Whisper Lounge dinner deals!

So last week, I swallowed my hatred for the always chaotic parking structure at the Grove (but only to pick up a couple of these tees that K has got me hooked on…I know this is a food blog but these are the best t-shirts ever), and while there saw a sign for some new dining deals at the Whisper Lounge that I wanted to write up.  

The Whisper Lounge is great because it’s towards the back quieter side of the Grove so you aren’t dealing with the trolley running you over + tourists + tripping over little kids/small punt-able dogs.  The food is amazing and if you’ve always wanted to check it out but don’t want to drop too much $$ then head there to take advantage of these new promotions.

Deal #1:  The first deal they have going on is every night from 5pm-closing. You can get a burger plus a beer pairing (which changes weekly) for just $15! Which you would be crazy not to try since their burger is usually more than that on it’s own anyways.  And what is better than burgers + beer for dinner? 

Deal #2:  In addition, every Sunday night from 4pm-closing the Whisper Lounge has a family style bbq for $23.95/person.  No booze included but foodwise their bbqs seem pretty amazing – and it is definitely a full meal, with “all the fixins”.  The menu for the bbq changes weekly but in the past has featured: apple wood smoked baby back ribs, chili rubbed brisket, grilled chicken wings, brown sugar baked pork and beans, mac and cheese, black eyed peas, and fried green beans.  If you want to check out the menu before you head there, they usually post it up on their Facebook page beforehand. And best of all, the menu always includes corn bread (my favorite part of any bbq meal…yum).

Both deals sounds pretty great and we are definitely adding them on our list of things to try -which since starting this blog is one long list, trust us.

The Whisper Lounge. 189 The Grove Drive. (323) 931.0202. www.whisperloungela.com 

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Della Terra Tuesday $15 Dinner Deal

Here’s a great way to get fat + drunk tonight at an adorable restaurant in the Mid-City area:

Della Terra: Tuesday Night Supper: 3-Courses, $15

* Includes:  Salad +  Entree + Dessert

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The 3-course menu offerings change weekly so call ahead for reservations & to find out what the week’s featured meal will be (Tonight’s supper includes a house salad, filet skewers, and cannoli). From our own various visits we’ve come to find the food is delicious & every dinner deal we have enjoyed was welllllll worth the tiny $15 price tag.

Also – for those who require some lubricant to their dinner conversations – select glasses of wine are just $6 and beers on tap are just $4 on Tuesdays!

The place is already a great deal in a cute atmosphere with great wait staff – this just makes it all that much better.

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Della Terra

7675 Beverly Blvd

323.933.7675

Open: 11am – 11pm Daily

Taste of Farmers Market

Need a surefire way to get drunk and fat tonight? Head to the Farmers Market at the Grove for their Taste of Farmers Market from 5-9pm.  Usually I dread going to the Grove because the parking situation alone aggravates me,  but since this event is at Farmers Market you can thankfully park in the market lot, so no excuses!

Not to mention this event is super afforable and a fun way to spend a summer weeknight.  Here’s the story – last year the Farmers Market held this event to celebrate their 75th anniversary, and it was such a success (read: sold out…so buy your tickets NOW) that they are bringing it back this year and hopefully every year to come.

And now here’s the deal: for $25 you can get all you can eat samples of food from over 45 different vendors in the market (I’m hoping this includes the Brazilian bbq place…and if it does, and I were you, I would camp out at that spot for the majority of the night….yum cheese bread).  I know what you’re thinking – this will get me fat but what about drunk? Well fear not, fellow boozehounds, there are other ticket options that do include drinks.  For $35 you can get the all-you-can-eat deal + 2 drink tickets (good for beer or wine), and for $50 you get unlimited food + 4 beer/wine drink tickets.  The $50 option also gets you express entry into the event and some other goodies like a free tote (for eco-friendly grocery shopping duh).  Unfortunately, there are no options that include all you can eat AND all you can drink so if you are looking for more than 4 drinks, you’re on your own.

In addition to the food samples, during the event most of the restaurants and the stores within the market will also have special deals and merchandise discounts.  And one other cool thing to note, the new burger place – Short Order – that is going to take over Dupar’s next fall/winter will be previewing their burgers so you can get a sneak peak of this highly anticipated burger joint (even though another great burger stop in my neighborhood is the last thing my ateries or waistline need).

As I mentioned before, this event did sell out last year and numerous sources online are threatening me in bold face AND italic font (they must mean business) that it will sell out again so buy your tickets now! Available for purchase online here.

Farmers Market LA. 3rd and Fairfax. http://www.farmersmarketla.com

We Love Wine

By now you should have realized just how much we at Finer Things love wine.  We like wine more than a 12 year old girl likes Justin Bieber.  What is with that guy anyways.  But I digress.  If you are winos like us, check out this great wine tasting event this weekend at the Farmers Market @ the Grove. 

Saturday at the Farmers Market is the Spring Wine Fest, hosted by Monsieur Marcel and EB’s.  The wine tasting event will be held outdoors on the upper dining deck and runs from 1-4pm.  For $30 you can taste over 40 wines, and there will be gourmet cheese and small bites provided by Marcels and Ulysses Voyage restaurant.  You can purchase your tickets to the tasting in person or at www.farmersmarketbars.com.  Sounds like a great way to get in some day drinking this weekend!

Also a side note, Monsieur Marcel at the Grove has weekly wine tasting events every Tuesday from 6:30-7:30, more info on their website – www.mrmarcel.com.

A Tip for Date Night

Your classic date night: dinner and a movie. What was once a reasonably priced endeavor has quickly turned into quite the expensive night out in LA.

– Two tickets to an evening newly released movie at an LA theater? $27.
– Dinner for two at Morels French Steak House? $80 (drinks not included)
– Parking? $2.

So now you’ve spent $109 bucks and what did you get: a  booze-less dinner at a restaurant that almost constantly has a B health rating, followed by two hours of not-talking, ending with a kiss on the cheek as you drop your date off at home.
Yippee….

Well the Grove has a promotion to make this standard date night slightly more palatable: for just $30 per person you’ll get free valet parking, two movie tickets, and 3-course dinner for two at a participating Grove restaurant (hopefully not Morels… seriously… B Rating…Gross.)

So with all your saved money you can take your date to the bar in the Farmers Market (or El Carmen down the street) and buy some drinks. You’ll STILL be saving money even after ordering drinks (unless you drink like our friends, then it might be more, a lot more…) and the booze will definitely help your chances at the end of the night!

Date Night @ The Grove
$30 Per Person
Available Monday – Thursday Nights

Participating Restaurants and Menus