Wolf in Sheep’s Clothing is a pop-up restaurant within Venice restaurant Capri. It features former chefs from Joe’s Restaurant and Axe, two other neighborhood stalwarts, and its menu of small plates and tapas are fantastic, cookie monster says. The pop-up is in the space until February 15th.
cookie monster enjoyed the biscuits with pimento cheese and apple butter, which is baked to order. The lamb sirloin is the most expensive item on the menu—$21 for a small portion—but it’s delicious. The kale salad and collard greens are both truly excellent, cookie monster adds.
gpescador says the scallops and trumpet mushrooms are “oh my god” good, and thought the mushroom and polenta dish proves that these “guys know what to do with fungus.”
The restaurant’s pink turnips dish is pretty, and simple. “That’s what pink tastes like when it’s not busy being bubble gum,” gpescador adds.
And don’t miss the hangar steak, which may even be better than what was served in the early days of the now-defunct Beacon, says gpescador—it might be the best piece of meat in Los Angeles!
The place is casual, efficient, and cheerfully loud. “Mostly just a boisterously celebratory environment,” says gpescador. “I typically run from loud restaurants but would come back here anytime.”
Wolf in Sheep’s Clothing pop-up at Capri [Westside – Beaches]
1616 Abbot Kinney Boulevard, Venice