Strike the Deal, Close the Deal: Blackboard Eats Makes LA Noms Affordable

Roasted Crab at Shiro

Ever been to Susan Feniger’s Street? What about Shiro in South Pasadena? Are you jonesin’ for Mozza2Go? Maybe you’ve always wanted to try Grace without breaking the bank. Or perhaps you’ve been looking for an opportunity to try City Sip or The Foundry on Melrose.

Grilled Sonoma Lamb at Grace (Prix fixe menu)

Well now Blackboard Eats gives you good reason to try different eateries all around the city once per week, thanks to their decently-sized discounts and special offers. Angelenos and New Yorkers can sign up for the newsletter online while expecting to get notified of the latest deal – but don’t sit on it because you have 24 hours to get your own personal code (click “Get this special”) and 30 days to take advantage of the discount or special offer at the featured restaurant. Yes – those 30 days are pertinent. I have lamented with fellow deal-seekers about letting a few codes expire.

Since September, Blackboard Eats’ specials have always been solid. I don’t remember an offered discount amounting to less than 30% off – so customers don’t have to be wary of bait and switch tactics so often paired with introductory deals. Just remember to have your code – which you can have sent to your phone straight from the website – and to alert your server that you are there for Blackboard Eats. Forget your code? Log in to the website on your smartphone and they list all the codes for you in one place. Codes are usually good for dine-in only and for a maximum party of 6 – so you can rest assured your friends will also score when they’re out on the town with you. Win-win.

I’ve used several codes already – including at the aforementioned restaurants and have always come out pleased with the check, much less the food! So I can tell that the scouts over at Blackboard are doing great investigative work with the hip and happenin’ establishments in Los Angeles right now. Case in point – today’s offer is a $20 prix fixe dinner at Mercantile (only open since November) – and my second trip to the wine bar was just a couple days ago, when I found out they offer wifi. You still have a few hours to score the Mercantile deal!

A friendly reminder: Please remember to tip your servers on the basis of the full value of the check!! We want to continue giving our restaurants incentive to offer us great discounts; pay it forward.

Further reading:

Blackboard Eats gives foodies discounts at high-end restaurants – LA Times

Blackboard Eats Newsletter
Various restaurants and locations

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