Sometimes free is better, and if you’re looking to snag some free plant-based wings during Super Bowl Weekend, you’re in luck! Daring, the innovative plant-based chicken brand, is pulling up in Los Angeles just in time for Super Bowl weekend, on February 10th and 13th. In fact, they’re daring you to pay them a visit for a taste of their revolutionary health-conscious, flavorful, eco-friendly chicken options.
Daring’s food truck will be stationed at Erewhon’s Beverly location on Thursday (2/10), and at the entrance of Rose Bowl Stadium on Sunday (2/13). Specific timing can be found on Daring’s Instagram (@daringfoods). Grab some delicious Korean Sticky No Chickey Wings with Togarashi Fries & Sambal Aioli and Daring Breaded Plant Chicken wings tossed in a sweet and spicy soy sauce, garnished with green onion, sesame seeds and cilantro to fill your tummy before the sport world’s most anticipated game.
Daring Foods LA Food Truck Route (2/10 + 2/13)
Erewhon Beverly Hills (11 am – 7 pm) | 7660 Beverly Blvd A, Los Angeles, CA 90036
Rose Bowl Stadium | 1001 Rose Bowl Dr, Pasadena, CA 91103
U Street Pizza & Union
On the other hand, Union which is open 7 days a week, will feature their menu of signature dishes like the Tonnarelli Cacio e Pepe and the Squid Ink Lumache with Maine lobster, fennel, lemon and truffle butter. There will also be incredible menu additions by Executive Chef Chris Keyser like the Agnolotti Del Plin with Tamai farms red beets, local goat cheese, and tarragon. Reservations can be placed here. Finally, for Super Bowl Sunday, Union will also be offering a selection of family meals (for 3-4 ppl) like the Calabrese pork ragu with house ricotta, fried rosemary and pepperoncini served with Garlic Bread and Arugula Salad – perfect for an Italian-style game day feast. Pre-orders can be placed here.
Beauty & Essex
Unwind with your date in the recently expanded courtyard dining patio at a Vinyl District classic, Beauty & Essex, which will offer an a la carte Valentine’s Day menu, created by Chef/Partner Chris Santos. In his signature globally-inspired style, the menu includes Cardamon and Black Pepper Cured Duck with speckled lettuce, radicchio, pear, and brie, and the “Pearls of The Sea” with a dozen oysters, shrimp cocktail, and 1 lb lobster. Additionally, guests can enjoy cheekily named cocktail offerings including “Lovers’ Potion” with whiskey, chocolate, and banana and the “Cupid’s Cocktail” with tequila, hibiscus, lime, and Cointreau. Reservations here.
Fred Segal x 23carat
Sometimes you want to get a Valentine’s Day treat that goes above and beyond. Lucky for you, Fred Segal x 23carat have teamed up to do just that – satisfying all your shopping needs. Located at their flagship in the heart of West Hollywood’s buzzing Sunset Plaza, the iconic retailer is a must-hit destination no matter where you are located or staying in the city.
Recognized as ‘Southern California cool,’ Fred Segal x 23carat are hosting two public events ahead of Valentine’s Day:
Fred Segal x 23carat Valentine’s Day Soiree, Feb 10th, 6-8pm:
23carat will be showcasing a collection of vintage and antique heirlooms and love tokens of different eras and gemstones. Things to do include sipping, smiling, flirting, and playing with jewels. No selfies needed, just throw on something cute for their vintage photo booth! Please bring proof of vaccination for those drinking*
Fred Segal x 23carat Valentine’s Day Soiree, Feb. 12th 1-4pm:
The team will also be in-store on Saturday, 2/12 from 1-4 pm to talk jewels and sip, for those who can’t make it!
The Highlight Room
Just next door and up to the rooftop of the Dream Hotel, The Highlight Room curates a prix-fixe menu ($75 per person) to enjoy while basking in the breezy views of the Hollywood Hills and beyond. Special menu choices include Mushroom Ravioli with ricotta, brown butter, Banyuls vinegar, and cracked hazelnut, as well as the Filet Mignon with roasted sunchoke, agrodolce tomato, and a red wine demi-glace to name a few. Specialty cocktails will include “Strawberry Kisses” with gin, lemon, strawberry, and Champagne. Place reservations here.
Visit TAO LA for a dinner with a side of true Hollywood flair. With a menu full of romantic specials like a heart-shaped tuna poke dish, Thai Basil Surf & Turf, and an extra decadent Valentine’s Day-themed giant fortune cookie, TAO LA sets a passionate scene for the object of your desire. You can place a reservation here.
Winsome (Recently Reopened!)
A Super Outstanding Foods Bowl
The Los Angeles-based Rams are one step closer to making history and playing in the Super Bowl in their home stadium. So as you’re planning your Super Bowl party, make sure you’re highlighting everything the City of Angels has to offer, including Super Bowl headliner and California native, Snoop Dogg’s favorite munchies, Outstanding Foods.
