Go Green Tomorrow: Celebrating Earth Day Around L.A.

Mojave Desert: Dawn Drive to Mammoth

Tomorrow, for Earth Day, you may want to change things up a bit. Maybe ride your bike or walk to a neighborhood watering ground when you’d normally drive. Eat lunch at a restaurant that prides itself on sourcing from local farmers. Or pack a trashless lunch.

Fortunately, some local restaurants and businesses are getting involved by hosting events or specials in an effort to celebrate conservation. Here are just a few:

(Added) Veggie Grill – West Hollywood or El Segundo

Are you a Veggie Grill virgin and have always wanted to try (or have a friend who is)? All such virgins need to do is accompany a veteran to their nearest location and cash in on a free entree with purchase of a first.

This goes on all day, so check below for their South Bay and Sunset Blvd. locations (there are also 2 locations in Irvine):

11 AM – 11 PM

Veggie Grill
8000 Sunset Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90046
323.822.7575

11 AM – 10 Pm

Veggie Grill
Plaza El Segundo
720 Allied Way
El Segundo, CA 90245
310.535.0025

Church & State: Downtown LA

Church & State will be kicking off their on-site Production Garden on Earth Day with a short afternoon of planned events with the community:

3:45 PM – 4:45 PM – Church & State, Pedal Patch Community and the Heart of Los Angeles Youth will sow seeds in the Production Garden.

4:45 PM – 5:30 PM – Church & State will host a Q & A Reception with the Pedal Patch Community for HOLA Kids.

And if you can’t make the afternoon ceremonies, you can always stop by Church & State anytime during the week (Monday, April 19th – Sunday, April 25th) to try out their hand-crafted cocktails ($12 each) that are all made with fresh herbs from the brand new Production Garden.

  • Sorrel-Gin Fizz – Plymouth gin, Garden Sorrel leaves, fresh Lime, Sugar & Soda
  • Parsley Mojito – Garden Parsley, Garden fresh Mint, Rum, Lime, Sugar
  • The Spice Trade – Dark Rum, St. Germain, Garden Cilantro, Anaheim Chili & Saffron

Come in all week for Earth Week cocktails

Church & State Bistro
1850 Industrial Street
Los Angeles, CA 90021
213.405.1434

@churchstatela

Akasha: Culver City

Akasha in Culver City will be celebrating Earth Day in full force – even after what looks to be a crazy night hosting Ludo Lefebvre’s Top Chef Masters viewing party (tonight). They get props from me just for that. All day tomorrow, they’ll be offering the following specials:

Cocktails

  • Basil Lemon Drop with TRU Lemon $6
    TRU Vodka will donate one tree per cocktail sold
  • Strawberry & Guava Margarita $7
    Casa Noble Organic Tequila, Local Strawberries and Guava, Fresh Lime and Agave

Wine (organic and biodynamic)

  • Quivira Sauvignon Blanc $6
  • Quivira Grenache $7

Beer

  • Samuel Smith Organic $4

11:30 AM – 2:30 AM
5:30 – 9:30 PM

Akasha
9543 Culver Boulevard
Culver City, CA 90232-2618
310.845.1700

@akashacc

Nic’s Martini Lounge: Beverly Hills

It’s never been a better time to revisit the martini lounge on Canon. They’ll be serving up organic fare for their special Earth Day Happy Hour from 5 – 7 PM. Because sometimes, you just feel like taking a visit to the Vodbox.

Organic Happy Hour Libations: $7 each (bar & lounge only)

  • Organic Basil and Organic Persian Cucumber Martini
    Featuring Tru Organic Vodka
  • Organic Kumquat and Jasmine Cocktail Served on the rocks
    Featuring Crusoe Organic Spiced Rum and Theia Organic Jasmine Liquor

Happy Hour Vegan Appetizer Menu: $7 (bar & lounge only)

  • Steamed Artichoke with Miso Butter
  • Grilled Pizza with Zucchini + Cured Olives
  • Belgian Pomme Frites with Smoked Tomato Aioli

Nic’s will also be offering a $30 All Organic – 3 Course Prix-fixe Menu, which is available in the bar, lounge & dining room all night (not just during happy hour). Also, if you want to visit the Vodbox, with their awesome faux fur hats and coats, one box will be filled with organic and environmentally friendly vodkas for tasting on Earth Day. Kenneth Gray will be on-hand for Tru Organic demonstrations. DJ Armani will cover the tunes during Happy Hour; Jacob Luttrell takes over on piano for the remainder of the evening.

Happy Hour: 5 – 7 PM

Nic’s Beverly Hills
453 North Canon Drive
Beverly Hills, CA 90210
310.550-.707

Happy Earth Day! Hope it’s a good reminder for how we should strive to live the other 364 days of the year…