While there’s no live music at the Hollywood Bowl this season, you can still picnic under the stars and at sunset with a delicious and reasonable meal and bottle of wine without the usual traffic and mind-crushing crowds. The only singing you’ll hear is from the birds.

The Los Angeles Philharmonic and Hollywood Bowl Food + Wine together with  James Beard Award-winners Caroline Styne and Suzanne Goin are preparing meals daily in the on-site kitchen with wine pairings from the Bowl’s extensive list.

Order a Hollywood Bowl Supper to go meal and wine online and select a 45-minute window for pickup time. Upon arrival in the Hollywood Bowl’s main parking lot, you will be greeted by friendly masked faces and your meal is brought to your vehicle and placed in the trunk. Payment is made in advance for a  safe and contactless pickup. To ensure availability, ordering the day before is encouraged, but limited options may be available up to 3 p.m. for same-day ordering.

BBQ dinner for two (Suzanne Lanza)

Menu options feature six different three-course meals, a family-style barbecue meal for two, and á la carte selections such as Spanish fried chicken, summer squash gratin, Alaskan halibut and other goodies. The wine list, hand-selected by Styne, offers Old and New World varietals and a wine package of four bottles. The Matchlock cabernet sauvignon from Paso Robles is a great deal at $19 a bottle and a good match for the BBQ meal, which includes sweet tea brined fried chicken, St. Louis-style pork ribs, braised beef brisket with greens, jalapeno cheddar and Parker House rolls, tomato watermelon salad and summer berry buckle for dessert. The dinner for two is a deal at $115.

Eat at the safely spaced picnic tables at the bowl or bring the Hollywood Bowl Food + Wine experience back home.  And don’t fret, the music hasn’t died. You can still delight in  tunes from Dream Doll to Mötley Crüe for dinner by listening to the L.A. Weekly Playlist.



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