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What’s Happening: Los Angeles Food News, April 2016

Take a look at what’s happening this month on the L.A. dining scene

AMMO Reopens on Melrose
AMMO has reopened on Melrose as AMMO To Go, a boutique restaurant serving take-out breakfast, lunch, and dinner dishes.

Tickets Now on Sale for Vegas Uncork’d
Vegas Uncork’d by Bon Appetit celebrates its 10th anniversary April 28 – May 1. A world-class lineup of renowned chefs will participate in tastings, seminars, and demonstrations. Tickets can be purchased at

LA Restaurants Serve Up Special Dishes for Thai Restaurant Week
During the week of April 11 – 17, 19 Thai restaurants in Los Angeles will be offering special dishes and prix fixe menus to celebrate Songkran and the Thai New Year.

Spago Hosts Passover Seder Dinner
On April 23, Spago will host its 32nd annual Passover Seder dinner with proceeds from the evening going to benefit Mazon, A Jewish Response to Hunger. Dinner begins at 5:30 p.m. and is $190 per person. Call 310.385.0880 for reservations.

Ox & Son Launch Sunday and Monday Family Suppers
Ox & Son’s Executive Chef Brad Miller has created two family supper menus offered on Sundays and Mondays for $35.

Bacara Resort and Spa Hosts 3rd Annual Santa Barbara Food & Wine Weekend
On April 15 – 17, Bacara Resort and Spa will host their 3rd Annual Santa Barbara Food & Wine Weekend. Chef Richard Blais will be headlining the event, which will include seminars, demonstrations, tastings, and a grand dinner. For tickets, go to

Masters of Taste Festival Comes to The Rose Bowl
On April 3, Masters of Taste, a new food festival will make its debut on the field of The Rose Bowl in Pasadena. Proceeds will benefit Union Station Homeless Services. For tickets, go to

Officine Brera Debuts Lunch Menu
Officine Brera, located in the Arts District of downtown, has launched a new Northern Italian lunch menu available Monday to Friday from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

IACP Hosts Conference in LA
The International Association of Culinary Professionals (IACP) will hold its annual conference featuring culinary professionals from around the world on April 1 – 3. The event will be held at Loews Hollywood Hotel. Tickets are $35.

BOA Announces New Lunch Menu
BOA Steakhouse in Santa Monica and West Hollywood has launched a new lunch menu including new dishes and cocktails.

Fig & Olive Launches Spring Menu
West Hollywood’s Fig & Olive debuts new dishes for spring created in conjunction with its new executive chef Wilfrid Hocquet.

Wolf Is Now Serving Brunch

Chef Marcel Vigneron’s Wolf restaurant, located on Melrose Ave. in West Hollywood,is now serving weekend brunch from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf Hosts Fundraiser
The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf is partnering with Adopt the Arts Foundation to host a fundraiser now through May 22 to preserve art programs in LA schools. CB&T also has launched new sweet tea ice blended drinks in blood orange, passion fruit and pineapple flavors.

Ritz-Carlton, Laguna Niguel Offers Two Pageant of the Masters Experiences
The Ritz-Carlton, Laguna Niguel is offering two special behind the scenes packages for the 2016 Pageant of the Masters performances in July and August. Visit for details.

Palm Desert Food & Wine Festival
The sixth annual Palm Desert Food & Wine Festival will take place April 8-10 in Palm Desert. Organized by Palm Springs Life, the festival features chefs from across the country for three days of culinary and wine tastings in the heart of the famed El Paseo shopping district.

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