soft bottom wednesday bar + plates with return to terroir

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

special guests Return to Terroir wines, we will be drinking a sparkling rose, a bubbly chenin blanc, and a tasty red blend, all frenchy, all natural, all so sustainable 

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.

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olives and almonds
cheeses: manchester, fuzzy wheel, sheperdista
smoked trout, blood orange, avocado, friseé, tarragon, radicchio
tomato, watermelon, cucumber, mint, feta
chilled borscht, creme fraiche, hyssop
summer roots and beans, red curry
ricotta cavatelli, summer squash, basil pesto
fried barley, squid, peppers, mizuna, soft egg
duck confit, plum, haricot, lemon cucumber, almond
hanger steak, burrata, endive, smoked cherry tomato, brioche crouton, walnut aillade
sweet tbd