A lusty vegan pop-up dinner Thursday in Venice


If you think all Los Angeles pop-up dinners revolve around pork belly and butter, think again. “The Lusty Vegan” pop-up dinner, yes that’s the real name, happening Thursday in Venice, is full of dairy-free, meat-free dishes for everyone.

Chef Ayinde Howell and Zoe Eisenberg, authors of “The Lusty Vegan: A Cookbook and Relationship Manifesto for Vegans and Those Who Love Them,” coming out in October, are giving people a taste of the book’s recipes, designed for vegans dating non-vegans.

Dinner starts at 7 p.m. at the G2gallery on Abbot Kinney and will include balsamic and truffle “mac and yease,” citrus and salt pickled fennel salad, hearts of Baltimore crab cake with garlic dill aioli, fillet de soy with blood orange and nappa cabbage slaw and fresh biscuit strawberry shortcakes and vanilla ice cream.


Dinner is $65 per person or $95 with wine pairings. Tickets can be purchased at

In addition to the recipes, the book also includes advice from Howell and Eisenberg on sex, dating and relationships for vegans and non-vegans trying to co-exist.

1503 Abbott Kinney Blvd., Venice.