If you caught my last post you saw that I put a group of enthusiastic hounds to task, could we sample all the deliciousness that L.A.s Original Farmers Marker has to offer on one cloudy Sunday afternoon?
but we sure were going to give it a try
And next up was
* Sausage & Grilled Chicken $10.96 per lb: Durring our scouting trip, my dry witted SO noted the huge line at Pampas grill and made the observation, Gosh, this place must be on some Japanese Guide Book to L.A.. Yup, this stand is always crowded and proves that not only Brazilians love their meats served up by the pound. Since sampling a salad bar would have been tough we kept it simple just to the meats The sausages were on the small size and sadly were snapped up pretty quick. I did manage to try the chicken (They have several varieties!), which was moist and not dry at all and tasted really good. 10.96 a lb may sound like a lot of cash, but for those low carbers, this is really a great option!
* Corned Beef, Cabbage, Potato Plate $10.50: This was a crowd favorite. An old reliable of mine, but a new dish for several of the attendees. Some even considered it some of the best Corned Beef in town!! :) For me, the beauty is in the simplicity of the plate. Just straight up corned beef, smeared with the best and freshest horseradish Ive ever had. Then a wedge of steamed cabbage and a few peeled potatoes. The flavors are clean and simple. Exactly what comfort food is all about! And I was happy that more hounds know EXACTLY what Im talking about! :)
* Spicy Hummus & Mouhamara ~$5.00 Ea for Large: I know, I know, I should have started with the appetizers first, but true hounds avoid course restrictions and have cookies first and then dinner!! :) The Spicy Hummus was excellent. Great texture and taste. Not overly spicy, but defiantly more interesting than regular hummus. I had high hopes for the Mouhamara, which is a walnut roasted red pepper dip. But this version was a little rustic and grainy (I prefer it a bit more pureed). In the end, someone snatched the hummus and left the Mouhamara. I completely understand why
Falafel Plate #9 $9.75: This was another surprise favorite of some folks. Their Falafel tastes wonderfully fresh, arent overly oily at all. They are a bit on the small side, but hold up nicely being dunked in the loads of fresh hummus and tabuli that comes with the plate!
All right, with these goodies now brings our total to 5 stands and 12 dishes! Are we done yet? Did people try to sneak out? Beg for it to stop? Not at all we just hit started to hit our stride, after all, we havent even talked about the Gumbo Pot or had dessert among other things ;)