A Vegan Football Stadium and More: Menus Report Week of 6/09


The BBQ Jackfruit sandwich at Levi's Stadium looks pretty tasty but has no meat!

Every week, we take a look at some new chefs and menus that have appeared across the country. Here’s this week’s roundup including the 49ers going vegan and vegetarian-friendly, and brunch launches at the Lamb’s Club.

Levi’s Stadium, the new home of the 49ers, is going veggie friendly! The stadium will be offering 14 vegan and 26 vegetarian menu items each game day — more than any other NFL stadium in the country, all without a single ounce of tofu. Highlights include navy bean and kale curry, and Portobello bao bun.

Celebrate National Sushi Day with Kabuki Restaurants, which will be giving out complimentary California rolls to all guests who come in to any of the 17 Kabuki locations in California, Nevada or Arizona, for lunch or dinner on June 18.

Le Marais Brasserie in Times Square is celebrating the summer by introducing smokehouse barbecue specials to its traditional French Bistro fare starting June 16th. Some of the smoky items include dry rub brisket, salt & pepper Texas short ribs, Korean barbecue, and veal bacon.

The Rittenhouse, a luxury hotel in Philadelphia, has recently completely revamped its courtyard to create a new dining experience. Guests are now welcome to enjoy light bites like oysters during “oyster hour,” and refreshing cocktails in the courtyard.

Geoffrey Zakarian’s Lamb’s Club, a jewel of Times Square known for its burger, is introducing a brand-new Bossa Nova brunch featuring decadent items like a lobster Fra Diavolo Bloody Mary, charred ramp toast with ricotta and chopped almonds, and more.

Racine’s, the beloved French bistro that just opened up in TriBeCa, has announced an early summer menu, featuring escargot, lamb with fennel and artichoke, and strawberries with basil-infused panacotta.

Four Seasons Hotels are going local. The hotel chain has just announced a commitment to locally-sourced ingredients in their restaurants and bars that reflect the local community tastes, like the stir-fried eel in Shanghai, or the chia-calamari tacos in Mexico.

The Hungry Cat in Santa Monica, California has announced summer crab nights dedicated to Maryland blue crabs and more fresh and delicious seafood. Stop by on June 29, August 10, or September 7 to sample some crab.

HaVen, a local beachfront favorite eatery for Miami residents, has announced a design and menu overhaul, featuring globally-inspired small plates and a new X-tra section for vegans and vegetarians with dishes like black garlic and chive drop biscuits and cool ranch edamame. 


Joanna Fantozzi is an Associate Editor with The Daily Meal. Follow her on Twitter @JoannaFantozzi