8/20/2012 02:21:00 PM

Los Angeles Dining Deals and Events Aug. 20-26

Burger Haven opens today at Pasadena's Haven Gastropub and Brewery. This is the lunch-only burger menu that's available in the back of the restaurant - it even has its own entrance (off the alley). Order with the hostess, grab a table and your food and drink will make its way to you. Oh, and today only, the first 100 people to arrive get a free burger!

Because DineLA was so successful this year, STK decided to keep a $45 three-course menu for you bargain hounds. It changes regularly, but you'll see things like roasted bone marrow, fried green tomatoes and burrata cheese, roast half chicken or steak au poivre. It's available Sunday through Wednesday only. Bagatelle also has a $45 prix fixe deal on Tuesday nights with dishes like summer melon salad, smoked trout, hangar steak and banana cheesecake.

You can now get house-made grab-and-go items from Lindy & Grundy, including a hearty summer chili, hot dogs or pork pate. And since there are still plenty of shows at the Hollywood Bowl and Greek Theatre, order a picnic box from the Fairfax shop. Menu items include smoked ham, Pig & Pastry Co. biscuits, potato salad, roast chicken, goat cheese and tomatoes, and more. Baskets are $55, and must be ordered by Wednesday for Friday or Saturday pickup. Call 323-951-0804 for more info.

The Gastronomy in the Garden dinner at the Langham Hotel is a lovely way to spend a summer night in Pasadena. Chef David Feau plucks ingredients from the garden on the property for the three-course menu. You'll get appetizers at a garden reception before sitting down to dinner at The Royce. Cost is $125 per person and includes wine pairings.

Summer has gone by so fast - there are only two Silverlake Wine tastings left at Barnsdall Art Park. It's one of the best ways to toast the sunset, the Hollywood sign and Griffith Observatory, and all the pretty Eastsiders sipping alongside you. Food trucks (last week it was Cousins Maine Lobster) help fuel you for all that wine drinking. Get tickets here, and get them early: It usually sells out every week.

Stop by Farid Zadi and Susan Park's Spanish Fly Gastropub today for a Teahouse Brunch. From noon to 3 PM, tea aficionados Laura Stewart and Yoon Hee Kim will discuss the differences between tisanes, and white, green and black teas. From 1-3 PM and 4-6 PM, tea flights will be served alongside Asian-inspired small plates and Algerian-Mediterranean pastries and tea cookies (3800 Wilshire Blvd.).

Every Sunday through September, Whist at the Viceroy is all about vintage board games, live music, Mason jar cocktails and barbecue around the pool from 5-8 PM. Dinner is $25, drinks and beer flights are $10. Watch Facebook for this week's menu.


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