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April LA Food & Lifestyle News


Article by shaena engle

Photography by shaena engle

Here is what is going on including food news, events and fun things to do in the City of Angels in April.

Haute Mess Launches Gelato Bar

WeHo’s Haute Mess will launch a Gelato Bar on April 8 featuring 12 flavors including chocolate, vanilla, pistachio, strawberry, lavender, chamomile and vegan options.

La Cha Cha Cha Open in Arts District

La Cha Cha Cha, the newest rooftop Mexican inspired dining experience, is now open in the Downtown Arts District.

SoCal Carrot Beef Offers New Beef Options

Carnivores will love SoCal Carrot Beef’s luxury quality meats, fed on carrots. Holy Grail Steak Co. is now offering their Santa Carota Beef online, go to to order.

Home-A-Kase by Soosh Sushi

A new unique dining experience, home-a-kase by soosh!, brings Omakase sushi right into your home. Chef Brian Ogawa curates custom Omakase menus, premium experience is $400 per person including all sushi and ingredients, menu creation, chef labor and catering fees, more info at

Breyers Launches Coconut Fudge Breeze

Breyers ice cream has added a new Coconut Fudge Breeze flavor to its roundup of seasonal flavors including Frozen Peppermint Hot Chocolate, Layered Desserts Peach cobbler and Layered Desserts Caramel Apple Pie.

Yakumi Opens in Burbank

Innovative Dining Group has launched Yakumi, an upscale fast premium casual sushi concept in Burbank. The menu focuses on high-quality ingredients and combination boxes, located at 3919 W. Riverside Drive.

Purecane Launches Brown and Confectioners Sweetener

Now you can bake your favorite desserts without worrying about too much sugar. Purecane has launched both brown and confectioners sweeteners, ideal for baked goods, frostings and savory bites, both zero calorie, non-GMO and vegan and gluten-free, 12 ounces $11.99 and 24 ounces $26.99, available on Amazon.

CIROC Launches Summer Citrus

CIROC has launched Summer Citrus, a new seasonal vodka flavor for a limited time. Summer Citrus is gluten-free and infused with a blend of natural orange and citrus flavors, $33.99 at

PepsiCo Becomes Official Beverage Partner for Powdr

PepsiCo has become the official beverage partner for POWDR’s 10 mountain resorts and 5 Woodward destinations. The partnership will provide resort guests with innovative programming that enhances the mountain experience and offers unique benefits and amenities.

Dunkin’ Named as Official Coffee and Donut Partner with LA Dodgers

Dunkin’ has been named the official coffee and doughnut partner of the Los Angeles Dodgers. It joins the lineup of enhanced food and beverage offerings debuting at Dodger Stadium for the 2021 season. To celebrate, Dunkin' is launching a signature LA Dodgers latte on April 9. It features a blueberry crisp latte made with espresso and topped with whipped cream.

Spindrift Launches Spindrift Spiked

Spindrift has launched Spindrift Spiked, a new hard seltzer with no sweeteners or additives, available at

San Diego Mission Bay Resort Offers 50% Off

San Diego Mission Bay Resort, which has recently redone its lobby, guest rooms and restaurants, is offering 50% off its best available rates on stays Sunday through Thursday through the month of April. When booking direct, use the promo code FAM21.

Elysian Brewing Launches Salt & Seed

Elysian Brewing has launched a spring release, Salt & Seed, made with natural watermelon and kosher salt. This refreshing blend is perfect for spring and summer outdoor gatherings and warm months. Available at local liquor stores and markets.

Humblemaker Coffee Co. Creates Coffee for Autism Action Month

Humblemaker Coffee Co. has created TACA Blend in honor of Autism Action Month. All proceeds will be donated to TACA, available for $18 a bag at Humblemaker.Coffee.

Mexico’s Chefs Team Up for Culinary Experiences

This April, Chileno Bay Resort & Residences, Auberge Resorts Collection will welcome Chef Jose Luis Hinostroza from ARCA in Tulum and Chef Jorge Vallejo from Quintonil in Mexico City for experiential dining events from an oceanfront BBQ, to private in-villa cooking instruction and a micro-seasonal dinner inspired by Baja flora and fauna. Events include April 16 private in-villa cooking class and dinner with chefs Jorge Vallejo and Yvan Mucharraz, $2,950 for 8 people, 6 p.m.; and April 17 Quintonil on the Beach with chefs Jorge and Yvan oceanfront BBQ, $150 at 7 p.m.

LIFEWTR Debuts New LIFEWTR Immune Support

LIFEWTR has launched LIFEWTR Immune Support, a new water beverage with 10% of the recommended daily value of Zinc, aiding normal immune function.

Lipton Announces New Herbal Teas and 64-Ounce Bottles

Lipton has released new fruit-infused teas that are caffeine-free and available in Strawberry & Mint and Orange Blossom flavors. 12-packs are available at Target and Walmart for $5.99. Also new are the 64-ounce bottles, $2.29.

Artic Chill Hard Seltzer

Artic Chill’s hard seltzers are made with natural fruit flavors and essences and contain 5% alcohol and come in ginger lime, pineapple pomelo, ruby red grapefruit, raspberry lime, fresh lime, strawberry watermelon, mandarin orange, cranberry lime, and black cherry, at

Porto’s Guava Pie is Here

Porto’s has added its Rosa’s Guava Pie to its Bake at Home lineup beginning April 6. The pie feeds 6-8 people, $19.99, order at

Shannon Jackson Launches LYLWL Wellness Box

Nurse Shannon Jackson has launched a Living Your Life Without Limits Wellness Box including a first aid kit, thermometer, blood pressure wristband, journal, meditation music, a scented candle and a pen, $49.97 at

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