LA Dining Deals and Events, Aug. 12-18

By Lesley Balla  |  August 12, 2013
Credit: Chaya Venice

Monday, August 12
It only happens twice a month and it’s worth marking your calendars for: Get the famous Thomas Keller Ad Hoc fried chicken at Bouchon tonight. The buttermilk fried chicken is served with seasonal accompaniments and costs $38 per person. Available from 5-10:30 PM. Order it for pick-up if you don’t have time to linger at the Beverly Hills restaurant (235 N. Canon Dr.; 310-271-9910).

Tuesday, August 13
Heading to dinner in the South Bay this month? Chez Soi is waiving the corkage fee Monday through Thursday nights. The BYOW deal happens all through August (451 Manhattan Beach Blvd.; 310-802-1212).

Wednesday, August 14
Wood and Vine serves a special breakfast for dinner menu all night tonight. You'll find dishes like house-smoked salmon Benedict; shrimp and grits; biscuits and sausage gravy; fried green tomatoes; and oyster po’ boys. Call the restaurant for reservations (6280 Hollywood Blvd.; 323-334-3360).

Thursday, August 15
All month long, Chaya Venice has a special all-seafood menu featuring things like fresh oysters on the half shell, jumbo shrimp cocktail, Kari-Kari soft shell crabs with spicy coconut, Hokkaido scallops with green papaya and mago salad, and squid ink paella. Everything is a la carte, with prices ranging from $9 to $55. Find the seafood specials through through August 31 (110 Navy St.; 310-396-1179).

Friday, August 16
To celebrate National Coffee Month this month, The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf will give a 50% discount on any iced beverage to anyone who gets a coffee before 11 AM and returns with the receipt after 2 PM that same day. Some restrictions apply.

Saturday, August 17
Not only will there be tons of free live music all over Echo Park for Echo Park Rising, but the neighborhood restaurants, bars and cafes will have specials, and food trucks galore will be slinging their greatest hits all weekend. Look for Coolhaus, Urban Oven, The Greasy Weiner, Buttermilk Truck, Don Chow Tacos and more.

Sunday, August 18
The daily specials board at Sammy’s Woodfired Pizza and Grill features great deals all week at the El Segundo and the new Studio CIty locations. On tap for Sundays: get bottomless mimosas for $10 and a taste of the new brunch pizza with sausage, egg and cheese, or bacon, mushroom and egg. Avaialable from 11:30 AM-3 PM (780 S. Sepulveda Blvd., 310-335-9999; 12050 Ventura Blvd.; 818-762-3330).