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LA Dining Deals and Events, March 10-16

By Lesley Balla
March 10, 2014
Photo by: Andrew Stuart

Monday, March 10
It's hard to believe that chef David Lentz has been serving oysters, crudo, crabs and more at The Hungry Cat in Hollywood for the last nine years; now there's an entire litter of Hungry Cats from here to Santa Barbara. Lentz and the HC crew celebrate the milestone with Oysterpalooza, an entire day of food and drink specials, at the flagship restaurant with half-price oysters on the half shell, oyster po' boys, grilled oysters, pan-roasted oysters and more, plus special $7 happy hour prices on cocktails all day long. T-shirts created by local artist Eric Junker commemorating the anniversary will also be for sale. Noon to 10 PM (1535 Vine St.; 323-462-2155).

Tuesday, March 11
Don't miss out on the Chinese Cuisine Festival, a romp through some of the most authentic restaurants in the San Gabriel Valley. Restaurants like the super popular Chengdu Taste, Little Sheep Mongolian Hot Pot, Duck House and Wok B.B.Q. will have special menus available alongside the regular offerings through Sunday, March 16. Check the website for the full list. 

Wednesday, March 12
Speaking of oysters, The Churchill in West Hollywood kicks of $1 oyster nights tonight. From 6 PM to close (or until they run out), there will be a rotating selection of oysters for only a buck. The regular menu and cocktail list are also available (8384 W. 3rd St.; 323-655-8384)

Thursday, March 13
Suzanne Goin and Caroline Styne recently unveiled fried chicken nights at The Larder at Burton Way. Every Thursday night you'll find a complete dinner - sweet tea-brined fried chicken with cole slaw, cavalo nero and house-baked cornbread - for only $19.95. Dine in or order to go; there's even curbside delivery. The chicken is available at 5 PM (8500 S. San Vicente Blvd.; 310-278-8060).

Friday, March 14
It’s Pie Day (3.14, get it?), so pie in various forms is in order. That could mean some delicious banana cream pie, or perhaps mini pie options, or maybe a pizza pie is in order at newcomer DeSano Pizza Bakery. Point is: there are an infinite amount of pie possibilities around town, no matter how you slice it. 

Saturday, March 15
Check out Eduardo Ruiz’s new sausage emporium, Picnik, debuting today in Old Town Pasadena. Head here for more details (168 W. Colorado Blvd).

Sunday, March 16
In addition to the delicious brunch offerings at Stella Barra, both the Santa Monica and Hollywood locations are now serving five-egg breakfast pizzas. The chilaquiles pizza has parmesan cream sauce, tortilla strips, grana padano and Fresno chilies. There’s one with housemade Italian sausage, Calabrian chilies, fresh mozzarella and roasted garlic. And a bacon-topped pie with gruyere, pecorino, chili flakes and fresh rosemary. And for you gluten-free types, chef Jeff Mahin has finally added a dough option for you.

Places Mentioned

The Hungry Cat

Seafood • Hollywood

Food23 Decor19 Service21 Cost$50
 
 
 
Stella Barra Pizzeria

Pizza • Hollywood

Food25 Decor20 Service20 Cost$27
 
 
 
The Larder at Burton Way

American • Beverly Grove

Food- Decor- Service- CostM
 
 
 
The Churchill

American • Beverly Grove

Food15 Decor18 Service15 Cost$39
 
 
 
 
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