Free Play (New) - Banc of California Stadium

Photo Courtesy of Kristie Hang There’s a New Casual Dining place in Los Angeles  to Eat Drink and Game!
Free Play at Banc of California Stadium
A Chef Tim Hollingsworth concept, so I knew the food would be great.
You may know of Chef Tim from Otium at The Broad  in Downtown LA.

Photo Courtesy of Kristie Hang Located above The Fields LA (food hall) on the Second Floor.
Tonight is one of the Preview Evenings...
Grand Opening  is Friday, October 26, 2018.

You walk in and there’s tables on the left and the bar in the center.

Foosball tables, billiard and pinball to the right.
Lots of places to sit, eat and drink.

Grab a menu

And order at the bar...
A creative bar menu, by Julian Cox and Nick Meyer.

Melon Dollar Baby (L) Macho Man Shady Savage (R)
Melon Dollar Baby Gin, Sake, Watermelon, Hibiscus, Lime
Macho Man Shady Savage  Mezcal, Chipotle Pepper, Yellow Peach, Pilsner and a Slim Jim

Once we got our drinks, we took our number and headed for a table.

By the time we sat down, and before we started taking pics, the food arrived…

Rocco’s 29 Tavern (New Menu) - Media Preview

At the media preview of  “Rocco’s 29 Tavern” on Sundays and Monday Nights at Rocco’s Tavern.

Where does the “29” reference  come from?
NFL Hall of Famer Eric Dickerson’s number during his playing days, beginning with the LA Rams.

What a better day to have a preview  than during Monday Night Football...

If it’s good enough for a Hall of Famer...

Eric Dickerson sharing insight  on creating the menu from growing up in Sealy, Texas.

The “Rocco’s 29 Tavern” menu on Sundays and Monday Nights.
See What Jay Eats...
Pizza is Served!
Pony Express Pizza with cheese, pepperoni, sausage  and jalapeños.
The pizza is named after his playing days at SMU.

Some people steal the show and some people steal the shrimp... 😂
Sealy Texas Shrimp deep fried cornmeal shrimp.

Sealy Texas Snapper
Red snapper deep fried cornmeal breaded filet.

Lance Bass made an appearance...
It was announced that Lance is partnering with Rocco’s Tavern on a new location in West Hollywood. Stay tuned...

Vince Ferragamo, Eric Dickerson and chef/owner Alex Manos  with …

Poncho’s Tlayudas - South Los Angeles

A couple of coworkers and I had been talking about going out for Oaxacan food and one of  them knew about  a place in South LA.
We gathered up a few others after work one Friday afternoon and headed to Poncho’s Tlayudas.
Look for this sign, cause it’s “Tlayudas Friday”
AND it leads to the backyard. (talk about being in the know)

Head down the driveway and order at the grill.
They only serve Tlayudas, a traditional Oaxacan dish, but you select the meat: (They don’t have a menu, but here are the choices)
Asada - grilled beef Chorizo - Spanish sausage  Tasajo - Oaxacan-style beef steak Moronga - pork blood sausage

Like any backyard party, look for the refrigerator for drinks, help yourself.
Beer, Water, Coca-Cola ($5)
I love the spoon artwork on the back wall

Tlayuda $10
Served on a very large crispy tortilla with asiento (a dark lard), beans,  cabbage and Oaxacan cheese.
Your meat choice is served on the side.
The picture doesn’t show how  large the tortilla is, maybe 18” in diameter or larger.

But the Star of the Show...