by wanderer 2005
August 10, 2005
The Rainbow has been an LA staple since the early 1970s as one the biggest clubs to showcase new bands. They also have to feed those starving artists.
My personal favorite dish is the homemade lasagna, with rich and flavorful sauce over pasta stuffed with smooth ricotta cheese. YUM! The stuffed ‘shrooms and escargot apps (yes, snails) are wonderful and so NOT typical bar food. The pizzas are made fresh with almost anything you want on them, and a large can easily feed five or six hungry groupies.
You never know who’ll be dining next to you. You may look over and see Axle Rose or Lemmy from Motorhead (who is a very frequent guest).
The lunch menu is a little smaller, but the prices can’t be beat! It’s 6 bucks for escargot, a meatball sub, or a nice big plate of ravioli. You can’t go wrong. Don’t forget the tiramisu and one of the strongest Long Island Ice Teas you've ever had.
The Rainbow serves lunch 7 days a week from 11am to 5, and dinner is served every night till 2am. This is true late-night dining at its best, not to mention it's in a legendary place and you could be sitting in the same booth that Slash sat in. It can be a little loud, because this is a working nightclub, but not to worry.
After dinner, move over to the bar or go upstairs for some entertainment of the loud kind. You’ll see a host of different characters and personalities, but it’s all in good fun. Do yourself a favor and GO.
From journal Movie Stars and Rock Stars