Best Restaurants with Plenty'O Nightly Specials
Despite that fact that Bourdain points out that many 'specials' are meant to unload old ingredients on you, I still react like a kid in a candy store when a waiter announces numerous specials. So what good restaurants out there have great specials?
I would nominate Hungry Cat in this category as we had almost exclusively specials and it was fantastic (escolar carpaccio, stone crab), even better than items on the regular menu.
I always like the specials at Fritto Misto more than the regular menu or anything I can dream up (mmmm artichoke stuffed gnochi in a sage cream sause was one of my all-time favorites there.) Josie has great seasonal specials. Also, I think the chef at Nook at an amazing palate - I am still dreaming about a shrimp with chorizo over grits special that I ate there more than a month ago. Orris too...almost feels to obvious to recommend its specials:)
11628 Santa Monica Blvd Ste 9, Los Angeles, CA 90025
2424 Pico Blvd., Santa Monica, CA 90405
2006 Sawtelle Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90025
601 Colorado Ave, Santa Monica, CA 90401