Do you know of great weekly specials which a restaurant runs on a particular day of the week?
Quite often, when thinking about where I might want to eat during the week, I wonder where in our great big city, that night, be it a Monday or Tuesday or whatever, some restaurant is running a daily special that night that I am not aware of. I am not speaking of a daily special in the sense of "tonight we have sea bass on the menu". I am thinking about a restaurant that has a special on a certain day of the week, every week. Kind of like the Tuesday Taco night concept, but expanded for every kind of food. By way of example, I believe there is a restaurant on Westwood that one day a week has all you can eat mussels frite. That kind of thing. I am posting this on a Thursday, and wondering if somewhere some restaurant has a great or interesting Thursday deal. If you are aware of a list, or of a restaurant that has one that you can recommend, please share. Here's one: Monday is $1.00 taco night at Barragans, and they are good tacos (IMHO).
You should know this one, Bruin2:
Every Monday night, if you buy a large pizza at Lamonica's NY Pizza in Westwood, you get a 2nd pizza (equal or lesser value) for FREE!!!
My wife and I have arguments about which night we should go to Taix for their nightly "Cuisine Grand-Mere" specials.
She loves the Saturday Duck a L'orange. I love the Sunday Veal Blanquette (so...fucking...good!)
We both love the Tuesday Braised Oxtail.
But mostly we crave Thursday's Braised Rabbit with Mushrooms, Pearl Onions, and Mustard.
Because there just ain't enough rabbit dinners in these here parts (just a few miles away from the Conejo Valley, for chrissake), and they do 'em up right.
Avec les vins Francais, bon marché. ;-)
looks awesome...u guys won't believe me probably but I got hornshwaggled into going to Versailles sometime back and somehow fell in love with their oxtail...maybe it was just that it was oxtail....ive had it at that pho place south of pico on overland too, not quite as good as with all that braised goodness....this one looks on point!
W E E K L Y S P E C I A L S
Sunday: Saltimbocca alla Romana Veal with Prosciutto, Sage and White Wine $28
Tuesday: Veal Kidney with White Wine and Onions $20
Wednesday: Oxtail alla Vaccinara with Vegetables $24
Thursday: Fegato alla Veneziana Veal Liver with White Wine and Onions $20
Friday: Stinco Veal Shank Roasted in the Wood Oven with Vegetables $34
Saturday: Porchetta Leg of Pork Roasted in the Wood Oven $24
the man sure does love his veal.
We may as well post the rest of Musso's Weekly Specials:
Corned Beef and Cabbage 24
Sauerbraten with Potato Pancakes 26
Homemade Chicken Pot Pie 23
Bouillabaisse Marseillaise with Shrimp, Lobster, Mussels, Clams and Cod 36
Braised Short Ribs of Beef with Mixed
It's poor form to recommend a place you haven't tried -- so consider this a rec for a place I've been meaning to try:
Meet in Paris in Culver City has 30% off all mussels and beer pints at half price every Monday.
Every Tuesday and Wednesday, Meet in Paris has all you can eat Moules Frites. For 28 dollars, you can eat all you want of their 16 different types of mussels and fries come with each order.
They have other specials for other nights, too.
Here is the link:
Yes, I went specifically for the mussels, and they were just okay. I got to try two different preps (they sent out one I didn't order at first, and I didn't realize until I started eating it, so they sent out the correct one and let us have both), and they were just alright in my opinion. Can't remember the two preparations right now, and I've only been there once, so take my critique with a grain of salt.
And Eagle Rock's CACAO
Taco Truck Style Tacos
Available with : Carne Asada, Carnitas, Chicken,
Vegetarian: Calabacitas & Nopales *not made with handmade tortilla
Ensenada Style Fish Tacos
White Fish, Battered & Fried on a Handmade Corn Tortilla.
Hand Rolled Blue Corn Taquitos Filled with Angus Shredded Beef -or- Chicken Thigh. Comes with a side of Guacamole.
STUFFED BELL PEPPER W/ TOMATO SAUCE
Filled with Seasoned Ground Beef and Rice
Chef's Vegetables and Mashed Potatoes
Pann's Fresh Baked Bread or Garlic Toast …10.95
BRAISED SHORT RIBS OF BEEF, 16oz
Chef's Vegetables and Mashed Potatoes
Pann's Fresh Baked Bread or Garlic Toast …15.45
OLD FASHION BEEF STEW
Fresh Carrots, Boiled Potatoes, Celery, Onion, and
Tender Beef Cooked in its Own Rich Gravy
Pann's Fresh Baked Bread or Garlic Toast … 12.95
SOUTH OF THE BORDER
(Choice of Chicken or Beef)
Guacamole, Sour Cream, Chips & Pico de Gallo
… 10.95 each
Refried Beans & Spanish Rice
Wet Burrito Grande
Refried Beans, Spanish Rice and Cheese
(Cooked to Order)
Seafood Stew of Tiger Shrimps, Clams, Scallops
and Fresh Fish All Cooked in a Light Seafood Broth
and Rice Served with Garlic Toast … 15.95
I have had the baby ribs (full rack) more than once...especially when feeling "peckish", but my usual is none of the specials and instead I have the patty melt or the wings and waffle or fried chicken dinner entree. Their "south of the border food is just very, very "gringoized" and I don't care for it.
Lobster Mondays are back for the Summer at JAR--$55 for three courses (different choices each Monday).
Tacos Baja - 99 cents fish tacos on Wednesdays
Tacos la Bufadora - 99 cents fish tacos on Wednesdays and Sundays