After finding their permanent home on Winston Street, DTLA’s premiere wine bar, The Must, will launch lunch service, beginning Wednesday, August 27th from 11:30AM – 3:00PM, seguing directly into happy hour from 3:00PM – 7:00PM.
With a standout bottomless lunch for $15, The Must gives daytime diners the break they need during the long work day with the choice of house sparkling, white wine, red wine and pilsner, each picked out by co-owner and head sommelier, Coly Den Haan. The new lunch menu, by Executive Chef Drew Coleman, continues to bring the diverse flavors of Los Angeles into innovative dishes and integrates some of The Must’s brunch and dinner originals as well. The lunch menu will include:
· Duck Sloppy Joes
· Fried Green Tomato Grilled Cheese
· Summer Salad w/ House-Made Ricotta
· Cholo Fried Rice
· Beet Loaf
· Trout Toast
The Must has established itself as one of Downtown LA’s original hotspots with over 100 wines by the glass, and owners Rachel Thomas and Coly Den Haan could not be more proud of their already beloved brunch and dinner.
The Must opened in December of 2008 to rave reviews and an enthusiastic welcome from the neighborhood. The subsequent evolution of The Must was closely related to the symbiotic relationship Rachel and Coly developed with their neighborhood patrons. Within a year of opening, The Must won various awards and received numerous press pieces in Bon Appetite magazine, the L.A. Times, the L.A. Weekly, Sunset Magazine, NBC, Urban Daddy and Thrillist, among many others. It was voted best neighborhood bar in 2009 by the readers of the Downtown News Press and was lauded as best happy hour in Los Angeles by Los Angeles Magazine in 2009. Opening a tremendously successful bar and restaurant in the untested downtown market put Rachel and Coly on the map as pioneers and created a loyal local following.
Rachel and Coly went on to open Perch, an 11,000 square foot, three-story bar and restaurant. The name, design, public relations, launch, menu, logo, concept, indeed, Perch’s entire identity was a product of the girls’ creativity, wit, and chemistry. In August of 2011, Perch opened to rave reviews, was an instant success, and quickly became a downtown institution. Drinking and dining in this opulent rooftop bar was such a sought after experience by Angelinos and visitors to the city, that long lines formed out the door on weekends. Like the Must, Perch received numerous write-ups and awards and required no operating capital whatsoever from day one.
In early 2012 Coly and Rachel decided to leave Perch in order to refocus their attentions on reopening The Must.
117 Winston Street
Los Angeles, CA 90013