Yesterday, Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti announced the closure of restaurant dining rooms until at least March 31, 2020, and today LA county implemented the same restrictions. Restaurants can continue offering takeout and delivery. Bellwether, in Studio City, has always impressed us with their readiness to help out with many of the fundraising food events throughout the year. Their can-do spirit and sense of community have not faltered during these troubling times. Bellwether had already started offering curbside service before the announcement, starting at 5 PM until 9 PM at no charge. There will be a 15% discount on orders over $150.
My recommendations from the current menu are Charred Octopus, Tabbouleh, Preserved Lemon, Greek Yogurt, and Green Olive ($19), Meatballs with Pork and Beef, Ricotta, Pecorino, Tomato Sauce, and Grilled Ciabatta ($15), Prime Flannery Hanger Steak with Tomato Romesco, Spigarello, Almonds, and Red Chili ($26), Half Roasted Chicken, Long Beans, Pickled Bok Choy, Black Garlic, Soy, Pepper ($30), and of course, any of their handmade pastas. But I might be partial to Strozzapreti with Braised Short Rib Ragu, Red Wine, and Parmigiano ($22); it’s definitely time for comfort food.
In a show of true compassion and community, the Bellwether is willing to provide you with emergency staples you can’t find in stores, like milk, eggs and butter.
For curbside pickup, please call The Bellwether at 818-285-8184.
If you need staples, email Ted@TheBellwetherLA