Los Angeles will be highlighting its diverse fare with dineLA's summer edition, where some of the city's best restaurants will be offering specially priced lunch and dinner menus of multi-course meals for as little as $15.
From July 14-27, foodies can make reservations or take their chances as walk-ins at participating restaurants from Los Angeles to Torrance and beyond. Since most restaurants will be filling up fast during the week it is suggested to reserve a spot online or call the restaurant in advance.
One of the participating restaurants is The Royce Wood-Fired Steakhouse in Pasadena. The three course menu is $45 per person and includes items like grilled peach and heirloom gazpacho, wood grilled jidori chicken breast, marinated skirt steak and tres leches.
Abigaile in Hermosa Beach will be offering a five course meal for $45 that includes Vietnamese ‘pho' poached organic salad, escargot poppers, Thai red curried shortrib and the restaurants play on a the candy bar Snickers.
dineL.A. Restaurant Week: Participating Los Angeles area restaurants offer prix fixe lunches ($15; $20; $25) and dinners ($25, $35, $45), July 14-27. Check website for a list of restaurants.www.discoverlosangeles.com/dinela
LOS ANGELES, SAN FERNANDO VALLEY AND SANTA MONICA AREA
Fig & Olive: Los Angeles-grown seasonal ingredients are showcased in three course prix fixe lunch ($25) and dinner ($45), July 14-July 27. Tax and tip extra. Reservations required. 8490 Melrose Place, West Hollywood. 310-360-9100. www.figandolive.com
Napa Valley Grille: Rustic two course prix fixe lunch ($20; add $6 for dessert) and three course prix fixe dinner ($35), July 14-July 27. Tax and tip extra. Reservations required. 1100 Glendon Ave., Los Angeles. 310-824-3322. www.napavalleygrille.com
Swine & Dine Dinner Series: Chef Ray Garcia and FIG restaurant are teaming up with local farms to host a curated experience made with locally raised heritage breed pigs. Available during regular dinner hours July 17, August 14 and September 4. FIG, 101 Wilshire Blvd., Santa Monica. 310)-319-3111. www.figsantamonica.com
Mud Hen Tavern: Prix fixe dinner (July 14-27) and prix fixe brunch, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. July 19-20, 26-27. Cost for both $25 plus tax and tip. 742 N. Highland Ave., Los Angeles. 323-203-0500. www.mudhentavern.com
Rustic Canyon Wine Bar and Seasonal Kitchen: Executive chef Jeremy Fox teams up with guest chef Chad Robertson with a dinner inspired by Robertson's new book “Tartine Book No. 3: Modern Ancient Classic Whole.” Five course dinner with two seatings, 6 and 8 p.m. July 14. Cost $65; $100 plus book; tax and tip extra. Reservations required. 1119 Wilshire Blvd., Santa Monica. 310-393-7050.www.rusticcanyonwinebar.com
All American Drink and Dessert Tasting in Downtown Culver City: Family-friendly event around the intersection of Culver and Washington boulevards and Duquesne Avenue, 5-9 p.m. July 16. Pick up a “passport” at participating businesses for entry into a raffle. Free. Begin at the Kirk Douglas Theatre, 9820 W. Washington Blvd.www.downtownculvercity.com
Barnsdall Art Park Foundation's Friday Night Wine Tasting: Silverlake Wine presents the tasting, 5:30-8:30 p.m. July 18 and Fridays through Sept. 5. Cost $25 (includes a limited-edition wine glass); $5 children over age 3; $15 designated nondrinker (no sales at the door). Bring your own picnic; food trucks. No dogs. Check website for parking tips. Barnsdall Art Park, 4800 Hollywood Blvd., Los Angeles. www.barnsdall.org
