Beginning Wednesday, March 20 and every third Wednesday of the month to follow, LA’s Tongue & Groove poetry collective will be spreading the spoken word at Muddy Leek. For $20, with 25% of proceeds being donated to Tongue & Groove, guests can soak up a dose of literary refinement in the form of short fiction, personal essays, poetry, and music while enjoying a glass of wine or a beer alongside a gourmet grilled cheese from Chef Whitney Flood. The regular menu will be available as well for those craving a little something extra.
Featured presenters will include:
· Melinda Hill, comedienne and co-host of “Eat My Podcast”
· J. Ryan Stradal, co-producer of “Hot Dish” and Supervising Producer on A&E’s series “Storage Wars: Texas”
· Jeremy Radin, actor and poet
· Billy Burgos, one of LA Poetry Festival’s up-and-coming poets and author of Eulogy to an Unknown Tree, his first full-length poetry collection
· Music from Malik “The FreQ” Moore
Muddy Leek is a new brick-n-mortar, made-from-scratch eatery from celebrated catering couple, Chef Whitney Flood and Julie Retzlaff of Bon Mélange Catering. Born from years of entertaining experience and a series of underground dinners, Muddy Leek is the couple’s first independent restaurant. Adjacent to the heart of downtown Culver City’s celebrated Helm’s Bakery, Muddy Leek is a true neighborhood destination serving warm and inviting farm-to-table fare in an airy and artistic setting that complements the laid-back vibe of its gracious owners. Committed to creating everything from breads to basics in-house, Muddy Leek makes everything from scratch using only the best and brightest of seasonal ingredients sourced from local farms and vendors.
Produced by Conrad Romo, Tongue & Groove features up-and-coming talent in a literary variety show, ranging from music to short fiction, essays, poetry and spoken word from both published and unpublished authors. For more information, visit www.tongueandgroovela.com.
WHERE: Muddy Leek
8631 Washington Blvd.
Culver City, CA 90232
WHEN: Every Third Wednesday, beginning March 20th at 8:00 p.m.