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kristianbakes Feb 11, 2009 02:31 PM

Hello

Does anyone know of a restaurant (like Marlow and Sons/Diner in NY) that is almost entirely seasonally and locally driven, pasture-raised animals -butchered in-house, casual atmosphere / NOT FANCY. etc..

Places like Father's Office and Hungry Cat, fancy fancy, are just not cutting it.

Thanks!

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  1. Das Ubergeek RE: kristianbakes Feb 11, 2009 02:36 PM

    I don't know about butchered in-house, but there's Farmers' Market Wednesday at Josie...

    1. mollyomormon RE: kristianbakes Feb 11, 2009 03:01 PM

      Are you saying Father's Office is too fancy? Hmm...

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        kristianbakes RE: mollyomormon Feb 13, 2009 07:42 AM

        That's what I am saying

      2. Chowpatty RE: kristianbakes Feb 11, 2009 03:05 PM

        L.A. isn't too big on animals butchered in-house (as in, live animals?).
        But there's Local on Sunset Blvd. in Silver Lake which tries to source locally and isn't fancy.

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          kristianbakes RE: Chowpatty Feb 13, 2009 07:52 AM

          Thanks patty. What I meant by butchered in-house is that they buy large segments of the animal and process as much of it as possible, meat, bones, marrow and all, which creates less waste. I simply like restaurants that use these practices.

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          young_chower RE: kristianbakes Feb 11, 2009 07:58 PM

          the curious palate in Mar Vista on Venice makes a good effort at sourcing their food locally and using good ingredients. I don't know what percentage of food they sell is local, but again they make a serious effort (i remember reading here that they do go to the mar vista farmers market)

          Plus, it's down to earth, fairly priced, and tasty (the tortilla soup stands out in my mind... very flavorful). Certainly not mind blowing, but tasty and worth a look.

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            kristianbakes RE: young_chower Feb 13, 2009 08:02 AM

            Thanks

          2. mollyomormon RE: kristianbakes Feb 12, 2009 10:21 AM

            maybe mendocino farms? http://www.mendocinofarms.com/home.aspx or square one?
            http://www.squareonedining.com/about....

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              bellbot RE: kristianbakes Feb 12, 2009 11:07 AM

              i'm not sure about your definition of fancy... but the wilshire in santa monica uses produce and meat from within a 300 mile radius (all produce is farmers market), fig looks badass and has a woman titled "forager" who goes SD to SF buying for them, and (agreeing with below) the curious palate on venice.

              1. ipsedixit RE: kristianbakes Feb 12, 2009 08:40 PM

                How about Fig in Santa Monica?

                http://www.figsantamonica.com/

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