So L.A. has landed

It’s been a busy couple of weeks for RUSK & RUSK as we’ve been gearing up to open the doors of our newest restaurant, bar and events space So L.A. on Mitchell Street.

So L.A. is the fourth addition to the RUSK & RUSK collection. Situated on 43 Mitchell Street, the new all-day venue is inspired by the vibrancy and diversity of the West Coast’s drinking and dining scene, and will be the first of its kind to land in Scotland. So L.A. boasts an inclusive and highly inventive menu, which will appeal to meat lovers, vegetarians and vegans alike. Diners can expect bold flavour combinations that celebrate the eclectic cultures and cuisines known for influencing the Californian dining scene; with signature dishes including the Sautéed Chickpea Panisse, Street Corn and Miso Glazed Beef Fillet, the menu has already made quite an impression on its early diners.

Behind the venue’s floor to ceiling glass frontage, discerning guests will find a luxurious homage to the atmosphere and energy of downtown L.A. – perfectly channelled through the restaurant’s mysterious urban walkway, sweeping charcoal leather booths and neon-rimmed light backdrops. 

In the bar area to the front of the venue, a striking 25-foot fluted teak, concrete-topped bar takes centre stage. Carefully considered lush foliage and floor-standing antique mirrors contrasted with concrete wall tiles seamlessly combine raw and natural design elements.

Hidden beneath the bar and restaurant, guests will find The White Box – a spectacular, subterranean urban garden designed for private functions. White exposed brick walls, stylish lighting and an ostentatious entrance, make for a stunning and highly flexible city centre space. 

RUSK & RUSK co-founder Louise Rusk commented;

“At RUSK & RUSK, we are deeply committed to bringing the best, progressive cuisine and cutting-edge spaces to Scotland – and we believe So L.A. delivers on both of these things in a big way.”

James Rusk added, “California has always been a real pioneer when it comes to the culinary arts— from its extraordinary use of fresh produce to its rich and moody neon-lined interiors. So L.A. is a new concept that channels all of this and pushes the boundaries of our current offering, and we’re incredibly excited that it’s finally here.” 

Ahead of opening to the public on Friday 9th November, media and friends of RUSK & RUSK were invited to sample some key dishes and drinks including our signature City of Angels sharing cocktail. Guests also took advantage of the limited edition So L.A. baseball caps.

The launch of So L.A. marks an incredibly exciting time for RUSK & RUSK and we are overwhelmed by the reception we’ve received so far. Californian vibes are spreading throughout Scotland so watch this space!

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