Sand Dabs - who serves 'em
I identify sand dabs with California and California with sand dabs. But not to many restaurants serve them now. Are they on the sustainable list? Do you have any suggestions about any restaurant that does a good job with them - preferable on the westside? When done right, they can be very good.
I've had a very nice version at Ocean Ave. Seafood in Santa Monica in the past. I don't know if they still have them on the menu, but I wouldn't be surprised if they did.
I saw another recent thread with a couple of recommendations: http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/760454
Ocean Avenue Seafood
1401 Ocean Ave, Santa Monica, CA 90401
I was gonna say Central Park, too - excellent dish and not expensive. Cafe Bizou was very good too. I prefer them prepared as simply as possible: seasoned, given a light coating of flour and then sautéed in butter.
Central Park Cafe
219 S Fair Oaks Ave, Pasadena, CA 91105
91 N Raymond Ave, Pasadena, CA 91103
Gaetano's is an italian restaurant in Torrance has sand dabs on their regular menu. I haven't ordered them though. The menu description is: "Fresh sandabs, dipped in egg batter then fried and served with our butter-lemon sauce. Served with linguini Stefano and fresh vegetables"
2731 Pacific Coast Highway
Torrance, CA 90505
2731 Pacific Coast Hwy, Torrance, CA 90505
not on their regular menu, but sometimes served as a special:
Lilly's on abbot kinney in venice.