Atrium continues its food and beverage promotion for the summer concert series in the greek theater on Sunday, July 9, with the Le Tigre ratatouille “Ratty Pattie” sandwich, a vegan sandwich made from zucchini, squash, red peppers and eggplant. It is crusted on a vegan dredge and pan-fried, and topped with the house marinara sauce and melted vegan mozzarella cheese on top.
Located a short distance away, on nights when the bands play, Atrium will offer a limited-edition Greek sandwich blob, with a rotating selection of dishes paying homage to different acts. Specialty sandwiches will be available on the day or until they run out.
The Tori Amos, a homemade vegan burger made from quinoa and chickpeas, will be in the spotlight on Friday, July 21. It comes on a vegan brioche bun, homemade vegan thousand island, tomatoes, lettuce, and vegan cheese.
Atrium will offer its nightly happy hour drinks menu from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m., including signature cocktails like Future Nostalgia, made with mezcal, Aperol, grapefruit and lime, and Crystal Vision, with gin, creme de violeta, vermouth dry, and tonic. Reservations can be made through OpenTable or by calling 323-607-6944.
Red Roomthe newly opened natural wine bar by the team behind Coffee MCO, will host chefs Marcos Spaziani and Louis Huh (ML Eats, Marlou) for a Korean-Venezuelan pop-up called lumar this weekend from today until Saturday July 8th.
It’s a fusion of Korean and Venezuelan flavors, made by Spaziani, known for his culinary expertise on Bravo TV and Below Deck Sailing Yacht, and a Food Network Huh champion. This weekend’s menu will include Arepas Borracha braised breast, Peach Burrata prosciutto and Manchegan croquettes with smoked duck, fig cream, pickled onions and micro arugula.
Japanese Heritage Night at Dodger Stadium may be sold out on Saturday, July 8, but you can still head to OTOTO in Echo Park for a one-night-only dinner special featuring Japanese-style bone-in fried chicken, Shaki Shaki salad (crispy cabbage, sesame dressing), macaroni salad, furikake onigiri and your choice of beer or glass of sake. As a tribute to the famous Dodger Jackie Robinson, dinner is priced at $42.
JINYA Ramen Bar celebrates 13 years this month with deals on its four most popular ramen bowls. On Monday, July 24 and Tuesday, July 25, all JINYA locations will be offering $13 off their top three ramen bowls, including Karaage Chicken Ramen. Specials include Spicy Chicken Ramen, JINYA Black Tonkotsu, and Spicy Creamy Vegan with Vegetable Broth, Tofu, Onion, Green Onion, Spinach, Crispy Onion, Garlic Chips, Garlic Oil, Chili Oil, and Sesame Seeds, served with thick noodles. There will also be $3 small plate deals on the JINYA bun (steamed bun, stuffed with slow-braised pork chashu, cucumber and mixed greens, served with JINYA’s original bun sauce and Kewpie) and the two-a-side crispy rice. pieces and spicy tuna.
Theía brings the Mediterranean party to Los Angeles every Tuesday night, with her “Moonlight Mykonos”, in partnership with Teremana Tequila, for nights of eating and dancing with homemade pita, hummus and tzatziki, steak tartare, rack of lamb, Theía burger and baklava, followed by a live DJ and saxophonist. All white clothing is recommended. Happy hour runs Tuesday through Friday from 5 pm to 7 pm With spanakopita and dolmades for $6 and $5, and specialty cocktails for $10. Brunch runs on Saturdays and Sundays with Bottomless Mimosas for $25/pp. Lunch hours have also started from Tuesday to Friday from 11:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., with dishes such as a chicken souvlaki dish, papuskia and the Theía Burger.
Summer Cleanup: Curious and Sober Retreat in Culver City – Absence of Proof and Empowered Yoga team up for a Sober Curious Retreat on Friday, July 14 in Culver City, designed for those curious about a sober lifestyle, through a variety of activities designed to nourish the body, mind and the spirit.
The day begins with a morning walk, followed by meditation and snacks, yoga, pool time, and lunch. Then comes afternoon yoga, a non-alcoholic cocktail class thanks to Ritual Zero Proof, and small bites. The retreat offers meditation and yoga sessions throughout the day. There are non-alcoholic ready-to-drink options throughout the day from Curious Elixirs and Mingle Mocktails. Get tickets HERE:
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