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dineLA Restaurant Week Returns in October...and Gets Truckin'

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Mayor Villaraigosa took a bite out of dineLA's Restaurant Week earlier this year (Elise Thompson/LAist)

Mayor Villaraigosa took a bite out of dineLA's Restaurant Week earlier this year (Elise Thompson/LAist)
You might live a recessionista foodie lifestyle, hunting for high-quality eats at low-rent prices. And while we do encourage dining at all price-points, sometimes the only way feasting is feasible is when there's a special deal going down. This is where dineLA's Restaurant Week comes in. From October 4-9 and October 11-16, 2009, you can treat yourself to specially priced three-course menus at over 200 restaurants from all corners of LA County.Organized into three tiers, the restaurants cover the spectrum of dining-styles: Deluxe Dining (lunches $16 and dinners $26), Premier Dining (lunches $22 and dinners $34) and Fine Dining (lunches $28 and dinners $44). Of course, this doesn't include alcohol or gratuity, but remains a great way to get the chance to taste some of the city's top eateries at more affordable prices. This go-round's list of restaurants is the most impressive yet in the event's run (we gorged ourselves during dineLA's two week-run at the start of 2009), with a broad assortment of eateries that encompass the new, hot, familiar, popular, or beloved.

But speaking of all that's "hot" and "popular," this year dineLA couldn't resist taking their event on the road. Yes...they've just announced they're going mobile, partnering with Roadstoves, a group that "outfits a good number of LA food trucks, for a dineLA food truck," reports the LA Weekly's Squid Ink blog. How will it work?

The truck will mobilize for 5 days prior to Restaurant Week, and each day a different restaurant will host the truck, cruising their respective neighborhoods offering free food and a chance to win dinners at the actual restaurants. Who's onboard? Eric Greenspan of The Foundry on Melrose, Anisette Brasserie's Alain Giraud, John England from Rosa Mexicano, Lawry's Walter Eckstein and Dakota at the Hollywood Roosevelt's Jason Johnston.
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