First things first… I LOVE the interior of FOH!!
As we were seated, I was hoping to enjoy the food as much as I enjoyed being a part of this relaxed, trendy, not-too-loud setting, haha!
Can’t say much for their alcoholic beverages, but can say that I adored how they laid out their drink menu–imagine four quadrants, each quadrant appointed to a particular taste (i.e. bitter, sweet, sour, etc); so, each specialty drink was placed according to taste… so ingenious! I’ve never come across anything like that before (does this show how much I don’t go out for drinks?? 😛 ).
Onto the food…
We got to sample a few things 😀 These were some of our faves…
Probably can’t tell from this image, but the cornbread was placed in a deep pan. Getting a piece was more work than it should have been (hopefully they alter serving method); but aside from that, it was warm, moist, and has a bit of a kick to it (if you ate a jalapeno). Slap some of the honey butter on there and you’ll just want to keep shoveling that into your mouth, haha! Screw using a knife and fork trying to be proper and neat… just spread the butter in the pan and eat right out of there! We didn’t actually end up eating like that since we were family-styling it w/ some other people, haha! That’s the only thing that stopped us 😛
I’m not a red meat eater, but Eli is–good thing one of us is because according to Eli, this was awesome and a must-try! I did have the quail egg, though. Didn’t realize it was a quail egg till after gulping it down. I thought texture felt kind of different from a regular egg but figured I was imagining things… I wasn’t, haha. Now, I can say that I’m not a quail egg fan–it tasted okay but there was just something about the texture that was off to me (the yolk was more runny than a regular chicken egg). Also, I’m not a corn tortilla fan. So, going by these last few sentences, these tacos weren’t quite for me; but Eli did love them! The meat was just right for him.
Okay… this one… *sigh* my mouth is watering just from looking at this picture and reminiscing of when I was devouring it, haha! And I’m now feeling more hungry than I did just 30 seconds ago… oh, there goes a stomach growl, haha! The meat is so tender and moist… and flavorful! We both enjoyed this one!
Steak… no bueno for me Eli, on the other hand, LOVED this one! The coffee rub put a different twist on it–and BTW, the coffee rub is decaf to take into consideration a diner’s possible sensitivity to caffeine 🙂 I REALLY wanted to try this one, but I couldn’t get myself to do it–no cow for me. But (!!) the fries, they were fantastic! Perfectly crisp and just the right amount of salt and garlic… I WANT SOME NOW!!!!! Not even joking right now!! Wish there was a place that had as good of fries as these closer to me! Yes, THEY ARE THAT YUMMY!!! (Confession: I think I filled up on these fries, hehe!)
CONCLUSION: Definitely go check out this spot if you’re in DTLA or don’t mind trekking on over there. You won’t be disappointed! And order off their drink menu, would ya?? 😀