Summer Dine LA Connie and Teds
Chowda' Sampler at Connie and Teds | Photo by Stella Yeo

LOS ANGELES, Calif. (June 12, 2017) —This July, Summer dineL.A. kicks off for 15 days, encompassing two weekends of value-driven menus starting at $15. Taking place July 14-28, 2017, the biannual food event spotlights the city’s rich, culinary diversity and features more than 300 restaurants throughout Los Angeles.

“Summer roadtrip,” is this season’s dineL.A. theme – inviting guests to travel to and throughout the city eating their way across the various neighborhoods and a diverse variety of cuisines. Tying into the roadtrip theme, Gary Baseman, Emmy award-winning creator of ABC/Disney’s animation series Teacher’s Pet and collaborator with luxury brand COACH, has designed a map featuring iconic Los Angeles landmarks and restaurants that will be included in the dineL.A. Roadtrip Guide. The guide also contains a list of participating restaurants divided by neighborhoods a helpful tool that diners can print from the dineL.A. website or pick up at visitor information centers throughout the city.

“Nearing its ten-year anniversary, dineL.A. has supported and promoted the city’s growing dynamic and diverse culinary cuisine,” says dineL.A.’s Polly Peak. “During this 15-day event, we celebrate a wealth of culinary talent creating globally-inspired cuisine that offers diners an exciting opportunity to travel throughout our welcoming city savoring eclectic flavors and ingredients from all over the world.”

For a second season, dineL.A. once again partners with the California Avocado Commission to feature California avocado-centric dishes from some of the best chefs in the city including:

  • Akasha Richmond – AR Cucina
  • Chandra Gilbert – Gracias Madre
  • David Lefevre – Fishing with Dynamite
  • Josiah Citrin – Charcoal Venice
  • Neal Fraser – Redbird
  • Nick Erven – Erven 
  • Ted Hopson – The Bellwether

Diners can also feast at a range of options including newcomers such as Officine BRERA, Odys + Penelope, The Ponte, and timeless favorites like Spago, Border Grill, and Chaya. Additional participants include celebrated restaurants, such as Alimento, Connie & Ted’s, a.o.c., and more.

Another popular and returning program is the Exclusive Series, presented by American Express, offering diners a chance to experience some of L.A.’s most luxurious restaurants at a value-driven price beginning at $95, such as Providence, ink., and BOA Steakhouse. Diners can visit the dineL.A. website to book reservations starting today.

Summer dineL.A.’s specially-priced lunch menus are $15, $20, and $25, with dinner menus priced at $29, $39, and $49. American Express is also offering diners a way to save during the promotion. Diners can sign up and use their American Express card at all participating restaurants to receive $5 off their final bill of $25 or more.

Diners are encouraged to share their Summer dineL.A. experiences by participating in the Dine. Snap. Win. Instagram contest sponsored by American Airlines. Participants simply snap a photo of their dineL.A. dish, using the hashtag #DineSnapWin, and include the restaurant name to be entered into the contest where one winner will receive 100,000 American Airlines AAdvantage® miles. The contest is valid for the dates of Summer dineL.A.

About dineL.A.

dineL.A. exists to discover, support and promote Los Angeles’s dynamic culinary scene. As part of Discover Los Angeles, dineL.A. produces its eponymous dining event that takes place twice a year and showcases the city as a premier dining destination. dineL.A.’s programs are designed to stimulate business and introduce new customers to restaurants located in the many neighborhoods throughout L.A. County. For more information, news, and updates, visit and follow dineL.A. on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Snapchat at dineLAsnaps.

About California Avocado Commission

Created in 1978, the California Avocado Commission strives to increase demand for California avocados through advertising, promotion and public relations, and engages in related industry activities that benefit the state’s nearly 4,000 avocado growers. The California Avocado Commission serves as the official information source for California avocados and the California avocado industry. For nutrition information and recipes visit, or join us on Facebook at and @CA_Avocados on Twitter, Pinterest, and Instagram for updates.

About American Express

American Express is a proud sponsor of dineL.A.’s dining event.  Dine with your American Express® Card at participating restaurants during dineL.A.  


Denise Lengyeltoti
Manager, Domestic Communications
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Clara Tsang
Manager, International Communications
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