Thanks to @eater_la and @overoverunder on the article....go follow @hereandnowdtla From Sarah Meade and Va’La Hospitality comes Here & Now--a new bar and eatery opening in the former Westbound space in mid-October. Partners Aaron Melendez (formerly of Salazar), Damian Diaz (E.R.B.), and Othón Nolasco (E.R.B.) are leading the bar with a cocktail menu that draws inspiration from Los Angeles in three centuries--think “yesteryear” reimagined with contemporary cocktail techniques adapted for the modern palate.
Executive Chef Geo Delgado brings light bites and shareable plates to the menu, with skills and techniques honed from his residencies at E.R.B. and Gusto. Guests of Here & Now can expect to find approachable, yet elevated bar fare influenced by the diverse cuisine that can only be found in Los Angeles.
While much of the interior design will remain in place, the team is expanding the back patio to create a livelier and more social atmosphere. Additionally, Here & Now has decided to do away with the gratuity and tax-included model, but is still devoted to upholding sustainable practices, like its predecessor, such as reusable metal straws and coasters made from recycled plastic bottles. Here & Now looks forward to opening in the coming weeks and hopes to help foster a sense of community in the Arts District, welcoming downtown denizens, Angelenos, and visitors alike. #hereandnow#vibe#cheflife#chapter2#LA#losangeles#vegan#veganeats#hospitality#valahospitality#todayinLA
✨ Maddy + Andrew ✨
thanks for trusting us with an important meal, a meal that brought together the special people from all of the different parts of your life. this is what we love doing, using family-style food to bring loved ones together, and we’re so psyched we got to do that for you two on your big weekend ❤️ huge congratulations!!
(some 📷 from @emileekmac 😘)
“Rosey Bloom’s Collard Greens” would like to offer tremendous Thanks to the Pfafftown Farmers Market, vendors and those who support local businesses. We are grateful to be a part of such an amazing opportunity and blessed to be surrounded by such awesome energy. Thanks again! @pfafftownfarmersmarket #muchthanks#goodfoodgoodpeople#growth
Scottsdale PD Recruit Bustamante snapped a quick photo of himself and his classmates grilling burgers and hotdogs at the 4th annual Child Help Hero Day in Phoenix on Saturday. This was the community service project for the Phoenix Regional Police Academy Class 518. #goodfoodgoodpeople#startingright
Of lunch date and movie 🎥🍚 I had a fun me time today hihi thanks to these two @farhanamershah @faeqaibrahim 😁 P/S: I’m not really scared of ugly and weird looking woman so yes.. I had no feeling watching the nun haha #goodfoodgoodpeople#exroomate#exstudiomates#thenun
when Mike and I first started dating, and things were becoming serious enough to meet our families, I was most nervous to meet Grandma. it was evident how important she is to him, and I wanted to make a good impression. after just a few minutes with her, it was clear that my nerves were unnecessary. we laughed until our cheeks hurt all through that first meal together, and she’s been an important person in my life, too, ever since.
yesterday, we celebrated her (first) 90 years of life. she’s known by many names - Betty, Mom, Grandma, Great Grandma Betty, and Mrs. O’Neil to her students. however you know her, you know that she lights up any room she’s in with her infections laugh and her radiant positivity. there are so many reasons to emulate her. her work ethic - putting herself through school (twice) and teaching elementary school well into her 80s. her patience - raising four children and managing classrooms for decades. her kindness - and treating every person she meets with respect. her curiosity - and her determination to learn constantly. her ability to love and be loved - evident by so many who call Betty their best friend. her love of dancing - she was one of the first and last on the dance floor at our wedding. and I think most importantly, and likely a reason she continues to have a sharper mind than most, is her outlook on life. in the nearly ten years I’ve known her, I’ve never heard her complain. she is always smiling, always laughing, always appreciating what she has and looking for ways to make others lives better too. what an incredible person to celebrate, and cook a special meal for, yesterday. when I grow up, I want to be like Betty. (📷 : @henryandmac )
Our summer Food & Drink dinner party is tonight! Yours truly is contributing dessert. Lime Rosemary Olive Oil Cake with Poached Peaches. Studying these photos to ensure the presentation is perfect! Serving Dixon’s Wicked Citrus Gin. I will post pics! @lcbo #dessert#cake#dinnerparty#food and drink #entertaining#goodfoodgoodpeople
look i know most ppl are here just to creep on scantily clad pics of me, but if you live in Hollywood or LA, hear me out.
in my hood theres this place called @irvsburgers . Its ran and staffed by probably the nicest people that will ever serve you food. they enthusiastically greet every customer, and even say goodbye when you leave which is rare in 2018. They make it a priority to get to know their customers. Im pretty sure it only took 1 visit for Sonia to memorize my order.
anyway, the family is on hard times. after a death in the family and rising rent they are looking for help.
if you are in the area, I STRONGLY ENCOURAGE YOU TO STOP HERE. you will have a great home cooked style burger, and you will be helping a group of people that deserve a helping hand at this moment of need. Bring your friends, heck order lunch for your office. whatever you gotta do, just go buy some burgers!
tell em miss no mayo sent you ❤️ @irvsburgers #weho#irvsburgers#westhollywood#goodfoodgoodpeople#hollywood#losangeles @eater_la
Great full to have met such talented gracious people. Big Thank you to @sushiassasin and team for the awesome dinner last night. #fishlove#sushiassassin#goodfoodgoodpeople#Repost @sushiassasin ・・・
Nigiri with Local fish. Katsuo Skip Jack and Katsuo Bonito. Traditional style. Good part about being a Fishermenn is that we often have proteins to practice with! @auxilio_design @vanbandits @caitlinelainesocal @surfviviendo #skipjack#bonito#aku#sushi#privatechef#sushiassasin
@tudorclan @tusk__one @lifepelagic @surfbymoonlight @island__tomol 😎
One HUGE benefit of having all access to a Netflix of workouts is all access to exclusive recipes!!! .
I tried one out and hot dang was it DELISH!!! Seriously packed with flavor and could not have been any more perfect for fall (ish) time of year. This pork loin with sautéed cinnamon apples was a family hit and one we will make again!! (Side note: we had a side salad with it) 😊
Favorite course from the night at @lipi.blr
And I never thought I'd say this but oh man if tomatoes can be made this good every time I want them I'll eat them every meal.
Chettinadu Tomato: tomatoes done a few ways, green apple, sorrel and a tomato water with hints of the flavour of rasam.
What a bomb
I can't say much else.