Where L.A. Locals Are Dining in January

Where L.A. Locals Are Dining in January


JAN 12-26, 2018 

If you want to know what locals do come January in L.A., look no further than DineLA.

What's DineLA? It's a 15-day dining event that takes place twice a year and showcases Los Angeles as a premier dining destination while highlighting the diversity of culinary experiences L.A. has to offer. This year it runs from Jan. 12-26. 

Why I love it:  DineLA gives locals and visitors a chance to explore the LA foodie scene at a great price, and personally, it also means I get to try menus from restaurants I've been meaning to get to, return to ones I love, and/or explore other neighborhoods and culinary experiences across this sprawled city that I might otherwise miss out on. Not to mention, most of these dinning experiences offer great lunch/dinner menus at great prices (some of which include a glass of wine), b) unique dishes, and c) special promotions only offered during DineLA

Between lunch, and dinner options, there's no shortage of places to try. Also, given the number of restaurants participating you could seriously spend the two weeks eating your way through L.A. (and I'm sure people do!). 

The DineLA website also makes it easy to swift through the options and narrow down your favorite picks based on easy to use filter and search functions (price, cuisine, neighborhood, meal - lunch/dinner).

TIP: The real key here is to make your reservations. I have found DineLA bookings tend to be popular at peak lunch/dinner hours, but I've never had an issue as long as I make my reservations in advance. 

So let's get to the good stuff! Below I've outlined my 2018 DineLA 'Wish List' but I've also listed some of those I hit-up last year. 

Do you have a favorite? Have you been to one (or more) of these, yet? Would love to know! Comment below your top picks or recommendations. Maybe I'll see you there! 

If you're on Instagram, be sure to follow along at @LaLaLocal and tag your foodie or dining pics with hashtags #LaLaLocal and/or #LaLaDineLA from your DineLA adventures. By doing so I can then share your pics with my community of all the places we're all exploring during DineLA

On that note, let's eat! 


Hoping to make it out to some of these - I know, there are a lot!  That said, I'm sure I'll have more to add as the week goes on, but here's the first round of picks: 

*Indicates I made it out to these DineLA places! 


  • Cliff's Edge - Silver Lake

  • M.B. Post - Manhattan Beach

  • A-Frame - Culver City

  • Blue Plate Oysterette - Santa Monica



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Shannon Ino - Project Manager + Producer + Stylist

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