BBQ and Laughs at Roadhouse L.A. Next WeekBy Lesley Balla
January 29, 2014
The barbecue concept from NYC chef Robbie Richter (Hill Country, Fatty Cue) and Adam Fleischman (Umami) will finally debut as the in-house restaurant at the Hollywood Improv next week. The Roadhouse LA menu will feature globally inspired wood-smoked meats and sides in the showroom, but the restaurant is also open to the general public – whether you're there for a show or not. Some dishes to expect include Punjabi poutine with goat gravy, jerk chicken with black-eyed peas, and "head of the day" with Texas toast. To whet your whistle, barman Dave Fernie (Pour Vous, Harvard & Stone) shook up the cocktail menu with a large whiskey selection, house-made sodas and new drinks.
Roadhouse officially debuts on Thursday, February 6, but – as with many Umami restaurants – it will probably have a soft opening earlier in the week. Call before you head in (8162 Melrose Ave.; 323-651-2583).