On the heels of their successful events in June and July, Culver City is gearing up for another summer block party, taking place next Wednesday, August 18th, between 5 and 9 p.m.

This is the third in a series of neighborhood celebrations featuring discounts and freebies from downtown shops, galleries, spas, and so forth, as well as the area's bevy of restaurants. To that end, the event is billed as a “foodie paradise,” which makes us cringe a little, but nonetheless, there are lots of food and drink specials we're excited to take advantage of including the buy-two-get-one-free margaritas at Kay & Dave's, pizza samples at LaRocco's and the complimentary organic wine tasting at M Café. Turn the page for a complete listing of what's being doled out.

Akasha – 1/2 off all wines by the bottle.

BottleRock – Food, wine, beer specials available for $4.

Cold Stone Creamery – Summer Block Party Special.

Daphne's – Free samples of signature items.

Ford's Filling Station – Bluegrass Block Party Happy Hour.

Fraîche – Free glass of Fraîche sangria at the bar.

Gyenari – Happy hour until 10 p.m with DJ Ksly spinning.

K-Zo – Complimentary glass of fruit-infused sake with purchase of an entrée.

Le Saint Amour – Summer Block Party Special.

LIBRA – Food samples, samba dancers and drummers.

Lunch – $3 beers and mini-sandwiches, $20 bottles of wine.

M Café – Complimentary organic wine tasting along with some special tapas and appetizers on the outside patio.  Dine-in customers receive a complimentary glass of organic wine with their purchase of $10 or more.

Meet – All-you-can-eat mussels for $21.95 with a selection of 10 different sauces.

Novecento – Summer Block Party Special.

Rush Street – $21 Prix Fixe menu including soup/salad or mac n' cheese, entrée and dessert all night. Block Party AFTER PARTY 9 p.m. 'til close with DJ, dancing, free pole dancing show and lessons.

Tender Greens – Half-off bottles of wine.

The Culver Hotel – Live outdoor entertainment and complimentary appetizers every hour on the hour. Happy hour prices extended until 8 p.m.

Ugo Italian Bar – Buy-one-get-one-free entrees (includes specials and pastas).

 Ugo Italian Café – Complimentary appetizer with purchase of an entrée (includes specials and pastas), local big band Scotch & Soda performing on the patio.

Ugo Wine Bar – $15 wine cards for $10.

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