Kick off September with dining deals across L.A. for the annual dineL.A. which runs from Sept. 1 through Sept. 18. It’s a great opportunity for affordable meal deals and to help support local restaurants. There will be special lunch and dinner menus at about 300 restaurants, and in addition to on-site dining, there are  added menu options for take-out and delivery.

Some highlights include Same Same in Silver Lake which will offer a three-course dinner menu of $35 that includes choice of apple salad, Thai beef jerky or fried tofu to start. Then, pick pineapple red curry with shrimp or tofu or sidewalk pad Thai as the main course and coconut flan or tapioca pudding with coconut for dessert. Any beer or non-alcoholic drink from the menu is included in the price.

Yum Apple Salad (Courtesy Same Same Thai)

Head to Eataly’s rooftop Terra ($25 lunch and $65 dinner) for wood-fired dishes or the new Il Patio di Eataly ($25 all-day menu) for a taste of the Italian coast. Terra’s seasonal starters include Pesche e Burrata, creamy Di Stefano burrata paired with ripe Regier Family Farms peaches, while main piatti include whole grilled Branzino and Rigatoni con Pomodori Affumicati with fire-roasted Early Girl Tomatoes.

Other regional Italian staples like Neapolitan pizza and pasta dishes including Roman-style Cacio e Pepe, are available at Eataly To-Go ($25 all-day menu) which can be ordered through UberEats, Postmates, Doordash, Grubhub and Caviar. A portion of the proceeds from all of Eataly’s dineL.A. menus will go to Restaurants Care, which supports restaurant workers in need.

Veranda Al Fresco at the Hotel Figueroa is offering three-course dineL.A. lunch menu ($25) and a three-course dineL.A. dinner menu ($35, including a Hotel Figueroa Margarita) Wednesdays through Sundays from 12 – 7 p.m. Angelenos can relax poolside or opt for take-out, with highlights including:

Fish tacos (Courtesy Veranda Al Fresco)

  • Garcia’s take on classicMexican Street Tacos, with options including Pollo al Pastor, Alambre de Carne, or Baja Fish.
  • Vegetarian-friendly: Squash Blossom Quesadillaswith melty queso, cherry tomatoes, crema, squash blossoms, and cilantro.
  • Mexican Rice Bowl or Wrapwith vegetarian black beans, white rice, sautéed peppers, esquites, cotija cheese, chipotle aioli, lime cabbage slaw, crispy quinoa, and pico de gallo with the choice of Adobo chicken, carne asada, or roasted salmon.
  • And fordessert, freshly fried Churros with Cajeta and cinnamon sugar.


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