In honor of Pride Month, all Yardbird locations will donate 50% of proceeds to the Human Rights Campaign from their specialty pride menu items for the entire month of June. Indulge in the Berry Prideful, made up of silver tequila, Cointreau, lime, strawberry and agave or a slice of Pride Key Lime Pie with toasted meringue, raspberry sauce and seasonal fruit.
Noble 33, the international hospitality group known for its high-energy restaurant concepts Toca Madera, Casa Madera, and Sparrow Italia, will offer a specialty Pride cocktail across its U.S.-based concepts for all of June. For each cocktail sold, $2 will benefit the National LGBTQ Task Force, an organization dedicated to advocacy and equality. The organization celebrates its 50th anniversary this year.
The Bandera is a rainbow concoction of el tesoro blanco, combier le bleu, peychaud bitters, passion fruit and lemon, and will be available at Casa Madera West Hollywood, Toca Madera West Hollywood, Sparrow Italia Los Angeles and Cafe Fig at the Hotel Figueroa.
Lilly Rose at The Wayfarer DTLA will celebrate all month long with a Pride-themed High Tea & Highball experience. The colorful teatime includes rainbow-colored cocktails, spirit-infused teas, festive highballs and whimsical bites. Inspired by the Progress Pride Flag, the colorful tea tower of treats features rainbow cupcakes, macarons, truffles and more. Available every Friday to Sunday in June from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m., the experience is $65 per person. 24-hour reservations are required and can be made on OpenTable.
For the third year in a row and to celebrate Pride Month in June, Verve Coffee Roasters will offer a seasonal beverage and partner with the It Gets Better Project, a global nonprofit dedicated to empowering LGBTQ+ youth. Throughout the entire month, every Verve cafe in California will offer a Cascara Spritz, with 100% of the proceeds from the beverage going to the It Gets Better Project. Verve’s Cascara Spritz is made up of Jamaica Cascara, Citrus Kombucha and topped with mint.
Kristin Ciccolella of Venice’s queer-owned seafood destination, The Anchor, will take her seafood show on the road with her food truck, The Little Anchor. Launching in time for lobster season and Pride, Ciccollela will load up her signature rolls with fresh Maine lobster flown in daily, and fill her sourdough bread bowls with clam chowder and lobster bisque. She’ll also serve up her crispy fish and chips.
In honor of Pride Month, Riviera31 at the Sofitel Los Angeles will be offering the “Hey Papi” cocktail made with El Sativo Reposado, tajin, lemon, agave nectar and cucumber. For each cocktail purchased, $1 will be donated to the Los Angeles LGBT Center. And just around the corner to coincide with the third anniversary of Kylie Minogue Wines, her Prosecco Rosé and Côtes Provence Rosé will be exclusively poured in Los Angeles at The Roof and Lobby Bar at The West Hollywood EDITION for the month of June. Proceeds from each glass and bottle sold also will benefit the Los Angeles LGBT Center.
San Francisco-based comfort food restaurant The Melt will spread the love throughout June with the return of its Harvey Milk Shake, a limited-edition vanilla shake topped with vibrant rainbow sprinkles. For each milkshake sold, $1 will be donated to Equality California, a longtime LGBT+ partner of the restaurant brand.
E.P. & L.P.’s main-floor restaurant and indoor dining room, BOMBO, features elevated multi-regional modern Mexican cuisine helmed by native Angeleno and Food Network Chopped champion Head Chef Samantha Quintero. On Saturday, June 24, the new spot will partner with World Famous Drag Queen, Roxy Wood for a PRIDE bingo brunch with bottomless mimosas. The ‘Roxy’s Got Balls’ event will feature a prefix menu that includes chilaquiles and Alaskan cod ceviche. There will be two different seatings at 11:30 a.m. and 3 p.m.; brunch is $55 per person, bottomless mimosas can be added for an additional $10.
In celebration of Pride Month, West Hollywood’s Gracias Madre will host Sip & Strut Sundays throughout the month of June from 10 a.m. to noon, featuring live drag performances and Pride cocktail specials from beverage director Sean Stewart. Gracias Madre will open one hour earlier every Sunday to serve and slay brunch featuring the below performers:
Sip & Strut Sundays featured cocktails include the Raspado Shaved Ice – three options available, including Guava with Herradura Blanco, seasonal fruit, and cranberry-apricot chamoy; Watermelon with La Tierra de Acre Cenizo Mezcal, Cointreau, mint, pink peppercorn, and served with a pineapple popsicle; El Tequileno Reposado with cacao, clove, California dates, and vanilla oat milk ice cream; the Diver Girl, made with Amaras Mezcal, pineapple, coconut, and lime topped with house-made hibiscus tea; and the Tequila-A-GOGO with house-made blanco tequila gin, orange, pineapple, orange liqueur and topped with blueberry and oat milk foam. All of the above cocktails can be served in three ways, Classic, the way the bartender intended; Cut made with half the alcohol using a spirit-free alternative from CUT Above; or Spirit-Free featuring CUT Above. Reservations are required. Visit Gracias Madre’s website to make a reservation, or call 323-978-2170.
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