Getting your shawarma fix

After sitting through 142 minutes of “The Avengers,” these superheros taunt your hungry bellies as you watch them consume a feast of shawarma. What is shawarma? Shawarma is a middle eastern meat preparation, where lamb, goat, chicken, turkey, beef, or mixed meats are grilled on spits and served on a plate, on a pita, or wrap. But this description could never do your taste buds justice. Here are places where you can find out for yourself.

Ro-Ro’s Chicken – The “healthy Lebanese cuisine.” 660 W Sunset Blvd, Ste C, Los Angeles, CA 90028

Mezze  – Available are the shawarma dish of brisket, amba, and house made pickles on the dinner menu and the chicken shawarma sandwich at the bar also with amba and house pickles, served on a sesame baguette. 401 North La Cienega Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA  90048

Spitz –  sandwiches, wraps, salads, and plates of shawarma. 371 E 2nd St, Los Angeles, CA 90012

Jazz Brunch at The Charleston

The Charleston in Santa Monica, CA has kicked off its very own Jazz Brunch with Chef Jet Tila’s twist on traditional brunch dishes to the sound of The Richard Glaser Band. Available on Saturdays & Sundays from 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m., some of Chef Tila’s menu items include the Short Rib Hash & Eggs with your choice of Eggs and Toast and the Bread Pudding French Toast made with Brioche Bread Pudding with Maple Syrup. Brunch cocktails include the Charlie Sheen Tiger Blood-y Mary – Vodka, Sambal Chili Sauce, Fire Roasted Tomatoes, Capers, and Pickles and of course, the Bottomless Mimosa – fresh squeezed Orange Juice and Champagne. 2460 Wilshire Blvd, Santa Monica, CA 90403


American Craft Beer Week with The Tripel and Smog City Brewery

Join The Tripel in Playa Del Rey and Smog City Brewery of Tustin in celebration of American Craft Beer Week on May 21st at 6:30PM. After starting with a cocktail beer hour,  guests will then enjoy a 4-course tasting menu paired with limited edition Smog City beer on draft.  Some of the menu items include: Sweetened Egg Omelette and Wood Ear Mushrooms, Black Bread with Rabbit Pâté and Pickled Icicle Radish, and the Beet Pasta with Wild Boar Ragout and Porcini Mushroom. While this event is priced at $65/person, the Tripel will also be offering a selection of Smog City beers alongside the special menu a la carte from 9PM-close. 333 Culver Boulevard, Playa Del Rey, CA  90293