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Photo Credit: Redbird

Photo Credit: Redbird

114 E. 2nd Street
Los Angeles, CA 90012
(213) 788-1191

There’s no denying that Martin Luther King, Jr. did some great things for this country and left behind an awesome legacy, which especially includes giving us a nice three day weekend every January.

So in order to properly pay homage to all the tremendous things he did, take the day to do something remarkable yourself, like trying a new restaurant such as the recently opened Redbird.

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This great spot is pretty sick if we do say so ourselves (in the best way possible), and it’s pretty different than all the other new places that have been opening recently. How is it different, you may ask?

Well for starters, it was built inside the rectory of the 80 year old Vibiana Cathedral. Don’t worry though; you can stop singing that Hozier song because it definitely does not feel like someone took you to church. Redbird has both a completely updated yet relaxed indoor lounge space and an outdoor patio that serves as the main dining room, which are completed with mid-century style furniture, to keep that nice vintage feel all the hipsters love so much.

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Not only is the space fantastic, but so are the New American dishes that they serve. You can expect a splendid meal with items such as Wasabi Snow, Chicken Pot Pie with Chanterelles and Rabittchetta over Anson Mills Polenta and Pea Tendrils. You can also make the menu either into a tasting menu or a traditional three course meal so you can basically eat as much as your heart desires. Oh, and there’s also a pretty robust cocktail program and wine list, which helps make it super easy for you to enjoy your day off of work.

So head to Redbird to enjoy this MLK weekend, you know that’s what he would’ve wanted.

By Stephanie Hartmann

Stephanie Hartmann writes and edits E.S.P. Eat. See. Play. lifestyle content for CBS Los Angeles.