More Chillin', Less Grillin on the Fourth


Already reached your backyard barbecue quota for the summer, or just out of propane? Here’s a list of a few restaurant holiday happenings.

BLT Steak: A special Fourth-of-July-themed menu including dishes like a grilled watermelon salad, smoked pork spare ribs with peach barbecue sauce, suckling pig with pickled watermelon, summer succotash with grilled corn and fava beans. Desserts include red, white, and blue cupcakes and strawberry shortcake. Order individual dishes a la carte, or pick one app, main, side, and dessert for $60.

Crumbs: The cupcake shop is offering a holiday cupcake—frosted red, white, and blue with a star-shaped sugar cookie on top—with proceeds going to the USO.

Gus’s Barbecue: This is more a catering deal, but if you place your take-out order for the 4th by July 2nd, you’ll get 50% off a bottle of wine to take home.

Nobu West Hollywood: “All-American” inspired menu, including braised Wagyu short ribs with potatoes, smoked Columbia River king salmon, Nobu beer Jidori chicken, grilled baby corn anticucho, and, of course, apple pie a la mode. Available from 6 p.m. to close.

Rush Street: “Independence Day Chicago Style” with hot dogs, grilled lamb lollipops, and spicy glazed ribs, plus all-day specials on domestic beers.

Rustic Canyon: The Santa Monica restaurant is opening early, at 4 p.m., to host a BBQ and Beer Bash featuring a one-night-only menu of classics like slow-cooked BBQ pork ribs, lobster rols, soft shell crab sandwiches, and house-made ice cream. “Beer Chick” Christina Perozzi will be on hand pouring some special, small-batch brews.