The Lab Brewing Company in Agoura Hills in offering a hamburger challenge through January 18 — try the LAB burger and if it's not one of your Top 10 favorite burgers in L.A., then it's free! The LAB Burger is made of Waygu Kobe and sirloin beef, carmelized onions, a blend of gruyere and bleu cheese, bacon and arugula on a brioche bun.
When you dine at any one of the three Rosti restaurants (including Calabasas and Encino in the 818) on January 17 and 18, mention Concern Foundation when you order and you will receive 15% off your entire bill. The money is being donated to the Concern Foundation for Cancer Research (www.concernfoundation.org) toward cancer research.
Fish Dish Grill, a fast casual eatery, is celebrating its grand opening at Village at Sherman Oaks on Ventura Blvd. Entrees start at $7 and include cole slaw, bread and choice of rice or fries. And if you don't like fish, there's chicken too.
Roy's Restaurant in Woodland Hills is offering a three course Winter Prix Fixe Menu for $39.95 per person. Duck Confit & Roasted Mushroom Flat Bread, Grilled Pear Salad or Korean Soup with Braised Short Rib for appetizer; Entree: Shiso Crusted Salmon, Boursin Cheese Stuffed Chicken or Grilled 14 oz. Bone-In Pork Chop; Dessert: Pear Tart Puff Pastry or Roy's Melting Hot Chocolate Soufflé.
Which Wich, a sandwich franchise offering more than 50 different types of sandwiches, is now open in the Studio City Trader Joes center (replacing La Salsa). The other 818 location by the same owner is in Burbank.
Gyu Kaku is now offering a lunch time happy hour Monday through Saturday from noon to 5 p.m. Appetizers up to 50% off, BBQ items from only $2.95, 99 cent draft beer and cocktails from $3. Lunch deals include rice, miso soup, edamame and a mini Gyu-Kaku salad. Choose from Kobe Steak, New Yorker Steak, Surf and Turf, Noodles and Bibimap. $5 - $12.95.
January special is the Spicy Bird— a turkey patty with house spread and diablo sauce, topped with hatch chiles, beer cheddar and crispy onion straws.
Get $2 off a Quizno's sub with this coupon. Expires January 18.
Soup's on at Firenze Osteria in North Hollywood with Top Chef Fabio Viviani who is teaching a cooking class on January 22 at 11 a.m. $40 per person/$70 for two people. Lunch is included. Also, if you're a Sangria lover, you must check out Sangria Sundays from 5 p.m. - 8 p.m. for $5 Sangria.
About this column: Find out what's in, what's out and specials around town in this roundup of restaurant news around the San Fernando Valley. Karen Young is the Founder/Editor of MyDailyFind.com, a lifestyle site with a free subscriber newsletter about where to eat, shop, play in the 818.