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LA Dining Deals and Events, Feb. 3-9

By Lesley Balla
February 3, 2014
Photo by: East Borough/Alen Lin

Monday, February 3
Dog Haus won a total seven awards in the recent Pasadena Cheeseburger Week polls. To thank its hungry fans, the first 200 customers at both Pasadena locations and the first 100 at the Alhambra outpost will get a free thank-you slider - just in time for lunch (105 N. Hill Ave.; 93 E. Green St.; 410 E. Main St.).

Tuesday, February 4
To celebrate Chinese New Year, most of the menu at West Hollywood's Chi Lin is half-price today through Thursday, February 6. Dishes like pea leaf and water chestnut dumplings, hand-pulled noodles with black truffles and eight-hour lacquered duck are meant to help usher in good luck, fortune and longevity (9201 W. Sunset Blvd.; 310-278-2068).

Wednesday, February 5
John Sedlar opened Rivera five years ago a block away from LA Live and today, even as the area has grown up around it, it's still one of the area's more exciting Latin restaurants and cocktail programs. Mixologist Julian Cox helped pave the way for innovative cocktails in LA, and tonight he'll be at the restaurant mixing up Rivera classics, new winter cocktails and reviving drinks from the archive. All libations will be specially priced at $10 for the party from 8:30-11 PM (1050 S. Flower St.; 213-749-1460).

Thursday, February 6
To start setting the mood for Valentine's Day, the library-adjacent Cafe Pinot will have a "Literary Love" menu on offer all month. The three main courses - Waldorf salad, gnocchi and truffles, cowboy steak - were all inspired by famous couples from The Great Gatsby, Romeo and Juliet and Brokeback Mountain.  The menu is available for dinner now through February 28. $65 per person (700 W. 5th St.; 213-239-6500).

Friday, February 7
Culver City's brand new Vietnamese-inspired conceptEast Borough celebrates Tet, the Vietnamese Lunar New Year, with a special menu tonight. Expect family-style platters of roasted pig bao, beef tartare, pork cracklings and che, a fruit salad in coconut milk, for $45 per person. The regular menu is also available (9810 W. Washington Blvd.; 310-596-8266).

Saturday, February 8
Patio sessions at Verdugo Bar in Glassell Park mean happy hour from 3-7 PM, tons of board games for the patio and food from Vagabond Grillyard (burgers, pulled pork, loaded grilled cheese sandwiches and more) (3408 Verdugo Rd.; 323-257-3408).

Sunday, February 9
Chef Edurado Ruiz begins his Corazon y Miel four-day pop-up in Pasadena tonight, featuring some of the most popular dishes from his Bell restaurant, like the turkey leg sandwich, adobo barbecue chicken drumsticks, whole branzino with cassava and more. For full details, go here (119 E. Colorado Blvd.).

Places Mentioned

Café Pinot

Californian • Downtown

Food24 Decor25 Service23 Cost$52
 
 
 
Verdugo Bar

Bar • Glassell Park

Atmo.23 Decor19 Service20 CostM
 
 
 
Rivera

Latin American • Downtown

Food26 Decor24 Service23 Cost$62
 
 
 
Corazon y Miel

Latin American • Bell

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East Borough

Vietnamese • Culver City

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