The Nook Summer Drink Emporium is officially open. We’re stocked up on everything you might like to imbibe on a warm LA evening. Want a nice dry glass of Rose? It’s here. The classic gin Bramble (depicted) is an elegant crowd favorite. Like it a little more nouvelle? A Smoky Summer’s Night with mezcal and watermelon could be just the thing. We don’t have a Kir Royale but Joan really likes the Royal Joansie. And for you Vodka drinkers we’re muddling up a bunch of cucumber to make you an East Side Cocktail. The shop is open, step in and wander through the aisles! Photo by Trent N.
We sure do love our peaches this time of year. Get your fill of some delicious Summer fruit in our newest salad. Grilled Peaches combine with Mixed Greens, Feta, Pickled Red Onion, Toasted Almonds and a classic 1990’s style Balsamic Vinaigrette for a lovely seasonal salad. Get it while the peaches are here! Photo by Berkeley educated Huong Nguyen.
Sunday Dinner training camp opens July 31st at Nook Bistro. Coach Andy and his offensive line-cooks are putting on their pads and cooking three hard-hitting courses for just $20. Gazpacho with Grilled Toast and Creme Fraiche is rapidly ascending the depth charts. Undrafted entree Hanger Steak with Roasted Carrots, Horseradish-Potato Puree and Onion Marmalade is the breakout star. Poached Nectarine with Whipped Cream is a lock to make the team. Reed builds on last season’s chemistry with more well crafted cocktails.
(AP) Nook Bistro has discontinued its long standing ban on homemade chicken burgers. The restaurant approved the resolution early this morning. “We feel that with all the recent advances in culinary technology the ban is no longer necessary,” said owner Brian Frith-Smith. Diners stand to gain from this tasty reversal tonight, July 25th as Nook Bistro serves up Homemade Chicken Burgers with Avocado, Grilled-Pickled Red Onion, Arugula and Tomato Aioli on Brioche with your choice of fries or baby greens for just $12. This action coincides with Laundry Day, the meal that happens every Monday at Nook.
Chef Andy is taking time out of his busy Pokemon Go schedule to augment your reality with three courses of bistro-generated sensory input on Sunday, July 24th . You’ll find a Shaved Brussels Sprouts with Arugula, Parmesan, Pickled Shallots, Pepitas, and Red Wine Vinaigrette to be delightfully immersive. The powerful flavor of Shrimp and Grits goes viral with Bacon, Kale and Red Pepper Coulis. A Chocolate-Coffee Pot de Creme overlays taste information about the dining environment into the real world. At $20 it won’t even drain your battery. Reed produces GPS enabled cocktails at the bar. Left: classic Shrimp & Grits, photo by rebel photographer Huong Nguyen.