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  • Long Table: Sit Down Dinner & Wine & Music for 300! 8/22/15

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    The annual Long Table is a Playhouse District celebration of community with a sit down dinner for 300 of our friends, customers and neighbors on a summer evening under the shaded canopy of Green Street. A four-course meal is served featuring a series of delectable dishes prepared by Playhouse District restaurants. Your choice of one entrée:

    El Portal

    Beef Main Entrée: Braised Boneless Short Rib over a nest of creamy herbed polenta brandy bordelaise sauce served with baked globe tomato filled with diced summer vegetables and fresh grilled asparagus.

    Roy’s Hawaiian Fusion Cuisine

    Fish Main Entrée: Misoyaki butterfish with sizzling soy vinaigrette with baby bok choy and furikake rice.

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    Chicken Main Entrée: Mary Roasted Chicken, a rosemary, garlic pepper, soy sauce and olive oil marinated chicken, brined for 5 hours, roasted with baby potatoes, served with sautéed garlic broccolini.

    Le Cordon Bleu Los Angeles

    Vegetarian Main Entrée: Summer Vegetable Tacos with black bean puree, mini patty pan squash, mini zucchini, fresh peas, and squashblossom. Served with roasted summer corn salad and avocado crema.

    The summer culinary celebration also features these Playhouse District restaurants:


    Appetizer: Mini crab cakes with apple herb slaw (A non-fish option will be available for guests who select a Vegetarian entrée).

    Japon Bistro

    Salad: Cold Soba Noodles with crisp kale & fresh shiso, served with a homemade sesame soy vinaigrette.

    Braise & Crumble

    Dessert: Deliciously moist and flavorful Lemon Cupcake topped with rich and creamy raspberry frosting.

    Monopole Wine

    Special wine menu selected for the dinner.

    Wine & Cheese Reception

    Enjoy a pre-dinner Artisan wine and cheese reception from 5pm to 6pm.

    Live Music

    Enjoy the sounds of the jazz Sweet Note Quartet from redwhite+bluezz.

  • “Opposites Attract”: California Chardonnay & German Riesling: Sat., July 25

    “Opposites Attract”:

    California Chardonnay &

    German Riesling

    Sat., July 25, 5-7pm

    $20–10 high end wines worth $400

    Taste outstanding versions of what some consider mortal (or liquid) enemies: The rich, voluptuous character of powerful Cali Chards, and the precise, laser-beam acidity and light sweetness of German Riesling…Together at last!
    There will also be KILLER deals on the purchase of these wines.  Get your Riesling fix for your fried, salty, spicy foods, and Chardonnay for those rich dishes and grilled chicken & fish. Either way, both work extremely well with patio dining during the summer.
    Huge Discounts on the wines:

    Chardonnays include:

    -En Route, Russian River “Brumeux”

    -Huge Bear, Sonoma County

    -Far Niente, Napa Valley

    -Brewer Clifton, Sta. Rita Hills

    -Knights Bridge, “West Block” Knights Valley

    Rieslings Include:

    -Barth Charta, Rheingau
    -A.J. Adam Hofberg Kabinett, Mosel
    -J.J. Prum Graacher Himmelreich Auslese, Mosel
    -Schonborn Macrobrun Spatlese, Rheingau
    -Blees-Ferber Trittenheimer Apoteke Spatlese, Mosel

  • Food Truck/Music Listing for Thursdays on El Molino–Every Thurs. 6-10pm

    Thursday Night Block Party on El Molino:

    Food Trucks and Music and Wine every Thursday until Thanksgiving! Get your food at the trucks parked outside and bring it in and pair with a great glass or flight of wine! Guitar music and the like 6-8pm in the store, and then Latin Jazz and other vibes in the alley from 8-10pm. Get out of the house and enjoy the summer in your neighborhood with friends!

    06/18 – Jogasaki Burrito, India Jones; Jo LoPicollo Classical guitar/Jazz

    06/25 – Grilled Cheese, Lobos Truck; Gerardo on Jazz/Flamenco guitar

    07/02 – Crepe n Around, Slammin Sliders; Rick Sonder on Autoharp

    07/09 – Son of a Bun, Lobsta;  Skip Heller Root/Rockabilly guitar

    07/16 – Belly Bomz, Romolos Cuisine;  Ruben Ramos on Jazz/Flamenco guitar

    07/23 – Lobos Truck, Jogasaki Burrito;  Jo LoPicollo Classical guitar/Jazz

    07/30 – Crepe n Around, India Jones; Music TBA

    08/06 – Hungry Nomad, Slammin Sliders; Skip Heller Root/Rockabilly guitar

    08/13 – Grilled Cheese, Lobsta; Rick Sonder on Autoharp

    08/20 – KOGI, Lobos Truck; Gerardo on Flamenco/Jazz guitar

    08/27 – Jogasaki Burrito, India Jones;  Music TBA

    09/03 – Crepe n Around, Slammin Sliders;  Ruben Ramos on Jazz/Flamenco guitar

    09/10 – Grilled Cheese, Lobsta;  Skip Heller Roots/Rockabilly guitar

    09/17 – Romolos Cuisine, KOGI; Jo LoPicollo Classical guitar/Jazz

    09/24 – Belly Bomz, Jogasaki Burrito;  Rick Sonder on Autoharp!

    10/01 – Son of a Bun, Lobos Truck; Music TBA

    10/08 – Grilled Cheese, Slammin Sliders;  Ruben Ramos on Jazz/Flamenco guitar

    10/15 – Hungry Nomad, India Jones; Jo LoPicollo Classical guitar/Jazz

    10/22 – Lobsta, Jogasaki Burrito;  Rick Sonder on Autoharp!

    10/29 – Romolos Cuisine, Son of a Bun;  Music TBA

    11/05 – Crepe n Around, Belly Bomz;  Rick Sonder on Autoharp!

    11/12 – Hungry Nomad, Lobos Truck;  Skip Heller Roots/Rockabilly guitar

    11/19 – Jogas; Jo LoPicollo Classical guitar/Jazz

  • FRIDAY NIGHT BLIND: Guess the Wines and the tasting’s FREE!

    NEW!!! Weekly BLIND TASTING contest:

    Every Friday


    Yes, come blind taste as many classic wines as you can muster (4 for $20). If you guess the grape correctly in 3 out of 4  your tasting is FREE!

    Get all 4 right and you also win a Monopole TEE-SHIRT, and get your name on our WALL OF FAME! Don’t look anywhere else to taste wine. Come to Monopole and taste BLIND!
    Come by on Fridays and challenge your palate!

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