Good Food Is A Federal Affair
The NoHo Arts Distict dot Com team loves when our restaurants do seasonal menus because we get new flavors that go with the seasons. So when The Federal Bar, our neighborhood’s retro-style gastro pub (and super fun nightclub), decides to unveil a series of unique dishes to ring in the fall and winter, we are there ready with our fork and knife…and cocktail. So North Hollywood, get ready to head over to The Federal for some yumminess.
Poultry fans will flock to the Sherry Chicken, a succulent breast placed atop a mound of shitake and crimini mushrooms, shallots, and a rich base of sherry cream sauce. There’s also the Chicken Meatballs appetizer, a starter consisting of fresh ground chicken, carrot, celery, onion garlic, Parmesan, and eggs served up in a zesty Tikka Masala sauce.
Patrons intent on getting a taste of Italy can nosh on the Smoked Gouda Ziti. The dish’s blend of pasta, tomato sauce, roasted cauliflower, tomato, kale (yes, it’s everywhere) and basil renders it the ideal vegetarian option. Aside from the Ziti, Federal Bar’s winter menu boasts a few other mouth-watering options for non-meat eaters like the Roasted Root Veggie Skewers and the Raw Brussels Sprouts Salad. Conversely, carnivores will be happy to know that one of the new items is a massive Pastrami Burger.
|Smoked Gouda Ziti|
And let’s not forget about dessert. The Federal’s new Chocolate Grand Marnier Whoopie Pie and Skillet Rocky Road Cookie make the perfect conclusion to any meal.
|Rocky Road Skillet Cookie|
As the restaurant’s name suggests, Federal Bar has no shortage of libations for their guests to indulge in—‘tis the season, after all. With such fine brews as the Sierra Nevada Celebration Ale and Deschutes Jubelale on tap, The Federal’s draught list is a force to be reckoned with. Don’t drink beer? That’s fine—head bartender Carl Manusco has several culinary cocktails to choose from, including a killer Bloody Mary that comes adorned with a fat strip of thick-cut bacon.
Now the NoHo Arts District dot com team is thrilled that The Federal Bar has a holiday catering menu.
Federal Bar does much more than just food and drink. Owned and operated by Knitting Factory Entertainment, the restaurant features live performances almost nightly. Funky jazz musician Randy Emata takes the stage every Tuesday evening. Wednesday is Hilarious Humpday, a live stand-up showcase put on by The Rebels of Comedy. Then there’s Snapback Thursdays, the Federal’s weekly dance celebration of old school hip-hop. Finally, KCRW’s Gary Calamar (also True Blood’s music supervisor) hosts his intermittent Sunday “Music, Mimosas and Bagels” music series champagne brunches, which has featured artists ranging from Sam Phillips to Cracker.
See you at The Federal!
The Federal Bar is located at 5303 Lankershim Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 91601
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