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Dine at Mohawk Bend, Leave with a Chair

It's an unusual dinner package, for sure, but the Echo Park eatery is set to update its seats.

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    Dine at Mohawk Bend, Leave with a Chair
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    It's an unusual dinner package, for sure, but the Echo Park eatery is set to update its seats. The winners? Well, all who love Mohawk Bend, and those who make a reservation for the special chair dinner on June 26.

    What to Know

    • Tuesday, June 26

    • $45 dinner package

    • Reservations are a must: 213-483-2337

    Departing your favorite restaurant with a memento of the great evening in hand?

    You're probably holding a take-home bag, or perhaps a dish wrapped in foil (the classic swan), or maybe your server slipped your party the chef's special recipe, jotted down on the back of a menu, after you all praised its flavor.

    All good, all well, all pretty common, but walking out a restaurant's front door with a piece of furniture? You might say such a practice is distinctly frowned upon, as unpopular as changing your order multiple times while your food is prepared.

    But Mohawk Bend, Echo Park's brick-lovely bastion of contemporary comfort eats and craft beers, is inviting guests to do just that: Leave with a chair.

    Not just any chair, but the comfy burnt orange seats that have become a customer favorite. The restaurant is planning a seating update — same general idea for the new pieces, though they're "a bit more contemporary" — so the existing '70s-swanky chairs filling the space have to go.

    And this is how they'll go: Chair-seeking Mohawk Bend buffs will need to make a reservation to dine on Tuesday, June 26 from 5 to 7 o'clock.

    The number to call is 213-483-2337, and you'll want to ask the person who takes your reservation to save you a chair. 

    For simple fact? The chair supply is limited. There is no restaurant in the world with an endless number of seats, as anyone knows who has waited outside a busy café on a Saturday night.

    You'll be booked for a $45 dining package in Mohawk Bend's Ramona Room, once you call. That price nets you one drink (that can be beer, a cocktail, vino, or something alcohol-free), one shared plate or appetizer, one entrée, and... your very own Mohawk Bend chair.

    Which leads us to this piece of advice: Make sure you have a way to get the chair home after dinner.

    How rare it is to have to plan for extra space in the car, or a lift from a friend with a truck, as we head out for a nice meal? Pretty dang rare.

    A take-home bag doesn't take up all that much room on the backseat, truth be told, so planning for that ahead of time isn't necessary.

    But a Mohawk Bend chair will be rather larger than a foil swan.

    So enjoy your $45 dinner package, which, yes, includes an actual chair, perhaps the very chair you sit in as you enjoy your Mohawk Bend meal on June 26.

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