Diane, A Broad
February 17, 2014

Animal [Los Angeles]

So, Animal. Jon Shook and Vinny Dotolo’s dude-food, nose-to-tail, pig-centric restaurant on Fairfax.  With those hyphenated adjectives, was there any doubt I would love this place?

Animal [Los Angeles] by Diane, A Broad [dianeabroad.com]

I just want bone marrow to be on all menus forever. Also fried pig’s ear. I suppose Animal’s popularity — and therefore its influence — is helping push that dream closer to reality territory.

Animal [Los Angeles] by Diane, A Broad [dianeabroad.com]

Animal [Los Angeles] by Diane, A Broad [dianeabroad.com]

Animal [Los Angeles] by Diane, A Broad [dianeabroad.com]

Also? Animal is one of the places where I regret California’s foie gras ban the most. Short rib poutine is divine, if unpicturesque, but damn would it be spectacular with some seared goose liver under all that gravy.

Animal [Los Angeles] by Diane, A Broad [dianeabroad.com]

Animal
435 N Fairfax Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90036
(323) 782-9225

Music to eat by: Them Shoes [Patrick Sweany // Every Hour Is A Dollar Gone]

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  • http://lavidalaura.com/ Laura Grai

    Totally agree with your thoughts on bone marrow – I had it at The Spence in Atlanta last fall, and now I’m slightly obsessed!

    • http://dianeabroad.com/ Diane, A Broad

      The best is when it’s paired with something herby and vinegary to cut through all the fat — I think at Animal it’s chimichurri, but I’m also partial to a lemony parsley salad.