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Pacific Dining Car Is Doing 98-Cent Steaks for the Next 10 Days

Plus Majordomo’s charity, and more casual chicken in Downtown

A thick cut baseball steak sits cooked on a white plate next to some garlic and rosemary.
Pacific Dining Car’s iconic steak
Pacific Dining Car
Farley Elliott is the Senior Editor at Eater LA and the author of Los Angeles Street Food: A History From Tamaleros to Taco Trucks. He covers restaurants in every form, from breaking news to the culture, people, and history that surrounds LA's dining landscape.

Steak season

One of LA’s best food deals is back, as Pacific Dining Car is once again doing reduced-price steaks to celebrate its anniversary. The group’s iconic baseball steak, available at both locations in the city, is just 98 cents from now until August 23. There is, of course, one catch: Those who want the steak must secure a reservation online by filling out a form, as that’s the only way to officially get the deal. Still, it’s a small price to pay in more ways than one.

Doing good

Majordomo donated all of last Friday’s profits to charity, reports the LA Times, as a way to fight back against investor Stephen Ross’s planned fundraiser for President Trump. The quiet charity evening benefitted Planned Parenthood, Everytown, RAICES and the Sierra Club.

Chicken on the move

Mon Petit Poulet is opening up a second location in Downtown. The Venice rotisserie chicken spot has secured a space inside the Spring Arcade, with plans to open next week.

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Cheese season

Reborn Downtown restaurant Church & State is welcoming in French cheesemaker Rodolphe Le Meunier tonight. The one-off event will feature a variety of French products for $55, with cooking from chef David Feau.

Wine session

A popular Australian wine event called Pinot Palooza is coming to Los Angeles on September 28 at City Market South. The $60 event will include 100 different wines from dozens of wineries.

Fresh faces

Tierra Mia, the homegrown cafe company with more than a dozen locations around Southern California, seems to have a new home base. That’s per the Eastsider, who reported on recent signage up at the former LA Baking Company location at 2100 North Broadway in Lincoln Heights. And yes, they will have a cafe on site as well.

Fresh Central Coast faces

There’s an all-new culinary team at the Hotel Californian in Santa Barbara. Travis Watson, who has worked in France at places like La Ciboulette, is now on to oversee a complete change for Blackbird, turning the upscale-ish dinner destination into a bar with food. They’ll also be redoing the on-site cafe and rooftop pool deck and library bar areas.

Outdoor drinking

Yola Mezcal is putting on a one-day festival in Downtown this Sunday called Yola Dia. The daylong party will include cocktails of course, as well as art, music, and more, including food from Elena Reygadas from Mexico City’s beloved restaurant Rosetta. The whole thing is going down at the LA Historic State Park in Chinatown.