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Gracias Madre reopens
On March 1, Gracias Madre will reopen in time to participate in dineL.A. The popular vegan restaurant in West Hollywood is offering both lunch and dinner menus for dine-in only. Some plant-based menu highlights include a Little Gem Salad and a gordita made with masa, black beans, salsa verde, avocado and crema. They are also offering tacos árabe, enchiladas verdes and potato pimento flautas. Finish with a gluten-free chocolate brownie with caramelized plantains and coconut whipped cream. Lunch is $25 and available from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., and the dinner menu is $50 starting from 3 p.m. to closing. For an extra $5, enjoy a watermelon fresca or their Purista margarita. 8905 Melrose Ave., (323)978-2170.
Hugo’s West Hollywood dineL.A.
Order a power bowl and brew for $15 at Hugo’s. Choose a pesto power bowl, quinoa beet bowl, Mexican or Cuban bowl, Hugo’s stir fry bowl, burrito or honey ginger chicken bowl and pair it with a choice of eight different lagers, IPAs, ales or kombuchas. Your bowl order can also be paired with a choice of four different juice blends instead of a beer. The dineL.A. menu is available all day until 5 p.m. Available for dine-in, takeout and delivery. 8401 Santa Monica Blvd., (323)654-3993.
Head up to rooftop Terra restaurant for seasonal dishes like creamy Di Stefano burrata paired with coal-roasted beets; wood-fired branzino with garlic, oregano and lemon; or house-made pasta with fire-roasted tomatoes, garlic and basil. Pair with an expertly curated Italian wine flight for $25.The dineL.A. lunch is $30 and dineL.A. dinner is $65 per person. La Pizza & La Pasta at Eataly offers regional Italian staples, Neapolitan pizza and authentic pasta dishes like the Roman-style cacio e pepe. These are available on the outdoor patio and to enjoy at home via Uber Eats, Postmates, DoorDash, Grubhub and Caviar. The all-day dineL.A. Eataly to-go menu is $25. Go to eataly.com. 10250 Santa Monica Blvd., (213)310-8008.
Locanda Veneta dineL.A.
Start with a choice of appetizer before ordering an entree and dessert for $30 on the dineL.A. menu every Monday through Friday from 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Dine in on the patio or takeout with curbside pickup. The dineL.A. dinner includes an appetizer, pasta combination plate, main course and dessert for $65. Dinner service Sunday through Thursday begins at 5 p.m., and on Friday and Saturday at 5:30 p.m. 8638 W. Third St., (323)274-1893.
Enjoy the views March 1-14 starting with miso soup and edamame and a choice of one appetizer including spicy tuna or avocado on crispy rice. Entree choices include miso ramen, crispy skin branzino with yuzu cream pasta or vegan portobello mushroom steak. Finish with yuzu panna cotta parfait or assorted mochi. This multi-course dinner for $65 is available for reservation on-site dining only on Monday through Sunday from 5 to 10 p.m. No takeout or delivery with the dineL.A. menu specials. 1999 N. Sycamore Ave., (323)466-5125.
New Sweet Chick menu items
Known for its chicken and waffles, Sweet Chick has evolved into a quick-service restaurant and launched a new breakfast item; a crispy breakfast blueberry muffin Belgian waffle. New all-day menu items include a flaky buttermilk biscuit slathered with honey butter and topped with fried chicken that’s been brined in house-made ranch and pickle juice, then dredged and fried until golden and crispy. For a limited-time through Feb. 28, Sweet Chick’s signature fried chicken is tossed in a warm maple chipotle sauce and served with a choice of waffle, from classic Belgian to apple cinnamon. Also until Feb. 28, guests can order Sweet Chick’s take on a classic chicken pot pie, featuring warm buttermilk biscuits smothered with creamy chicken, fresh herbs, peas, carrots and celery. This April, Sweet Chick will open in Dodger Stadium, offering their signature fried chicken, flakey buttermilk biscuits and comforting sides. Sweet Chick is currently open for outdoor seating, takeaway and delivery via GrubHub, Seamless, DoorDash, Caviar, Uber Eats and Postmates. Visit sweetchick.com. 448 N. Fairfax Ave., (323)592-3423.
Casa Vega reopens
Reopening after a winter hibernation, Casa Vega is providing margaritas for $5 on Margarita Mondays from 4:30 to 7p.m. Celebrating its 65th anniversary in 2021, Casa Vega is kicking off a year of promotions, activations and celebrity partnerships to honor founder Rafael “Ray” Vega, who died last month at the age of 86. casavega.com. 13301 Ventura Blvd., Sherman Oaks; (818)788-4868.
Urban Plates Plate Pass
Urban Plates’ subscription membership program Plate Pass has been extended for another two-month round for March and April. For a $20 fee, every entrée for two months is just $10. Through the first two-month run – January and February – Plate Pass members saved an average of $49. Sign up now through March 3 on the Urban Plates app. All $10 entrees purchased on the app are available for takeout and dine-in for the duration of the membership. The program runs from March 1 to April 30, with a limit of 15 entree purchases. Go to urbanplates.com/plate-pass. 11419 Santa Monica Blvd., (213)878-7799.
Cavit Cares Pizza Challenge
Cavit Wines wants to help support local pizzerias and restaurants nationwide during this challenging time, so they are collaborating with Slice, an innovative tech platform powering local pizza restaurants. Not only does Cavit Wines hope to drive local pizzeria sales, they will also donate to the James Beard Foundation’s Open for Good campaign, an initiative committed to helping independent restaurants survive, rebuild and thrive. Each guest who enters the Cavit Cares Pizza Challenge will automatically qualify for a chance to win a Slice gift card in the amount of $2,500. There will be two winners of the Grand Prize, which will pay for a year of free pizza. Cavit Wines is America’s No. 1 Italian wine brand and will donate $1 per entry directly to the Open for Good campaign up to $20,000. To enter the sweepstakes, click like or follow Cavit on Instagram or Facebook, and then post a picture of your favorite local pizza slice paired with your favorite Cavit wine using the hashtag, #cavitcarespizzachallenge and tagging @cavitwines. The sweepstakes is taking place through March 31. Go to cavit.com and order through the Slice app. First-time orders will receive $5 off if they use the code CAVIT. Here’s some local pizza places participating, Fratelli’s Pizza, 3557 W. Third St.; Prime Pizza, 446 N. Fairfax Ave.; Philly Pizza and Grill, 8500 Olympic Blvd.; and Buca di Beppo, 6333 W. Third St. Go to slicelife.com to find the nearest participating pizzeria to you.
Gordon Biersch Leprechaun Stout
Through March 7, guests can get sham-rocked with a splendid stout that’s rich in color with a nice balance of malt that offers a smooth and creamy taste. The restaurant and brewery is donating 25¢ from every pint of Loaded Leprechaun Stout sold to local charities. It’s a fun way to try a delicious new stout, while raising money. Dine-in, curbside pickup and no-contact delivery is available. gordonbiersch.com 145 S. San Fernando Blvd., Burbank; (818)569-5240.
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