Lazy Ox Canteen is a casual joint with a sophisticated yet affordable menu, says stuffycheaks. It’s “small, casual, comfortable, loud and most importantly, a place where you can gather with friends for a good meal and conversation.”

There are small plates and a few entrées, and the best stuff seems to be the small plates. Crispy pig’s ear with lime and horseradish aioli is a hit: The pig’s ear is crispy and chewy on the outside, but soft and buttery inside.

Pig trotter and gooseberry is “one amazing dish,” says stuffycheaks, with the trotter shaped into a cake and breaded. There’s perfect buttermilk-fried quail with pomegranate, too. And cod brandade fritters with yuzu aioli are excellent, with good-quality cod and a soft, airy interior.

Lazy Ox Canteen [Downtown]
241 S. San Pedro Street, Los Angeles
213-626-5299

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