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Nate n’ Al’s reopens
After temporarily closing at the end of March, the beloved Beverly Hills delicatessen Nate ’n Al’s reopens for takeout and delivery on Tuesdays through Sundays from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Owners Irving and Shelli Azoff have made adjustments to create a safer space for employees and their customers picking up. Gloria Leon, an employee for over 41 years, is now taking customers phone orders. The menu includes pastrami, bagels and lox, chopped salad, blintzes and matzo ball soup, as well as family turkey meatloaf dinners, roasted chicken pot pie and brisket with steamed vegetables and mashed potatoes. 414 N. Beverly Drive., (310)274-0101, natenals.com.
One of Los Angeles’ favorite Italian restaurants, Drago has reopened for pick-up and delivery everyday from 11:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. Their takeout menu includes lentil or minestrone soup, Caesar salad, a variety of pastas, lasagne, burger, pizzas and calzones. They are also offering catering services and selling Drago homemade pastas, sauces, olive oils are pasta kits online at giacominodrago.com. All bottled wines are 25% off. Drago has partnered with Postmates, Grubhub, UberEats and DoorDash. Phone orders can be made for pick-up at 6060 Wilshire Blvd., (323)800-2244.
Wow Bao dumplings, bowls and potstickers
The fast-casual Wow Bao savory rice bowls, pan-seared potstickers and signature hot Asian buns are now available for pick-up at Kitchen United Pasadena or via contactless delivery on Grubhub, UberEats and Postmates. Order two to 18 bao packs; orange, teriyaki or Kung Pao spicy chicken bowls; five to 30 potstickers or dumplings. Wow Bao sources the highest quality, sustainably-raised, non-GMO, antibiotic and steroid-free chicken, beef and pork. Go to wowbao.com and pick up at 55 S. Madison Ave., Pasadena.
Lucques All-American Summer Rib Fest
Pick up a feast of slow-cooked ribs, beef brisket, hot wings and sides on Saturday, May 23, and Sunday, May 24. The complete menu includes St. Louis-style pork ribs, braised beef brisket, spiced lamb spare ribs and Too-Hot-to-Handle chicken wings. Sides include coleslaw and baked beans, long-cooked collard greens, watermelon and lime salad, grilled cornbread and Wonder bread, and barbecue sauce. Finish with an apricot and berry cobbler and vanilla creme fraiche. The price is $65 per person. There is also an à la carte menu for custom rib fest orders. Bar man Christiaan Röllich is making his Cowboy Cocktails: Longhorn Lemonade, the Cossack Cowboy, Double Barrel and bloody mary. These are priced at $20 for a 12-ounce bottle that serves up to three. All ordering is exclusively at exploretock.com/lucquescatering. For safety-compliant curb-side pick-up, go to the Larder at Maple Drive from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. 345 N. Maple Drive, Beverly Hills.
Larder Baking Company
Delicious breads, muffins, scones and cookies are available for pick-up and delivery. Larder Baking Company has expanded their offerings to include a Weekend Brunch Box for $25 or a Morning Glory pastry box filled with four muffins, four scones and four chocolate chip cookies for $32. They are also offering a bread basket filled with two French baguettes, one whole wheat ciabatta, one sourdough load and one sliced pullman loaf for $32. Their Almost Summer BBQ box offers six brioche burger buns, one rustic ciabatta loaf, one salted caramel brownie and two cornbread muffins for $28. Delivery is available for $15 within a five-mile radius of Larder Baking Company between 1 to 4 p.m. Orders are Monday through Friday only. Pick-up is also available including an assortment of six muffins for $20. Pick up times are from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Order at exploretock.com/thelarderbakingco. 8990 National Blvd., (310)839-3224.
Tavern Memorial Day weekend
Award-winning chef Suzanne Goin put together a harissa barbecue chicken dinner for two for $39 per person during Memorial Day weekend at Tavern. It’s available for pre-order and pick-up through Tock, Friday, May 22, through Sunday, May 24, from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. The dinner includes a whole lemon and harissa barbecue chicken with cornbread stuffing, along with mustard greens, carrot and snap pea slaw, mac and cheese, baked beans, Tavern pickles, and apricot and berry cobbler. exploretock.com/tavernrestaurant. 11648 San Vincente Blvd.
Malibu Beach Inn virtual winemaker’s brunch
At noon on May 24, chef Ryan Caldwell of Carbon Beach Club at Malibu Beach Inn has partnered with Gilles De Larouziere, president and chairman of Maisons & Domaines Henriot, to create a four-course gourmet meal delivered to reserved couple’s homes, along with three family storied wines and champagnes (retailing for $300). This exclusive event is limited to 12 couples, who will participate via Zoom with the hosts in Burgundy, France. Vintages include a Champagne Henriot 2002 to pair with caviar and bilinis, creme fraiche, red onion, chive and egg. A bottle of Domiane William Fevre Chablis 2018 is paired with a prosciutto and melon salad, and a bacon and caramelized onion quiche will be enjoyed with a bottle of 2012 vintage of the Vigne de l’Efant Jésus. Finish with chocolate banana bread with brown butter frosting and macerated berries. The price is $300 inclusive of food, wine and delivery for two people within a 25-mile radius. malibubeachinn.com, (310)651-7777.
Hotel Figueroa Memorial Day
As Californians venture out in a safe and socially distanced manner, the iconic Hotel Figueroa in DTLA offers 26% off a socially distant staycation, a nod to the hotel’s original opening date of 1926. New safety measures and standards include a fully stocked minibar with complimentary water and snacks. The iconic pool has chairs spaced 6-feet apart with fresh towels placed on fully sanitized chairs between uses. Face masks are required indoors, and there is a 10-foot social distance protocol for all guests and staff. Self-check-in is done on kiosks, concierge desks feature glass shields and communication with guests is done primarily via text messaging. 939 S. Figueroa St., (213)627-8971.
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