Mother’s Day at The Federal NoHo

[NoHo Arts District, CA] – For the first time since the pandemic, The Federal NoHo is thrilled to host Mother’s Day 2023. 

Sunday, May 14, the iconic NoHo gastropub will offer special a la carte Mother’s Day dishes alongside a newly revamped menu from new head chef Chris Olsefsky.  Olsefsky recently rejoined the Knitting Factory family after refining their pan-Latin concept Bow and Truss via Say It Ain’t So @sayitaintsopb, where he riffed classic SoCal fast food with plant-based alternatives like vegan crunchadillas, burgers, and mini taquitos. 

For Mother’s Day—honoring all the mother figures in your life–Olsefsky’s turned the Federal’s gastropub menu inside out with a pan-Asian twist. Mother’s Day specials include salmon benedict with smoked salmon, poached egg, and yuzu hollandaise on a house-baked English muffin; avocado tartine with smashed avocado, yuzu, and salsa seca on house-baked sourdough; and a lemon ricotta cheesecake. 

Olsefsky’s refreshed the all-day dining menu for Mother’s Day, offering pickled jalapeno poppers with goat cheese, cheddar, Monterey jack, and buttermilk raita, buffalo cauliflower, and seasoned impossible tacos with vegan nacho cheese alongside decidedly meaty birria gyoza (dumplings) with braised beef, guajillo, consommé and cilantro and yellowfin tuna crudo with yuzu kosho, cucumber, scallion, cilantro, sesame, edamame, and rice crackers. 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. 

Mom 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 Nearest and Dearest (the sensational Uncle Nearest 1884 whiskey, Sorel, Lucano Amaro). Oh, and she’ll appreciate the Federal’s signature bottomless mimosas and a live acoustic guitar set from noon to 2:00PM. All service a la carte.


 Reservations here (on Yelp).


Sunday, May 14, 2023 11:00AM-3:00PM


The Federal Bar Noho, 5303 Lankershim Blvd, North Hollywood, CA 91601 (818) 980-2555


The Federal Bar NoHo, which ushered the gastropub tradition into the Valley 12 years ago and has anchored the neighborhood ever since.  The converted bank building offers a brick-walled, floor-to ceiling windows early 20th century vibe and a punk, rock, and ska concert venue upstairs at their newly christened Knitting Factory NoHo after the company’s other namesake venues in Washington, Idaho, and soon-to-come Manhattan.