May 2020

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Greenleaf Kitchen are offering fresh and healthy family dinners


  • By Arlene Winnick

If you’re like me, after more than a month of my own cooking, I am ready for someone else’s home cooking!  At the top of my ‘take-in’ list is Greenleaf Kitchen – their ‘farm to face’ menu is filled with healthy ingredients; local fruits and vegetables; huge portions, affordable prices…and a kick ass margarita kit. I guess you can tell I’m a fan – our publisher Paige Petrone raved about their Easter feast and has been urging me to try Greenleaf. I am so glad I took her advice. The best deal on their menu has to be the family meals and taco Kits – so much food, so much fun and plenty for four-six hungry eaters – a deal starting at $40.

Right now I’m really craving salads packed with tons of ingredients and Greenleaf truly delivers (excuse the pun!) in this category. My favorites are the huge kitchen sink cobb and the anti-oxidant orchard. For those craving proteins, ground turkey is the star of the west coast bowl and the turkey melt on a pretzel roll are sure winners. Protein plates (chicken, salmon, tofu) come with sides – I can’t resist their sweet potato fries with avocado pesto. For lighter fare, try the chicken tortilla soup and avocado toast.

Greenleaf’s Commander-in-Leaf Jonathan Rollo has a gourmet pedigree and his culinary touch is evident everywhere on the “Eat Well Live Well” menu.

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Del Frisco’s is offering fun take-out ideas



Need another reason to order in for lunch? At Del Frisco’s Grille for every 2 box lunches purchased they will donate a box lunch to a first responder or essential worker. When don’t you want a chicken caesar wrap, grilled salad with salmon or sandwich and chips? These simple $14 weekday meals become a gift of love from you. All you need to do is order online and pick up curbside; Del Frisco’s does the rest including getting the meals to essential workers. Go beyond lunch at our local Del Frisco’s in Santa Monica and Irvine, where they are making at home dining so easy with lunch and brunch options, roasted chicken chimichurri and steak meal kits, date night packages and a special Mother’s Day celebration for a family of four. Start with Mimosas for the adults, yogurt parfaits for the kids. Frittata, chocolate chip pancakes, cinnamon rolls and lobster round out the meal to pick up Sunday morning for Mom’s Day.

Every day the grocery item list is available featuring prime cut meats, seafood, produce, and dairy. Most wine and beer bottles are at 50% off all the time. The regular To-Go menu offers Charcuterie boards, baby back ribs, wedge salads and an abundance of vegetarian or vegan options. Did we forget to add that there is a NUTELLA BREAD PUDDING available?! Thanks very much Del Frisco’s!

For more details, click here.


Élephante is offering Sunday gravy dinners



Sunday Funday on home lockdown in the month of May! Do not fear – Élephante Coastal Italian Beach House is here for us. Élephante’s Italian Steakhouse Sunday Special is now available for curbside pick-up or delivery. A serving for four people ($150) is one of the feasts available. It includes a 24–ounce Porcini Rubbed Prime Rib with Beef and Mushroom Jus and Horseradish creme Fraiche served with crisp Italian wedge salad, a side of delicious creamed spinach gratin topped with Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese, creamy potato puree, and Parker made rolls.

A la carte options include delicious whipped eggplant on a house-made flatbread. There are some choice salads: little gem lettuces with shaved Parmigiano, pistachio seed crumble, and the shaved brussels sprouts. For dessert, try the delicious family style tiramisu. Some of the restaurant’s signature cocktails are available as well, including the immensely popular ‘Élephante with Tequila x 3’ (can also be made with vodka) served up in a 16-ounce Mason Jar! Don’t miss the wine specials and lager options. Then there’s the ‘Pantry Box’ which includes coffee and tea, sea salt, sugar, olive oil, olives, Marcona almonds, eggs, butter, and milk. For lighter fare, try the ‘Produce Box’ with assorted daily fresh produce. All of this will surely make lockdown more bearable. Delicious Élephante take-out (or delivery!) sounds like a great Mother’s Day treat!

For all the details, click here.

Mother’s Day

Mother’s Day at Home take-out ideas (Photo Courtesy of Water Grill)

Mother’s Day

  • By Nina Sventitsky

Moms are dishing up 21 meals a week plus snacks now; give them a break with no planning, shopping, slicing by pre-ordering a feast in time for Sunday May 10th. Here are our favorites.

The London West Hollywood puts the LA spin on British classics with Maine Lobster Newburg, Chateaubriand, fresh-pressed strawberry mimosas, plus starters, sides and desserts.

Let Curtis Stone make the day special with Maude’s Family Meal of a whole roasted organic chicken with spaetzle, asparagus and mushrooms, fennel quinoa salad, chilled pea soup, and berry crumble available for parties of 1 to 6 people.

Water Grill, 555 East and King’s have SoCal covered from Carlsbad to Calabasas with cook-at-home or reheat and serve feasts for up to 6 people. The Surf and Turf option has ample portions of tenderloin, lobster tails, sourdough bread, roasted veg and brioche pudding!

Rosine’s Mediterranean in Anaheim is your go-to for a menu that will keep meat-lovers and vegetarians happy together. Assemble a tableful of authentic Syrian and Lebanese dishes like walnut caviar, lebneh, grilled kabobs over pilaf, and fresh herbed salads.

Del Frisco’s has the best deal for a full-on brunch for adults and kids. Frittata, cinnamon rolls, pancake stacks.

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