If you think you've missed out on California Restaurant Month, think again. Three more regions will launch their programs on Sunday—Escondido, Alhambra, and Santa Ynez Valley—and all three will continue through Feb. 2. Scroll down for details on each.
And don't forget that multiple regions have taken a monthlong approach to California Restaurant Month, offering diners delicious deals every single day in January.
Dine Out Esccondido!
Escondido was originally founded as an agricultural city, specializing in grapes and citrus fruit. Today, the region is known for world-class craft breweries: Stone Brewing, Pale 9 Alehouse, and Jacked Up Brewery to name a few. All of this means the San Diego County city is full of delicious flavors, and there’s no better time to taste them during Dine Out Escondido, running from Jan. 27 through Feb. 2. Chefs at more than 30 participating restaurants will serve up specialty dishes, and $1 of each meal sold will be donated to North County Food Bank’s FOOD 4 KIDS Backpack Program.
Taste of Alhambra Restaurant Week
The late, great food critic Jonathan Gold defined his ideal restaurant as “serv[ing] some actual hunger people have, rather than something they tell themselves they must have.” Over the course of his career, he uncovered a number of excellent L.A.-area spots in Alhambra. Find your own hidden gems during Taste of Alhambra Restaurant Week, from Jan. 27 through Feb. 2. Enjoy a world tour with Japanese, Thai, Hawaiian, Korean, Irish, Peruvian, Indian, Mexican, and more, with multi-course menus for $15–$30 during lunch and $20–$50 for dinner.
Santa Ynez Valley Restaurant Week
Head to Santa Ynez Valley for the deal of the year during SYV Restaurant Week, running from Jan. 27 through Feb. 10. Participating restaurants will serve three-course tasting menus for the excellent price of $20.19, while local wineries and tasting rooms will offer sips and bites. Just 35 miles from Santa Barbara, Santa Ynez Valley is a hot spot for wine tasting and fine dining. Highlights include the Four Diamond–rated Willows (think wagyu beef, Jidori chicken, and king crab legs), and S.Y. Kitchen, which specializes in farm-to-table inspired pasta.