Monday, May 16, 2016

Spread Mediterranean Kitchen - Downtown Los Angeles

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After the former tenant closed,
I would always take a look inside
and think this is a great casual spot.

I guess the owners of Spread Mediterranean Kitchen 
thought so too...


Located on Main at 4th in Downtown LA

On the other side of the intersection
from Baco Mercat and Kazunori.


I was one of the 35 invited guests to
sample their menu.

Thanks DamonEats for the invite!

When you walk into the restaurant,
it has a very comfortable feeling.
The bar and bar tables are to the right,
and on the left, you'll see a long communal 
table and a few intimate tables on the side.

See What Jay Eats...
at Spread Mediterranean Kitchen

Hibiscus Rum Punch
with light & dark rum, tropical juices, hibiscus tea,
blackberry & thyme Demerara sugar.



Hummus & Mushrooms
a traditional Tehina hummus and roasted mushrooms.

Really good,
I could've eaten a 3 pan of this.



Watermelon Salad
with spicy Feta-Lebneh,
pickled grapes, and red onions.

One of the best watermelon salads I've had in
a long time.  Usually it's ruined for me
when it's a bit mushy.  Every piece I had
was just right.


One of the items not to miss
are the craft cocktails.

Not only are they very good,
but they're only $9.


This is where the magic happens

Fresh and natural ingredients
and one can taste the difference.


Harissa Margarita
with Blanco Tequila, Fresh Citrus Juice,
Harissa Spices, Cointreau, and garnished
with a shishito pepper.

When is a margarita not a margarita?
When it's a Harissa Margarita!


This was my favorite cocktail of the tasting.  
The others were good, but this was my favorite.



Za'atar Fried Chicken
and served with Za'atar Ranch.

A lot of times when seasoning is added,
it's usually too much.
This fried chicken was not only a nice
balance of Za'atar, but also juicy and tender.

This is item is only available from the Dinner Menu,
for now anyway.  I make it sound like
I have a say in the matter... lol


Flatbread with Harissa Braised Beef,
Spicy Slaw, Pickled Red Onions, Feta Lebheh Spread,
and Harissa Spiked Yogurt.


I love how they serve this dish
and also the sticker.


IMO, the flatbread was a bit thick,
but very tasty and went well with the beef.


Falafel Hash
with a Poached Egg, Herbed Lebneh, and Tehina Sauce

Another Dinner menu item.

This was a nice combination with the egg and sauce.
Chef Brandon Weaver said he had the chance
to work with chefs from the Middle East
when he was at The Peninsula Beverly Hills.
The falafel was a combination of different
recipes that he observed from the various chefs.


Ending the tasting with...
Fro Yo
Homemade Greek Frozen Yogurt
with Spread Toppings

(it comes in a trio order, but I only had room for one)



334 S Main Street
Los Angeles, CA  90013
(213) 537-0284


Spread Mediterranean Kitchen is a casual eatery
serving modern Middle Eastern food with a twist.
The flavors are balanced and the dishes are made
to be shared (Dinner menu).  At lunch, you can
customize your order, lots of options.
View their menu HERE

Besides having a bar and craft cocktails,
the entire menu is reasonably priced.



Thank You!
Brandon Parker
Brandon Weaver
DamonEats
Dan Coury





NOTE:  I was a guest of Spread Mediterranean Kitchen.
I thank them for their invitation and hospitality.
All comments and opinions are strictly my own.





Photos by Jay Terauchi
Jay Eats Worldwide
©Jay Terauchi

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