To celebrate National Poke Day and  the grand opening of their newest location opening Sept. 28th in Burbank,  the Sweetfin, family  is offering $3 off all orders placed through their app  HERE or website with the promo code POKEDAY at any Sweetfin location.

L.A. Dodger pitcher Clayton Kershaw has introduced Kershaw’s Wicked Curve today, a craft beer developed in partnership with Master Brewer Michael Zislis and his BuzzRock Brewing Co. in Torrance. The full bodied grapefruit wheat ale is currently available in 19.2 oz. tall stadium cans exclusively at The Brews Hall in Torrance and in four packs of tall stadium cans at Gelson’s grocery stores throughout Southern California for $13.99 each. One-hundred percent of royalties from sales of Kershaw’s Wicked Curve will benefit vulnerable and at-risk children through Ellen and Clayton Kershaw’s charity, Kershaw’s Challenge. Fans can learn about events, offers and track developments on Instagram by following @thebrewshall and @buzzrockbrewingco.

Kershaw’s Wicked Curve

Grubhub and Smorgasburg L.A. are teaming up to bring back a takeout and delivery version of the popular food festival in Los Angeles. Offering delivery exclusively through Grubhub, “Smorg Delivered” Los Angeles will begin September 26 and 27 for six consecutive weekends. The “Smorg Delivered” partnership will offer fans of the food festival the opportunity to order contactless food delivered from some of their favorite Smorgasburg Los Angeles vendors to select areas throughout the city.

To celebrate the launch, the first 2,000 customers ordering from Smorgasburg vendors through Grubhub’s “Smorg Delivered” platform will receive their order in a reusable Grubhub x Smorgasburg Los Angeles branded tote bag. Customers can also receive $5 off their delivery orders of $15 or more by entering SMORG2020* when using the Grubhub app or

The vendor lineup for the first “Smorg Delivered” in Los Angeles will include longtime regulars like Mama Musubi, Porchetta Republic, Shrimp Daddy, Tacos 1986 and Ugly Drum. Vegan favorites include Amazebowls, Cena Vegan and T&T Lifestyle, Banh Oui, Maury’s Bagels, and Spoon & Pork. Visit Smorg Delivered to find out which vendors are available in your area.

Tuesday, Sept. 29 is International Coffee day and The Palm Coffee Bar in Burbank will celebrate by giving away free 8 oz. coffees all day. They’ve collaborated with Unity, a coffee sourcing and roasting company, on a special blend called “Together We Rise.”

In honor of National Taco Day on October 4, Casa Vega is teaming up with Fall Out Boy to debut a limited edition taco that will be available for the entire month of October at the 64-year-old restaurant and celebrity hotspot in Sherman Oaks. The profits from each taco will be donated to No Us Without You, a charity providing food security for undocumented back-of-house staff and their families.

Casa Vega Owner Christy Vega and longtime friend Pete Wentz, Fall Out Boy’s bassist, dreamed the new indulgent taco called “Sugar, We’re Goin’ to Get Tacos” featuring a crispy corn shell filled with ground beef or shredded chicken, homemade queso sauce, Cool Ranch Doritos, pico de gallo, all topped with a cilantro ranch crema drizzle. The “Sugar, We’re Goin’ to Get Tacos” will be offered at Casa Vega for both takeout via the restaurant’s drive-thru or dine-in on the newly converted back patio.

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Lanea will celebrate by hosting a drive-thru taco stand with a pop-up  from 12 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Sunday, offering free tacos to firefighters and frontline workers as well as one free taco with purchase of a cocktail to all customers. A portion of all proceeds from the day will benefit the Santa Monica Firefighters Relief Fund. There will be an all-day “Taco & Tequila Happy Hour” with $2 tacos and $9 hand-crafted canned or frozen cocktails, and several to-go Fiesta Meal Picnic Packs that include tacos, chips and pico de gallo, handmade cocktails and a Mexican serape blanket.

Severance has re-opened for outdoor dining with a new patio serving peperonate & ricotta and truffle chicken liver tartines, brisket poutine, a variety of fondues and signature charcuterie.  Happy Hour is Wed-Sun 4-6pm with $15 half bottles of rose and sparkling, $6 beers and plenty of bottle specials

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