Want to taste what the much-earned hype is all about at Terrine — without forking over $15 for a cocktail or $30 for a charcuterie plate?
Sure, the Beverly Boulevard restaurant's prices are worth the expertise of chef Kris Morningstar and bartender Ryan Wainwright, but it's still a costly indulgence for most of us. But there's good news for hopeful Terrine diners: On its first Fourth of July, the California brasserie will forgo its pricier dishes (the decadent veal-tongue benedicts and wood-roasted branzinos) to host an all-day, all-you-can-eat, good old-fashioned American barbecue.
From 10 a.m. to 1 a.m. (that's right, there's no closure between brunch and dinner), Morningstar himself will man a special outdoor grill, where he will cook Terrine-ified Independence Day favorites such as brisket with chimichurri, smoked pork ribs, pickle-brine fried chicken and swordfish brochettes. The kitchen will be putting out comfort-food sides like spicy charred green beans, macaroni and cheese, potato salad and elote-style summer corn.
A mere $35 gets you access to this all-American feast, which isn't much more than most of the restaurant's à la carte dinner entrees. And with special Wainwright cocktails — like the Kentucky Mule made with Ancient Age bourbon and California Gold, a shandy made with Oskar Blues Dale's Pale Ale — ranging in price from $8 to $11, our dreams of spending the day hanging out in Terrine's courtyard may be coming true.
Terrine, 8265 Beverly Blvd., Beverly Grove; (323) 746-5130; terrinela.com