I’m taking food to homeless vets in DTLA tomorrow night. I don’t know why, I’m usually a write-a-check-to-give-back kind of person, but I am doing this.
Hopefully it’s not too Gwyneth Paltrow of me to go out somewhere to eat after I’m done. I’ll be wearing trendy, yet casual. I never go downtown at night to eat. Any recommendations for places I should really try?
Grab a seat at the bar at bestia
Orsa & winston
I really want to go here.
Reservations are a must I hear.
But… it is. It is VERY Goop-y. I’m sorry to have to say it. That doesn’t make you a bad person. You do you and own it.
But there may be some eyerolling.
Skid row is really big! I thought it was just one street, but it covers entire blocks. I got a little lost. Everyone was very nice, though, and helped me get to where I was going. One guy asked if I was looking for the AA meeting.
It was a gorgeous night and felt kind of festive. Here is a picture one of the organizers sent me. He said everyone really liked the food. So nice of him to text me!
And then I went to Bestia, which I loved. The ambience and space is awesome. The people are great, the service spot on, and the food as excellent as everyone says. FYI, they don’t serve Spanish wine, but they do have a very nice Italian table wine.
Chicken gizzards with beets and endive.
Terrible photo, but this the best meat dish I’ve had since I can remember.
My new favorite bread, perfect char and chewiness.
Agnolotti all’ Agnello
I don’t know why they were black, the description said they were saffron parcels. Whatever, it was really good. Raisins and pine nuts in the sauce, tres Siciliano.
Casarecce al Pomodoro
Again, really good; great sauce. I really appreciate a well-made tomato sauce.
Thank you, @PorkyBelly, for the pasta recommendations. I am eating leftover pasta for breakfast right now.
awesome, glad you liked it. those gizzards are great. how was the wait?
About 5 minutes! They found me a seat at the very end of the bar. People chatted with me while they tried to get a drink or waited for the bathroom. Good times.
They appear to have served you the Agnolotti alla Vaccinara instead of the Angolotti all’Agnello. Both are on the menu, and both cost the exact same; one comes with saffron parcels and lamb, and one comes with cacao parcels and oxtail. Otherwise they are the same dish though (burro fuso, grana padano, pine nuts, currants).
Kind of a funny mix up, should’ve sent it back haha
That is funny! I just ate what was set before me. It took a while for the pasta and I was drinking wine. Ya know.
What wine were you drinking anyway? I usually quite enjoy drinking wine at Bestia.
It was 'Nella? An Italian table wine. It was perfect with all the courses. Like a good table wine should be.
My favorite restaurants downtown are:
My suggestion would be bar at one of the above other than Bestia – so hard to get a seat.
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Skid row is really big! I thought it was just one street, but it covers entire blocks. I got a little lost. Everyone was very nice, though, and helped me get to where I was going. One guy asked if I was looking for the AA meeting
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