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Best Of LA: Week Of March 24

(credit: Katie Bodell)

Spring is here, Los Angeles, and we hope you are hungry. This week, Angelenos have a wide variety of special dining events to enjoy. So, whether it is dining on a rooftop taking in the longer daylight hours, or snagging an amazing lunch or dinner deal, there is plenty to eat this week, as well as a few other fun activities along the way that won't add anything to your waistline. Take the week off from cooking and get ready for your week, LA.

sandwich smith
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Monday, March 24

The Sandwich Smith & Fickle
362 E 1st St.
Los Angeles, CA 90012
(213) 628-1888

To celebrate the first anniversary of The Sandwich Smith, arrive hungry and celebrate with $1 buttermilk fried chicken sandwiches and $3 draft beers from 11am to 4:30pm. These original #1 sandwiches are full size, not samples as well so come prepared and hungry. At night, Fickle takes over and you can sample specialties like Molasses Pork Belly and a full half Southern Fried Chicken.

pink taco
(credit: Brian H./Yelp)

Tuesday, March 25

Pink Taco
8225 Sunset Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90046
(323) 380-7474
Additional Locations: Century City Mall

Your favorite Pink Taco Mexican restaurants in both West Hollywood and Century City have officially launched their brand new Taco Tuesday, taking place every Tuesday from 4pm-close. Plenty of outdoor seating (and a new outdoor fireplace at the West Hollywood location), make Pink's the perfect choice for a warm spring evening. For just $2 each, you can snag Carne Asada Tacos, Pink Tacos (Chicken, Black Beans, Arbol Salsa, Cotija Cheese, & Pickled Onions), Portabellow Mushrooms Tacos, Baja Fish Tacos as well as a house, skinny, strawberry & en fuego margaritas. Couple all this with complementary chips & salsa and you've snagged one amazing Taco Tuesday meal.

Stone Porter
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Wednesday, March 26

Napa Valley Grille Beer Dinner
1100 Glendon Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90024
(310) 824-3322

Beer lovers should definitely head to Napa Valley Grille this Wednesday. Their first-ever beer dinner, in partnership with SoCal's local Stone Brewing Company, is offering a one-night only menu which boasts a five-course menu including Prosciutto Wrapped Scallops, Avocado and Papaya Salad, Wild Game Cassoulet with Braised Lamb Sausage, a Chocolate Mascarpone Tart, and more. Pair this with signature Stone brews such as Arrogant Bastard Ale, Smoked Porter, and Go To IPA to make for a delicious night out. During the meal, you'll learn about Stone Brewing's history, inspiration, and stories behind their most famous beers. Advance reservations are highly recommended. Prices start at $40/person.

paella CAFE del REY
(credit: CAFE del REY)

Thursday, March 27

Celebrate National Paella Day
4451 Admiralty Way
Marina del Rey, CA 90292
(310) 823-6395

It's National Paella Day! Paella, the traditionally Spanish dish, is actually a unique and versatile dish that allows chefs to incorporate a variety of flavors and ingredients, giving it the ability to transport you to a variety of cuisines. Let your taste buds celebrate National Paella Day in style at CAFE del REY, where you can enjoy Chef Chuck Abair's Quail Paella. This one-day-only lunch and dinner special boasts delicate california quail with infused Mediterranean flavors such as saffron, artichoke hearts, fava beans, and Kalamata olives.

(credit: DBA)

Friday, March 28

For the Record: Tarantino
7969 Santa Monica Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90046
(855) 367-7969

Having moved to its new, larger home in West Hollywood, DBA is back with its debut series, "For the Record: Tarantino." Featuring movie and TV stars, Broadway alums, and indie recording artists, this reimagined production offers the audience a mash-up of Tarantino directed films through the music and sounds of Quentin Tarantino favorites like "Reservoir Dogs," "Pulp Fiction," "Jackie Brown," "Kill Bill Vol. 1" and "Kill Bill Vol. 2," "Death Proof," "Inglourious Basterds" and "Django Unchained." "For the Record: Tarantino" will run every Thursday-Sunday at 8pm.

(credit: Downtown Bookfest)

Saturday, March 29

Grand Park's Downtown Bookfest
200 North Grand Ave.
Los Angeles,CA 90012

Calling all book lovers! Head downtown to Grand Park to explore all things literary from the largest coalition of LA based authors and publishers. The free event features a meet and greet with LA Public Library librarians, the chance to type out your own poems, receive poems on demand from local poets, add a line to the world's longest story or draw in characters in a massive comic book. Kids will love the entertainment including Birdie's Playhouse that encourages dancing, and Story Pirates, an amazing comedy musical based entirely on stories published by children. Shopping and finding new favorite books will also be encouraged.

(credit: Katie Bodell)

Sunday, March 30

Endless Zengo
395 Santa Monica Pl.
Santa Monica, CA 90401
(310) 899-1000

Zengo's relaxed, urban, rooftop atmosphere is the perfect place to enjoy the late sunset thanks to Daylight Savings Time. Richard Sandoval's Asian-Latin restaurant is offering an amazingly tasty all-you-can-eat and drink experience every night of the week. "Endless Zengo" features the restaurant's most popular dishes including Thai Chicken Empanadas, Achiote Hoise Pork Arepas, the fabulous Miso-Glazed Black Cod, and Ancho-rubbed Beef Short Ribs, and more unique, flavorful, and authentically created Asian and Latin dishes. Cocktail choices include Sake Sangria, and Margaritas, and the recommended sinfully sweet Limonada de Fresco or house red wine. Gluten free options are included and surprisingly diverse.

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Katie Bodell is the Blog Editor for Trekaroo, the largest family travel website in the U.S. She is also a freelance writer, a happy wife to her best friend, and a mom to three sweet California girls. See more on: Trekaroo | CheapOair | Google+ | Twitter.

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