New Chef’s Web Site Heralds Summer Menu, Discount Continues for Striking Writers, LA Beer Week, Ever-Expanding Music Program
First, the new patio’s open. Join us on shaded, sturdy picnic tables for food and drink under the tent and under the stars.
Tomorrow, join the Federal and four of our neighbors for LA Beer Week’s for the Lankershim Craft Beer Crawl Saturday June 17th. Here’s how to play: Anyone attending the crawl gets a card at Hop Merchants. Get the card stamped at each location. Then, redeem a completed card for a 10% discount at any venue. But wait! The Federal is offering any Los Angeles County brewed beer at $4 for the day.
Sunday, June 18th, give dads what they really want: imaginative, sturdy gastropub specialties from new head chef Chris Olsefsky‘s menu, gorgeously displayed on the Federal’s new web site. He’s turned the Federal’s gastropub menu inside out with a pan-Asian twist.
Olsefsky’s refreshed the all-day dining menu, offering yellowfin tuna crudo with yuzu kosho, cucumber, scallion, cilantro, sesame, edamame, and rice crackers, orange caulifower, and seasoned jackfruit tacos with vegan nacho cheese alongside decidedly meaty braised beef, guajillo, consommé and cilantro.He’s doing three kinds of mac & cheese (one vegan), steaks and salmon, and The Federal’s venerable OMH (Oh My Habanero) burger: a beef patty, tomato, avocado, habanero jam, pepper jack, onion strings, chipotle aioli, and iceberg lettuce on a brioche bun. Dad can wash that all down with rotating taps and cocktails running the gamut from the J Lo (El Jimador Reposado, Passionfruit, lime, agave, tajin) to the Aint’ It Fun (the sensational Uncle Nearest 1884 whiskey, vanilla, lemon, sweet vermouth, nutmeg).
And, The Federal is offering a 20% discount to striking writers with proof of guild membership.
Upstairs, Knitting Factory NoHo is the Valley’s new home for rock, punk, indie and world music shows–many of them all-ages–with the help of Knitting Factory Entertainment (KFE) Talent Buyer Carson Ehlert.
Heart Attack Man
Knitting factory gets the jump on summer with Cleveland punk rockers Heart Attack Man (@heartattackmanofficial) touring their upcoming album Freak of Nature on Saturday, June 17 and Pasadena singer-songwriter Charlie Hickey(@charlie_hickey_)—the indie bedroom pop artist known for his collaborations with Phoebe Bridgers and signed to her label Saddest Factory Records—playing on Monday, June 19, presented by The SoCal Sound (KCSN 88.5FM).
July’s diverse programming ranges from Los Angeles surf-garage rockers Together Pangea (@togetherpangea) on Saturday, July 8 to Cameroonian-born, Paris-based singer-songwriter Blick Bassy (@blickbassy)—who writes in his native language of Bassa—on Sunday, July 23. Close out the month July 28th with venerable LA punks The Dollyrots, with support Dog Party, Broken Baby, and Rocket.
IF YOU GO:
The Federal Bar Noho/Knitting Factory North Hollywood
5303 Lankershim Blvd, North Hollywood, CA 91601 (818) 980-2555