Ray Lasher and Chef Raquel Jubran, who collaborated together at Lasher's in Belmont Heights, have reunited at Lasher's Kitchen. Featuring a menu of small plates, classic dishes with contemporary twists, and some favorite signature items from the original Lasher's (including the famed meatloaf, fried green tomatoes and creamy clam chowder), Lasher's Kitchen serves lunch and dinner plus brunch on weekends. The thoughtful wine and beer list, coupled with Ray's hospitality, have made this a popular dining destination since it's opening in 2017.
Located in a small building near the corner of 3rd and Alamitos is this all vegetarian and vegan dining destination. Meals are prepared using steam, hence the name, to keep nutrition in while allowing flavors out. There is no grill, fryer or microwave on the premises at this clean eating café. Produce is procured from local farmers, menus printed on banana paper, paper goods are recyclable, silverware is upcycled and vintage, and the food is as fresh as you can get without growing and plucking yourself.