homesick Louisiana boy wants gator in So. Cal
I know that there is at least one other post on this matter, but i has yielded me no real results. Maybe im not searching right? i dont know.
If somebody can point me to a place that serves real gator (appetizer/entree it doesnt matter) it would be helpful. We prefer to have it at a restaurant and not just buy meat from the store as my cajun friend has apprehensions about the food scene here and just wants gator here for "reassurance"...i havent delved deeper into this view from him but i do just want to find him his gator for his birthday.
Anyway, If theres no great gator dishes in all the land of So. Cal, maybe would somebody have suggestions on a restaurant featuring exotic meats? Gator meat has priority but if there truly is none, we will settle for a nicer dine-in restaurant with exotic meat.
Any help would be greatly appreciated
They have gator on the menu at Michael's Bar & Grill on Olive in Burbank (featuring the Mardi Gras cajun/creole menu). I personally have not had any of the gator, but I can vouch for their gumbo, etoufee and creole dishes.
I'm fairly certain that the Gumbo Pot in the 3rd & Fairfax farmers market has gator on the menu.
And I think the de facto exotic meat/wild game restaurant is Saddle Peak Lodge in the hills of Calabasas/Malibu... but be prepared to spend some major $$
Saddle Peak Lodge
419 Cold Canyon Rd., Calabasas, CA 91302
6333 W 3rd St Ste 312, Los Angeles, CA 90036
I know this isn't exactly what you asked for but Wurstkuche in downtown L.A. has gourmet sausages and they do serve one that has gator in it. There are a couple of posts on it if you do a search. Good luck!
Ragin Cajun in Hermosa Beach and in Redondo both have deep fried gator bite appetizers. And, their crawfish etouffee is pretty tasty.