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FAR WESTERN TAVERN - Update? Chef Rick?!


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FAR WESTERN TAVERN - Update? Chef Rick?!

Mr Taster | | Jul 5, 2012 10:06 AM

We're heading out to the FWT on Saturday from Los Angeles.

It's been many years since I've been there (last visit was probably around 2004), mostly because we always go to Jocko's when in that area, which has a superior steak in their small spencer (at least compared to my 2004 FWT experience.) But with the closure of the original location (I hear it's been pushed to September now), we need to get out to pay our respects to the FWT one last time.

I understand much has changed these past few years.

Is it true that Chef Rick is now the executive chef there? (Assuming this is the same Chef Rick famous for his Orcutt bistro?) If so, this is not reflected in the video on the FWT website, which shows Barbara Abernethy as the Executive Chef. Incidentally, I got the Chef Rick info from this Chowhound post:

Out of curiosity, is Chef Rick's original restaurant still open?

Back to FWT, aside from the Bullseye steak, what are some of the post-Chef Rick most-order dishes?

Also, for you long-time FWT patrons, if you could do a brief before-and-after comparison for me of how the menu has adapted since Chef Rick took the reins, I would greatly appreciate it.

And feel free to correct me if I am wrong in my understanding of any of these changes.

Thanks in advance, central coast 'hounds. Can't wait to pay one more visit to the old gal.

Mr Taster