What happens when two foodies get together for dinner? Great food is the answer. And that was the case Saturday night when I had the pleasure of dining with the owner of The Triple Dipper , a site dedicated to dips. From her suggestion, the choices in front of me included The Village, Black Market Liquor Bar, which you can read my review here, (weekendfoodie.com/black-market-liquor-bar-studio-city-ca/), and the Laurel Tavern, which I had been to, but pretty loud to carry on a conversation….
I recently went to Wood & Vine with a friend of mine and absolutely enjoyed it. Unfortunately, in certain situations, I don’t like to bring my Cannon camera because I think it will disturb the other diners. In this case, I used my phone and the pictures didn’t come out very well, so in lieu of a typical review, I am going to have to take a mulligan on this one. I will have to go back in the next couple weeks and try again.
Oh the hazards of my job….
I will post a proper review as soon as I get back!
Like anyone else, I love to wind down after a long work day, or on the weekends, but bar food can become a little redundant, chips, burgers, wings. Now i am all for these foods, but sometimes i want something a little different with some good beer. I had never heard the term “Gastropub” until I got to Los Angeles. With choices on the menu like mussels, duck, and salmon, Haven Gastropub isn’t your typical sports bar. So let’s eat!
First impressions, I kind of like this place, not too fancy, but not a typical, sports bar. With the bar being the focal point a couple tv’s and casual elegant seating, it is definitely inviting. In the mood for fresh air, hit the small outside dining area with a few two tops. Didn’t I say let’s eat?…
I love to eat, and I love anything that Americans would consider “exotic.” And what better place to find exotic meats than District 13 located in the heard of Hollywood!
I find that the best restaurants keep it simple, and this is about as simple as you can get, sausages and beer. And what a beer list it is! But that is for another show. Anyway, when you peruse the menu, the choice becomes clear, regular or exotic sausages. I happened to choose a platter of exotic sausage: Wild Boar, Venison, and Smoked Buffalo with caramelized onions, mustard, and srirachafor dipping. What a taste treat! Venison has always been a little salty, but these were tastes that just melted in your mouth! Not at all gamey, but mild and flavorful with the snap of a Nathan’s hot dog. The caramelized onion and sriracha topper brought savory, salty, sweet, with a touch of heat all into one bite. Pair this dish with a beer, and its very fling and satisfying! All for under $30.
Check it out!