I don’t know why it took me so long to come here. I had heard amazing things about the food, especially the fried chicken sandwich, and the atmosphere. It definitely lived up to the hype. From the minds behind Animal, Jon Shook and Vinny Dotolo, Son of a Gun is more focused on fish than it’s meaty predecessor. This restaurant definitely sets itself apart from the rest of their empire. Read on to learn why.
WARNING: SERIOUS #FOODPORN AHEAD!
I’ll be honest, there was a lot of hype surrounding the lobster roll. A LOT OF HYPE. In my humble opinion, it is warranted – if you know what you’re getting into. It is bite-sized with strong hints of celery and lemon aioli. Mayonnaise and butter are not the stars of the show here, so if that’s what you’re looking for, go elsewhere. Upon first glance, the size and lobster to bread ration seem less than thrilling, but for only $8, the bites are perfectly proportioned and definitely worth it!
I’ll say it before, and I’ll say it again…I LOVE BRUSSELS SPROUTS. Up until this point in time, I thought that I had had the best brussels sprouts in Los Angeles; I was wrong. SO WRONG. These are the best! Why? The combination of flavors is so unique! They are served crispy with purple turnips, cinnamon, peanuts, and a soft-cooked egg. Are you drooling? The description on the menu was intimidating because I couldn’t even fathom all of those ingredients together, but it was awesome!
Last, but not least, THE FRIEND CHICKEN SANDWICH! Like it’s bestie, the lobster roll, I had heard a lot about this dish. Topped with a spicy bread and butter pickle slaw and rooster aioli, the perfectly fried, crispy chicken was bomb! It’s a hearty sandwich that can be shared (I dare you to neatly cut that baby in half), or consumed by a lone hungry, hungry, hippo.
-Yellowfin tuna, leche de tigre, avocado, tortilla: This was an amazing appetizer to share with a complex flavor. It is served in such a fun way that I don’t want to ruin the surprise.
-Shrimp toast: I couldn’t eat it because I’m allergic, but the rest of my dining buddies loved it!
-Fish, pho fumet, herbs, lime, bok choy, and crispy shallots: The only reason I didn’t feature this in my main post was because it was eaten too quickly to take a photo. I’m not joking. This is an awesome take on pho and a must-try!
For more information, visit http://sonofagunrestaurant.com/
*sorry for all of the CAPS. The food was worthy of the excitement.*