With many Californians eager to venture out in a safe and social distanced manner as the state continues to expand its re-opening plans, Hotel Figueroa in DTLA is opening its oversized doors and famous pool to state residents this Memorial Day with  the launch of their new California State Residence Offer.

Upon proof of California residence, guests at the historic hotel get 26 percent off a socially distant staycation — a nod to the hotel’s original opening date of 1926 — with amenities and new safety measures and standards including:

  • Fully stocked minibar with complimentary water and snacks
  • Exclusive access to Hotel Figueroa’s famous pool (with chairs spaced 6+ feet apart and fresh towels placed on fully sanitized chairs between uses)
  • Rigorous cleaning and sanitization of guest rooms and public spaces
  • Face masks required indoors
  • 10-foot social distance protocol for all guests and staff
  • One to two-person capacity limit on elevator
  • Self-check-in kiosks, glass shields at concierge desks, and communications with guests primarily via text messaging
  • Free cancellation at any time

And for those who prefer it safer at home, here are a few more options to celebrate the beginning of summer.

Memorial Day grilling kit (Courtesy San Pedro Fish Market)

San Pedro Fish Market is celebrating Memorial Day weekend with two limited edition family seafood trays. Perfect for the Memorial Day Grilling Kit comes with medium peeled tail-on shrimp, snow crab clusters, Kielbasa sausage, corn on the cob, fajita veggies and potatoes mixed and marinated in San Pedro Fish Market’s signature seasoning. The ready to cook meal comes in a large aluminum for easy grilling in just 20-minutes for $99.99.  For seafood lovers, the Memorial Day Seafood Tray  comes ready to eat will all the same  ingredients, plus a whole fried tilapia for $109.99. Both trays serve four to six people and include a loaf of San Pedro Fish Market’s house-made garlic bread.

The market is offering an advanced order discount for guests who order Memorial Day meals by Friday, May 22 at 7 p.m. Preorder the Memorial Day Grilling Kit for just $89.99 and the Memorial Day Seafood tray for just $99.99.

This weekend, SocialEats will debut the exclusive launch of Stella’s Summer Solstice Lager giving beer enthusiasts and Stella Artois loyalists a sip of Stella’s  first-ever beer brewed just for summer. Stella Solstice Lager is a full-flavored golden lager made with 100 percent barley malt, European hops, subtle citrus notes and triple filtered.

Beginning Friday, May 22 through Monday, May 25 at SocialEats, guests can enjoy food pairing specials of the exclusive lager like Azule Taqueria’s Stella Solstice Siesta (one Stella Solstice Lager, choice of three tacos, chips and guac for $14) and Pop!s Burgers & Shakes’ Stella Solstice Lunch Box (one Stella Solstice Lager, choice of Creekstone Beef or Impossible Foods Double Patty Burger, fries and house ketchup for $12) or Pop!s Barbecue Box (eight Creekstone Beef or Impossible Foods Patties, buns and toppings to grill and make your own for $22 — add a six-pack of Summer Solstice for $12). To honor military veterans, SocialEats will also provide a 50 percent veterans discount at participating restaurants.

Redbird Ribs (Courtesy Redbird)

Chef Neal Fraser and the Redbird team have put together a Memorial Day feast, including smoked baby back ribs, Weiser potato salad, little gem salad, green beans, rosemary half chicken, cornbread and strawberry shortcake at $49 per person for parties of 2-8 people. They’re also offering grill-ready prime New York steak and beer brat add-ons, as well as a ricotta blueberry pancake kit and Wish You Were Here cocktail kit. Contactless curbside pickup Saturday to then heat and serve for your Sunday and/or Monday observance. Book through Tock.

Mrs. Fish’s bento boxes  start at $20 and come in five selections. Choose nigiri like golden eye snapper ($10) to handrolls like the toro taku roll ($13) to the newly launched hot items menu including shishito peppers ($10) and Japanese fried chicken ($19). Ice cocktails like the strawberry and passion fruit Tsuma ($15) and the Yuzu Blossom ($14) made of sake, lychee and honey are available to add on. Available on PostmatesGrubhubDoordash and Caviar. Available for pickup by calling (213) 873-4444.

Bento box (Courtesy Mrs. Fish)

Join chef Daniel Weinstock from Maple Block Meat Co. and Burt Bakman from SLAB with Billy Harris and Paul Vitagliano for a Zoom dinner party and cooking demo in your home. The family-style feast includes a full rack of baby back ribs from SLAB, smoked brisket from Maple Block Meat Co., all your favorite sides, beer, wine and Pellegrino.

Tickets are $250 with tax and tip included and will benefit the Children’s Institute.  Pickup is from 2-4 p.m. on the day of the event at Maple Block and the Zoom invitation provided upon purchase:

SLAB is also offering a  Memorial Day “Grill Your Own BBQ Kit” which feeds six at $225 and includes one 32 oz. prime tomahawk steak, two racks of ribs and one whole chicken. The burger kit comes with two pounds of burgers, a six-pack of buns, pickles, onions, mustard and ketchup. They also have a brisket kit with all the fixings. Pre-order by May 24. Pickup available at Delilah May 24-25, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Order here.




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