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Chefs with balls (pehaps quite literally) in LA.

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Chefs with balls (pehaps quite literally) in LA.

Lichtblau | Dec 29, 2006 11:31 PM

I moved to LA not long ago from the [only slightly] more cultured east coast, and I'm having a terrible time finding restaurants that serve any kind of interesting game or secondadry cuts of meat. Everything seems to be filets and chicken. I think T.K. said it best; that making boring food like that isn't cooking, its just heating (wait a minute, he lives in California). So what's the deal with the rest of them. Is it just LA? Then again, I can't imagine getting anything other than a quinoa colon-blow nine times out of ten in northern califonia. It seems like almost monthly there is some new asian vegetable that is all the rage in every trendy restauarant in town, but when it comes to substance, the meat, nobody seems to be able to get away from the basics. Who cares about a shiso salad if your serving it with seared salmon? I want wild boar, phesant, woodcock, sweetbreads, even rabbit is hard to come by... The closest I've come are at some of the fine taco trucks in town (I'm thinking especially of "Taco Zone" on Alvarado and Montana in Echo Park) who make some awesome Lengua and Cabeza tacos. Where should I go?

DL

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