FEED Body + Soul (1239 Abbot Kinney Blvd., Venice, 310.450.5550) is a health-oriented restaurant without all the bad stuff (butter, sugar, excessive oils) from Matt Dickson, Marcos Tello, and DeeAnna Staats and it opens tomorrow. The restaurant highlights farmers market produce, seed proteins, lean rotisserie proteins, whole grains, and seeds for a wholesome experience. Tello’s organic, fresh, cocktail program might counteract that a bit.
Decked out with an Italian-marbled 360-degree bar and a rotisserie that can be seen from anywhere, this place is all about the food (and drink). As for the food, get down with the pork-and-tri-tip plate; roasted beets with kumquat vinaigrette; savory grain bowls; or a rotisserie salmon topped with roasted yellow-pepper sauce. Breakfast is on the sweeter side with acai fruit bowls (pomegranate pear) and quinoa flakes.
Wash it all down with a Whiskey Smash (wheat whiskey, molasses, mint, and plum) or a Meyer Lemon Gimlet (gin, organic Meyer lemon-infused coconut nectar, and Meyer lemon lemon juice). Not drinking the hard stuff? Head to the juice bar for fresh turmeric shots and nutrient-rich drinks like purple cabbage with beets.