Restaurants & Bars

Review: Lazy Ox Canteen

stuffycheaks | Jan 25, 201002:47 PM     9

I went to the lazy ox canteen last week and really enjoyed myself. . It's pitched as that casual neighborhood joint with a sophisticated yet affordable food menu

full review and photos here: http://stuffycheaks.blogspot.com/2010...

Lazy Ox is small, casual, comfortable, loud and most importantly, a place where you can gather with friends for a good meal and conversation. The menu has a number of small plates and a few entrees, with a wide selection of items priced under $10 and even some as low as $4-5. We ordered a couple small plates between the two of us.

1. Crispy pigs ear with lime and horseradish aioli
The pigs ear was crispy and chewy but soft and buttery inside. Although it cannot compare to the pigs ear at Church and State, I thought that Lazy Ox's version was notably better than the other ones I've tried, including at Animal and FIG. Animal's and FIG's seemed to be just crunchy all around without the contrast of the soft and mushy center.

2. Pig trotter and gooseberry, mash potatoes and wine sauce
OMG, this was one amazing dish. The pig trotter was shaped into a cake and breaded.

3. Buttermilk fry Quail with pomegranate
The quail was tender and the breading was not greasy. Perfectly done. I liked the citrus salad.

4. Cod brandade fritters with yuzu aioli
The cod was of good quality. The inside of the fritters was soft and airy, and the batter was reminiscent of Fish and Chips.

Cancha. Crunchy nuts, seasoned with lime salt, which is very popular in Peru and Ecuador.

5. Hand torn Pasta with sunny side egg, brown butter and citrus vinegar
Unfortunately, it turned out to be lighter than I had hoped. The sauce was a bit watery and I thought the dish needed a bit more seasoning.

I really liked The Lazy Ox Canteen. The menu boasts a lot of really good small plates, the food was well executed, flavorful, hearty yet delicate, prices were very reasonable for the quality, and the restaurant has a warm and casual feel to it.

Hits: trotter, pigs ear, quail, prices, ambiance
Misses: pasta a bit bland

Want to stay up to date with this post? Sign Up Now ›
Cutting Back on Coffee? 5 Ways to Keep Your Energy Up Without Caffeine

Cutting Back on Coffee? 5 Ways to Keep Your Energy Up Without Caffeine

by Marisa Olsen | If you’re trying to cut back on caffeine but aren’t sure how you’ll function without it, here are...

Best Summer Side Dishes Worth Building a Feast Around
Recipe Round-Ups

Best Summer Side Dishes Worth Building a Feast Around

by Amy Sowder | From spicy stuffed poblanos to a bright watermelon salad, these are some of the best summer side dishes...

Stuffed Tomatoes Are a Summer Must
Recipe Round-Ups

Stuffed Tomatoes Are a Summer Must

by Jen Wheeler | If you haven't stuffed a tomato yet this season, have you really been living? Here are the best stuffed...

Stupendous Spuds: The Ultimate Guide to Perfect Potatoes

Stupendous Spuds: The Ultimate Guide to Perfect Potatoes

by Jen Wheeler | Potatoes: humble, historic, and transcendent in the right hands. We're here to tell you everything...

Get fresh food news delivered to your inbox

Sign up for our newsletter to receive the latest tips, tricks, recipes and more, sent twice a week.