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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).

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  1. 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!!!

      1. re: Servorg

        Don Felix in Mar Vista does Taco Tuesday.

        They make their tacos with fresh tortillas, too.

      2. Taco Tuesdays at Hiatus Urban BBQ!

        1. Lucques Sunday Supper on Sundays

          The Park $5 Burger Nights on Wednesdays

          1. Superba Food + Bread Fried Chicken Dinner $20 Sunday's only.

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            1. re: wienermobile

              I think it's only fair to give attribution to posted photos that you did not take (unless you are Joshua Lurie of FoodGPS blog fame)

            2. I love Luques, but it's hard to beat the Sunday Supper at Dominicks. $15 for three courses and discount bottles of the house wine.


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              1. re: happybaker

                And they also do that at one of their other places....Little Dom's.....on Monday nights.

              2. 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. ;-)

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                1. re: jesstifer

                  Don't you mean "there just ain't enough rabbit dinners in these hare parts"?

                  1. re: jesstifer

                    that sounds really good -- always wanted to try taix, and ive been on a bit of an oxtail bing recently.

                    1. re: jessejames

                      Oxtail at Flossie's Saturday and Sunday only.

                      1. re: wienermobile

                        gotta hit that up, good call...with a side of yardbird!

                          1. re: JAB

                            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!

                    2. angelini osteria

                      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.

                      1. Musso & Franks Thursday night chicken pot pie
                        Golden State Friday night Fish & Chips

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                        1. re: wienermobile

                          We may as well post the rest of Musso's Weekly Specials:

                          Daily Features

                          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
                          Vegetables 37

                          1. re: SilverlakeGirl

                            have u guys tried the pot pie there? how is it? big one that they cut slices out of or ind'l like grill on alley?

                            1. re: jessejames

                              No, you can not cut it like a pie in pieces. Pastry is only on the top. It is delicious.

                              1. re: wienermobile

                                need to try that...one of my favorite spots in hollywood

                            2. re: SilverlakeGirl

                              The bouillabaisse is one of the few things I love at Musso's...aside from the martinis, of course. I'll have to try the pot pie.

                          2. Thursday: James Beach Fried Chicken (it's outstanding) Actually, James Beach has a different special each night, I think Friday is their famous 1 1/4 lb Lobster night.

                            Saturday: Vito's famous Meatball (size of a softball, 100% veal) spaghetti.

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                            1. re: yogachik

                              Haven't been to James Beach is a looooong time. If I get the chance I'd go again for one of their specials. Found this online link to them: http://www.venicepaparazzi.com/2010/0...

                              Thanks for sharing.

                              1. re: Servorg

                                James Beach is always consistently tasty and satisfying, and could also be added to the Eye Candy thread. (both staff and clientele)

                                1. re: yogachik

                                  "...and could also be added to the Eye Candy thread. (both staff and clientele)"

                                  See, there you go. I'm worried that I would have a serious negative impact on their "clientele" Eye Candy ranking...(g)

                            2. 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:


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                              1. re: PaulF

                                I was disappointed with Meet in Paris. Nothing was bad, just all kinda blah.

                                1. re: TheOffalo

                                  +1. the best part were the bottomless Mimosas (that recently went up in price)

                                  1. re: TheOffalo

                                    Did you eat the mussels? One of those specials would be the only reason I'd go.

                                    1. re: PaulF

                                      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.

                                      1. re: TheOffalo

                                        When I called them they recommended the all you can eat (of course, it's more expensive) over the 30% off because with the AYCE you can try all the different varieties.

                                        I appreciate the review -- might yet give it a try.

                                  2. re: PaulF

                                    respectfully disagree with the recommendation of Meet in Paris.

                                  3. Taylor's Steakhouse has two, some days three reasonably priced specials every day, lunch and dinner.
                                    Here's the link for the L.A. dinner specials http://www.taylorssteakhouse.com/PDF/...

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                                    1. re: CastironJim

                                      Especially their Steak Diane on Mondays.

                                    2. 1/2 price oysters at The Hungry Cat, Santa Monica Canyon every Monday night.

                                      1. And Eagle Rock's CACAO

                                        Taco Tuesdays………$1.65
                                        Taco Truck Style Tacos
                                        Available with : Carne Asada, Carnitas, Chicken,
                                        Vegetarian: Calabacitas & Nopales *not made with handmade tortilla

                                        Fish Taco
                                        Ensenada Style Fish Tacos
                                        White Fish, Battered & Fried on a Handmade Corn Tortilla.

                                        Taquito Thursdays.....$6.50
                                        Hand Rolled Blue Corn Taquitos Filled with Angus Shredded Beef -or- Chicken Thigh. Comes with a side of Guacamole.

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                                        1. re: SilverlakeGirl

                                          Has anyone actually tried the taquitos?

                                          1. re: SilverlakeGirl

                                            Wow! I had no idea they had daily specials and the taquitos look fab!

                                          2. Fiore Market Cafe

                                            Bread on Tuesdays.

                                            You say, "Bread, what's so damn special about bread?!!"

                                            I say, "This bread is to Dr. Atkins what Kryptonite is to Superman."

                                            You can thank me now. And on Wednesday.

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                                            1. re: ipsedixit

                                              I'm so confused by their menu - it's like a french/japanese/italian bistro.

                                              the reviews seem stellar.

                                              1. re: ns1

                                                Don't go.

                                                More for me. And that's OK. Very much so.

                                            2. BBQ on Clementine's menu every Friday during the summer.

                                              1. Pann's Specials


                                                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

                                                Tostada Ensalada

                                                Two Enchiladas
                                                Refried Beans & Spanish Rice

                                                Wet Burrito Grande
                                                loaded with
                                                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

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                                                1. re: wienermobile

                                                  Pann's also has a baby back rib special that are done with a dry rub and hickory wood smoked served with their "Signature Made From Scratch "Q" Sauce" as well as brisket (but the brisket is too dry for me) or a combination of the two. Available Friday, Saturday and Sunday.

                                                    1. re: jessejames

                                                      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.

                                                      1. re: Servorg

                                                        Hard to get away from that patty melt or wings.

                                                        1. re: jessejames

                                                          just had the patty melt last week and loved it. More precisely, had it twice; it was so big that after a salad and half the sandwich, took the other half home and had it a couple of days later, heating it up with my secret patented method. :)

                                                          1. re: Bruin2

                                                            Will you kindly share your secret patented method for a Pann's Patty Melt Reheat?

                                                      2. re: jessejames

                                                        The short ribs are good but I love their turkey dinner...

                                                  1. Lobster Mondays are back for the Summer at JAR--$55 for three courses (different choices each Monday).

                                                    1. Tacos Baja - 99 cents fish tacos on Wednesdays
                                                      Tacos la Bufadora - 99 cents fish tacos on Wednesdays and Sundays