Last Monday night we mingled with some of our favorite writers, photographers, designers, and partners. It was a chance to celebrate the new year together and also marked the unveiling of Lolinda's first gallery exhibition, "Mixed Meat-ia." We asked 11 of our local contributors to create original works to reflect the theme of Lolinda, a beautiful Argentinian steak house. It's our first curated gallery show – as well as a diverse collection of meaty art.
To help us celebrate the show, libations flowed freely. Lolinda's talented Chris Lane teamed up with the fine folks at Campari to craft some deliciously strong cocktails for our guests. (Needless to say, we didn't stray far from the bar.) The evening wasn't just about toasting our artists, though – it also benefittedRoot Division, a community arts and education foundation.
As we sipped cocktails and sampled bites from Lolinda's menu, we overheard rave reviews of both the menu and drinks multiple times over. The food pairings included empanadas, ceviche, croquettes, and stea, among other tasty bits.
It was also great to see so many familiar faces ...
Dawson Ludwig (Noise Pop), Emily Betty Ehrlich (The Bold Italic)
Kate Michels (Andrew Freeman & Co), Joshua Wilder Oakley (Tango & Stache) Elizabeth Colton and Caitlin Davis (Campari), Ryan Robles (Andrew Freeman & Co)
Brian Standeford (Bold Italic contributor), Laura Mason (7x7), Tina Hardison (Chronicle Books), Tripp Gobble (Levi's)
Shannon Farrell and Shari Wagner (Grow Media)
Devon Chulick (DSF)
Andrew Dudley (Haighteration) Michelle Haft (Michelle Haft Design), Caleb Garling (Bold Italic Contributor), Eric Frey (Root Division Board Member)
Looking for top-notch cocktails, a creative menu, and sexy ambiance? Check out Lolinda, located at 2518 Mission Street.
If you're interested in purchasing any of the Bold Italic's meat-themed art, please contact Melissa Small.