The sun-and-surf beach towns south of Los Angeles, an area collectively known as the South Bay, capture everyone’s dream of a California getaway. Ring in the New Year here in SoCal style, and enjoy special savings at area restaurants. As part of California Restaurant Month, Visit Redondo Beach showcases participating restaurants serving special prix fixe menus and offering discounts. That means for just $25 per person you enjoy a prix-fixe, three-course meal with choices that include decadent arincini risotto balls filled with gooey mozzarella and provolone cheese, smoky barbecued chicken, and—if you’ve still got room—a chocolate espresso brownie, topped with vanilla bean ice cream, whipped cream, and drizzled with chocolate sauce can relax at Jimmy’s Bar & Grill. Or enjoy a golden-crusted prosciutto and arugula pizza just out of the wood-fired oven, paired with a roasted beet salad (and chocolate hazelnut pudding for dessert) at family-owned Locale 90 Neapolitan Pizza Market ($30). VIP cards can also be downloaded, getting you even more discounts at participating restaurants; check the Redondo Beach Restaurant Week website for details.
Note: Redondo Beach Restaurant Week runs Jan 11–17, 2016; tax and gratuity not included.