M Café’s weekend brunch menu features multigrain buckwheat pancakes topped with bananas and a strawberry.
M Café’s new weekend brunch menu: M Café’s new Brentwood outpost recently introduced weekend brunch (Saturday and Sunday, 7 a.m.-3 p.m.). Diners at the macrobiotic eatery can dig into healthy breakfast dishes like multigrain buckwheat pancakes and a breakfast burrito comprised of scrambled organic tofu, black beans, brown rice, and fresh kale in a gluten-free tortilla. Complement the guilt-free fare with M Café’s selection of delicious smoothies, detox juices, and organic coffees and teas. 11678 San Vicente Blvd., Brentwood, 310-207-1122
Plan Check Kitchen + Bar opens on Fairfax: Plan Check Kitchen + Bar’s new flagship on Fairfax Avenue features the resto’s best hits alongside chef/partner Ernesto Uchimura’s new items like salmon pastrami, premium whiskeys, craft beers, and inventive cocktails crafted by mixologist Matt Biancaniello. A new late-night menu spotlighting shareable small plates such as pastrami poutine is also offered nightly. 351 N. Fairfax Ave., Beverly Grove, 310-288-6500
Wine Camp at Josie Restaurant: Aspiring wine connoisseurs will master the basics during Learn About Wine’s intro to wine class at Santa Monica’s Josie restaurant (Sunday, January 12, 3:30-5:30 p.m.). The day’s curriculum includes learning proper tasting methods while sampling seven different wines, best pairing techniques, tips for wine serving, and more. Visit eventbrite.com to purchase $65 tickets. 2424 Pico Blvd., Santa Monica, 310-581-9888