I am so excited! It’s DINE LA, the summer edition from July 14-27, 2014 .
Below are my ‘hit lists’ for lunch and dinner. These are new-to-me restaurants that I have not been to before, where the YELP reviews are good (4 stars or higher), and they have multiple dish choices per course (and multiple courses!)
Badmaash Indian Gastropub/ Downtown
I am obsessed with Indian food right now! The luxurious spices and flavors?! What a great time to try out a new place. And any Indian spot with a lunch special for Dine LA? Sign me up!
Vinoteque on Melrose/Melrose
Now THESE menu choices look fancy! I love variety and artisanal food pairings. Drool.
$20/3 small bite courses
La Vecchia Cucina/Santa Monica
Ooooh! Lots of options at this Italian restaurant! Makes up for only being 2 courses.
Ciboteca/ Santa Monica
Italian Panini Sandwiches, a salad, dessert and a drink? Bellissima!
$15/ 3 courses and non-alcoholic drink included!
This was on my lunch hit-list last year and I didn’t get to try it out. Definitely want to taste their sandwich/salad, side and dessert this time around!
$15/3 courses and a non-alcoholic drink included!
Open Sesame Grill/Beverly
My friend Tina has recommended this spot a couple of times. Dine LA might be the perfect time to hit up this middle eastern grill.
Pono Burger/Santa Monica
Have been hearing GREAT things about Pono Burger over the past few weeks! In my continued quest to find the best burger in town, I think I might have to try this out!
$15/2 courses OR go for DINNER and get 4 courses for $25 including a speciality milkshake!
Faith and Flower/Downtown
Lemongrass Pot De Creme? Yes, please! This lunch spot doesn’t have as many options per course, but I can’t get past this dessert! Gotta try it!
Not necessarily the most offerings per course, but the choices they do have look thoughtful and tasty!
Upper West/Santa Monica
I will be having the carrot cake ice cream sandwich (butterscotch carrot cake with cream cheese ice cream?! Shut up!)…possibly for all 3 courses, if they’ll let me.
This Mediterranean spot looks delicious and includes a variety of options (including delectable desserts!).
Heather has been telling me for weeks that this is her favorite Italian place in LA. Can’t wait to try it! I think I’ll go for dinner since there are more options in each course, and dinner includes dessert (one extra course for $10)!
Vinoteque on Melrose/Melrose
Lamb meat balls with marinara and goat cheese? Just one possibility during your 5 course small plates meal!
$35/5 small plate courses
Since I’ve done such a TERRIBLE job of tracking my Dine LA adventures the last 2 years (at least as far as posting pictures and reviews of the things I actually ATE), I will be posting photos and brief entries over the next 2 weeks of places I’ve visited in the past that were amazing, and that are currently available for Dine LA this time around.