By Jill Weinlein, 7/19/2012
It’s dineLA week now through July 27 with participating restaurants offering lunches for $15, $20 and $25 and dinners at $25, $35 and $45. For a complete list of culinary participants, visit www.discoverlosangeles.com/dinela.
3rd Street Station
Enjoy weekend brunch from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. for $20 per person. Start with your choice of duck fat fries, macaroni and cheese or pan roasted asparagus. Some of the entrée items include croque madame, a pork belly panini or Merguez lamb torta. For an additional $5 include the Station beignets with salted caramel, crème anglaise and a chocolate dipping sauce. 8486 W. Third St. (323)782-8466.
Pig & Beer Pop Up Dinner
The next Trap Door Dining experience is at Marcona on Melrose on Sunday, July 22. Enjoy a six-course pig tasting menu with a beer pairing from Figueroa Mountain Brewing Co. Dinner is served from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. It costs $59 per person and includes a beer pairing and dessert course by Marcona’s pastry chef, Janna Leone. Guests can mingle and chat with the chef, brewer and Trap Door Dining team. Advanced reservations/purchase is required. Go to www.trapdoordining.com/contact.html. 7368 Melrose Ave. (323)951-9991.
Bootlegger Brewery Night
Tony’s Darts Away will be serving a flight of beer on July 24 that includes Wildfire Wheat, Golden Chaos, Palomino, Black Phoenix Nitro, Rustic Rye IPA and the hard-to-find Memorial IPA. Enjoy with vegan and non-vegan sausages, salads and tasty snacks. 1710 W. Magnolia Blvd. (818)253-1710.
Pitfire Artisan Pizza
Local brewmeisters offer beer samples at Pitfire the third Wednesday of each month. Tonight at Pitfire downtown, Lightning Brewery will offer $2 pours on a selection of beers from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. There will be some off-menu specials that pair nicely with the beer. Some of the new summer items include heirloom tomato pizza, squash blossom pizza and a crab, fennel and corn cappellini with wine butter and summer herbs. 108 W. Second St. (213)808-1200. A new location just opened in W. Hollywood. 801 N. Fairfax Ave. (323)544-6240.
Start your night early from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. with special Happy Hour priced appetizers, cocktails and desserts. Try a Kobe lettuce wrap for $6 or tuna carpaccio with arugula, avocado, parmesan and truffle soy sauce for $7. Both go nicely with a selection award-winning sakes or Japanese beers all priced under $5. 8439 W. Sunset Blvd. (323)650-8585.
The WAVE’s Rooftop Plaza Party
Join the WAVE’s Pat Prescott tonight, July 19 at 5 p.m. at the Westin Bonaventure Hotel and Suites Rooftop Party. Enjoy grilled food while sipping delicious wines and cocktails and grooving to the sultry sounds from The Clueless Remix band. If you miss tonight, July 21 is open to the public to welcome 97.1 AMP Radio with a summer pool party at 1 p.m. DJ Kryptonite is spinning and there will be a special AMP performer. Enjoy the food, specialty cocktails and giveaways. Afterwards, dine on the summer Pacific Prime buffet dinner for $35. July 22 is the WAVE’s summer Sunday, with live music by the Mike Parlett band and DJ Crisco. 404 S. Figueroa St. (213)612-1000.
Celebrate National Tequila Day on July 24 with a signature Casa Vega margarita for $4.95. Just mention “National Tequila Day” to your server during lunch or dinner to enjoy this happy hour price. 13301 Ventura Blvd. (818)788-4868.
Owl and Pussycat
After a visit at LACMA, stop by Ray’s & Stark Bar for an Owl and Pussycat rum cocktail with freshly squeezed lemon juice and simple syrup mingled with muddled strawberries. Green chili pepper adds a kick of spice to this signature drink inspired by Ray Stark’s popular movie of the same name. 5905 Wilshire Blvd. (323)857-6180.
Movie By The Pool
Every Tuesday from now until Sept. 25, Caulfield’s at the Thompson Beverly Hills rooftop, offers screenings of classic films at 9 p.m. After the movie, a special guest will answer questions from the audience. The film on July 24 is “Moulin Rouge”. The event is moderated by The Hollywood Reporter. Doors open at 7 p.m. Tickets are $20 per person and include a small popcorn and soda. A special movie night menu is also available. 9360 Wilshire Blvd. (310)943-1105. www.caulfieldsbeverlyhills.com/filmfest.
Macrobiotics at M Café
Consulting Chef Lee Gross celebrates summer with healthy microbiotic deli salads, refreshing juices and sunny soups. Some of the salads include green papaya with sea palm salad, new Mexican black beans with barley and heirloom tomato and white bean salad. Garden-fresh juices include ginger, kale, almond and watermelon. Some of the soups offered are lentil and summer squash rasam, lotus root and sweet corn chowder and chilled zucchini-basil soup. Summer dishes are available based on a rotation schedule. 7119 Melrose Ave. (323)525-0588 or 9433 Brighton Way (310)858-8459.
Tom Bergin’s Tavern
Starting Tuesday, July 24 from noon to midnight, diners can opt for Executive Chef Brandon Boudet’s Tuesday at Tom’s special. The menu changes each week and will feature a Tavern Plate with a salad, soda bread, a protein and side. Finish with a dessert for $15 per person. A pint of Harp is $4 or add a glass of house red or white wine for $5. On July 24, the menu will offer Guinness BBQ chicken with green beans and mashed potatoes, plus a green salad and roasted sweet corn soda bread. For dessert, enjoy a homemade strawberry buttermilk ice cream. 840 S. Fairfax Ave. (323)936-7151.
Steak and Sangria
Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar is offering a Summer Lovin’ Steak & Sangria prix fixe dinner now through Aug. 26. The summer menu, which changes every two weeks, starts with a crisp salad. The entrée is a Prime N.Y. Strip with garlic herb butter and Burrata cheese one week and Prime N.Y. Strip with a sweet and spicy rub the next week. Desserts are a mixed berry shortcake with Grand Marnier one week and fresh peach cobbler another week. 800 W. Olympic Blvd. (213)745-9911 or 2301 Rosecrans Ave. (310)643-6911.