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.

Courtesy California Dairy 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.

Courtesy SAJJ Mediterranean

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.


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