Wednesday, November 3, 2010
Made me realize I've never had that before...
I suppose in many ways surprises are a test as to how well someone knows you. When my boyfriend Brent arrived at my house to pick me up for dinner I still hadn't guessed, and skirted the clues, after all I really am someone who thoroughly enjoys a good surprise.
When we turned onto Fairfax my heart pattered. Could it be?
"Animal..." I murmured, with a knowing smile.
Ah, he DEFINITELY knows me.
Though Jon Shook & Vinny Dotolo's meatlover's hideaway has quietly been winning over LA since 2008 with pig ears and poutine I still, somehow, had never been. Alas, I must have lamented aloud at least once.
I punched Brent in the arm.
Canter's and the Silent Movie Theatre, a bustling crowd of theatre-goers, young professionals, and hip couples crossed forks in Animal's spare, unpretentious space. We were seated near the wine bar at a small wooden table and handed the daily menu. No frills here, it's all about the food.
I rubbed my belly all the way back to the car, wishing I lived close enough to walk home. But I still can't imagine a better way to celebrate a mellow weeknight birthday than with a table for two, a bottle of wine, and a feast fit for a king.
435 N. Fairfax Ave. Los Angeles, CA 90036; 323.782.9225