dineLA Restaurant Week'sextended 14-day run (July 14-27) gives foodies the opportunity to explore the city’s best fare, along with some off-the-grid culinary creations. Scroll down for seven of the most unique dishes on offer.
This is the resto’s first year partaking in dineLA festivities, and their offerings don't disappoint. The star of their prix fixe lunch menu ($25) is an inventive take on the classic mac n’ cheese, mixed up with chorizo chili and topped with Frito chips. Wash it down with something more traditional, like a soda float. 351 N. Fairfax Ave., West Hollywood, 310-288-6500
Whether you drop in for Rivabella’s lunch ($25) or dinner ($45) prix fixe, dessert comes in the form of a sfogliatelle, an Italian riff on the cult-favorite cronut. Each bite of the towering pastry is extra-decadent thanks to deep-fried Danish dough, stuffed with an almond cream filling and topped with a drizzle of dark chocolate. 9201 Sunset Blvd., West Hollywood, 310-278-2060
Both lunch ($25) and dinner ($35) at this Peruvian restaurant feature an estofado de res, which comprises tomato-braised short ribs, garbanzo tacu tacu, sautéed plantain, yam fries, and comes topped with a fried fertile egg. 514 W. Seventh St., Downtown LA, 213-622-3744
This Hermosa Beach hotspot takes the typical out-of-the box Pop-Tart up a notch for their dinner menu ($45) with savory P.I.G. pop tarts. Smoked pork confit, bacon, and gruyere cheese are wrapped up into a golden pastry crust and served with a side of tomato jam. 1301 Manhattan Ave., Hermosa Beach, 310-798-8227
This Downtown LA newcomer does an elevated iteration of spaghetti for dineLA. Available on their lunch ($25) and dinner ($45) menus, their handmade egg spaghetti tosses miso butter, roasted corn, and cherry tomatoes for a simple yet completely unique flavor. 705 W. Ninth St., Downtown LA, 213-239-0642
Dinner ($35) at Waterloo & City kicks off with an unforgettable, silky-smooth chicken liver mousse and glazed cherries, served with pickles, bread, and a sweet potato jam. 12517 W. Washington Blvd., Culver City, 310-391-4222
All of Scratch Bar’s dineLA lunch ($25) and dinner menu ($45) items look delicious, but the signature puffed smelt is our pick. The dish is prepared with a small dried and fried fish that's delicately baked into a rice cracker and set atop a pink beet mustard with bone marrow—all beautifully presented on a brick. 111 N. La Cienega Blvd., Beverly Hills, 310-289-8010