Keeping things colorful this weekend, L.A.’s new vegan rainbow burger Flower Burger is giving 25% off all Flower Burger orders of $100 or more on July 4 for pickup or delivery from 11 a.m. – 6 p.m. Use code CELEBRATE at to place an order for favorites like the Spicy Chickpea Burger, Jungle Burger, Flower Bombs, Potato Wedges, and more.

E.P. & L.P.  reopens the Melrose Rooftop Theatre on Sunday, July 4 and will run through the end of November. From craft cocktails to a full dinner and a VIP movie option, the rooftop cinema will kick off with Dirty Dancing. While the film begins at 8:00 p.m., moviegoers can head up to the L.P. rooftop beginning at 4:00 p.m. for pre-movie cocktails. Cinephiles can choose between two viewing options: a general admission VIP seating ($28 per person), and a complete dinner and a movie VIP package with a globally inspired and locally sourced three-course menu from the recently reopened E.P. Restaurant ($49 per person). All movie-goers can expect individual bean-bag seating with personal wireless technology headsets. The Big Lebowski, Bridesmaids, Casablanca and Superbad will be matched with spicy ahi tuna, gnocchi pomodoro, wood-grilled Angus steak and fries with goat cheesecake for dessert.

Nora Ink veggie tattoos (Courtesy The Tatooed Chef)

National Tattoo Day is Saturday, July 17, and plant-based Tattooed Chef – helmed by Sarah Galletti, (the “tattooed chef” herself) – will be giving Angelenos the chance to wear their love for plants on their sleeves with free veggie tattoos. Starting July 8, fans 18 years old and up can enter to win a veggie tattoo of their choice from artists Nora Ink in L.A. and Allie Landry in NYC to create a range of custom veggie designs, from carrots to turnips. The website is now live HERE.

Off The Menu boozy brunch featuring Cara Haltiwanger’s Calabama signature breakfast sandwiches will pop up at the Employees Only outdoor patio on Saturday, July 3.  In Off The Menu fashion, Calabama is creating three new “Off The Menu” items. Open to the public, everyone can order off the a la carte menu or combo menu while Off The Menu members will receive a free breakfast sandwich alongside an Estrella Jalisco Michelada.

Paul John Distillery is holding a fundraiser for India COVID-19 relief on Wednesday, July 7 at  Lost Property Bar in Hollywood. The ticketed event will feature a curated six-flight tasting of Paul John Indian Single Malt Whisky and Brandy expressions, contemporary Indian appetizers from Jungli and hosted by Paul John, chairman and founder of John Distilleries. Following the tasting, there will be a silent auction, prizes and specialty Paul John cocktails available for purchase to raise additional funds. Tickets are $50 per person; must be 21+ to attend. Purchase tickets online at:

Trying to sniff out a special dinner for the weekend? The Black Truffle Festival 2021 takes place through Sunday, July 4 at Angelini Osteria and N. 10. Special menu items at Angelini include housemade spaghetti Chitarra alla Norcina with Urbani Summer Truffles, Sausage and Parmigiano Reggiano as well as a pizza bianca with Urbani  Summer Truffles.

Alone Together (Courtesy The Pie Hole)

On Friday, July 9 at 4 p.m., Sean Brennan, founder of The Pie Hole, will be live on Goldbelly for an interactive Zoom session on how to bake the Alone Together pie from scratch. A top seller and long-time fan favorite, the Alone Together starts with Oreos for a crushed cookie crust, is filled with sweetened peanut butter, covered in dark chocolate ganache and topped with potato chips. Goldbelly LIVE participants can purchase the curated pie kit and instructions from Goldbelly prior to the course. The kit serves six to eight people and the session will last about one hour.  

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