Regina Charboneau: Discusses and signs “Mississippi Current Cookbook: A Culinary Journey Down America's Greatest River,” 7 p.m. July 18. Book Soup, 8818 Sunset Blvd., West Hollywood. 310-659-3110.www.booksoup.com
At the Byzantine Table - Greek Traditions, Roman Tastes: Lecture, 5:30; dinner, 7 p.m. July 19. Cost $175. Reservations required. The Getty Villa, 17985 Pacific Coast Highway, Pacific Palisades. 310-440-7300.www.getty.edu
San Fernando Valley Restaurant Week: San Fernando Valley Jaycees and elected officials in the San Fernando Valley are promoting the program, July 20-26. Check web site for restaurants offering promotions.www.dinesfv.com
Dawn Blume Hawkes: Signs “Away from the Kitchen,” 2-4 p.m. July 20. Chevalier's Books, 126 N. Larchmont Blvd., Los Angeles. 323-465-1334.www.chevaliersbooks.blogspot.com
Tender Greens: Beer garden with beers from El Segundo Brewery, and whole lamb roast, 5 p.m. July 20. Cost $45 plus tax and tip. Reservations required at firstname.lastname@example.org. 6290 Sunset Blvd., Hollywood. 323-382-0380. www.tendergreens.com
Mohawk Bend: Chef Randy Clemens prepares a four course vegan dinner based on his book “The Veggie-Lover's Sriracha Cookbook,” 6:30 p.m. July 21. Cost $25 plus tax and tip. Reservations required at email@example.com. 2141 Sunset Blvd., Los Angeles. 213-483-2337.www.mohawk.la
Oxnard Salsa Festival: Event includes salsa tasting tent, cooking demonstrations, marketplace, music and salsa dance contest, 11 a.m.-7 p.m. July 26-27. Free admission. Plaza Park, Fifth and B streets. 805-247-0197. www.oxnardsalsafestival.com
Los Angeles County Fair culinary competitions: Variety of contest categories including almost homemade, barbecue, reception cake, cheesecake, chili, Gold Medal Flour cookies, leftover turkey, European pastry, pie, pumpkin and tamales. Baked foods, confections and other categories entry forms due Aug. 1. Rules and forms from the website. The fair is Aug. 29 to Sept. 28 at Fairplex, 1101 W. McKinley Ave., Pomona. www.lacountyfair.com/partners/new-competitions
Sur La Table — Farmers Market: Grilled Seafood, 6:30 p.m. July 14; Girls Night Out: Summer Entertaining Menu, 6:30 p.m. July 15 ($69); Summer Vegetables, 6:30 p.m. July 16 ($69); Date Night: Tour of France, 6:30 p.m. July 18 ($79); Preserving Summer, 10 a.m. July 19 and July 22 ($69); Date Night: Grilling, 5 and 8 p.m. July 19 ($79); Macarons, 10 a.m. July 26 ($69); Ice Cream 101, 10 a.m. July 27 ($69). Reservations required. Age 18 and older. 6333 W. Third St., Los Angeles. 323-954-9190. www.surlatable.com
Chez Cherie Cooking School: Summer Farmer's Market Finds, 6:30 p.m. July 15 ($65); Flavors of the Mediterranean, 6:30 p.m. July 22 ($75); Cookbook Cooking, 6:30 p.m. July 29 ($65); Seasonal Flavors of Summer, 6:30 p.m. Aug. 5 ($65). Reservations required. 1401 Foothill Blvd., La Canada Flintridge. 818-952-7217. www.chezcherie.com
Let's Get Cookin': Sizzling Summer Appetizers, 6:30 p.m. July 15 ($85); Rock the Wok, 6:30 p.m. July 16 ($85); Food Truck Menu, 6:30 p.m. July 18 ($85; $160 couples); Cooking Fresh from the Farmers Market, 9:45 a.m. July 20 ($85; $160 couples); Taming the Feast: Chef Ben Ford introduces recipes from his book, 6:30 p.m. July 23 ($95; $126.50 includes book); The Game of Thrones Banquet, 6:30 p.m. July 25 ($85; $160 couples); Summer Macarons, 6:30 p.m. July 29 ($85); Entrees for Summer Entertaining, 6:30 p.m. July 30 ($85); Date Night: Spanish Tapas, 6:30 p.m. Aug. 1 ($85; $160 couples); Frozen Desserts, 10:30 a.m. Aug. 2 ($125). Reservations required. 4643 Lakeview Canyon Road, Westlake Village. 818-991-3940. www.letsgetcookin.com
