What to Eat at Number's "Depression-Proof" Tuesday Dinners

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Before Bernanke dangles the word "recovery" in front of us again, you might want to take advantage of Tuesday nights at Numbers Bar and Restaurant for a four-course "Depression-proof dinner" at only $19.29. The West Hollywood vet used to swing pretty hard on Santa Monica Blvd., but recently reinvented itself for a broader audience. To that end, Tuesdays are being called "Family and Friends Night" and have a lot of selection for a set meal, with a liberal use of pineapple, both on burgers and blackened chicken, and a giant helping hand from farmer's markets. Reservations can be made at (310) 652-7700. Take a look at the menu:

DEPRESSION PROOF TUESDAYS

Family & Friends Menu--Four Courses for $19.29

1st Course

CHARRED GOLDEN TOMATO SOUP
Roasted golden tomato & fennel

SOUP OF THE DAY

2nd Course

THE WEDGE
Romaine lettuce, Blue cheese crumbles, Butter milk ranch, Crispy pancetta

CAESAR SALAD
Romaine Lettuce, drop tomatoes, home made Caesar dressing

ORGANIC BABY MIXED GREENS
Thin cut cucumber tomato base, Hass avocado fin, balsamic & Olive Oil dressing

BABY SPINACH WITH BLACK STRAP MOLASSES VINAIGRETTE
Shredded carrots, toasted pumpkin seeds, Jamon serrano ham, croutons

3rd Course

PENNE PASTA WITH HOMEMADE PINK SAUCE
Chicken/ Steak/ Shrimp

BAKED RIGATONI PASTA ALLA NONNA
Pancetta, Spinach, Wild mushrooms, Sugar snap peas, Roasted garlic cream, Chicken/ Steak/ Shrimp

GRILLED BLACKENED CHICKEN
Grilled pineapple, Madeira-Poached California Sultana Raisins coleslaw salad w/ Creole mustard vinaigrette

GRILLED LEMON CURRY CHICKEN
Radish lemon zest slaw, Asparagus, Chicken jus reduction

ACHIOTE CHICKEN & CHORIZO
Braised Savoy cabbage, Spicy chicken jus reduction

BLACK ANGUS BURGER
Chipotle aioli, Grilled pineapple, Danish bleu cheese-fried shallots, Shoestring pommes frites

4th Course

GALLIANO CANDIED CITRON CREME BRULEE

CHOCOLATE CAKE
Scoop of vanilla ice cream

GRAND MARNIER CAPPUCCINO GANACHE
chocolate ganache with espresso, home made whip cream, chocolate-dipped biscotti