Owner/chef Eric Greenspan opened The Foundry yesterday for the first time on a Monday night to throw “Lunes Latinos,” an ongoing party of three dollar gorditas, unique cocktail flights, and live Latin jazz. We asked chef Eric what could possibly cause him to throw away his only day-off, and in typical Greenspanian fashion, it appears the man just can’t turn a good time down.
“I had a lot of Latin-based jazz cats looking to play at The Foundry, so I felt a night was in order,” Greenspan tells us. About his move towards gorditas with fillings like Dr. Pepper-marinated pork and tamarind garlic steak, Greenspan explains, “we were doing this fried masa thing with our mole glazed pork belly and everybody really loved it, so we expanded on it to make these gorditas.” He’s also had Mexican food on the mind from a recent consulting gig, and will serve chorizo-smothered tots and mini churros with chocolate sauce and dulce de leche as well.
Chef Eric is also giving a 25% discount to restaurant workers who show their pay stubs in the lounge or restaurant on these Mondays. This invitation means the more the merrier for live bossa nova and samba with cilantro mojitos and chili-tinged “Explosivos,” which go half-priced during the happiest of hours.
Lunes Latinos will swing into action every Monday at The Foundry, 7465 Melrose Ave. Reservations can be made at 323.651.0915.