Cook LA: Girls Night Out, 7 p.m. July 18 ($75); Tapas from Around the World, 6 p.m. July 19 ($75); Artisan Bread, 10:30 a.m. July 20 ($75); Cajun/Creole Comfort Foods, 7 p.m. July 25 ($65); Thai Menu, 6 p.m. July 26 ($65); Greek Feast, 5:30 p.m. July 27 ($75); Indian Menu, 6:45 p.m. July 31 ($75); Cuban Menu, 6:45 p.m. Aug. 1 ($75); Gnocchi, 6:30 p.m. Aug. 2 ($75). Reservations required. 10938 Ventura Blvd., Studio City. 818-760-5157. www.cooklaonline.com
Chef Eric's Culinary Classroom: Chicken Connoisseur, 2 p.m. July 19; Knife Skills, 2 p.m. July 26; Grilling Favorites, 2 p.m. Aug. 2; Asian Menu, 7 p.m. Aug. 8; Classic Cupcakes, 2 p.m. Aug. 9; Sushi, 7 p.m. Aug. 15 ($95); Beer and Food Pairing, 7 p.m. Aug. 16. Most classes $90. Reservations required. 2366 Pelham Ave., Los Angeles. 310-470-2640.www.culinaryclassroom.com
Charm City Cakes West: Cake decorating classes: Shabby Chic Cupcakes, 11 a.m. July 26 ($100); Tree Trunk Initials, 1 p.m. Aug. 9 ($150); Say It With an Emoji, 11 a.m. Aug. 23 ($100). Minimum age 14. Reservations required. 8302-A, Melrose Ave., Los Angeles. 323-642-7234.www.charmcitycakeswest.com
SOUTH BAY AREA
Patriotic dinner dance: The Sons of Italy, Centinela Lodge, will host a Red, White and Blue-themed night dinner dance with a menu of chicken and pasta and entertainment by Time Machine. 1744 W. Carson St., Torrance. 5 p.m. July 19. Doors open at 5 p.m. Cost is $18 for adults and $9 for children age 12 and under. RSVP at 310-371-1041.
Knights host dinner: The Knights of Columbus will host its monthly fundraising dinner, featuring barbecue tri-tip with vegetables, dessert, iced tea or lemonade. 214 Avenue I , Redondo Beach. 5:30-7:30 p.m. July 18. Cost is $10 for adults and $5 for children age 6-12. Call 310-371-2754 for more information.
Japanese cooking class: Miki Shioya will demonstrate how to make some of her favorite simple recipes at a class offered by the Palos Verdes Library District. Written instructions will be provided and there will be a tasting at the end of the class. Peninsula Center Library Community Room, 701 Silver Spur Rd., Rolling Hills Estates. 2 p.m. Aug. 9. No reservations required. Call 310-377-9584, Ext. 215 for more information.
LONG BEACH AREA
Belmont Shore Stroll & Savor: More than 45 restaurants offer menu selections, plus live entertainment at 5:30-9 p.m. July 16-17. $10 for a book of 12 tickets. Event will take place along Second Street, Long Beach. www.belmontshore.org
Picnics in the Plaza: Food trucks will like the plaza while a performance by The Amazing Lenses is scheduled., 5:30-8:30 p.m. July 17. St. Isidore Historical Plaza at 10961 Reagan St., Los Alamitos. Call 562-596-9918.
Gourmet Food Truck Night: Fundraiser held by Meals on Wheels of Long Beach and The Belmont Heights United Methodist Church. 5-9 p.m. July 19 at the Belmont Heights United Methodist Church, 317 Termino Ave., Long Beach. 562-439-6804, www.belmontheightsumc.org; 562-439-5000, www.mowlb.org.
San Gabriel Valley area
626 Nightmarket: 4 p.m.-1 a.m. July 18, 19. Asian-themed night market with more than 200 vendors of food, merchandise and live music. Santa Anita Park, 285 W. Huntington Drive. $3 admission, free parking.
