Published January 30, 2013
An All-Day Hang on Abbot Kinney
How to build a restaurant, in two easy steps:
1) Put a giant rotisserie right in the middle of it.
2) Maybe something about walls and a bar. Chairs? Whatever, you’ve got the rotisserie, so...
Behold the savory splendor of FEED Body & Soul
, Abbot Kinney’s new hall of smoothies, cocktails
and slow-turning meats, soft-opening tomorrow in Venice.
This is actually a pretty sleek-looking place
. The lights come on early morning to reveal a
central square marble bar, a big brass rotisserie and a nice person handing you an acai smoothie. Yep,
it’s an acai-quinoa-hemp-seed kind of
. So you can feel sort of noble and Venice-y as you fork over some money before sundown.
After dark, though, everything changes. There’s really one thing happening for dinner, and that involves
you, a date and whatever spit-skewered beast is on the rotisserie that night. (Technically you could also
order a ton of other things—grain bowls, house-pickled vegetables, pork sandwiches. Technically.)
And as you begin to eat, a powerful thirst will overcome you. You’ll consider another acai
something-something. But then you’ll remember a little thing called gin and instead opt for a Celery
You know, for the vitamin A.
FEED Body & Soul
1239 Abbot Kinney Blvd
Venice, CA 90291