Locals and Travelers Alike Are Invited To Eat Their Hearts Out During dineLA'S Restaurant Week, January 21-February 1, 2013

Photo by Stacey Sun

LOS ANGELES, Calif. (Dec. 19, 2012) – Los Angeles’ brightest culinary sensations – the world-renowned Wolfgang Puck, Father’s Office founder Sang Yoon, Food & Wine’s Best New Chef Ricardo Zarate, and many more – join the growing list of chefs inviting gourmands from near and far to “Eat Your Heart Out” during dineLA’s Restaurant Week. The twice-yearly dining event, returning January 21–February 1, 2013, showcases specially-priced $15, $20, and $25 lunch menus and $25, $35, and $45 dinner menus from hundreds of LA county’s most compelling restaurants. From lobster tacos and ceviche along the coast one night to osso bucco and bruschetta in Downtown LA the next, dineLA’s Restaurant Week is the perfect opportunity to explore LA’s diverse neighborhoods, cuisines, and dining experiences at a great value.
 
“I am excited to be a part of dineLA’s 2013 Restaurant Week for the first time with my new English gastropub, The Parish, in the heart of Downtown LA. It is an essential event for the dining community in Los Angeles, where exposure to the foodie public is the talk of the town,” says Executive Chef Casey Lane of The Parish. “I am also thrilled that dineLA is bringing so many people to the up-and-coming Downtown LA neighborhood. There is so much for people to discover here and dineLA’s Restaurant Week is the perfect excuse, a delicious one at that.”
 
For the first time ever, diners are invited to flaunt their foodie photography skills as part of the “Dine. Snap. Win.” contest on Instagram. Patrons simply capture a picture of their favorite Restaurant Week dish and post with the hashtag #dineLA for a chance to win an exclusive dining prize. With so many incredible dishes to choose from, the contest allows individuals to submit multiple entries from participating restaurants. At the end of Restaurant Week, the 25 most popular eateries with dishes featured on Instagram will win 2013 Diner’s Choice. 
 
“The Instagram contest adds a new interactive layer to the program, allowing the fans themselves to tell the story of dineLA's Restaurant Week and LA’s exciting culinary scene,” said Stacey Sun, dineLA director for the Los Angeles Tourism & Convention Board (LA Tourism).  “When it comes to food, we feel a picture is worth a thousand words.”
 
From returning favorites such as Cleo at The Redbury, Craft Los Angeles, Casa Vega and Water Grill to exciting newcomers such as Father’s Office, Red O, and Umamicatessen, the list of dining options for dineLA’s Restaurant Week is endless. For a full list of the more than 250 participating restaurants in the Winter 2013 program, please visit: www.discoverLosAngeles.com/dineLA
 
About dineLA's Restaurant Week:
dineLA's Restaurant Week is a 12 consecutive-day dining event, showcasing Los Angeles as a premier dining destination and highlighting the diversity of culinary experiences LA has to offer. Presented by LA Tourism 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
 
Follow dineLA on:
•    Facebook: facebook.com/dinelafan
•    Twitter: twitter.com/dineLA
•    Instagram: http://instagram.com/dinela/
 
For more information about things to doin 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.

ABOUT LOS ANGELES TOURISM & CONVENTION BOARD

Los Angeles Tourism & Convention Board is a private, nonprofit business association whose primary mission is to market and promote Los Angeles as the premier site for leisure travel, meetings and conventions. Though not part of City government, LA Tourism is recognized as the City’s official tourism marketing organization. For more information, visit the official visitor information website of Los Angeles at www.discoverLosAngeles.com, facebook.com/LosAngelesFan or go to Twitter @discoverLA.