As the legal home restaurant business continues to pick up steam, Proudly Serving is hosting a backyard burger pop-up on Saturday, November 7, in Redondo Beach from 1 – 4 p.m. A limited amount of burgers will be available for pre-order through Venmo if you’d like to lock in your burger. Additional items for purchase include whirled chocolate chip cookies, orange olive oil cake, ice cream sandwiches and more. The double cheeseburger with cheese, griddled onions, pickles and burg sauce is served on a potato bun.

When placing your order through Venmo (@proudlyserving), state what time slot you would like: 1 – 2 p.m., 2 – 3 p.m., 3 – 4 p.m. All pre-orders must be placed by Friday, November 6 at 12 p.m. Limited amount of walk-ups will be available. No mask, no burger.

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1819 Armour Ln., Redondo Beach (follow the smell of meat down the driveway)

Smashburger (Courtesy Proudly Serving)

“Post-Election Decompression” in the form of drive-in stand-up comedy, brought to you by the producers of The Comedy Store’s B*TCH,  Magic Asphalt takes place in the Magic Castle parking lot in Hollywood this weekend, Friday, November 6 through November 8. The election anxiety-relieving show features a line-up of comedians including Gina Yashere, Elanor Kerrigan, Jamie Kennedy, Josh Adam Meyers, Craig Conant and Bryan Burris, all of which can be enjoyed in the comfort of your own car with the Magic Castle in the background.

Food is available to purchase before the event here. The menu features fried chicken sandwiches, burgers and veggie burgers from the Magic Castle Kitchen. Cocktails, wine and beer are available on-site and can be consumed in the car. Tickets are $125 and allow up to five people per car.


Coastal Med Bowl (Courtesy Luna Grill)

The wait is over for neighbors in Lakewood. Popular Mediterranean fast casual restaurant Luna Grill opens its new Lakewood location on Thursday, November 12, in the heart of the area’s restaurant row. To celebrate the grand opening, Luna Grill Lakewood will donate 20% of opening weekend profits (November 12-15) to the Los Angeles Regional Food Bank. The newest location incorporates designated pick-up and to-go order areas to better facilitate online ordering and third-party delivery services, with patio dining space structured to provide socially distant dining.

The Wednesday Night Cinema Series continues upstairs at the Ace Hotel downtown, featuring rooftop bites, drinks and movies. Price is $40 per person with $15 covering the screening, and $25 you can put toward your choice of food and drink from the menu:

11/11: Shithouse
11/18: Antarctica

Huntington Meats and Farmers Market Poultry are doing their part to make sure nightly bedtime rituals like fresh pajamas will provide a peaceful good night to in-need children this holiday season. The two shops, located in the Original Farmers Market, are teaming up to host their first Holiday Kids Pajama Drive to take place the entire month of November. The goal is to collect 300 pairs of pajamas for distribution to local agencies servicing homeless and low income families.

Customers that visit either of the shops and donate a pair of new, unwrapped pajamas valued at $10 or more will receive a complimentary pound of premium bacon or homemade sausages from Huntington Meats, or a dozen fresh eggs from Farmers Market Poultry. In addition to PJs for children aged infant to age 18, the shops will be collecting children’s slippers, robes, security blankets, story books and toothbrush/toothpaste sets through November 30.

“We thought this was a unique idea for a great cause,” owner Jim Cascone said in a press release. “Toy drives are great during the holiday, but we forget that some kids may never have received a brand new pair of PJs, which was something many of us took for granted growing up.”

Huntington Meats (Michele Stueven)

Pasadena’s beloved Craftsman restaurant The Raymond 1886 is celebrating fall by featuring Michelin Star Chef Paul Shoemaker for a five-day staycation starting Tuesday, November 10 through Saturday, November 14!

The six-course tasting menu ($85 per person) can be enjoyed on any one of The Raymond 1886’s three patios or by takeout or delivery ($65 per person). Head Barman Jesus Gomez will also be offering a special optional wine and cocktail pairing ($35 per person) for guests that opt to patio dine at The Raymond 1886, and they will also be offering their full list of 1886 cocktails, wines by the bottle, and craft beer for takeout and delivery as well. Menu items include citrus cured salmon, pork belly pumpkin risotto, beef tenderloin, smoked milk chocolate crémeux for dessert and more.

Private workspace NeueHouse is teaming up with Filipinotown’s neighborhood staple Grá by Michael McSharry for one night only on Wednesday November 11. Grá, the organic sourdough pizza and natural wine restaurant will pop-up at NeueHouse Hollywood’s outdoor restaurant, The Table, with a ferment-forward menu. Bringing along their wood-burning oven with vinyl DJ entertainment through the evening, Grá’s menu will highlight their specialty wood-fired pizzas with complementary starters and desserts. The pre-fixe menu is priced as $55 per head with vegan options and paired natural wines and specialty kombucha will be available for purchase. Tickets:

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