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Last Minute Easter Sunday Brunch, Hunts, & More in Los Angeles

Happy Easter Sunday! If you’re hoping to trade peeps for pasta on Sunday, April 21, you may be in luck. All of the restaurants below have tables available to celebrate the holiday for both brunch and dinner. If you’re making last minute Easter Day plans, check out the list, which also highlights a dish or two, desserts, whether the restaurant is all ages or best for adults, and we’ve thrown in an Easter egg hunt or two at the end. Enjoy!

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Tax Day Specials at L.A.’s Best Restaurants & Bars

Two weeks after April Fool’s Day, and like a cruel joke, tax day falls on a Monday this year. In a just world, shouldn’t it always fall on a Friday? If you’re trying to celebrate big or drown your sorrows, these Tax Day specials are so good, they’re almost guaranteed to cheer you up. Here’s where to celebrate, commiserate and generally just be thankful you got through another year of taxes.

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The Week in Nancy Silverton of Mozza News

This Week in Nancy Silverton.

The celebrated and award winning Los Angeles chef behind restaurants Osteria Mozza, Chi Spacca, and Pizzeria Mozza, has been all over the news lately. First, Silverton is set to open a new Italian restaurant at the legendary Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel. Second, Nancy is celebrating 30 years of La Brea Bakery. Third, Nancy’s famous grilled cheese returned to L.A. with a bang on Pizzeria Mozza’s late menu. And, finally (until next week, at least), Ms. Silverton is headed to Ojai in the coming months to host a food and wine series. Read on for all the details!

Photo: Courtesy of Finch

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Grilled Cheese Night at La Brea Bakery & 4 Mouth-Watering Grilled Cheese Recipes

Who doesn’t love a good grilled cheese? I know I do. The month of April also happens to be Grilled Cheese Month so if there ever were a whole month to eat grilled cheese guilt free this is it. Legendary bread institution La Brea Bakery is hosting a nostalgic throwback Grilled Cheese Night celebration Wednesday, April 12 from 7pm to 10pm. Live music, champagne and wine pairings, a red carpet entrance, and many, many, many grilled cheese sandwiches will be served. Tickets are $35. But if you’re simply looking for some fantastic grilled cheese recipes to make at home, La Brea Bakery has provided some unique and delectable recipes included here. Enjoy!

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Making A Last Minute Valentine’s Day Dinner Reservation?

Valentine’s Day rolls around once a year and if you’re anything like me you have probably postponed making dinner reservations until the very last minute. Below you’ll find a list of great Valentine’s Day dinner options for couples, singles, and groups of friends from the pricey (Melisse at $365/person takes the crown this year) to the affordable (Salazar in Silver Lake is offering its menu a la carte). Click the links to go to the restaurant’s reservation page and be sure to call ahead to confirm the details. Enjoy!

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Studio City’s Los Balcones is Boldly Creative, Wildly Exciting, & Tantalizingly Unusual

Los Balcones in Studio City is a once-in-a-lifetime kind of restaurant except that you will return again and again over the course of your life. Immediately after finishing our dinner for two I made a reservation for four for the following week. This Los Balcones is the offspring of Hollywood mainstay Los Balcones, which is known for traditional Peruvian food. There’s nothing traditional about this outpost. The dishes are boldly creative, wildly exciting, and tantalizingly unusual. These dishes cannot be found at the Hollywood location, and they aren’t just hard to find at other Peruvian spots in Los Angeles, they’re positively impossible to find elsewhere.

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The Art of Living: Raise a Glass to These Six Home Cocktail Bars

Why go out when the best spot for a nightcap is at home? Perfect private parties are easy thanks to these distinctive bars, in homes from East Coast to West.

Chic Connecticut Colonial

Steps from Greenwich Avenue, this airy, stylish five-bedroom home features four levels of open-plan living space and modern design elements. In addition to a formal dining room with a butler’s pantry, a library, a family room with a fireplace, a gourmet kitchen, and an expansive terrace with built-in grill, it boasts a fabulous lower-level media and game room with a fireplace and a 10-seat bar with custom shelving, a sink, and two generous wine refrigerators.

Offered at: $4,695,000
Location: 16 Anderson Road, Greenwich, CT 06830

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💌✨ The Best New Year’s Eve 2019 Dinners in Los Angeles

Restaurants across Los Angeles are ringing in the new year with masquerade balls, live music, quiet low-lit evenings, lavish feasts, and thousands of flowing bottles of champagne. No matter your neighborhood, choice of cuisine, noise level, budget, or poison, the restaurants on this list will help you welcome 2019 with some of the finest food our culinary destinations have to offer.

Read on for the best places in L.A. to dine on New Year’s Eve and ring in 2019.

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Happy Hanukkah! Here’s The Absolute Best Latke Recipe

Happy Hanukkah!

Hanukkah began at sundown on December 2nd last week. Many of us celebrated the start of the holiday by lighting candles for eight days and consuming fried foods. Lots of fried foods. Latkes are deceptively simple. For a basic, classic latke is just potatoes, onions, flour, eggs, and oil. Some of us commemorate the holiday by making latkes each evening until the 10th. And why not? I think that allows plenty of nights to experiment with different ingredients to figure out the perfect latke to your tastes. What I love most is a very herb-heavy latke. Rosemary, Thyme, Dill, Basil. You name it, and if you have it, use it. Fresh herbs add a lot of bite to this classic dish.

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The Best Places in Los Angeles for Thanksgiving Dinner to Go

During Thanksgiving, even if you love to cook, sometimes you would rather spend more quality time with family and friends than in the kitchen, stressing over the internal temperature of the bird in the oven. Other times the idea of the pile of post-meal dishes feels simply like too much work. If ever there was a year to hang up the apron and pick up the phone to order a Thanksgiving feast, 2018 would be it. This year, why not celebrate the holiday in the comfort of your own home without spending all day preparing, slicing, and mixing? All of the restaurants and stores below offer holiday meals for any size party at a wide variety of price points. All you’ll have to do is heat and serve.

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