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Three Excellent Options For Rosh Hashanah Eats In L.A.

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Rosh Hashanah begins on Wednesday and goes through Friday, and considering the heat wave you might want to leave the cooking to someone else. Here are three restaurants serving up the goods that will help you ring in a sweet new year.

Akasha: On Wednesday and Thursday from 5:30 p.m.-9:30 p.m., Akasha Richmond and her crew will be offering Rosh Hashanah dinner specials in addition to the regular menu at her Culver City restaurant. There'll be Fresh Pressed Apple Juice Martinis; See Canyon Apples with Local Honey and Pomegranates; Slow Roasted Niman Brisket; Matzo Ball Soup made with Rutiz Farms Carrots, Dill and Parsley; Chopped Mary's Chicken Liver on Challah, and more. There'll even be a vego version of the traditional dish called "Mock Chopped Liver" served on pretzel bread. For dessert, think of sweets like Apple Honey Cake and Dark Chocolate Chunk Rugelach. Take out is also available. You can ring (310) 845-1700 for more info.

Street:On Wednesday, Susan Feniger's STREET will be hosting a prix fixe for $45 per person. True to their international theme, they'll be doing global festive fare like Chilled Beet Borscht, Heirloom Tomato and Parsley Leaf Salad, Sephardic Long Cooked Egg, Cumin Honey Braised Brisket, Wood Oven Roasted Cauliflower and Strawberry Shortcake with Chocolate Matzo Candy. To save your seat, call STREET at 323-203-0500 or visit their site.

Bouchon Bistro: If you can't cook yourself, you might as well go to the best, aka Thomas Keller and his gang over at Bouchon Bistro. To celebrate the new year from Wednesday through Friday, Bouchon Bistro will do a special Rosh Hashanah menu that starts with warm Challah bread. (Considering how amazing their epi baguettes are, we'll be their challah is pretty fantastic.) Then there'll be Matzo Ball Soup, Braised Beef Brisket with roasted potatoes and a Fuji Apple Tart for dessert. You can also call these items, save for the brisket, in for to-go orders. The dinner runs $48, and you can make your reservations here.