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19Feb/1013

Small Plating My Way Through Los Angeles

I'm way too distracted these days to write something meaningful, so instead I'll just present you with some of my favorite small plates of the moment around the city.

il tagliere di affettati con gnocco fritto at Drago Centro
Charcuterie Plate at Drago Centro

More on the flip.

Truffled Potato Skins @ 8 oz. Burger Bar
Truffled Potato Skins at 8 oz Burger Bar

Crackalicious

Fried Oysters
Fried Oysters at Tar Pit Bar

So good you'll probably lick the half shell.

Dungess Crab Beignets @ Checkers LA Happy Hour
Dungeness Crab Beignets at Checkers Downtown Happy Hour

Tasty little morsels.

Pig Trotter @ Lazy Ox Canteen
Pig Trotter at Lazy Ox Canteen

"What's trotter?"
"Don't worry about it, just eat it."

Macaroni and cheese at Tar Pit Bar
Macaroni and Cheese at Tar Pit Bar

MacSteamy.

Bacon Wrapped Matzoh Balls @ Ilan Hall's The Gorbals
Bacon Wrapped Matzoh Balls at The Gorbals

Hot balls. Hot balls.

Crispy Pigs Ears @ Lazy Ox Canteen
Crispy Pigs Ears at Lazy Ox Canteen

No commentary needed.

Gribenes, Lettuce, and Tomato @ Ilan Hall's The Gorbals
Gribenes, Lettuce and Tomato at The Gorbals

Chicken skin. Nuff said.

Fried Anchovies @ Lazy Ox Canteen
Fried Anchovies at Lazy Ox Canteen

Deep fried goodness.

You can't have small plates without the requisite alcohol.

Looking up at the Old Cuban from Tavern LA
Old Cuban at Tavern LA

On a lonely afternoon.

British Empire @ Checkers LA Happy Hour
British Empire at Checkers LA

No wonder the British empire fell.

Old Cuban
Old Cuban at Tar Pit Bar

A dark drink for a dark venue.

Ginger Beer @ Lazy Ox Canteen
Bundaberg Ginger Beer at Lazy Ox Canteen

Yes, I gave up alcohol for Lent, so now I'm drinking ginger beer.

And of course, a dessert or two wouldn't hurt either.

Pears and Butter Biscuit
Roasted Pears and Butter Biscuit at Lazy Ox Canteen

Ask for another butter biscuit. Seriously.

Fresh Apple Tart
Fresh Apple Tart at Tar Pit Bar

Almost like d**k in a box, except it's apple and it's not really a surprise.

Fun times indeed. There's nothing as exciting as small plating your way around Los Angeles.

The Gorbals
501 South Spring Street
Los Angeles, CA 90013-2310
(213) 488-3408

Lazy Ox Canteen
241 South San Pedro Street
Los Angeles, CA 90012
(213) 626-5299

8 oz. Burger Bar
7661 Melrose Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90046
(323) 852-0008

Tar Pit Bar
609 N. La Brea Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90036
(323) 965-1300

Checkers Downtown
535 South Grand Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90071-2601
(213) 891-0519‎

Drago Centro
525 South Flower Street
Los Angeles, CA 90071-2200
(213) 228-8998

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  1. Seriously, I’m envious of the photography! But I’ll settle for the food & booze as a consolation prize.

  2. bah! looks like I missed a round at Checkers. Crab croquette… and an elderflower drink..

    looking good sir.

  3. this is some triple x rated food porn. amazing detail on the tar pit oysters. yum

  4. Hello! I’m still at the ER and the bare breasted drunken chick has been taken away so I’m now bored and hey, I read your blog! And so this is how I’ve come to be starving at 1.30am. And you know what? I haven’t been to any of those places godammit you are so taking me when I come to LA next!

    Ps. Ridiculous awesome pics. Wanna teach me how to use my s90??

  5. Wow…this is all too much to handle. And I hate you btw…now I can’t go to sleep thinking about all the wonderful food.

  6. Man, oh, man! Small bites, big appetite! The drink pics are my fave.

  7. “hot balls” is my favorite.

  8. Hanhonymous – The photos are the consolation!

    Sinosoul – Seriously, the Checkers Thur HH might be one of the best deals in town.

    yutjangsah – I’m thinking about changing my site to “gonzo food pr0n” but then it’d get filtered into spam all the time.

    catty – done and done. Holler at me.

    Davd -nibbleanibble: My bad, I should include a warning: looking at this at night may cause insatiable amounts of hunger.

    weezermonkey: I have to thank my friends for helping, otherwise i’d be a total fat ass. The drinks are half the fun right?

    sarah – lol. not surprised.

  9. wow. i just drooled on myself.

  10. This is some serious food porn! No commentary needed i was drooling with each shot. I am definitely going to have to go out and eat each and everyone of these small plates! What camera do you use?

  11. Amy – LOL. I drool too.

    Nastassia – Thanks for stopping by! I use a Canon S90.

  12. Excellent pictures! Nice camera

  13. Great post! I LOOOOVE small bites and now that I’m finally back in commission again after my pregnancy,I am going to have to try all these places!


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