Food & Cocktails for Memorial Day Weekend in Los Angeles

By Gayot Editors

This Memorial Day weekend you can enjoy great BBQ food, cocktails and more from restaurants throughout the Los Angeles area.

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Hotcakes Bakes & Evil Twin | Saturday, May 27, 2023

Evil Twin wine

Evil Twin and Hotcakes Bakes will host a pop-up on their shared patio with Kitchen El Camino on Saturday, May 27, 2023. The patio will transform into a daytime lounge with Evil Twin’s Dylan Weiss pouring natural wines, Hotcakes Bakes’ Elfie Astier serving special sweets, and arepas made on-site by Kitchen El Camino. There will also be summer tunes by DJ LITO.

The event will take place from 2 p.m.-7 p.m. at 4119 S. Centinela Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90066, 310-397-2324.

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Katana | Red Sun BBQ Garden – Sunday, May 28, 2023 (and every Sunday through Labor Day)

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Starting the Sunday of Memorial Day weekend, Katana in West Hollywood is bringing back its weekly Red Sun BBQ Garden. These parties involve a Japanese robata-style grilling experience, live DJ and lounge on Katana’s elevated patio overlooking the Sunset Strip. There will also be new summer cocktails and dishes like A5 Wagyu tartare, charcoal roasted Spanish octopus and the Give Me The Green Light drink made with tequila, cucumber, kiwi, yuzu and lime.

This event will take place from 2 p.m.-7 p.m. on Sunday, May 28, 2023, and continue every Sunday from 5 p.m.-10 p.m. through Labor Day.

Stella Barra Pizzeria & Wine Bar | Monday, May 29, 2023

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On Memorial Day, Stella Barra Pizzeria & Wine Bar in Santa Monica will be open from noon-9 p.m. and offering all-day happy hour specials. Enjoy $5 select glasses of wine, $8 cocktails and more.

Coffee and Plants | Monday, May 29, 2023

Coffee and Plants

In honor of Memorial Day, Leona Lewis’ plant-based coffee shop, Coffee and Plants, will be offering complimentary drip coffee to active duty service members and veterans from 7 a.m.-3 p.m. Coffee and Plants has locations in Studio City and Pasadena.

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Maple Block Meat Company | BBQ To-Go Kits

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Make your Memorial Day weekend BBQ easy with takeout packages from Maple Block Meat Company in Culver City.

Options include:
– the Meat Sampler Package (brisket, chopped pork and spare ribs)
– and the Whole Wood-Smoked Chicken & Chopped Pork Package.

These packages include a choice of two large classic sides, pickles, a Market Chopped Salad and choice of buttermilk biscuits or cornbread (both come with whipped honey-butter).

Messhall Kitchen | BBQ To-Go Kits

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The Memorial Day specials at Messhall Kitchen in Los Feliz are available for dine-in or takeout (via pick-up and delivery apps).

The ‘Biggie’ BBQ platter features 1 lb of pulled pork, a full rack of baby back ribs, a whole chicken, hot links and a smoked sirloin for $155, while The ’Smalls’ includes 1/2 lb of pulled pork, 1/2 a rack of baby back ribs, 1/2 chicken, hot links and a smoked sirloin for $90.

Each BBQ order comes with accompaniments of house pickles, sweet rolls, pit baked beans, cheddar mash, Brussels and coleslaw.


SLAB Memorial Day BBQ

SLAB in Los Angeles has a variety of barbecue meal packages available for Memorial Day.

Options include:
The Burt ($110, feeds 4-6 people: 1/2 chicken, 1 ½ lbs. brisket, 2 lbs. pulled pork, 2 sides)
OK Koral ($190, feeds 10-12: 1 chicken, 1 ½ racks of spare ribs, 3 ½ lbs. pulled pork, 1 ½ lbs. brisket, 3 sides)
– and The Know A Guy ($299, feeds 20: 4 whole chickens, 3 racks of spare ribs, 4 lbs. pulled pork, 2 lbs. brisket, 4 sides).

There are also large orders of smoked chicken wings, tacos and sliders.

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