Celebrate Earth Day with a Chipotle lunch bag and free burrito

Starting now until April 14, Chipotle Mexican Grill is offering an exclusive and specially designed lunch bag ‘upcycled'[one-of-a-kind process creating products using less energy than traditional recycling methods] and transformed from retired Chipotle billboards. For every 20,000 lunch bags made, landfills are spared approximately 78,000 square feet of billboard vinyl.

With the purchase of these limited lunch bags, guests will find an eco-friendly card printed on tree-free stone with a unique barcode for a free menu item on Earth Day. Additionally, all proceeds from the sale of the upcycled lunch bag will go to the Chipotle Cultivate Foundation. Each customer is limited to one free burrito, bowl, salad or tacos per barcode presented.

Mohawk Bend screens ‘5 Second Films’ on three seperate nights

Mohawk Bend in Echo Park is hosting a film festival on April 10, 17, and 24, featuring three one-hour segments of 5 Second Films – vignettes highlighting comic, and often inappropriate, moments in life. The commemorative “5-Second Filmmaker” drink  consisting of Cismontane’s Blacks Dawn coffee stout and Fog’s End Monterey Rye ($10) will be available while you watch the movies. Playing from 6 – 9 PM, the film will run silently in the background for the first and last hour. 2141 W. Sunset Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90026. 213-483-2337. Read More

Prego Ristorante invites the family to an Easter Sunday Brunch

Prego Ristorante in Irvine will be hosting a 7 dish Easter Sunday Buffet ($32.95; $16.50 for children 7-12; 6 and younger are free) on April 8th, from 11 AM – 3 PM. A meet and greet with the Easter Bunny will be held from 11:30 AM – 2:30PM as well as an Easter Egg Hunt from 12 – 1:30 PM. Children too young to participate in the hunt will have a chance to win prizes from a goodie basket filled with coloring books, crayons, stuffed animals, and reading books.

Appetizers will include selections such as Pomodori e Ciliegine (fresh mozzarella, tomato), Patate Rosse con Mostarda e Dill (red potato salad with mustard, dill), Insalata de Mare (seafood salad), Misto di Salumi all’Italiana con Giardiniera (assorted salami, garden vegetables) Melanzane con Caprino (Eggplant with goat cheese, sun dried tomatoes) and an assortment of pizzas. Among entree options will be the Vitello Tonnato (cold sliced roasted veal topped with tuna sauce), Tortino di Spinaci (rolled pasta stuffed with ricotta and spinach) Alfredo Pollo (shell pasta, chicken, cream, and parmesan), Pollo a Limone Ecapperi (chicken breast in a lemon caper sauce), Mahi Mahi alla Checca (mahi mahi with tomato, garlic, basil and olive oil), Baby Back Pork Ribs, an omelet bar, and a prime rib carving station. 18420 Von Karman Ave, Irvine, CA 92612. 949.553.1333.

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