What’s Happening in Los Angeles: September 2016

From new restaurants and cocktail menus, to tastings and summer events, you’ll want to stay in the loop this month

Head to K Ramen for its K Burger to celebrate National Cheeseburger Day on Sept. 18.

New Fall Chocolates from Valerie Confections
Valerie Gordon has new delicious chocolates including a bat bar with black lava salt, mole brownies, chocolate covered gingersnaps, smoke and spice truffles, and fall and black boxes with chocolate assortments. Click here to order.

Tickets on Sale for James Beard Foundation’s Taste America
Chefs Scott Conant, Curtis Stone, Hedy Goldsmith, Neal Fraser, Nyasha Arrington, Josef Centeno, Jeremy Fox, and Bruce Kalman will be providing dishes for the September 23 Taste America dinner at Vibiana. Tickets on sale here.

National Cheeseburger Day is September 18
Head to Napa Valley Grille, LaMill, Umami Burger, and K Ramen to celebrate National Cheeseburger Day on September 18.

Newport Beach Wine & Food Festival Takes Place September 29 – October 2
The Newport Beach Wine & Food Festival will take place Sept. 20 – Oct. 2 at the Newport Beach Civic Center. Purchase tickets here.

Visit Luke and Demo A Tesla
On Saturday Sept. 10 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., Luke in Woodland Hills is hosting a demo and dine event. Guests can hop in a new Tesla Model S for a 15 minute demo experience and stay for brunch. Tickets are $29 and $39 here.

Ritz-Carlton Northern California Resorts Offering Fall Packages
The Ritz-Carlton, Half Moon Bay is offering a private tasting and tour for two at Ridge Vineyard’s Monte Bello Estate including overnight accommodations at Ritz-Carlton Half Moon Bay and breakfast, click here for tickets.

The Ritz-Carlton, Half Moon Bay, and The Ritz-Carlton, San Francisco are offering a City to Surf package where guests can begin in San Francisco including a room, breakfast for two and two Cable Car passports and then drive to the coastal Half Moon Bay location to enjoy a coastal view room, breakfast for two, a welcome amenity, bottle of wine, and a s’mores kit to enjoy at the fire pits. The package is available through December 31 and can be reserved at 650.712.7686.

One Potato Delivers Easy Meal Kits for Delicious Dinners
One Potato, the organic family friendly meal delivery service, provides fresh meal kits that can be made in 30 minutes or less. Click here to view menus and make orders.

Galbani Cheese Feast of San Gennaro Comes to Hollywood September 23 – 25
The 15th Annual Galbani Cheese Italian Feast of San Gennaro comes to Hollywood on Sept. 23 – 25 with a street festival celebrating all things Italian. In addition to food, there will be live entertainment, a petting zoo, bocce and games. Tickets can be purchased here.

Obica Sunset Plaza Opens on Sunset Boulevard
Obica, known for their fresh Mozzarella imported from Italy, as well as signature regional Italian dishes, is opening a new location on the Sunset Strip in September.

Loquita Opens in Santa Barbara
Loquita, a new restaurant from Acme Hospitality, opens in September in Santa Barbara.

Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf Welcome Fall Beverages
The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf is now offering fall seasonal beverages including espresso cream, pumpkin and sweet pumpkin chai. Additionally, they will be serving pumpkin chocolate muffins, pecan apple sticky buns, and mini pumpkin ginger bundt cakes.

Chef Marcel Vigneron Opens Beefsteak
Top Chef alum Marcel Vigneron has opened Beefsteak, his plant based concept directly next to his Wolf restaurant. It features salads, grain bowls, smoothies and juices.

Kettle Black Now Open in Silver Lake
The new Kettle Black is now open in Silver Lake. The Italian restaurant is housed in the old California Bank building, seats 105 guests and serves rustic Italian fare.

Mastro’s Offers New Cocktail Menu
Mastro’s is offering new summer cocktails including a Spa Cooler, Jack the Buddha, Spirit of Summer, Solrita, Calyx Southside, and a signature Lemon Drop Martini.

Sunday Football at Eureka!
Watch all the Sunday football action at Eureka! in Woodland Hills beginning at 10 a.m. on game days. Enjoy $15 bloody Marys, mimosas, and brunch fare.

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