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

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Veggie Grill Virgins Get Free Entree Tomorrow

All Hale Kale

Are you a Veggie Grill believer and have a friend you wish also was? Or have you heard about Veggie Grill from a friend and are simply curious? Tomorrow (Tuesday, January 12, 2009), Veggie Grill will be hosting a special dinner where veterans can bring virgins who will receive a compliementary entrée!

The exact details about how to participate can be found on Veggie Grill’s Facebook page and Twitter feed today.

Veggie Grill’s food is absolutely fantastic, impressive and even indulgent given the parameters (100% plant-based) within which they prepare their food. Entrées range from the Santa Fe Crispy Chickin’ (Crispy Fried Chillin’ Chickin’, Lettuce, Tomato, Red Onion, Avocado, Southwestern Spiced Mayo), to the All-American Stack (Grilled Veggie-Steak, Thousand Island Dressing, Pickles, Lettuce, Tomato, Crispy Onion Rings), and the All Hail Kale (Marinated Kale and Red Cabbage, Quinoa, Roasted Corn Salsa, Agave-Roasted Walnuts, Ginger-Papaya Vinaigrette) – shown above.

So if you’re a believer or a simply curious, stop on by your nearest Veggie Grill for dinner with a friend tomorrow to see what all the hype’s about – and to take advantage of the free entrée. Be sure to stay tuned to their Twitter account or Facebook page for details today!

Further reading:

Veggie Grill: Delicious and Healthful On the Cheap – e*starLA

Veggie Grill Flickr Set

Veggie Grill Full Menu

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Free entrée for guest with purchase of one at dinner only

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

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

Veggie Grill Univ. Center Irvine
4213 Campus Dr
Irvine, CA 92612
949.509.0003

Veggie Grill Irvine Spectrum
81 Fortune Drive
Irvine, CA 92618
(949) 727-9900

@VeggieGrill