Earth Day 2010: Think Global, Drink Local at AKASHA

First held in 1970 as an environmental teach-in organized by Sen. Gaylord Nelson, Earth Day has since grown to an annual event observed by some 500 million people in 175 countries. In honor of this Thursday’s 40th anniversary of Earth Day, Culver City’s AKASHA will go green with an All-Day Organic Happy Hour, featuring select cocktails, wine, and beer at half price.

For Chef Akasha Richmond, being environmentally conscious is an integral part of her restaurant and catering business. Her New American cuisine is a locally sourced, farm-to-table menu driven by natural and organic ingredients, seasonal flavors and principles of sustainability. Coffee and tea is organic and fair trade, while water is purified and bottled in-house with the Natura system. The beer, wine, and spirits menu features organic, sustainable, and biodynamic selections. The building is eco-friendly as well, from the recycled/reclaimed materials to energy efficient appliances and lighting. Uniforms are made from organic cotton, and menus and paper goods use recycled, biodegradable materials.

During Thursday’s Happy Hour, AKASHA will feature certified organic spirits (TRU Vodka and Casa Noble Tequila), organic and biodynamic certified wines from Quivira, and Samuel Smith organic beer.

AKASHA All-Day Organic Happy Hour
Thursday, April 22, 2010
Earth Day specials on select cocktails, wine and beer all day


  • Basil Lemon Drop with TRU Lemon ($6) – NOTE: TRU Vodka will plant one tree for every Lemon Drop sold.
  • Strawberry & Guava Margarita ($7) – Casa Noble Organic Tequila, local strawberries and guava, fresh lime and agave.


  • Quivira Sauvignon Blanc ($6)
  • Quivira Grenache ($7)

BEER SPECIAL: Samuel Smith Organic Beer ($4)

AKASHA Restaurant
9543 Culver Boulevard
Culver City, CA 90232
(310) 845-1700

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