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    February 2023 Food News and Other Happenings by Shaena Engle

    Shane Engle Brings February 2023 food news, things to do on Valentine’s Day, and other happenings throughout West Hollywood, Los Angeles and surrounding areas.


    1 Hotel West Hollywood Opens Bamford Wellness Spa

    Enjoy a wide range of treatments including massage, facials, and wraps at the new Bamford Wellness Spa at 1 Hotel West Hollywood. Enjoy their signature products and indulge in their infrared PEMF Mat where guests can relax on the pulsed electromagnetic therapy mat to reduce stress and soothe muscles, reservations available at [email protected].

    February 2023 Food News – 1 Hotel West Hollywood – Bamford Wellness Spa – Photo Credit: AVABLU

    The Den Brings Back Sunday Brunch

    Beginning February 5, The Den on Sunset is bringing back Sunday brunch from 11am to 4pm with a brand-new menu. There’s also a brand-new bar menu, including bottomless mimosas for $30.

    Yardbird Adds New Dishes

    Yardbird at the Beverly Center has added new dishes to their menu, including a yummy burrata with fig gastrique on grilled sourdough; ricotta meatballs; lamb tagliatelle pasta with Bolognese, burrata and basil; St. Louis ribs; and a 32 ounce porterhouse, plus they have a delicious new banana cheesecake.

    yardbird – February 2023 food news

    LEGO Store Opens at Westfield Century City

    LEGO will celebrate the grand opening of its 14th California location at the Westfield Century City Los Angeles shopping center on February 3-5. All weekend, guests will have the opportunity to help a LEGO® Master Builder build an 8-foot tall LEGO® Star Wars™ Grogu model made entirely from LEGO® bricks on the Terrace. Friday hours, 1 to 7pm, Saturday hours, 10am to 6pm.

    Toothsome Chocolate Emporium & Savory Feast Kitchen Open at Universal CityWalk

    The new Toothsome Chocolate Emporium & Savory Feast Kitchen is now open at Universal  CityWalk, offering an extensive menu for brunch, lunch and dinner including over the top delicious milkshakes, chocolate treats, macarons, truffles  and desserts. A kid’s menu and vegan options are also available. The arrival of the restaurant coincides with the 30th anniversary of Universal CityWalk.

    Dine with Purpose at Figat7th

    FIGat7th in downtown LA is hosting Dine with Purpose from February 1 through April 30th. Those that spend $30 or more at participating eateries, including California Pizza Kitchen, Five Guys, George’s Greek Grill, Mendocino Farms, Morton’s the Steakhouse, Ocho Mexican Grill, Sprinkles Cupcakes, Starbuck, The Melt and more, can submit a photo of their receipt to receive a $15 reward to come back and use. For every reward issued, a donation of an additional $15 will go to the Downtown Women’s Center.

    Smoke City Char Bar Opens in Downtown LA

    Smoke City Char Bar has opened in downtown LA, offering delicious smoked meats, artisan salads and sandwiches and bbq combination plates. They also have great sharable sides including mac and cheese, cornbread, street corn, truffle fries and other dishes. Located at 899 traction Avenue in the Arts District.

    Four Seasons Beverly Hills Launches Award Season Specials

    The Four Seasons Los Angeles at Beverly Hills has launched new Red Carpet treatments for Awards Season, including a MBR Red Carpet Firming and Detox Facial which stimulates cell functions and leaves skin radiant, $500 and a  Toning and Firming Body Sculpt massage with a Hypervolt gun to break down fat cells and an anti-inflammatory turmeric body mask and lymphatic massage, $425.

    Westin Hotels & Resorts Reimagines Gear Lending

    Westin Hotels & Resorts has refueled their Gear Lending Program, allowing guests the opportunity to borrow high-quality fitness gear in-room and on-demand, including training tools from Hyperice and Bala.

