Deals & Events

LA Dining Deals and Events, Sept. 3-8

By Lesley Balla  |  September 3, 2013
Credit: Bludso's Bar & Que

Tuesday, September 3
September is Wine Month at all Umami Burger locations, which means you can take your favorite bottle(s) of vino and the corkage fee will be waived. That leaves more wallet room for fried pickles, onion rings and burgers.

Wednesday, September 4
Josiah Citrin goes to Spain tonight, or at least his monthly dinner series menu does at Melisse. Because Los Angeles was founded on this date in 1781, Citrin celebrates the city's Spanish heritage with a multi-course menu and snacks in the private Augie Room. Only 10 diners get to experience these special menus, so reservations are mandatory. $125 per person (1104 Wilshire Blvd.; 310-395-0881).

Thursday, September 5
Breakfast for dinner? Get some of the popular brunch dishes, including short-rib hash and eggs, breakfast burritos and brioche French toast, all day at The Churchill all month long. Over at sibling The Hudson, ask about "secret menu items" like short rib chilaquiles or the albacore tuna melt during brunch throughout September.

Friday, September 6
If you’re a fan of apple martinis, this is your last Friday night to sip the original one at Lola’s. The bar and lounge closes its doors after service on Sunday (945 N. Fairfax Ave.; 323-654-5652).

Saturday, September 7
Talk about some ballers. Daniel Holzman and Michael Chernow, the guys from New York City's famed Meatball Shop, team up with Roy Choi for a one-night-only pop-up at Sunny Spot in Venice tonight. The three will serve signature items, sides and salads from The Meatball Shop menu plus a special ball from Choi, and if that's not dude-cool enough, Vans sneakers has designed a limited-edition shoe for the event. The event is first-come, first-serve - no reservations necessary - from 5 PM-2 AM (822 Washington Blvd.; 310.448.8884).

Sunday, September 8
Are you ready for some football? Bludso’s Bar & Que is. Starting today, the Mid-City spot opens at 10 AM for breakfast tacos stuffed with eggs, smoked potatoes and meats. And once Monday Night Football starts, the restaurant will open its doors for the games (right now it's closed on Mondays), plus food and drink specials (609 N. La Brea Ave.; 323-931-2583).