In continuation of Citrin and Mélisse’s COVID-era tribute takeaway menus, Chef Josiah Citrin dedicates the September 17-20 menu to Chef David Kinch and his three-Michelin-starred restaurant Manresa as well as the virtual cinema premiere of A Chef’s Voyage. The new feature film examines the nature of teamwork at the Michelin level, following Kinch and his team as they travel to France, collaborate with culinary luminaries, and celebrate Manresa’s 15th anniversary. To mark the occasion, Citrin will offer a five-course menu with dessert from renowned Pastry Chef Sherry Yard — whom Manresa’s Pastry Chef, Courtney Moisant, describes in the film as her career’s inspiration. The Melisse x Citrin menu also includes a viewing link at L.A.’s Laemmle Theaters for guests to watch the film at home. First Run Features presents the film’s Virtual Cinema premiere at theaters nationwide, beginning on Friday, September 18. Guests can pre-order through Tock for pre-paid pick-up for parties of 1-6.

Friday is National Cheeseburger Day, and to celebrate, Farmer Boys  is offering $2 Big Cheese® burgers from 2 p.m. – 5 p.m. at all locations  today in Los Angeles. Top that with a day deal at, which just opened its first L.A. location on Santa Monica Blvd. and La Brea Ave. For one day only, guests can enjoy a free grass-fed, grass-finished beef cheeseburger or vegan cheeseburger when they purchase another cheeseburger of equal or lesser value. The offer is good at the new WeHo location as well as Burger Boss’s four Orange County locations.

And if you’re a cheese lover who wants to skip the calories, pick up a copy of AMERCAN CHEESE by Joe Berkowitz, available on Oct. 6, which chronicles his cheese adventure of a lifetime, spending a year exploring the subculture around cheese, from its trenches to its command centers. He learned everything he could about the world and its history from elite cheese mongers, premiere cheesemakers, farmers, dairy scientists and more. The journey would take him around the world, from the underground cheese caves in Paris to the mountains of Gruyere, leaving no curd unturned, all the while cultivating an appreciation for cheese and its place in society.

American Cheese by Joe Berkowitz

Maple Block Meat Co. is having a pop-up Tex-Mex night featuring pork chili verde, tortas, tacos and homemade poblano cheddar sausage available all day Thursday, September 24, in their expanded outdoor space or for delivery and curbside pick-up.   Pitmaster Rudy Suaza is pulling from his pit crew’s family recipes to create authentic Tex-Mex favorites. Their popular brisket will be served in tacos or tortas, with guacamole and tomato serano salsa with sides of authentic charro beans, street corn, jalapeño torreado, or chips with queso and guacamole. There will be Tecate beers served in buckets and Tejano music for a night celebrating five years in Culver City.

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