    February 2023 Food news

    Methodology Makes it Easy to Enjoy Delicious Meals

    Methodology delivers delicious meals for any diet with a rotating menu that includes breakfast, lunch, dinner and snack options. Order at https://www.gomethodology.com.

    Tequila Don Julio and Palm Tree Crew Offer Limited Merch Collection

    Tequila Don Julio and Palm Tree Crew are offering an exclusive merch collaboration featuring a unisex sweat set available, hoodie $85, pants $80 at https://www.palmtreecrew.com.

    Valentine’s Day Specials

    Porridge & Puffs + Graf Lantz Dinner Packages

    Give your significant other and yourself a stress-free Valentine’s Day with a pick-up dinner and tablescape package from Porridge and Puffs and Graf Lantz. Tablescape includes placemats, trivets and coasters with accents of Rose quartz, dinner includes wine selection, crab cake salad, stuffed pork and dessert, $295 for everything or just dinner for $100, available for pre-order and pickup at Domaine LA on February 14 after 3pm.

    West Hollywood’s The Den Offers $85 Prix Fix Menu

    West Hollywood’s The Den is offering a special $85 prix fix menu for Valentine’s Day with an optional $65 per person wine pairing. Menu includes prosciutto wrapped pears and bleu cheese, chicken Milanese, scallops, Hangar steak, sesame crusted tuna, chocolate lave cake and other dishes, reserve at www.thedenonsunset.com.

    Marina Del Rey’s Beachside Restaurant & Bar Offer Prix Fix Menu

    Marina Del Rey’s Beachside Restaurant & Bar inside the Jamaica Bay Inn is offering a $90 three-course prix fixe menu with burrata, filet, roasted salmon, lobster mac n cheese and chocolate mouse, among other choices. There’s also a special “Kissed by a Rose” cocktail. Reservations at Open Table.

    West Hollywood’s Norah Offers Six Course Prix Fixe Menu

    West Hollywood’s Norah will offer a six course prix fixe menu for $150 per person, including yellowtail crudo, tartufo pizza, Wagyu beef, Ora King salmon and chocolate cremeux, reservations available at Resy.

    Culver City’s Margot Offers Six Course Prix Fixe Menu

    Culver City’s Margot is offering a special six course prix fixe menu for $150 per person, including yellowtail crudo, conchiglie, braised short rib, Ora King salmon and flourless chocolate tarte.

    LA’s Bar Lis Offers Jazz and Cocktails

    LA’s Bar Lis is offering a special edition of Jazz Eclectic LA with modern jazz and soulful music and accompanying Champagne table packages with chocolate strawberries and macaroons. There’s also a large selection of specialty Valentine’s Day themed cocktails. February 14, 8pm to midnight, reserve at https://www.sevenrooms.com/reservations/barlis.

    Hollywood’s Lemon Grove’s Aphrodisiac Menu

    Hollywood’s Lemon Grove will offer a prix fixe aphrodisiac menu including truffle butter filet mignon, quinoa fritter, beet salad, miso honey shiso cod and chocolate mousse, $95, February 11th 5:30pm to close,  reserve at Resy.

    Hollywood’s The Barish Offers A La Carte Menu

    Hollywood’s The Barish, located in the iconic Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel, is offering a special a la carte menu featuring oysters, gnocco fritto with ricotta and prosciutto and chocolate ganache tart. You can also cozy up to the roaring fireplace in the lounge with a special cocktail. Reservations available from 5 to 10pm on Valentine’s Day, at Open Table.

    BJ’s Restaurant and Brewhouse has VDay Free Pizookies and eGift Card Offers

    BJ’s Restaurant and Brewhouse has Vday eGift cards, with every $50 eGift card purchase from Feb. 1 – Feb. 14, guests can receive a $10 bonus gift card. Diners enjoying dinner from Feb. 10-14 will get a coupon for a Free Pizookie.

