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Los Angeles Dining Deals and Events June 25-July 1

Posted: 06/25/2012 4:55 pm

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  • Monday: Freddy Smalls & Lazy Ox Canteen

    Rampture or not, west-east traffic is typically horrendous. One place to wait it out is the new happy hour at <a href="">Freddy Smalls</a> (Monday through Thursday, 5:30-7 PM). The menu features $7 beer, wine, cocktails and snacks like fried Brussels sprouts, Buffalo deviled eggs, chicken liver mousse on toast and smoked potatoes. On the other side of town, <a href="">Lazy Ox</a> continues has updated its happy hour with a new menu from chef Perfecto Rocher. Think: pork belly chicharrones with harissa aioli, Kennebec fries, cod brandade with toasted bread and more. Drinks are $3, food is $5 (Monday through Friday, 5-7 PM). <strong>[Also see: <a href="" target="_blank">LA's Five Best Dim Sum Spots: Did Yours Make the List?</a>]</strong>

  • Tuesday: Demitasse Cafe

    Should you want to spend $16 on a cup of coffee, <a href="">Demitasse Cafe</a> in Little Tokyo will have the elusive Geisha coffee from Hacienda La Esmeralda, which is considered one of the best coffees in the world. There will be a <a href="">special cupping</a> tonight (June 26, 7 PM), and it will be available at the cafe through July 8. The coffee is so limited, you need to reserve a cup by emailing (135 S. San Pedro St.; 213-613-9300). <strong>[Also see: <a href="" target="_blank">Worst Meal Ever: 21 Tales of Disastrous Dinners</a>]</strong>

  • Wednesday: Papilles

    <a href="">Papilles</a> owner Santos Uy continues his love affair with natural and biodynamic wines with a special four-course dinner. Chef Tim Carey's menu (foie gras and peaches; smoked Tasmanian sea trout; crispy pork belly and manilla clams; and cherry crumble with kirsch ice cream) will be paired with Frank Cornelissen wines. The cost is $69 per person (6221 Franklin Ave.; 323-871-2026). <strong>[Also see: <a href="" target="_blank">LA's 10 Best Sushi Spots</a>]</strong><br> <em>Pictured: Tasmanian sea trout, English peas, pea coulis, beurre blanc.</em>

  • Thursday: Tortilla Republic

    <a href="">Tortilla Republic</a> now serves lunch at its new West Hollywood location. The menu includes dishes like shrimp with mixed greens, chile-dusted melon, jicama and jalapeno vinaigrette, and grilled ahi tuna tacos with blood orange, cabbage and lime pico de gallo. Available Tuesday through Friday, 11:30 AM to 3 PM (616 N. Robertson Blvd.; 310-657-9888). <strong>[Also see: <a href="" target="_blank">LA's Secret Garden Guide: 10 Outdoor Dining Spots</a>]</strong>

  • Friday: The Tripel

    In other mid-day meal news, <a href="">The Tripel</a> in Playa del Rey has added a Friday-only lunch. In addition to the regular menu seasonal pub-fare menu, there's duck confit hash with lobster-salted potatoes and eggs, and new salads like the classic Cobb. There are also special beer cocktails (333 Culver Blvd.; 310-821-0333). <strong>[Also see: <a href="" target="_blank">12 Fast-Food Items We Secretly Love</a>]</strong>

  • Saturday: Foie Gras Feast

    Have a foie gras feast because, come tomorrow, it will be banned in the state of California. (Still feels weird writing that.) <a href="">Here are a few suggestions</a>. <strong>[Also see: <a href="">8 Farewell to Foie Dinners Around LA</a>]<br></strong> <em>Pictured: Hot and Cold Foie Gras, blood orange, rhubarb, and kumquat from Melisse.</em>

  • Sunday: Tony's Darts Away

    Brunching in Burbank? <a href="">Tony's Darts Away</a> features the $10 B&B special, which includes a 1/2 pint of Golden Road Beer and one brunch item. Choose from tomato-chipotle chilaquiles with eggs or tofu, or biscuits with gravy and grits (can be vegan). Available Saturdays and Sundays from 10 AM to noon (1710 W. Magnolia Blvd.; 818-253-1710). <strong>[Also see: <a href="" target="_blank">Grab a Slice 'Cause It's Pizza Week!</a>]</strong>