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The #AskChefsAnything, campaign is auctioning 30-minute conversations about recipes and cooking tips (Ask Chefs Anything) with some of L.A.’s most beloved chefs  and wine experts including as Ludo Lefevbre, Nancy Silverton, Kris Yenbamrooung, Suzanne Goin and Evan Funke.

Working together with NDLON’s Immigrant Worker Safety Net Fund and Chef Warehouse, the campaign aims to support the community of immigrant restaurant workers, impacted most heavily by the coronavirus crisis. All of the funds raised will be put toward providing groceries to vulnerable households and  support hundreds of families living in Pasadena.

The #AskskChefsAnything campaign which runs through Monday, May 11 , is user-friendly and payments are done securely through PayPal. All proceeds  go directly to a restaurant food distributor who has  agreed to supply  ingredients at a highly discounted. The  30-minute conversations can be on any topic and will take place at the convenience of each chef via their preferred online platform.

The Big Cheese (Courtesy Farmer Boys)

Monday, May 11

Farmer Boys has announced two initiatives that will help feed healthcare workers in Farmer Boys’ communities and provide meals to those in need through Feeding America. The burger bunch has introduced a limited-edition T-shirt with the slogan “Do Good. Be Well. Be a Farmer.” available for purchase through the Farmer Boys website. All proceeds from the T-shirt sales will be donated to Feeding America to support their efforts in helping those facing hunger and food insecurity. Additionally, for every Big Cheese purchased at participating Farmer Boys restaurants between May 11-17, Farmer Boys will match burger-for-burger and donate Big Cheeses to local hospital workers working on the front lines.

To promote social distancing and raise money for out of work bartenders, Ficks Beverage Co.  launches a “Margarita Movie Night” care package of goodies for a cozy night in at home. All of the profits will be donated to the USBG Bartenders’ Guild Emergency Fund for bartenders who have lost their jobs due to COVID-19 and mandated bar closures.

The Margarita Movie Night Care Package includes Ficks Mixers’ Margarita Mix, SkinnyPop microwave popcorn, SmartSweets low sugar candy, SeaSnax roasted seaweed snacks, one pair of FunSocks and a
Patchology FlashMasque milk peel sheet mask.

Courtesy Juice it Up!

In celebration of National Nurses Week and National Hospital Week, Juice It Up! is honoring  healthcare heroes with a free medium classic smoothie of their choice. Healthcare workers can head to their nearest Juice It Up! and show a valid medical ID to redeem their complimentary “Thank You” smoothie. Limit one per customer.  Additionally, all Juice It Up! locations will participate in a community day and deliver complimentary nutrient-packed smoothies and raw juices to  local hospitals and medical offices.

Friday, May 15

Last Word Hospitality, the group that brought Los Angeles Found Oyster, is launching Overboard, a pop-up within the popular seafood space.  There will be market provisions and fresh seafood available every Wednesday for pickup. Thursday-Sunday the take away menu will be offered, and includes family-style fried chicken dinners with a variety of sides, and add-ons such as pimento cheese, peel and eat prawns and smoked trout dip, as well as a rotating selection of Found classics. Overboard also offers beer, wine, and pantry staples. All items will require pre-order via Tock.