SAJJ Mediterranean comes to L.A., Queer Tuesdays at Here and Now and dairy madness on Abbot Kinney — here’s what’s popping up.
Saturday, February 22
Move over cannabis, there’s a new dispensary in town, doling out the original edibles: California Based Dairy (CBD). Real California Milk is reimagining the dairy and dispensary model with a one-of-a-kind California Dairy Dispensary pop-up event on Abbot Kinney Boulevard in Venice.
The California Dairy Dispensary will highlight the natural, mood-enhancing properties of California dairy foods as represented by varieties of cheese, micro-dosed butters, flavor-infused yogurts and rolled ice cream — all the TLC with zero THC or cannabis. During the event, attendees also can speak with a knowledgeable dairy docent to discover the dairy variety that’s right for them. realcaliforniamilk.com/dispensary.
Tuesday, February 25
Arts District cocktail bar Here and Now has launched a new weekly event series: Queer Tuesdays. Taking place at 8 p.m. every Tuesday, expect nights filled with music, games such as Drag Queen Bingo and of course plenty of drinks, no covers. The weekly lineup includes:
- First and Third Tuesday: Bourgie Bourgie curated DJ sets
- Second Tuesday: Drag Queen Bingo
- Fourth Tuesday: Sets by LGBTQ DJ Couples Therapy (the duo behind the Divorce Party pop-up)
Thursday, February 27
SAJJ Mediterranean, a fast casual concept offering completely customizable and health-focused Mediterranean eats, opens its first Los Angeles location in downtown at 630 West 6th Street #110B, on Thursday, February 27. Starting at 11 a.m., festivities will include a free entree for the first 50 people in line and 50 percent off the entire menu all day long, plus free samples of chocolate hummus and cinnamon chips.
With a Chipotle-style assembly line format, guests choose their entree format (sajj wrap, freekeh or rice grain bowl, salad, pita sandwich), stuff it with chicken or steak shawarma, pomegranate chicken, the plant-based Impossible Kabob, or SAJJ’s falafel, and finish their entrees with authentic Mediterranean and Middle Eastern sauces, chutneys and produce-based toppings made with ingredients sourced from local California farms.