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Dishes: Hungry Cat, seafood in Hollywood on Sunset and Vine

Dommy! | Nov 18, 200506:26 PM

Being an L.A. girl who is ULTRA picky about all manner of seafood, dating a new Englander has opened up my horizons a little bit. Had my first lobster roll at Sonny McClains a few months back and liked it enough to head over to Hungry Cat and try their fancy version. And along the way sample the much raved about Pug Burger!

Various raw oysters and clams: I don’t really care much for the raw stuff, so BF and our dining mate had fun and both were satisfied, but I had a feeling our dining mate thought the stuff from Quality seafood was a bit better…

Scallop Stew: This was a special and man, was it SPECIAL. The scallops were large, perfectly done and amazingly fresh. The stew broth was amazing, buttery but not too heavy.

Oyster Chowder: Despite ordering the stew, we decided to order this chowder after hearing it was also a bit light as it was not based on a roux. The oysters again were great, but the addition of Italian Kale made it taste a bit green.

Chorizo and Braised Clams: Another soupy dish (I guess we were a bit chilly that day!). This I ordered based on some raves on this board. It was a good dish, but a bit greasy from the Chorizo. I would order the Chowder or the Stew special over this..

The Lobster Roll: Finally the judgment… And it was good. Small as advertised and I dunno if it was worth the $22 but BF really like it and gave it his New England Stamp of approval.

The Pug Burger: What a beautiful sight!! It was as big as I hoped and each component (Bacon, Avocado, Blue Cheese, Meat) was plentiful! However, perhaps it had a little too much blue cheese because that was the main note. I hardly tasted the buttery avocado, the thick smoked bacon, nor the rich meat. Nope, pretty much just blue cheese… I was horribly disappointed, although Father’s Office is closer to me than Hungry Cat and I guess that’s better for me after all…

The Fries: YES!! Now these deserve their own listing because they were SO unique. Cut FLAT and thin. And their flavor was amazing!!! If Skoobys wasn’t just around the corner... these seriously would be the best fries in Hollywood…

And I think I’m all caught up with my reviews! I hope you guys didn’t mind them being a bit abbreviated, but I wanted to get them all out before I forgot anything too important (Like how yummy and STRONG the drinks are here…Hmmm…) As for Hungry Cat, I dunno if I’d return, but seafood just isn’t my thing… and there are so many other great chow options out there waiting for me to try! :)


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