Mo-Chica's 10th tasting menu or the next 'Hatchi' dinner?; Locanda del Lago introduces Meatless Mondays; Ford's Filling Station's clam bake
Thursday dilemma? Peruvian restaurant Mo-Chica's 10th once-a-month tasting menu dinner takes place Thursday, with six courses for $35. Also on Thursday night is the next dinner in Breadbar's "Hatchi" series, featuring chef Brian Redzikowski from BondST. Which to choose? Mo-Chica, 3655 S. Grand Ave. (Mercado La Paloma), Los Angeles, (213) 747-2141, www.mo-chica.com. Breadbar, 10250 Santa Monica Blvd. (Westfield Shopping Center), Century City, (310) 277-3770, www.breadbar.net.
Clam bake! Ford's Filling Station is planning a traditional clam bake to kick off Culver City's monthly summer block party. Little neck clams, Maine lobster, sausage, corn on the cob and white rose potatoes will be roasted in a caja china box. Prices are $45 to $60, for the traditional clam bake with whole or half lobster, steak, or chicken. Lobster bibs included. (Strawberry shortcake or peach cobbler, $10.) Culver City Block Party; Wednesday, June 16; 5:30 to 10:30 p.m. 9531 Culver Blvd., Culver City, (310) 202-1470, www.fordsfillingstation.net.
Italo-meatless: Santa Monica Italian restaurant Locanda del Lago introduces Meatless Mondays with lunch and dinner options prepared without meat and meat-related products such as butter, cheese and milk. Last week's choices included Dungeness crab salad with arugula, baby artichokes and button mushrooms and pumpkin ravioli with extra virgin olive oil and sage
231 Arizona Ave., Santa Monica, (310) 451-3525, www.lagosantamonica.com.
Photo: Ceviche at Mo-Chica. Credit: Ken Hively / Los Angeles Times.