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Bite-Filled Benefit: Sunset & Dine

Eateries near that fabled corner come together to help a neighbor.

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    Umami Burger joins Sunset & Dine, a benefit to help out The Center at Blessed Sacrament. The foodie to-do rolls on Thursday, Oct. 2.

    Hollywood & Vine gets a lot of play in the annals of memory, lore, and Tinseltown fable, but Sunset & Vine, just a hop south of that mythical intersection, has its own place in many a heart.

    You're absolutely right: NBC was right there several decades ago, and the Cinerama Dome is just a short walk west. The Walk of Fame stretches all the way to the corner, too. And sweetest of all? Neighbors around that junction help neighbors, and very much so during Sunset & Dine.

    The annual dinner, which falls on Thursday, Oct. 2, is as local as all get-out, and as small-town in spirit as a bustling, in-the-city place can get. Why? Because a number of restaurants, from Umami Burger to Greenleaf Chopshop to Tinhorn Flats, step in to help raise funds for The Center of Blessed Sacrament, which strives to "end homelessness in Hollywood."

    The Los Angeles Film School, a prominent institution in the Sunset & Vine District, is the evening's platinum sponsor, and Amoeba, yet another high-profile neighbor, is assisting on the live entertainment spectrum (look for the Alexander Seling Band to perform).

    Tickets for Sunset & Dine are $25 each, and that includes the bevs as well as the bites (the price might hint otherwise, but, truly: It's a good deal.)

    The party spot? No surprise: It's on Vine, at the Tagylan Complex. You can eye the full rundown of neighborly, spatulas-and-hot-plates-out eateries set to participate, and get the flavor the up-and-coming district, here.

    True that. It's funny to say "up-and-coming" about an intersection as established as Sunset & Vine, but considering that it has always had Hollywood & Vine as a neighbor, we'll think of it as pretty scrappy and can-do and forward-looking. It's a good rep to have, and an even better one? It's a place that helps out by bringing neighbors together.