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LA Dining Deals and Events, March 24-30

By Lesley Balla
March 24, 2014
Photo by: Tsujita

Monday, March 24
In honor of it’s first anniversary today, Little Tokyo’s Fickle & the Sandwich Smith is celebrating with $1 specials from 11 AM-4:30 PM. Try the original fried chicken sandwich among other items, as well as $3 draft beers. After, head over to Justice Urban Tavern, a new gastropub opening adjacent to Little Tokyo’s Doubletree Hotel today. There’s happy hour all evening beginning at 4:30 PM and the first 100 customers will get a free pint glass keepsake to commemorate the grand debut. And if you're in the mood for something sweet, slow fast-food joint Top Round Roast Beef is giving away a free sundae to anyone who follows and/or mentions them on Twitter, Instagram or Facebook. 

Tuesday, March 25
Baby Blues BBQ fetes five years in West Hollywood with $5 pulled pork sandwiches, happy hour drink specials and free banana pudding (with the purchase of an entree or sandwich) all day today. Free dessert! (7953 Santa Monica Blvd.; 323-656-1277).

Wednesday, March 26
Dominick's throws a spring fling today with a lamb roast on the patio. Dishes like spit-roasted lamb with yogurt sauce and grilled flatbread; gem lettuces with tomato cucumber and feta; roasted potatoes and sweet potatoes; and buttermilk panna cotta are all priced around $8-$15. The regular menu is also available, as well as house wine specials (8715 Beverly Blvd.; 310-652-2335).

Thursday, March 27
What? UCLA in the Sweet 16?! Now through March Madness, Bruins and all college basketball fans are welcome to Bludso's Bar & Que to watch the games on its 10 TVs, and drink $3 PBRs and $7 shot-and-beer combos. The restaurant is now open for lunch daily, so you can start early with lots of smoky meats and mac and cheese (609 N. La Brea Ave.; 323-931-2583). 

Friday, March 28
To kick off the weekend, check out the new artsy Scandanavian-Turkish wine bar Gravlax for its new daily happy hour. That day’s beer special and glass of wine are only $4, as are snacks like the mustard herring, tabouli with dandelion greens and various toasts. 5-7 PM (12400 W Washington Blvd.).

Saturday, March 29
Get ready to slurp: Ramen Yokocho, touted as being the largest ramen festival in the U.S., hits Santa Anita Park today and Sunday. Some of LA's most popular ramen shops, including Tsujita, Shin Sen Gumi and Daikokuya will be joined by Hiromaru from Las Vegas, Shalala from San Jose, and Horaiya and Tatsunoya from Japan, among others. The best part: all bowls are only $8. The okay part: there will be long lines but hopefully not as bad as the first time the festival hit town. Tickets to get in are $5; all food is available pay as you go (285 W. Huntington Dr.).

Sunday, March 30
Mercado on West Third Street has a pretty slammin' weekend brunch but it's only now that a similar menu is available at the original Santa Monica location. On Saturdays and Sundays from 10 AM-3 PM, you'll find special cocktails like chipotle Bloody Marys and guayaba mimosas and menu items like huevos rancheros, chilaquiles, breakfast burritos and more (1416 4th St.; 310-526-7121).

Places Mentioned

Daikokuya

Japanese • Monterey Park

Food24 Decor12 Service16 Cost$15
 
 
 
Dominick's

Italian • West Hollywood

Food20 Decor21 Service20 Cost$40
 
 
 
Daikokuya

Japanese • Downtown

Food24 Decor12 Service16 Cost$15
 
 
 
Daikokuya Arcadia

Japanese • Arcadia

Food24 Decor12 Service16 Cost$15
 
 
 
Baby Blues BBQ

Barbecue • West Hollywood

Food21 Decor14 Service18 Cost$26
 
 
 
Mercado

Mexican • Santa Monica

Food24 Decor22 Service23 Cost$39
 
 
 
Tsujita LA Artisan Noodles Annex

Japanese • West Los Angeles

Food26 Decor17 Service19 Cost$25
 
 
 
Tsujita LA

Japanese • West Los Angeles

Food26 Decor17 Service19 Cost$25
 
 
 
Bludso's Bar & Que

Barbecue • Fairfax

Food25 Decor9 Service19 Cost$18
 
 
 
Daikokuya

Japanese • West Los Angeles

Food24 Decor12 Service16 Cost$15
 
 
 
Shin-Sen-Gumi Hakata Ramen

Japanese • West Los Angeles

Food- Decor- Service- CostI
 
 
 
Gravlax

Wine Bar • Los Angeles

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