PASADENA— BEP Vietnamese Kitchen, the pop-up by Connie Tran, will be cooking a nine course, $55 dinner at Picnik on May 16 and 17. Check out some of the menu details here, and sign up for a table here.
BEVERLY HILLS— Jordan Kahn of Red Medicine gives a lengthy sermon on Munchies about how it's impossible to find good cooks. Most of it is a tirade against the aspirational generation of cooks who find the industry glamorous. Best line: "Wolfgang Puck, the guy who invented celebrity chefs? I can sure as shit say that motherfucker can throw down and cook anytime." [Munchies]
PALMS— The Doughroom has a budget-friendly Mother's Day brunch that hasn't filled up yet for $22 per person with pastry, choice of entree, and either mimosa, juice or coffee. Get a seat here, or call 424-258-6194. [ELA]