Brooklyn Ave. Pizza Co. dineL.A.
Order a 12-inch pizza and a choice of three-piece wings or papas for $20. This dineL.A. special is available for dining outside only on Tuesday through Sunday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. 2706 E. Cesar E. Chavez Ave., (323)968-1106.
Cafe Gratitude dineL.A. Week
Available through March 14, the vegetarian Cafe Gratitude has crafted a special prix-fixe lunch available for $20 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. that includes a starter and entrée. The special dine L.A. dinner is $35 per person from 4 to 9 p.m., and includes a refreshing sangria or pressed juice drink, a starter, entrée and dessert. Menu highlights include coconut calamari, eggplant caponata pasta, and a key lime pie or olive oil cake. These specials are available for outdoor dining, takeout and delivery at the DTLA, Larchmont and Venice locations. 300 S. Santa Fe Ave., Suite 300, (213)929-5580; 639 N. Larchmont Blvd., (323)580-6383.
Comfort food at Adrift Burger Bar
For dineL.A. week, order an Adrift burger layered with tomato jam, pickled jalapeño, arugula and Gruyère cheese with house-made truffle chips for $15 until March 14, Monday through Sunday for takeout and delivery starting at 11:30 a.m. 1025 Abbot Kinney Blvd., (424)238-5753.
dineL.A. Casa Vega
Enjoy Casa Vega’s signature margarita with the dinner dineL.A. menu for $25. Main dishes include a vegetarian burrito, house combination, tres tacos chicos and a choice of churros or flan for dessert. This dineL.A. special is available for takeout or outdoor dining Monday through Sunday from 4:30 p.m. to midnight. Casa Vega’s dineL.A. lunch menu is $20 per person without a margarita included. 13301 Ventura Blvd., (818)788-4868.
Original Farmers Market dineL.A.
Every day from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., enjoy $15 dineL.A. specials at many of the merchants at the Original Farmers Market until March 14. Go for a large gumbo with a green salad and an iced tea from the Gumbo Pot. At Trejo’s Tacos, guests can order the two-taco plate with a refreshing agua fresca. Du-par’s Restaurant is offering a patty melt, turkey club or chicken sandwich with a choice of side and a drink. Kids and adults will enjoy the Fritzi Coop buttermilk fried chicken sandwich alongside mac and cheese gobblers. The French Crepe Company is offering custom four-ingredient crepes with a small Nutella crepe for dessert. There are plenty of tables and seats available on the open-air dining patios, or guests can order for pickup and delivery via Mercato when they call the individual merchant and verify delivery options. farmersmarketla.com. 6333 W. Third St., (323)933-9211.
CHLA partners with restaurants
The annual month-long campaign brings the community together to support local restaurants and businesses and gives back to the hospital, to help provide life-saving services to over 600,000 children each year. Some of this year’s partners include Shake Shack offering a 25% donation at all 12 locations. Ggiata Delicatessen is having a CHLA patient create a special Make March Matter sandwich with a percentage of sales donated to CHLA all month long. Go Get Em Tiger is creating a special cookie with sales going to CHLA during the month of March. H. Wood Group has four restaurants – Slab, Petite Taqueria, Delilah and Nice Guy – supporting the campaign. Porto’s Bakery is bringing back their delicious CHLA butterfly cookie with proceeds going to the campaign, and Randy’s Donuts is creating a special donut at their Inglewood location. Visit Uncle Paulie’s Deli and $1 is donated from every sale and guests have the option to donate more at checkout. To learn more, go to makemarchmatter.org.
Sant’olina pop-up at the Beverly Hilton
A new dining option is set to open at the Beverly Hilton. Chef Michael Teich, David Johns and Slab’s Burt Bakman are offering a melting pot of Israeli and Mediterranean cuisine with a SoCal vibe. The hotel’s brand-new 360 degree view rooftop restaurant by the H. Wood Group is set to debut this month. Menu highlights include mujadarra, halloumi, cauliflower tabbouleh, Israeli salad, chickpea matbucha, lemonfish crudo, zucchini keftedes, borekas, Pacific oysters and harissa-cured salmon. Dinner service is nightly and brunch service will be on weekends. 9876 Wilshire Blvd., (310)274-7777.
Vespertine Oaxaca at home
Chef Jordan Kahn continues to expand on the his atmospheric theme, recreating the Vespertine dining experience, this time offering Oaxacan dishes. Available for delivery or pickup from the Culver City restaurant, a new Oaxaca menu is available starting Friday, March 5. Each package is $95 per person and sold in servings for two. The Oaxacan menu includes an optional supplemental mezcal tasting for $49, featuring three of Kahn’s favorite mezcals from Nuestra Soledad, crafted from the villages of San Luis del Rio, Santa Maria Zoquitlán and Lachiguí Miahuatlán. A selection of snacks, or botanas include an agua fresca, chile roasted peanuts and a plantain empanada. Mains or platos include a barbacoa of prime rib. To see the full menu, order via Tock. 3599 Hayden Ave., (323)320-4023.
‘Cook with Jacques & Friends: Volume 2’
The Jacques Pépin Foundation is excited to release “Cook with Jacques & Friends: Volume 2,” a video recipe book featuring over 40 chefs, bartenders and others from across the country. Los Angeles chefs Antonia Lofaso, Brooke Williamson and Josiah Citrin are among those who have contributed recipes for “Volume 2.” Each contributor submitted a video and recipe so readers can watch and cook alongside the contributor. The video recipe book is available to all Jacques Pépin Foundation members. Membership starts at $40 per year. The Jacques Pépin Foundation supports free culinary and life skills training through community-based organizations. To learn more, go to jp.foundation.
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