L.A.'s Top 10 Sunday Suppers + Tender Greens Kicks Off Sunday Beer Garden
This weekend, Tender Greens in Hollywood will kick off its first Sunday beer garden, a monthly event with all-you-can-eat roasted meat and all-you-can-drink craft beer for a flat fee of $35. (We had a chance to preview the event when the chefs did a test-run with dueling roasted goats a few weeks ago, and we'll give it a thumbs-up.) This Sunday, it's a whole lamb roast and beer by Tustin Brewery, but the event is already sold out. Since we've whetted your appetite with the notion of a Sunday supper that doesn't require church attendance or cooking, here's a list of 10 Los Angeles Sunday suppers you shouldn't miss, just in time for spring.
Photos by Anne Fishbein Meals from Lucques (left), Church & State (middle) and Palate (right).
1. Ammo: "Ammo's Sunday Roast dinners mean different things to different people: you might go for chef Daniel Mattern's good food, for the decade-old restaurant's casual setting, for a good value -- usually three courses for $32 -- or for pastry chef Roxana Jullapat's remarkable desserts. You might also go for the books. Yes, books, as the restaurant occasionally hosts book signings." -- Amy Scattergood
Anne Fishbein A dish from Eva.
[Reservations recommended. 5:30 - 9:30 p.m. Regular menu still in effect. (323) 871-2666]
2. Church & State: Walter Manzke is no longer behind the stoves, but Church & State's Sunday menu -- four courses for $39 plus $10 if you get the optional wine pairings -- is definitely popular. The menu is market-based and determined on the day of the dinner, so call in the afternoon if you want to know your options. Closed on Easter.
[Reservations recommended. 5:30 - 8:30 p.m. Regular menu not available. (213) 405-1434]
3. Dominick's: "$15 Sunday dinners that come with the option of a $12 bottle of a house wine with the unfortunate name of Dago Red. Oddly, it is a very pleasant place to be, even when you are not watching young television stars grope one another, which you usually are."
[Reservations recommended. 6 - 11:45 p.m. Regular menu still in effect. (310) 652-2335]
4. Eva: "Sunday nights see not just family-style dinners but epic family dinners: processions of chicken braised with hen of the woods mushrooms; braised brisket with frizzled broccoli rabe; sweet-corn risotto; meltingly tender butter-poached sea trout; and perhaps a spoonful of frisée salad in a lightened Green Goddess dressing, all for $39 ($20 for kids), including wine and a dessert or two." --Jonathan Gold.
[Reservations recommended. 4 - 9 p.m. Regular menu not available. (323) 634-0700]
5. The Foundry on Melrose: On Tuesday nights, there's fried chicken, but on Sundays, chef Eric Greenspan offers a two-, three- or four-course prix fixe menu for $29, $39 or $49.
[Reservations recommended. 5:30 - 10 p.m. Abridged version of the regular menu also available. (323) 651-0915]