subtle design details like natural oak walls and a pale green terrazzo central island bar. Guests can relax and socialize as they take part in a peaceful and laid-back shopping experience.
Website / 350 N Robertson Blvd 90048
Sal’s Place is open once again in West Hollywood. The restaurant has a warm and inviting atmosphere with classic decor and a menu that features traditional Italian dishes like lobster alla vodka, filet mignon and endive citrus with seasonal ingredients from the Santa Monica’s Farmer’s Market. Sal’s Place also has a variety of wine pairings for each dish, as well as non-alcoholic beverages and handcrafted cocktails like Sal’s Negroni with gin, amaro averna and sugar or the Chamomile Gimlet made with vodka, honey and lemon. Sal’s Restaurant is a cash-only establishment and reservations can be made by phone.
Website / 306 Pico Blvd 90405
Santa Monica’s first-ever non-alcoholic bar is now open, offering a unique experience to those seeking a mocktail alternative. Kavahana promises drinks different from your average mocktail, serving beverages made with quality ingredients and a rich history. Its primary offering is a 3000-year-old drink from the Pacific Islands that uses freshly made dehydrated kava nectar blended with flavors like ube coconut and saffron rose. Founders Hannah Wilen and Neil Bhatia started Kavahana in the L.A. underground rave scene with the goal in mind to reshape social norms around drinking culture. Kava nectar has many benefits, some of which include better sleep, relaxation, anxiety relief and mood enhancement, making it the perfect sweet drink alternative to alcohol. Kavahana also participates as a vendor every Sunday at Smorgasburg in downtown Los Angeles from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Website / 734 N La Cienega Blvd 90069
Koi L.A. launched a brand new vegan-only menu that allows plant-based guests to now enjoy classic Koi dishes. Small plates include vegan crispy rice, kale noodle stir fry and vegan salmon. Featured roles include the garden cut roll topped with avocado and gluten-free miso sauce, the Aka vegan roll with beets and Tamanegi sauce and the vegan dragon roll with shitake mushrooms, sweet potato, tofu, soy paper and avocado. Indulge in a vegan-friendly dessert, such as the vegan Koi sundae with vegan ice cream, cookie crumbles, agave-brushed filo dough pastries cream puffs, brownie bits and coconut whipped cream or the vegan mochi dessert.
Website / 3465 W 6th St #20 90020
Recently opening its doors on Feb. 20, Origin aims to take guests back in time to 1960s Seoul and is inspired by Seoul’s culture and culinary heritage. Choose from appetizers such as kimchi fried rice or seafood pancakes. Signature dishes like garlic bone-in short ribs, prime thin pork belly and soybean paste beef brisket hot pot offer an authentic Korean barbecue experience, set in a retro atmosphere. The beverage menu includes traditional Korean drinks, such as Soju, Korean wine, beer and more. Reservations are available for both lunch and dinner via Resy.
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Head to A.O.C restaurant in West Hollywood and Brentwood to try its new selection of winter cocktails with creations like the Fire & Smoke made with mezcal, lime, chili and blood orange; the Pixie with gin, lemon, Campari cordial and tangerine and more. These cocktails are available for lunch, brunch and dinner at both locations through the rest of the winter season and are priced at $18 to $19 each.
Website / 8440 Sunset Blvd 90069
The Skybar located at The Mondrian Los Angeles hosts a Vinyl & Vintage market every Thursday from 7:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m. free of charge and open to the public for those 21 and over. The event combines music and fashion with a collection of vinyl records played by DJ Joshua Huot and vintage clothing racks open for browsing. Guests can enjoy a range of vinyl music genres and discover retro clothes. This event is a great opportunity for both music lovers and fashion enthusiasts to enjoy an evening of nostalgia, rare thrift finds and sweeping views of West Hollywood and beyond.
Website / 9355 Culver Blvd 90034
Citizen Public Market now has Sunday Social every Sunday, which offers specially priced and BOGO food and drinks from all market vendors from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. for dine-in only. Menu highlights include half-off Gary’s Wood-Fired Pizza, a special menu that has ceviche from The Jolly Oyster, Uoichiba sushi rolls, WeHo Sauage and The Press buy one beer, get one five cents and complementary fries that come with every fried chicken entree at Go Go Bird. The event also has live jazz performances by the Gabe Mallari Trio starting at 5:00 p.m.
Website / 11647 San Vicente Blvd 90049
Brentwood's neighborhood steakhouse has just launched its new Baltaire Brunch. The Baltaire Brunch takes place every Sunday and is priced at $85 per person for a multi-course, prix-fixe menu. The menu features appetizers for the table, which include salads and mezze spreads, and main course options include filet benedict, lobster omelet with caviar, wagyu cheeseburger, tableside Greek salad and more. Guests can also choose to add Baltaire’s signature bloody mary cart, champagne cart, a build-your-own seafood tower, caviar bump or a large cinnamon roll for something sweet. Baltaire Brunch also has music from a live DJ, making it the perfect location for a fun meal with a group of friends, loved ones or for a special celebration.
Website / 421 N Rodeo Dr 90210
The Hideaway in Beverly Hills is launching its new delivery service, Herandos To Go, on Feb. 22nd. This exclusive menu features taco bento boxes, bowls, burritos and fresca drinks. Choose from options such as grilled New York steak tacos, taquitos de pollo, roasted mushroom bowls and more. With the option of either pickup or delivery, Hernandos will be available through all of the major food delivery services, such as Postmates and DoorDash.
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