Food and marijuana go hand in hand. One of the best ways to enhance the experience of an already amazing dish — like honey-glazed grilled salmon with a seaweed elote succotash, for example — is to eat it post-smoke-sesh. Not only will it make you more sensitive and appreciative of the complexity of the flavors, your munchies will be gone, which means you can spend more time doing whatever it is you do when you’re high-but-not-hungry.
While marijuana is now fully legal in 11 states, we still don’t have a single establishment that caters to the one-two punch of marijuana and food. But come September of this year, that will all change.
Lowell Farms, the country’s first Cannabis Cafe, is set to open this fall in West Hollywood after the city officially approved the cafe’s business license in a historic vote on July 16th. Headed by Le Cordon Bleu-trained chef, Andrea Drummer, Lowell Farms’ menu will focus on California flavors and feature seasonal dishes aimed at complimenting the effects of THC.
Current renderings of Lowell Farms show the cafe taking modern design influences to create a lush indoor/outdoor garden — it looks like just the type of place you wish you could roll up a joint in. Better yet, your joint will be rolled by someone else, which is incredibly important when you’re busy eating and don’t want the taste of fresh bud on your fingers.
The cafe will feature tableside Flower Service, akin to a sommelier, in which a Lowell Farms host will walk you through the featured strains of the day, as well as their effects and the flower’s origins while rolling you the perfect joint. The space will also host a nightly experience, though they haven’t elaborated on what that means just yet. Here is hoping it has something to do with pairing marijuana and cocktails because there are few things more fun than getting a good cross-fade on.
Look for Lowell Farms coming to West Hollywood this September, located at 1201 N La Brea Ave, West Hollywood, CA 90038, next to the Kol Ami Congregation synagogue. Take a look at what the space is set to look like below.