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You say you want fish? The latest offering from Animal’s Vinny Dotolo and John Shook attempts to bring a bit of the Eastern Seaboard to Weho. The vibe feels like Lunch on Montauk Highway or a chowder house in Cape Cod. Yes there’s a lifesaver on the wall and yes you will find fishing rods on the wall. You will also find some seriously tasty small plates plates with a focus on seafood.
We had the Lobster Roll, which is kind of a “cooking school grad” interpretation of the classic east coast sandwich. Very nice indeed!
We also had their version of Shrimp Toast, that mainstay of the Pu Pu platter, this time with Siracha mayo. Yum! I could’ve eaten at least ten of them but I came to my senses before I ordered another round. My vision of having a nice clean lite fish dinner was shattered. Son of a Gun serves up some big rich flavors, from classic old school favorites with a modern twist to the unexpected.
The linguine and clams, uni aglio-olio, with chili and breadcrumbs is pretty sinful. Nice. How about a fried chicken sandwich, spicy b&b pickle slaw and rooster aioli? Or a peel & eat shrimp boil with lime mustard sauce. And who could forget the alligator schnitzel, heart of palm and orange! The Brandade with a soft egg, arugula and grainy mustard is beautiful.
Son of a Gun can be difficult to book on short notice, however we just walked in one night sat right down. There’s a communal table in the middle of the place, which I’m pretty tired of these days but hey, the food is really nice and we liked the whole relaxed eastern feel. The dress is casual and the crowd is mixed.
8370 W 3rd St
Los Angeles, CA 90048