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Hollywood Bowl Goes Vegetarian for Morrissey Concerts This Weekend

If you’re heading to see Morrissey at The Bowl this weekend, be prepared for a meat-free menu at all Hollywood Bowl Food + Wine venues during the November 10 and 11 shows. The frontliner, a vegan, is also a longtime animal rights activist and proponent of a vegan lifestyle.

Making Bowl history, James Beard Foundation award winner Chef Suzanne Goin with business partner Caroline Styne have put together the first ever completely vegetarian menus focused on the best of California’s local and seasonal ingredients.

Highlights will include:

Kitchen 22:

The “burger/fried chicken” joint will be dishing out several non-meat options, including a falafel burger with cucumber yogurt and tomato; grilled cheese with Comté cheese and caramelized shallots on Larder Baking Company sourdough; avocado toast with burrata and harissa; and a mushroom “burger” with grilled onions, Monterey Jack, and Russian dressing.

Street Foods & Snacks:

Food stands throughout the Bowl will feature non-meat versions of the best of California street food, including tacos with cauliflower and tahini yogurt or an Indian riff featuring potatoes, raja, and cilantro. The hot dog stand goes all veggie with toppings like  avocado crème and pickled onions; red and yellow roasted peppers; or caramelized onions and golden raisins.

Supper In Your Seat:

For a luxe experience, pre-order a three-course meal to be delivered right to your seats. Pre-order online till 4 pm the day before the performance. Morrissey performance offerings include:

The 101 With torchio pasta, smoked tomatoes, kale pesto and breadcrumbs

The Angeleno Featuring polenta with wild mushrooms, swiss chard, mascarpone and gremolata

Vegetarian Moroccan Feast for Two With a mezze of three hummus and salads; grilled market vegetables with apricots, saffron couscous, almonds and harissa.

All Supper in Your Seat menus include dessert.

Picnic Boxes:

Also available for pre-order till 4 pm the day before performance are picnic boxes featuring

The Hollywood Vegan with grilled fall vegetables with chimichurri, farro with winter squash, dates and pepitas, chickpea puree with toasted crostini, olives and almonds & farmers market fruit and berries; and The Westside Story with curried cauliflower, fregola with chickpeas, carrots and spinach, marinated beets with horseradish and parsley, baguette with tapenade and Larder Baking Company chocolate chip cookie.

Restaurant Dining at the backyard and The Wine Bar by a.o.c.:

the backyard: The special menu at the backyard will highlight locally grown produce from LA’s renowned farmer’s markets. Special menu items the two nights will include asparagus with soft polenta, cavolo nero, pecorino and a fried egg; marinated tofu with shaved bok choy salad and lemongrass sambal; alex’s honey nut squash with freekeh, cashews, sweet peppers and cumin; long cooked romano beans with ricotta toast, romesco and marcona almonds; charred market vegetables mechoui with farro, labneh and harissa; and wild mushrooms with cornbread pudding, spicy greens and gremolata. the backyard will also offer a selection of vegetarian appetizers and sides.

The Wine Bar by a.o.c: The city’s favorite wine bar will be serving a selection of flatbreads; salads; signature farmer’s plate with roasted vegetables, muhammara, chickpea purée and burrata; artisanal cheese plate along with Turkish quinoa ‘meat’balls; asparagus and parmesan pudding; turmeric-spiced root vegetables; and farro and black rice with currants and pine nuts.

To view menus visit for downloading click: Morrisey at Hollywood Bowl Food + Wine

 And if you’re headed on Friday night, give a shout out!

 

Carolyn Styne & Suzanne Goin

Carolyn Styne & Suzanne Goin

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