What’s Happening in Los Angeles: May 2016

From spring menu and weekend brunch launches, to tasting dinners and fun events, check out what's going on this month

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This May, Demitasse will host tasting menu dinners featuring seasonal dishes such as escargot with braised taro leaves and porchetta with pickled rhubarb.

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

The Ritz-Carlton Laguna Niguel Showcases Southeast Asian Street Food
On May 24, the Ritz-Carlton Laguna Niguel will host an evening showcasing southeast Asian street food from 6 p.m.to 9 p.m. Executive chef Brian Sundeen will prepare a variety of dishes from Singapore, Indonesia, and Vietnam, $85 per person, tickets by calling 949.240.2000.

The Guild Launches Weekend Brunch
West Hollywood’s The Guild launches a new weekend brunch beginning Sunday May 1. Dishes include poached egg Caesar salad, chilaquiles, Korean beef tartar benedict, and other dishes.

Celebrate National Hamburger Month
May is national hamburger month. Celebrate at Plan Check Kitchen and Bar with a variety of burgers including the Tommy Lasorda with a patty, hot dog, and bacon spread; the royal with cheese with a patty, short ribs, and truffle cheese; and the cheeseburger "Machismo" with a patty, habanero cheese, bacon, and jalapeños.

Zimmer Children’s Museum Hosts We All Play Event
The Zimmer Children’s Museum will host its fundraiser We All Play, an all day celebration live music, food (catered by chef Eric Greenspan), and fun at the Zimmer Children’s Museum on May 15. Tickets can be purchased at www.zimmermuseum.org.

Shophouse Southeast Asian Kitchen Opens in West Hollywood
Shophouse Southeast Asian Kitchen has opened its fifth location in Southern California in West Hollywood. The chain offers a choice of combinations of rice, noodles, or salad with proteins and vegetables.

Demitasse Hosts Seasonal Tasting Dinners
Hollywood’s Demitasse is hosting a five-course seasonal tasting menu on May 6 and May 7 from 7:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. 

Plain Check Offers Six Dollar Signature Bar Specials
Plan Check Fairfax is now offering a signature menu item for $6 from noon until 4 pm.

Hollywood Bowl Announces New Food and Wine Options
Patrons of the Hollywood Bowl this summer will have a variety of new food and wine options to sample during concerts. Chef Suzanne Goin and Caroline Styne will be debuting the Wine Bar by aoc, the Backyard, Kitchen 22, the Marketplace, new food trucks, supper in your seats, and Lucques at the Circle.

Knead & Co Offer Breakfast
Knead & Co, located at downtown’s Central Market, is now offering breakfast. Dishes include breakfast ravioli with kale and ricotta, polenta porridge, and house made pasta with fried egg.

The District by Hannah An Offers New Spring Menu
The District by Hannah An has launched a new spring menu featuring fresh, light traditional Vietnamese dishes, with a modern twist.

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