Taste of Arcadia: 5:30-9 p.m. Sept. 22. More than 90 vendors, entertainers. The event takes place at the Los Angeles County Arboretum, 301 N. Baldwin Ave., Arcadia. $75, Arcadia Chamber of Commerce, 626-447-2159 or www.arcadiachamber.org
Bristol Farms: Red and white Gazette picks, 6-8 p.m. July 17. Contact cafe for reservations and price, 626-441-5450. 606 Fair Oaks Ave., South Pasadena. www.bristolfarms.com/events
Oxnard Salsa Festival: 11 a.m.-7 p.m. July 26 and 27. Kick-off concert, 7-9 p.m. July 25. Oxnard Salsa Orchestra, $10, purchase on site. Salsa bands and dance shows. Salsa challenge recipe contest, judging begins 11 a.m. Sunday, July 27. Kids Korner with tortilla art. Festival marketplace food and shopping. Salsa tasting with an estimated 60,000 samples of specialty salsas, tent admission is $5 which includes 10 tasting tickets. Festival admission and parking are free. No pets or coolers. 805-247-0197 or www.oxnardsalsafestival.com
Watermelon Festival: 10 a.m.-9 p.m. July 19, 10 a.m.-8 p.m. July 20 at Santa Anita Park, 285 W. Huntington Drive, Arcadia. Sponsored by the Sunland-Tujunga Lions Club. Adults $10, children 12 and younger are $5. and seniors and active military $8. Enter gate 6, off of Colorado Place. Parking $4. 800-955-1277 www.lionswatermelonfestival.com
Whole Foods: Bar level II: Selections from the Francis Ford Coppola winery, 6-8 p.m. July 14. Layer Cake winery is made on four continents with grapes from 5 countries, 6-8 p.m. July 16. Einstok beer tasting, 6-8 p.m. July 17. St. Arnoldus Day: St. Arnoldus urged his congregation to drink beer, rather than water, during a plague, thereby saving many lives. Belgian beer tasting, 4-9 p.m. July 18. Tastings are $10 each. 465 S. Arroyo Parkway, Pasadena. www.wholefoods.com
EZ fondant cake covering for tweens and teens: ages 10-18, noon-3 p.m. July 19. $45, supplies and recipes additional. A and J Cake and Candy Supplies, 2254 E. Route 66, Glendora. Reservations to 626-335-7747,ajcake.com
Fairplex: Food trucks from 5:30-8:30 p.m. July 17. Subject to change, but scheduled are Chancho's Tacos, Crepes Bonaparte, Currywurst, Farmer's Belly, Hungry Nomad, La Panini Grill, Schmuck Truck, TrukQuito, and White Rabbit. Free parking and entry, Gate 1, 1101 W. McKinley Ave., Pomona. www.fairplex.com
Fiore Market Cafe: Bread-making class, rustic loaves, focaccia and baguettes, 7-10 p.m. July 15. $30, payment due at sign up, 1000 Fremont Ave., South Pasadena. 626-441-2280,www.fioremarketcafe.com/
The Village Kitchen Shoppe: Hands-On: Fennel salad, chicken piccata, bing cherry cobbler, 6 p.m. July 17. $50. Lunch and learn class: Yucatan pork, 11 a.m. July 18. $25. Take a break: Gazpacho, 11 a.m. July 19. $50. 147 N. Glendora Ave., Glendora. Reservations to 626-914-7897,Villagekitchenshoppe.com
Williams-Sonoma: July 20: From the Garden. Classes for junior chefs (ages 8 and up) are 9:30 a.m. Saturdays. July 19: Spectacular summer salads. Must register at least 24 hours in advance. Call your local Williams-Sonoma to register and find out times for free technique classes. Nearby locations include: Westfield Santa Anita, 626-445-1585, Brea Mall, 714-256-9301, and Pasadena at the Commons, 142 S. Lake Ave. 626-795-5045 or www.williams-sonoma.com
INLAND VALLEY AREA
Claremont Restaurant Week: July 14-July 20, Participating Claremont restaurants offer specially priced dinners for $20-$40. Check website for participating restaurants. 909-624-1681,www.claremontchamber.org
Beerrelevance: A Tasty Excursion into Beer History, 6:30 p.m. July 17, $15, Total Wine & More, 8201 Day Creek Blvd., Rancho Cucamonga, 909-463-5670, www.totalwine.com
Williams-Sonoma: Two in the Kitchen: 6 p.m. July 15, $50;10 a.m. July 20: From the Garden. Classes for junior chefs (ages 8 and up) are 9:30 a.m. Saturdays. July 19: Must register at least 24 hours in advance. Call Williams-Sonoma to register and find out times for free technique classes. Victoria Gardens, 12514 S. Mainstreet, Rancho Cucamonga, 909-646-8400, www.williams-sonoma.com