LA Tourism Dishes Out dineLA’s Restaurant Week Summer Season with a Record Breaking Lineup: July 15-26, 2013

dineLA's Summer Restaurant Week

Over 330 restaurants, from Southeast Asian fare to traditional steak house, rustic farm-to-table to white table cloth, celebrate Los Angeles’ diverse dining options with prix-fixe deals

LOS ANGELES (June 28, 2013) – The Los Angeles Tourism & Convention Board and American Express are excited to announce the summer lineup for dineLA’s Restaurant Week, L.A.’s popular bi-annual food fest set to take place July 15-26, 2013. A testament to Los Angeles’s vibrant and ever-evolving dining scene, some of the city’s most sought-after restaurants have joined the record-setting list of over 330 participating in this 12-day dining event. Noteworthy newcomers include Silver Lake gastropub Black Hogg, Hollywood hotspot littlefork, Los Feliz stand-out MESSHALL and Abbott Kinney darling Willie Jane.

These new additions join Los Angeles’s most acclaimed chefs in showcasing the city’s best cuisine. dineLA’s Restaurant Week chefs Bryant Ng of The Spice Table, Suzanne Goin of Lucques, Tavern and The Larder at Burton Way, and from season five of Bravo’s “Top Chef Masters,” Neal Fraser of BLD and Sang Yoon of Father’s Office and Lukshon, join with hundreds more in offering special prix-fixe lunch and dinner menus at three different price points:

•    Lunch menus for $15/$20/$25
•    Dinner menus for $25/$35/$45

“We are looking forward to being part of dineLA’s summer restaurant week representing the cultural diversity that is Los Angeles,” said Ricardo Zarate, Executive Chef/Owner of Mo-chica, Paiche and Picca. “Our city is a culinary melting pot—melding together flavors from all over the world as we do with Peruvian and Japanese cuisine at Paiche and Picca. I’m excited to celebrate with our regulars and welcome new faces during dineLA Restaurant Week."

"Residents and travelers from near and far can explore LA’s culinary landscape during dineLA’s Restaurant Week," said Stacey Sun, dineLA Director for the Los Angeles Tourism and Convention Board. "The summer schedule lends itself to a wide range of dining experiences—from poolside to patio, oceanfront to garden—all at an incredible value.”

In addition to specially priced prix-fixe menus at top restaurants, American Express® will offer a $5 statement credit to diners who register an eligible American Express® Card at http://www.amexnetwork.com/dineLA between
June 23, 2013 and July 26, 2013 and spend $21 or more with the registered card at a participating restaurant during dineLA’s Restaurant Week.

To make reservations and to view a complete list of participating restaurants visit www.discoverLosAngeles.com/dineLA.

Participating hotels in Los Angeles are sweetening the deal by offering a $50 American Express® gift card when guests book two nights or more during dineLA’s Restaurant Week. For additional details and a complete list of area hotels participating in this special offer, please visit: www.discoverLosAngeles.com/dineLA.

About dineLA’s Restaurant Week:
dineLA’s Restaurant Week is a 12-day dining event, showcasing Los Angeles as a premier dining destination and highlighting the diversity of culinary experiences LA has to offer. Presented by the Los Angeles Tourism & Convention Board and in partnership with American Express®, dineLA’s Restaurant Week is designed to stimulate business and introduce new customers to restaurants located in the many neighborhoods throughout LA County. For more information, visit: www.discoverLosAngeles.com/dineLA

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•    Facebook: facebook.com/dineLAFan
•    Twitter: twitter.com/dineLA
•    Instagram: http://instagram.com/dinela

For more information about travel experiences in Los Angeles, go to the official visitor information website of
Los Angeles at www.discoverLosAngeles.com, LA Tourism’s Facebook page at facebook.com/LosAngelesFan and Twitter @discoverLA.

Terms and Conditions:
To be eligible for this offer, you must register an eligible American Express Card at amexnetwork.com/dineLAsummer between 12am ET on 7/1/13 and 12am ET on 7/26/13. You may register only one Card for this offer. Using the same registered Card, each time you spend a total of at least $21 at a participating restaurant during dineLA Restaurant Week, July 15-26, 2013, you will receive a $5 statement credit.  For a list of participating restaurants, visit www.discoverlosangeles.com/dineLA . Registration is limited and must be completed prior to your transactions.  All prepaid card products and Corporate Cards are not eligible. Offer not valid for online purchases. Statement credit will appear on your billing statement within 8 weeks after American Express receives information from the merchant about your qualifying purchase. Note that American Express may not receive information about your qualifying purchase from the merchant until all of the items from your qualifying purchase have been provided or shipped by the merchant.  Statement credit may be reversed if qualifying purchase is returned/cancelled.  If American Express does not receive information that identifies your transaction as qualifying for the offer, you will not receive a statement credit. For example, your transaction will not qualify if it is not made directly with the merchant.  In addition, in most cases, you will not receive a statement credit if your transaction is made with an electronic wallet or through a third party or if the merchant uses a mobile or wireless card reader to process it. If your registered Card is replaced during the promotional period, please call the customer service number on the back of your Card for assistance. Additional terms apply; see Registration Terms and Conditions. POID: ANLC:0001.