From the beaches of the Westside to the bright lights of Hollywood, the people and the culture truly set the city of Los Angeles apart from the rest, and what better celebrate the Super Bowl being in LA than with California brands that truly embody the spirit of the city? Created and co-founded by Dave Anderson, the mastermind behind Beyond Burger, Outstanding Foods, is a California-based food company innovating familiar classics into delicious plant-based snacks. Inspired by the idea that plant-based eating should be accessible to all, Outstanding Foods is is on a mission to show you that you don’t need to sacrifice taste for nutrition. Check out some of their products below that are perfect for tailgating:
Pig Out Pigless Bacon Seasoning (sold together and includes four additional flavors: Original, Hella Hot, White Chedda, and KC BBQ)
Back and better than ever, you can give the lover, bestie, or foodie in your life a Grillo’s Pickle Bouquet AND something homemade. Available in kit form for $20 this year, the make-your-own pickle bouquet set is a great way to give a custom creation, inclusive of:
- Grillo’s “free jar” coupon (so you can make more bouquets)
- 15 wooden skewers
- Card and card holder
- Tissue paper and filler
- Custom Valentine’s Day label for a 32oz Grillo’s container and more!
Garnish with a few more of your favorites – cherry tomatoes, cheese cubes, fresh dill – and your V-Day bouquet will be a perfect blend of appetizer and cheeky blooms.
AVAILABILITY:$20 at Grillo’s Merch Site
We bet you never thought your game day essentials could use a little THC boost, did you? TSUMo snacks are doing just that, and are a must-have for your shopping list. Swap your Monday hangover for a Sunday night high with their low dosed, cannabis-infused salty and savory snacks in your favorite flavors, and you will no doubt be a party pleaser! Even better, TSUMo snacks are the perfect size to share with your friends at a tailgate, or keep all to yourself if your Super Bowl plans consist of sweatpants and your comfy couch.
TSUMo is bringing you a unique and elevated snacking experience with their nostalgic flavors that are staples for day game day celebration. The twist? Each bag is packed with just 10mg of THC – the perfect, low dose snack you can enjoy again and again. Tsumo flavors include:
Classic Cheese Puffs: the go-to snack to satisfy any cheese craving
Fiery Hot Cheese Crunchers: this one’s jalapeño taste buds will spice up your snacking
Zesty Ranch: the chip that boldly goes where no ranch has gone before
Hint of Lime: these chips packs a punch of lime zest and citrus
Salsa Verde Mini Tortilla Rounds: packed with the perfect amount of spice and south-of-the-border zing
That was a lot of food options, so why not change things up with a fitness “Centr’d” offer?
Centr, Chris Hemsworth’s health and fitness app, may be known for getting the gainz for the boys, but on January 24th, the app released a new no-equipment 6-week program, Centr Unlimited – and it’s the perfect workout for the busy woman! Designed to make you sweat, the program will be led by Chris Hemsworth’s personal trainer and Head Centr trainer, Luke Zocchi, and the app’s latest and most engaging recruit, Alexz Parvi. On a scale of difficulty, it was hard for even Luke to keep up!
Centr Unlimited is a six-week no-equipment bodyweight workout program designed to challenge and transform your body through a unique mix of exercise styles including HIIT, plyo, functional, pilates, MMA and bodyweight strength training. The program features 30-minute training routines built into three different phases to burn, tone and build strength with an opportunity to personalize each session to your preferred fitness level.
New users can sign up here. A couple who works out together stays together!
Okay, this one actually takes place before Valentine’s Day, but no one has ever been upset by an early V-Day gift, right? Just make it Valentine’s Week if it really matters.
On Sunday, February 6th, Remedy Place is kicking off a series of self-care socializing events (the practice of deepening our wellness practices and human connection simultaneously,) with Acu-Sound, an hour-long, immersive experience combining two of the most ancient forms of healing, sound, and Eastern medicine.
Remedy Place’s Colette Carson will kick off the evening by leading a sound bath using the healing vibrations of sound waves to perpetuate a deeply relaxed state of calm and restoration. During the mediation, TCM Doctor, Natazia zu Stolberg will be administering acupuncture treatments, one of the powerful modalities for relieving pain, restoring Qi, and balancing the body. After the meditative experience guests will be encouraged to end the night by mingling at the club’s bar and lounge, where they will be serving traditional Chinese medicinal herbal tea curated by Dr. Stolberg.
The Acu-Sound experience will take place at Remedy Place’s West Hollywood location (8305 Sunset Blvd, West Hollywood, CA 90069) on Sunday, February 6th from 4:00 – 6:00 PM PST. The Remedy Place Acu-Sound experience is $90 per person for guests and $75 per person for existing members. Spots can be reserved by calling the club (323-645-7444).
And there you have it. Whatever you choose, you shouldn’t have to think too hard about how to make your Valentine (or yourself) happy this year. With options aplenty and reasons to celebrate bubbling over in Los Angeles, count yourself covered!