Starting on Saturday, April 8, the Fairmont Miramar Hotel & Bungalows will debut its first-ever afternoon high tea service featuring an elegant spread of scones, pastries, and finger sandwiches designed to pair with a selection of freshly brewed Lot 35 loose-leaf teas from Fairmont Miramar’s own luxury tea collection. Service will be on garden-inspired Bernardaud porcelain in the library and ocean terrace every Saturday and Sunday at 3 p.m. Helmed by FIG Head Chef Damon Gordon, menu highlights include a savory crab roll, cucumber tea sandwich with mint, lemon cream cheese on wheat bread, house smoked salmon tea sandwich with dill, profiteroles with chocolate and sea salt caramel, as well as traditional scones with clotted cream, lemon curd, and house-made preserves. In addition to the two 3 p.m. seatings, there will be seating added during Easter weekend on Saturday, April 8, at noon. Reservations are required via Fairmont Miramar’s website or Resy.

Paramount+ will bring its upcoming series Grease: Rise of the Pink Ladies to life with a pop-up experience in partnership with POPSUGAR. On Thursday, April 6, and Friday April 7, Mel’s Diner on Sunset will transform into the franchise’s iconic Frosty Palace, where attendees will be completely immersed in nostalgia with ’50s-themed milkshakes, retro tunes, giveaways, photo moments, and more.


Afternoon tea (Courtesy Fairmont Miramar Hotel & Bungalows)

SAVOR After Hours, starring dance sensations Maks and Val Chmerkovskiy from Dancing with the Stars, will debut this summer at the JaM Cellars Ballroom at the Napa Valley Opera House. From the producers of Gold Over America Tour featuring Simone Biles and The Masked Singer Live on Tour comes this first-of-its-kind theatrical wine-tasting show. Tickets go on sale Friday, March 31.

The experience is not your typical cabaret or wine-tasting. Each of the performances immerse audiences in a blend of dance, music, close-up magic, illusions and more. The show will feature the dancing brothers, as well as special guests from Hollywood and Broadway, paired with wines that will be in regular rotation. 


Maks and Val Chmerkovskiy (Courtesy Savor After Hours)

Desert 5 Spot, will collaborate with Stagecoach as an official partner in preparation for the festival. The bar will host Nightrider with Winston House on Friday, March 31, a country dance party for the cow people from 10 p.m. to 2 a.m. On Sunday, April 2, Desert 5 Spot will host its first Trading Post of 2023, kicking off at 2 p.m., and specially curated by Jada and Jon. Attendees will be able to shop and gear up for their festival looks for the upcoming desert extravaganza and have a chance at winning tickets to Stagecoach by taking a stab at riding the mechanical bull while enjoying live performances from Randy Savvy of the Compton Cowboys. All events are free and open to the public.

April Fools: OnlyFans has announced the launch of its new NSFW Hot Sauce – and no, it’s not a joke. Launching on Saturday, April 1, fans looking to spice things up will be able to purchase the Hot Sauce via the OnlyFans merchandise store:  

The creator platform, known for its spicy content, is banning bland and bringing the heat with the NSFW Hot Sauce. Flavored with habanero peppers, the sauce will tease your tastebuds with a tempting combination of sweet heat and tangy taste and comes in a cheeky emoji-printed glass bottle.  

The sauce is not the first time OnlyFans has turned up the heat in the kitchen. The platform has recently launched the second series of its cooking show This is Fire on its safe for work streaming platform OFTV. 

The show sees eight OnlyFans creators put their culinary skills to the test and battle it out to become ‘This is Fire’ champion and win $20,000. The show is hosted and judged by Grandmaster Chef Jojo and is available to watch exclusively on OFTV, OnlyFans’ free SFW lifestyle and content platform that features exclusive TV shows and content series covering cookery, sport, music, lifestyle and comedy. 

The NSFW Hot Sauce is available to purchase via the OnlyFans online store for $10/5oz bottle, while supplies last. 

What’s Popping Up is a weekly column in the L.A. Weekly that explores all that’s new in food and drink.


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