If our time during the pandemic has taught us anything, it’s that many of us have had to adjust to how we “dine out.” There are many success stories, and many failures, yet the h.wood Group just seems to knock it out of the park! With delivery and takeout being an area of focus pre-COVID, it’s safe to say they’ve taken this new way of operating in stride, plus their new concepts below will soon be joining the one and only Mama’s Guy! Furthermore, RedBird has found a creative way to give back during one of the hardest periods of many of our lifetimes. Check out the two latest h.wood Group concepts that you can grub on today, and Redbirds special boozy collaboration below.

Lilah’s

The h.wood Group and their burgeoning roster of delivery-only concepts here in LA is a runaway hit, as many of us are looking for something safe and close to home. In good fashion, they opened Lilah’s, their second ghost kitchen concept inspired by West Hollywood hotspot, Delilah! At Lilah’s, Chef Antonio Domingo is leaning hard into classic diner favorites, like chili cheese burgers, crispy onion rings, Cobb salad, and Delilah’s infamous chicken tenders. They kicked off their launch with a pop-up drive thru, and socially distant picnic table with Beyond Meat during the July 4th weekend.

Ela Ela

From The h.wood Group co-owners, John Terzian and Brian Toll, and Culinary Director, Michael Teich comes Ela Ela — the group’s newest ghost kitchen (delivery only) concept.

Ela Ela delivers the Mediterranean dishes you love, made with California-grown, organic ingredients. Packed with fresh, bold flavors, the menu centers about its Mediterranean Meals where you can customize your meal by choosing between Falafel, Roasted Eggplant, Chicken or Beef Kabab, which also includes yogurt, tahini, Israeli salad and pickled onions and a choice of pita or basmati bice bowl. Don’t sleep on ordering the perfectly cooked Roast Chicken, available in quarter, half or whole sizes, and a Roast Chicken Combo with a choice of two sides, pickles & pita. Salads, sides and sweets like Baklava and Tahini Chocolate Chip Cookies round-out Ela Ela’s menu. Whether you’re entertaining at home or just grabbing a quick bite, Ela Ela’s is sure to please.

Redbird x Director Paul Feig

Artingstall’s Brilliant London Dry Gin and its founder Paul Feig, the award-winning director and producer behind Bridesmaids, Ghostbusters, Freaks & Geeks and The Office, have teamed up with Redbird’s Bar Director Tobin Shea to create a limited-time bottled cocktail, The Squeaky Door, from Paul’s cocktail recipe archives with 100% of proceeds benefiting the Redbird scholarship fund with C-CAP for Black students.

The Squeaky Door features Artingstall’s Gin expertly mixed with cherry liqueur, elderflower liqueur, orange Curaçao and lemon and served sparkling in a ready-to-enjoy bottle.

The bottled gin cocktail launched on July 9th, but will only be available while supplies last for takeout, delivery or to take home after dining al fresco at Redbird. Additionally,  Artingstall’s Gin will be available by the bottle for purchase and mixes great with Tobin’s housemade tonic.

The Squeaky Door is $20, serves two, and can be ordered at: https://www.exploretock.com/redbirdla/

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