Great chicken & waffles from Tart in mid city. Sweet & soft waffle, juicy & tender white meat chicken.
Dinah’s bacon, eggs, and home fries are reliably tasty and not overly expensive. (at Dinah’s Family Restaurant)
Pulled pork, okra, and cornbread from Baby Blues B.B.Q. Mmmm.
The River Cottage Meat Book #FoodieGiftGuide
Girl Meats World. Meat 22: Hog
I’ve been such a meat hog lately
From Haven Gastropub in Orange
Happy Labor Day weekend everyone! Kick it off the right way by visiting the nearest gastropub and enjoying a most likely excellently priced happy hour and burger selection. Really though, I’ve never been to more gastropubs ever before in my life until I started this 30 Meat challenge. They really know how to deliver exotic meats to the masses in a hip way. Haven Gastropub is no exception. I’ve been to this restaurant at least 5 times, and I never took the time to appreciate their unique appetizer selection. I always go straight for the burgers or zoom in whenever I see the word “truffle” (they have great truffle salad and truffle macaroni). To my surprise, they have roulade of hog’s head.
Girl Meats World. Meat 3: Elk at District 13
This was interesting. I’ve never in my life had elk before — or even seen it on a menu. So I assumed it was going to be hard to find here in LA. Guess what? I was wrong.
I consulted the lovely Yelp, and lo and behold, a restaurant that served elk was 10 minutes away from me! And that is how I ended up District 13 in Hollywood.
Girl Meats World. Meat 2: Lamb
Little Bo Peep Gone Bad
So I went to El Portal’s Restaurant in Pasadena…
…and a lamb shank was their special of the day! Of course I was going to get it, let’s be real. The meal came with El Portal’s Spanish rice, some cilantro/ onion mixture, beans, and a tasty gravy over the lamb.
Girl Meats World. Meat 1: Duck
Attacking the Quack
For my first meat, I went to Exotic Thai Cuisine in Burbank to try duck. Duck was already one of my favorite meats. I love duck feet, duck tongue, duck meat, duck liver (so sad foie gras is outlawed btw) and even duck egg!