Atrium continues its food and beverage promotion for the summer concert series at The Greek Theatre on Sunday, July 9, with the Le Tigre ratatouille “Ratty Pattie” sandwich — a vegan sandwich made out of zucchini, squash, red bell peppers and eggplant. It is crusted in a vegan dredge and deep fried, and topped with house marinara sauce and vegan mozzarella cheese melted on top.

Located within walking distance, on nights when bands are playing, Atrium will offer a limited-edition Greek sandwich drop, featuring a rotating selection of dishes that pay tribute to different acts. Specialty sandwiches will be available the day of or until sold out.

The Tori Amos — a house-made vegan burger made of quinoa and chickpeas — will take the spotlight on Friday, July 21. It comes on a vegan brioche bun, house-made vegan thousand island, tomatoes, lettuce, and vegan cheese.

Atrium will offer its happy hour drink menu nightly from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m., which includes signature cocktails like Future Nostalgia, made with mezcal, Aperol, grapefruit, and lime, and the Crystal Vision, featuring gin, creme de Violette, dry vermouth, and tonic. Reservations can be made via OpenTable or by calling 323-607-6944.


Courtesy Red Room

Red Room, the newly opened natural wine bar from the team behind Coffee MCO, will host Chefs Marcos Spaziani and Louis Huh (ML Eats, Marlou) for a  Korean-Venezuelan pop-up called Loumar this weekend starting today through  Saturday, July 8.

It’s a fusion of Korean and Venezuelan flavors, crafted by Spaziani, known for his culinary expertise on Bravo TV and Below Deck Sailing Yacht, and Food Network champion Huh. This weekend’s menu will include braised brisket Arepas Borracha, prosciutto Peach Burrata and Manchego Croquettes with smoked duck, fig spread, pickled onions and micro arugula. 

Japanese Heritage Night at Dodger Stadium may be sold out on Saturday, July 8, but you can still head over to OTOTO in Echo Park for a one-night-only special dinner that includes bone-in Japanese-style fried chicken, Shaki Shaki salad (crunchy cabbage, sesame dressing,) macaroni salad, furikake onigiri and your choice of beer or glass of sake. As an homage to the famed Dodger Jackie Robinson, the dinner is priced at $42.


Moonlight Mykonos (Courtesy Theía)

JINYA Ramen Bar celebrates 13 years this month with deals on its four most popular ramen bowls. On Monday, July 24, and Tuesday, July 25, every JINYA location will offer $13 on its top three ramen bowls, including the Karaage chicken ramen. The special offerings include spicy chicken ramen, JINYA Tonkotsu black, and spicy creamy vegan with vegetable broth, tofu, onion, green onion, spinach, crispy onion, garlic chips, garlic oil, chili oil and sesame seeds, served with thick noodles. There also will be $3 small plate deals on the JINYA bun (steamed bun, stuffed with slow-braised pork chashu, cucumber and baby mixed greens, served with JINYA’s original bun sauce and Kewpie) and the two-piece crispy rice and spicy tuna.

Theía is bringing the Mediterranean party to Los Angeles every Tuesday night, with its “Moonlight Mykonos,” in partnership with Teremana Tequila, for evenings of food and dance featuring house-made pita, hummus and tzatziki, steak tartare, rack of lamb, Theía burger, and baklava, followed by a DJ and live saxophonist. All-white attire is encouraged. Happy Hour takes place Tuesday to Friday from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. With spanakopita and dolmades for $6 and $5, and specialty cocktails for $10. Brunch runs on Saturday and Sunday with Bottomless Mimosas for $25/pp. Lunch hours also have started from Tuesday – Friday from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m., with dishes like a chicken souvlaki plate, papuskia and the Theía Burger.

Summer Cleanse: Sober Curious Retreat In Culver City – Absence of Proof and Empowered Yoga are teaming up for a Sober Curious Retreat on Friday, July 14 in Culver City, designed for those who are curious about a sober lifestyle, through a variety of activities tailored to nourish body, mind, and spirit.

The day starts off with a morning hike, followed by meditation and snacks, yoga, pool time, and lunch.  Then comes afternoon yoga, a non-alcoholic cocktail class thanks to Ritual Zero Proof and small bites. The retreat offers Meditation and yoga sessions throughout the day. There are non-alcoholic ready-to-drink options throughout the day from  Curious Elixirs and  Mingle Mocktails. Get tickets  HERE:

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