Jonathan Gold goes vegan at Erven in Santa Monica

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It's not every day Jonathan Gold says a beer-battered tofu burger tastes “meaty” and drips like beef. Take a bite at chef Nick Erven's new vegan restaurant in Santa Monica, along with some fried date date pickles and sunchokes with ketchup-romesco sauce. You won't be disappointed. Read Jonathan's full review of Erven on the LA Times website.

Beer-battered tofu burger, photo courtesy of Socially You

Erven: 514–516 Santa Monica Boulevard, Santa Monica, CA 90401 | (310) 260-2255

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