The Lowell Cafe opens today, officially marking the end of cannabis prohibition in California. It's the first restaurant in America where guests can openly consume cannabis. The farm-to-table location is designed to reflect the complementary relationship between cannabis and cuisine.
The restaurant was awarded its license first out of over 300 applicants who applied for eight licenses from the City of West Hollywood. There hasn't been anything like this in existence for over 100 years.
Lowell Cafe is a welcoming space for the canna-curious and cannabis connoisseurs alike. This first of its kind restaurant includes Tableside Flower Service (akin to a sommelier), where a Lowell Farms' Flower Host will educate guests on cannabis and provide recommendations for enjoyment. The decor is a modern, lush indoor/outdoor oasis with artisanal touches and a thoughtful use of natural materials, including upcycled street lights and vintage railing.
The kitchen is helmed by Chef Andrea Drummer, who designed a menu to enrich your cannabis high. The restaurant's cuisine will feature dishes curated towards the heightened effects of THC. An advocate for the legalization of cannabis, Chef Drummer has gained a wealth of knowledge working with local activists and allies, while innovating cuisine around the cannabis plant.
"You'll find fresh seasonal dishes and beloved comfort foods – there's something for all dietary preferences too. Flavors and senses will be enhanced by offerings from our flower menu," said Chef Drummer.