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Dining in the dark during Earth Hour

March 24, 2009 |  2:18 pm

A candle is held. CREDIT: Robert Lachman, Los Angeles Times It's Saturday night. Maybe you're about to tuck into a hefty hunk of cow at Lawry's or you're working on your second (or third or fourth) mojito at Ciudad, and the lights suddenly go out. No, it's not a catastrophic failure of L.A.'s power grid, it's part of Earth Hour, a nationwide social experiment in which businesses and individuals all over the country will turn off their lights for one hour on Saturday at 8:30 pm.

It's all in the name of making "a global statement of concern about climate change and to demonstrate commitment to finding solutions." Some people might prefer to do that by supporting scientific research into climate change, by becoming active about issues of environmental justice or by making their way of life more sustainable, but as publicity stunts go, at least this one is well-meaning.

From Beverly Hills to Mission Hills, from burrito stands to brasseries, feel free to "demonstrate your commitment" by eating at one of the nearly 40 participating local restaurants. Full list after the jump.

Click here for additions and updates to this list:

Adoro Mexican Grille -- downtown L.A.
Bistro 45 -- Pasadena
Border Grill -- Santa Monica

Bravo's Pizza and Cucina -- Santa Monica
Buon Gusto Ristorante -- Mission Hills

Chaya Brasserie -- Beverly Hills
Chaya Downtown -- downtown L.A.
Chaya Venice -- Venice
Cheebo -- Hollywood

Chop Suey-Far Bar -- downtown L.A.
Ciudad -- downtown L.A.
Coconut Bay Bar and Grill -- Rowland Hights
ESPN Zone at L.A. Live -- downtown L.A.
Euphoria Loves Rawvolution -- Santa Monica
Fleming's Prime Steak House and Wine Bar at L.A. Live -- downtown L.A.
Four Seasons Hotel -- Beverly Hills
Got Kosher Inc. -- Pico/Robertson
Lawry's Prime Rib -- Beverly Hills
Lawry's Carvery at L.A. Live -- downtown L.A.
La Cachette -- Los Angeles
Le Merigot, a JW Marriot Beach Hotel and Spa -- Santa Monica
Locanda Del Lago -- Santa Monica
M Cafe de Chaya -- Mid-City West
Mani's Bakery Cafe -- Fairfax District
Melograno -- Hollywood
Mucho Ultima Mexicana -- Manhattan Beach
Napa Valley Grille -- Westwood
O Bar -- West Hollywood
Ocean and Vine at Loews Santa Monica Beach Hotel -- Santa Monica
Ristorante daVinci -- Long Beach
Rock 'N Fish at L.A. Live -- downtown L.A.
Shade Hotel -- Manhattan Beach
SiLa Bistro -- Silver Lake
Simon L.A. at the Sofitel Hotel Los Angeles -- Mid-City West
Taste at The Palisades - Palisades

Taste on Melrose -- West Hollywood

The Farm at L.A. Live -- downtown L.A.
Tracht's in the Renaissance Long Beach Hotel -- Long Beach

-- Elina Shatkin

Photo: Robert Lachman / Los Angeles Times

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