You'll want to eat as much Thai food as you can this week, because it's Thai Restaurant Week, the first ever held. You'll get 15 % discounts at participating restaurants, and at the end of the week, September 29, you can attend the first annual Thai Food Festival.
To learn more about both events, check my article for Squid Ink. Through the links it contains, you can find out what restaurants are taking part and get discount coupons. The discount applies if your meal includes at least one of three "must try" dishes that each restaurant will feature. Here are some examples:
Lum-Ka-Naad in Northridge will offer goi soi, a thinly sliced steak salad with dried chili lime sauce (above). It's from northeastern Thailand.
At Chan Dara, which has two branches in Los Angeles, you can order upscale pad Thai with lobster, shrimp and mussels (above). Another choice is Thai lollipops (at the top), rack of lamb in Thai curry sauce served with steamed bok choy and coconut rice combined with corn kernels and beans.
Saladang Song in Pasadena is featuring yum eggplant, a grilled eggplant salad with shrimp and spicy lime dressing (above).
These little mounds of hormok kanom krok are made of salmon with red curry and coconut milk (above). You'll find them at Lucky Elephant in San Dimas.
If you like spicy northeastern Thai food, the place to go is Isaan Station in Los Angeles. A couple of its specialties are green papaya salad with shrimp (left) and charcoal-grilled pork with a spicy sauce.
The discount on meals doesn't include drinks, so you're on your own for Thai tea, Thai coffee and Singha beer.