What’s Happening Los Angeles: May 2017

May brings a brand-new LA food festival, new restaurant openings, and Mother’s Day celebrations

The dark and sultry Mama Lion opened in Koreatown.

Food Bowl Hosts Events Throughout the City

The LA Times is hosting a new food festival throughout the month. Food Bowl features dozens of dining events and aims to promote awareness about food waste and hunger. Go online for a schedule of events, and stay tuned to The Daily Meal for dispatches from the events.


Silver Lake’s By Chloe Offers Special May Dishes

Silver Lake’s By Chloe will be offering a special gluten-free pancake, smashed avocado toast, roasted asparagus and strawberries, and cherry lemonade.


Baltaire and Ocean Prime Beverly Hills Celebrate the Kentucky Derby

Brentwood's Baltaire and Beverly Hills' Ocean Prime will both be celebrating the Kentucky Derby on Saturday, May 6 with juleps, food, and free viewing of the festivities.


Rudy & Hudson California Diner Opens in Santa Monica

Santa Monica’s new Rudy & Hudson California Diner offers traditional yet elevated dinner fare as well as breakfast served all day.


Mama Lion Supper Club Opens in Koreatown

Mama Lion, a new supper club located in Koreatown, offers snacks, finger foods, a raw seafood menu, and shareable main dishes as well as desserts and custom cocktails.


Katsuya Updates LA Locations

Katsuya locations in Brentwood, Hollywood, and LA Live have been redesigned to feature more open communal spaces. The Hollywood location’s redesign features a 10-seat open-air sushi bar and a hand-painted mural by artist Ara Starck.


Napa Valley Grille Appoints New Exec Chef

Westwood’s Napa Valley Grille has appointed Kenny Spost as their new executive chef.


Salted Cooking Kits Now Available at Whole Foods

Salted cooking kits have launched six new varieties at LA Whole Foods stores. Each kit is designed by a local LA chef and features everything needed for a delicious meal, except the protein.


Astro Doughnuts and Fried Chicken Opens Downtown

Astro Doughnuts and Fried Chicken has opened downtown and is featuring a special strawberry margarita doughnut for Cinco de Mayo.


Mother’s Day Brunches at LA Restaurants


Celebrate Mother’s Day for brunch at The Bellwether, Doheny Room, The Wallace, Cast Restaurant, Hinoki & the Bird, The Langham, Hotel Bel Air, Herringbone Santa Monica and Ocean Prime Beverly Hills or dinner at Mastro’s Ocean Club; or dinner at  Laurel Point, Jar, or the Polo Lounge.