This ambitious, all-volunteer experimental space at the edge of Atwater Village's trendy Glendale Boulevard walking district merges the worlds of food and art. Essentially Thank You for Coming is a restaurant, but the menu is shaped by whatever artist or collective is in residence at the time. For one residency, Cristina Victor created a nightly performance in which she played the role of a chef named Miami, who got into arguments with her husband, while in another, Jason Metcalf organized a project to serve Death Row prisoners' last meals. Though friendly, the restaurant can have slow nights, so if you want to ensure a lively vibe, check out its special events, which have included a “Walpurgis Feast” with a smoked whole pig. 3416 Glendale Blvd., Atwater Village, 90039. (323) 648-2666, —Zachary Pincus-Roth

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