    Toast to Love with Chandon

    Chandon is perfect for Valentine’s Day sipping with your significant other or at a Galentines celebration, offering traditional Chandon Brut, Etoile Brut or dry Rosé. All available at https://www.chandon.com.

    h.wood Group Offers Valentine’s Day Menus at Delilah, Sant’olina and The Nice Guy

    West Hollywood’s Delilah is offering a three-course prix fixe menu including tuna tiradito, black garlic prawns, Wagyu filet, striped bass and a slutty brownie for $175 per person, plus $75/$125 for wine pairings. Beverly Hills’ Sant’olina is offering a three-course prix fixe menu including winter citrus salad, spiced lamb and salmon and steak kebab with a chocolate tahini tart for $125 per person, plus $65 for wine pairing and the Nice Guy is offering a three-course prix fixe menu including yellowtail crudo, Caesar Salad, meatballs, lobster pizza, cacio e pepe, filet and branzino with affogato, blueberry crostata and chocolate chip bread pudding for $140 per person plus $65/$105 for wine pairings.

    Esterel at Sofitel Los Angeles at Beverly Hills Offers Four Course Dinner

    Beverly Hills’ Esterel at the Sofitel Los Angeles at Beverly Hills is offering a special four-course prix fixe menu including fried lobster bites, pan seared scallops with lobster risotto and chocolate trilogy mousse, $70, reserve at Open Table.

    West & Co Offers Affordable Three-Course Dinner

    Culver City’s West & Co is offering an affordable three-course prix fixe dinner including roast beet salad, surf and turf or steamed lobster to share and red velvet cake, just $80/$100  per couple.

    The Ritz-Carlton Spa Los Angeles Offers Valentine’s Specials

    The Ritz-Carlton Spa Los Angeles is offering treatments ideal for self-care or reconnecting with your significant other, available throughout the month of February. Located in downtown Los Angeles, special treatments include the Rose Quartz Body Ritual with a gentle body scrub, facial massage, antioxidant mask and  body oil application, 100 minutes, $550 weekdays, $570 weekends. The Rose Quartz Facial includes a gentle cleanse, antioxidant facemask enhanced by LED therapy and serum application, 80 minutes, $340 weekdays, $360 weekends. Their Rose Quartz manicure and pedicure includes an aromatic soak with ylang, ginger and vetiver, lavender infused heated neck wrap, eye mask, paraffin treatment and polish, 120 minutes, $285 weekdays, $295 weekends. (PHOTO). Book at 213.763.4400.

    Four Seasons Beverly Hills Launches Valentine’s Day Specials

    The Four Seasons Los Angeles at Beverly Hills is offering special spa treatments including a love quartz massage for $325; a Knesko rose quartz gem clinical facial using gemstones and healing Reiki energy for $395 and a sweetheart couples massage with a rose tea service for $450-$570.

    Share Sherry with Your Sweetie on Feb. 14

    Cooking at home or watching a RomCom can be more romantic with a bottle of Sherry, including Pedro Ximenez paired with dark chocolate treats, ice cream or a cheese platter; Mananilla Sherry with a salty finish perfect with a seafood dinner or sushi.

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    Shaena Engle
    Shaena Engle
    Shaena Engle is a food, lifestyle and travel writer for a variety of publications, including the Los Angeles Times, Pasadena magazine, AOL, The Daily Meal, The San Diego Union Tribune and PokerPro magazine. She has interviewed top chefs including Lidia Bastianich, Michael Chiarello, Hubert Keller, Jean-Georges Vongerichten, Jose Andres, and many others. She has authored three books, The Cheap Bastard’s Guide to Las Vegas (Globe Pequot Press), The Best Places to Kiss in Southern California (Beginning Press, a romantic travel guide) and Silver Linings: Triumphs of The Chronically Ill and Physically Challenged (Prometheus Books).  She is also an amateur magician and often writes on gambling, poker and magical happenings.  She also is a freelance consultant on restaurant, food, travel and hospitality public relations and marketing efforts.
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