We will be delighting you with another brilliant three course offering for just $20 this Sunday, September 29th. For starters, we have Chef James’ legendary Fried Oyster Salad with Greens, Bacon, Pickled Shallots and Creamy Herbsaint Dressing. Next up the irresistible Buttermilk Brined Organic Chicken Breast with White Bean Hummus, Roasted Okra, Tomato and Salsa Verde. And last we have Akiko’s Sticky Toffee Cake! I’m not at liberty to tell you who the mysterious Miss Akiko is, or how we got her Sticky Toffee Cake recipe, but I’ll just say it took some coaxing and you’ll be pleased! Michael makes cocktails and prays to the Herb Saint. Depicted above: cool hipsters grace our counter, as seen through the lens of Chef James.
We just got in a couple bottles of what is sure to become one of your favorite Bourbons. Belle Meade Sour Mash results from the efforts of the Nelson brothers who unearthed and resuscitated their Great, Great Grandfather’s recipe, and revived their family distillery near Nashville. Belle Meade has a really nice complex spiciness lent by an unusually high rye content, but with the sweetness of a bourbon. Michael has been wanting to get his hands on this stuff forever and he loves it. Belle Meade is hard to come by, but we got it. Check it out!
It’s the little things that bring you the most joy. Or in this case, the 3’ by 11’ floor mat that resides behind our bar during dinner service. After it’s introduction in 2009 the old floor mat saw a meteoric rise in popularity. We heralded it for creating a barrier between us and the hard concrete, and protecting us from dangerous slips and falls. But of late our former mat had seen a cataclysmic fall in esteem and had become quite rebellious. It refused to lay down flat, and remained sticky even after heavy scrubbing. Michael once called it “the West Los Angeles tar pit.” So this week, we are especially happy to welcome our new floor mat and usher in an era of more comfortable standing around for our waitstaff. Next time you’re by the restaurant, feel free to peek around the bar and ask for a test drive. It’s just like walking on a beautiful, non-slip cloud. Check it out.
We’ve been hauling out the panini press to make some delightfully unexpected grilled cheese sandwiches for happy hour. Our current selection is a delicious Cheddar and Apple Chutney Melt. Happy Hour is from 5:30 to 7:00, and we always have $5 beer, wine and cocktail selections to choose from as well as a smattering of other menu delicacies only available at Happy Hour.
Join us this Sunday, September 22 for another brilliant $20 Sunday Dinner! Get your utensils into attack formation with a Salad of Tomato, Basil, Melon and Feta. Next, a Lamb Stew with Eggplant and Buttered New Potatoes takes your palate into hyperdrive. And a Pistachio Cake with Strawberries and Whip Cream makes for a triumphant finish. Michael "Admiral Akbar" Chick traps you with creations from his fully operational cocktail battle station.