Oklahoma Tornado Relief

L.A. Spice is featuring a special menu this week, organized to benefit natural disaster victims in Oklahoma. A dollar will be donated to the Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma for each item purchased from the special menu. The options include shrimp and corn hush puppies, barbecue chicken, peach cobbler and old-fashioned Oklahoma pecan pie with whipped cream.

WHAT: Oklahoma Tornado Relief

WHEN: Monday, June 3 to Sunday, June 9

WHERE: L.A. Spice, 4357 Sepulveda Blvd., Los Angeles (424) 500-2130.

COST: No additional cost

50th Birthday BOGO Celebration

This week The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf will offer a 'buy one, get one free' deal on its mocha, rocky road and birthday cake Ice Blended.

WHAT: 50th Birthday BOGO Celebration

WHEN: Monday, June 3 to Friday, June 7, 2 p.m. to 6 p.m.

WHERE: For the nearest locations, check out these LA Weekly entries.

COST: No additional cost

Spring Pasta Tasting

Danny Elmaleh will host a pasta tasting that includes agnolotti with English peas, pancetta, gnudi with spinach ricotta filling and buccatini with beef cheek ragout. Dessert is a crostata with vanilla gelato.

WHAT: Spring Pasta Tasting

WHEN: Wednesday, June 12, 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

WHERE: Mercato di Vetro, 9077 Santa Monica Blvd., West Hollywood; (310) 859-8369.

COST: $45 per person (optional wine pairing for an additional $25 per person)

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