I am a big participant in DineLA’s Restaurant Week. It has given me the opportunity to try many restaurants that are normally only “special occasion” places (re: out of my price range). Next month, fall restaurant week will be held October 4-9 and October 11-16 at over 200 participating restaurants. With three-course meals at three different price levels, there is something for every budget. Lunch ranges from $16-$28 and dinner from $26-$44.
How do you choose which restaurant to go to? First, see if the restaurant you’ve been dying to try is on the list and then, look up its menu to see if it sounds appealing.
[Insert food here] and tack on the word “festival” and I am there! The Port of Los Angeles Lobster Festival and Music Weekend took place between September 18-20, 2009 at Ports O’ Call Village in San Pedro, California. We attended on Sunday, which has historically been the busiest day. $7 with a $2 off coupon downloaded from their website is a small price to pay for a day of celebrating this famed crustacean!
Free samples from Laughing Cow and Coke Zero
Eclectic entertainment such as Arturo Nakame’s one man band
Saturday also happened to be International Talk-like-a-Pirate Day so there were plenty of pirates representing among us landlubbers.
For $31, we enjoyed two Maine lobsters with drawn butter, cole slaw, potatoes, and a biscuit.
After lunch we headed over to the music stage to see what was going on. We had just missed a rock band that we could barely hear from where we were sitting. Next on the line-up for our musical enjoyment was a Mini Michael Jackson and Tiny Tina Turner!! I certainly wasn’t expecting to hear Smooth Criminal and Proud Mary!
Think you missed your chance to savory some shellfish? Lucky for you, the Redondo Beach Lobster Festival will be held this weekend (September 25-27, 2009) at Seaside Lagoon, 200 Portofino Way, Redondo Beach, CA – 90277. For more information, go to http://www.lobsterfestival.com/