soft bottom wednesday
“soft bottom” because that is how the elysian valley stretch of the LA river is known, as it was never paved over by the army corp of engineers and remains lush and natural in its funky way. “wednesday” because wednesday.
smallish plates and drinks
full bar with Mark Hendrix on cocktails; tasty wine list; corkage $20
Please note: our seating is mostly communal. If it is warm, the tables and/or the comfy furniture may well be outdoors under the helicoptery sky.
PARKING: street parking only—Clearwater, Ripple, Fruitdale, Gilroy. Please be considerate of our neighbors.
If you have trouble with open table, if your desired time is unavailable, or if you are just plain analog, please EMAIL us. If you have any dietary concerns the kitchen should be advised of, please indicate on your reservation form. And if you are a chronic last minute canceller, please indicate on your reservation form.
menu goes a little something like this
olives and almonds
shishito pepper, carrot, miso, bonito
tomato, melon, cuke, mint, preserved lemon, bottarga
smoked trout, blood orange, radicchio, celery
pork rillette, pickled cauliflower, blackened okra, radish
seared ridgeback shrimp, fennel, crispy speck
gnocchi, summer squash, basil, walnut, parmy shave
hanger steak, seared lettuces, spring onion, gochujang butter, dried anchovy
lamb rib, blistered haricot, sweet peppers, lebneh, dhukkah