Attention foodies get ready to dine like a champagne-swigging superstar on a beer budget when the culinary event of the year, www.discoverLosAngeles.com/dineLA, kicks off tomorrow, Jan. 21. It's also a great way to celebrate Martin Luther King Day and the swearing in of the President of the United States.
The gastronomic, twice-yearly festival (an extra bonus week was held last summer) runs through Feb.1, 2013, and showcases specially-priced $15, $20, and $25 lunch menus and $25, $35, and $45 dinner menus from hundreds of our most compelling restaurants.
“I am excited to be a part of dineLA’s 2013 Restaurant Week for the first time with my new English gastropub, The Parish, in the heart of Downtown LA. It is an essential event for the dining community in Los Angeles, where exposure to the foodie public is the talk of the town,” says executive Chef Casey Lane of The Parish. “I am also thrilled that dineLA is bringing so many people to the up-and-coming Downtown LA neighborhood. There is so much for people to discover here and dineLA’s Restaurant Week is the perfect excuse, a delicious one at that.”
For the first time ever, diners are invited to flaunt their foodie photography skills as part of the “Dine. Snap. Win.” contest on http://instagram.com/dinela/. Patrons simply capture a picture of their favorite Restaurant Week dish and post with the hashtag #dineLA for a chance to win an exclusive dining prize. The contest allows individuals to submit multiple entries from participating restaurants. At the end of Restaurant Week, the 25 most popular eateries with dishes featured on Instagram will win 2013 Diner’s Choice.
“The Instagram contest adds a new interactive layer to the program, allowing the fans themselves to tell the story of dineLA's Restaurant Week and LA’s exciting culinary scene,” said Stacey Sun, dineLA director for the Los Angeles Tourism & Convention Board (LA Tourism). “When it comes to food, we feel a picture is worth a thousand words.”
A word to the wise, tables feel up fast, especially for the winter session, so hurry up and make your reservations (your LA Travel Diva Examiner and Richard have already filled our dining cards up). For a full list of the more than 250 participating restaurants go to www.discoverLosAngeles.com/dineLA.
About dineLA's Restaurant Week:
dineLA's Restaurant Week is a 12 consecutive-day dining event, showcasing Los Angeles as a premier dining destination and highlighting the diversity of culinary experiences LA has to offer. Presented by LA Tourism in partnership with American Express, dineLA's Restaurant Week is designed to stimulate business and introduce new customers to restaurants located in the many neighborhoods throughout LA County. For more information, visit www.discoverLosAngeles.com/dineLA.