Bibo Ergo Sum turns two this week and will be celebrating with a brand new menu and the Lucques Book Club brings together Nancy Silverton among others to celebrate EAT.COOK.L.A., plus Poppy + Rose comes to the Westside — here’s what’s popping up this weekend.
Friday, November 15
Umami Burger will celebrate its commitment to hormone-free, antibiotic-free and a continued offering of “meat-free” burgers through their partnership with Impossible Meats by giving away free burgers and fries at all Umami Burger locations on Friday as part of their “Free The Burger” celebration. Customers can choose any burger from the menu, along with their choice of fries.
Impossible Foods is the company behind the groundbreaking vegan burger patty which originally debuted in Umami doors, and recently debuted a brand-new burger recipe at the global food chain partner earlier this year. This version, an added addition to the extensive Impossible menu offerings at Umami, is noted to taste more “beefy,” and contains less saturated fat and fewer calories.
Umami will also launch a social contest as part of the celebration. Everyone who shares a photo of their “Free The Burger” meal on Instagram and tags @UmamiBurger using the hashtag #UrYummy on November 15 will be entered to win free burgers for a year (one burger a week for 12 months).
Saturday, November 16 and Sunday, November 17
Bibo Ergo Sum turns two this week and will be clinking glasses with Tiny Tinis All Night Long on Saturday from a new menu.
To celebrate, the watering hole will be partnering with Pernod Ricard to offer $1 tiny tinis at 5 p.m., 7 p.m., 9 p.m. and 11 p.m. Tiny Tini Service will take place nightly at 11 p.m. after this weekend, in which they’ll serve a selection of mini martinis for $6.
On Sunday Bibo will collaborate with L.A. design studio and retail shop Lot Stock & Barrel on a limited edition T-shirt with $10 from the sale of each shirt sold to be donated to the LGBT Center of Los Angeles. On the drinks side, they’re featuring “Now That’s What I Call Bibo Vol. 2,” a small menu of two drinks from each of their three new menus and offering each drink for $6. And after three days of celebrating, you’ll probably be in need of a pick-me-up, and since their Robertson Plaza neighbors over at Blue Bottle are also celebrating their anniversary, they’ve teamed up with them to offer Bibo guests Blue Bottle espresso martinis all day.
On Saturday and Sunday, Reed’s beloved flower market eatery Poppy + Rose will be doing a takeover of Beverly Hill’s Viviane, the Avalon Hotel’s poolside eatery offering food from chef Michael Reed. Westsiders will get the opportunity to enjoy the DTLA restaurant’s famous fried chicken and waffles. There will be a pop-up beer tent from at Boomtown Brewery, and a build your own spritz bar from Jardesca, as well as $8 micheladas.
Sunday, November 17
Lucques Book Club: Author Aleksandra Crapanzano has written an intimate culinary portrait that celebrates the delicious diversity of Los Angeles. Featured in the book, Angeleno chefs Nancy Silverton, Jon Shook and Vinny Dotolo are coming together with Suzanne Goin and Caroline Styne for a multi-course menu inspired by the book Eat.Cook.L.A.
Nancy Silverton will prepare caramelized cipolini onion tarte tatin, Goin brings chanterelle lasagna with Parmesan pudding to the table, and Jon Shook and Vinny Dotolo will prepare balsamic BBQ pork ribs with squash and arugula. Brown butter jam blondies are for dessert. $85 per person, tickets can be purchased here.