Memorial Day dining guide: Giant Robot x Street, Roadhouse LA preview, mocktails and more
“Burnt Ends”: Pitmaster Robbie Richter (formerly of Brooklyn’s Fatty ‘Cue) previews Roadhouse LA, slated to open this summer, today to through Sunday at This Is Not a Pop-Up. On the menu at the “Burnt Ends” dinner series: Tejas sausage tempura, mustard, queso, bock and lap cheong aioli; brisket shabu shabu with smokey bone broth and cured and barbecued deckle; Jamaican jerk Frenched cupcake chicken with curried black-eyed peas and drunken grilled pineapple salsa; pulled Moroccan lamb shoulder with central Asian plov; and Southern cakes and pies. The five-course meal costs $50 per person. Supplements: whole and half rack of pork spare ribs with palm sugar glaze; collard greens and lamb belly; and pickled watermelon salad. Make reservations at www.thisisnotapopup.com and by phone at (323) 451-1767.
Chez Soi all-you-can-eat (and drink): The newly opened Chez Soi is offering all-you-can-eat moules frites (mussles and duck fat french fries) for $25.00 per person from Saturday to Monday (Memorial Day). Additionally, from 10:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday, there will be live music, and the restaurant is serving brunch featuring unlimited mimosas for $16. 451 Manhattan Beach Blvd. (Metlox Plaza), Manhattan Beach, (310) 802-1212, www.chezsoirestaurant.com.
“Booze & Barbecue Weekends”: Starting Memorial Day Weekend, the Weekend Grilling Menu will be available at the Hyperion Public after 1 p.m. The menu is made up of classic American fare with a Southwest influence, including cheeseburgers, quesadillas with smoked chicken and epazote, skirt steak skewers and bacon cole slaw. 2538 Hyperion Ave., Los Angeles, (323) 761-6440, https://www.hyperionpublic.com.
‘Best-of-the-Bayou boil’: On Saturday, from noon to 4 p.m., Dominick’s will serve over 300 lbs. of Louisiana Crawfish flown in from New Orleans along with Chef Brandon Boudet’s other southern inspired dishes. 8715 Beverly Blvd., West Hollywood, (310) 652-2335, www.dominicksrestaurant.com.
Fig & Olive brunch and mocktails: From Friday to Monday, Fig & Olive will be serving a three-course prix-fixe brunch for $28. They will also debut their non-alcoholic, spa-inspired “mocktails” for $10 each. The mocktails will include Spiced Orchards made with cloudy apple juice, muddled Thai basil and lemon, with ginger and lime juice; Banane et Orange with orange juice, muddled banana, ginger, lemon juice and honey, and Jardin de Fraises with kefir clover, muddled strawberries, fig, clover honey and fig balsamic. 8490 Melrose Place, West Hollywood, (310) 360-9100, www.figandolive.com.
Plan Check all-day happy hour: On Monday, the Plan Check bar will serve a limited edition Maui Brewing Co. Lemongrass Saison for $6 and their happy hour specials all day long. 1800 Sawtelle Blvd., Los Angeles, (310) 288-6500, www.plancheckbar.com.
Street hosts a “Korean BBQ of Giant Proportions”: Street and Giant Robot are co-hosting an international Memorial Day celebration on Sunday from noon to 9 p.m. with a Korean barbecue, kimchi station and sake lounge on Street’s patio. You can pre-purchase tickets 48 hours in advance for $35, which includes 4 drink tickets, or at the door for $45, with 3 drink tickets. 742 N. Highland Ave., Los Angeles, (323) 203-0500, www.eatatstreet.com.
‘Sunkissed Bottomless Brunch’: Despite what the event title may suggest, one should wear pants to this event. Zengo and SubstanceLA are hosting an all-you-can-eat brunch and cocktails ($35 per person) and a DJ set performed by Boris M.D. on Zengo’s patio from noon to sunset. 395 Santa Monica Pl., Santa Monica, (310) 899-1000, www.richardsandoval.com/zengosm.
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