Grits is a LA based company offering rustic interpretations of Southern and Soul food favorites to create healthy, soul-filling, imaginative and dynamic meals. A nod to the classic comfort dishes with an occasional new twist that serves to remind us how important food is in our culture. Our focus is about using our food to connect our mind, body, and soul through memories of our past and forging new memories with our loved ones in the future. No matter what event we do, every single time, we will have people coming back to the kitchen and eventually start up a conversation. Sometimes we aren’t sure if it’s just to sneak a plate before the food goes out, but inevitably it’s about making a connection. It’s that connection that fuels our hearts and produces our best work. Grits doesn’t cook based on recipe, request, or with reservation. We create with love, passion, and the desire to see people get in touch with themselves and others through our food.

Owner/Chef Rick Ryan is an Oklahoma born and raised rebel rousin, people pleasin, food flingin, devil disher. Degree’d in Boston, he chased a bakery dream all the way to Austin. There he got “the call” to come to LA to birth the beginning of the Grits concept. An idea forged in 2008 about bringing back the classic comfort foods that touch people’s souls, minds, and body. Rick is a firm believer in the Sunday Ice Cream Social, Cake Walk, Fried Chicken wars of God fearing Southern Baptist Women, and miles of tables piled high with covered casserole dishes as far as the eye can see. He has an extensive list of who has his Tupperware and isn’t afraid to go public about it.

We’re passionate about connecting people to their food, and to each other. We want everyone; the carnivore, the vegans, the gluten free, the lactose intolerant, and everyone in between to get their happy place lit up by our food and feel great about it afterwards. What we do is search for the best possible ingredients while keeping our food affordable for the masses. Our menu isn’t elitist, complicated, or riding on the coat tails of a fad. Unfortunately, our food has a boomerang and hover effect, so if you find yourself circling, don’t worry, pull up a chair and sit for a spell and a story, we’ve got a million of them.  Our goal is simple, come grab a plate, have some sweet tea, connect with an old friend and find a new one. Life is too short to eat bad food with bad company. Most importantly, when you come to visit, don’t forget your eatin dress.

 

Feel free to contact us at info@grits.la and follow us on Instagram (grits_la) and Facebook (gritslacatering) for the latest and greatest and to see exactly what shenanigans Rick is up to!


If you are an investor or would like to contribute to the ever growing momentum of Grits, contact Rick directly at rick@grits.la. 


Rick Ryan:

Chef/Owner

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Roscoe, the mascot
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The Hot Momma, ask about her back room menu!
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Matriarch Dixie Ryan
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Matriarch Doris Heid
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Our favorite musician to cook to!

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