Chow Princess and the Chowbabies are out of town so I figured it was a great time to go on a diet. If you follow the 6 day Chowfather Diet you are guaranteed to lose zero weight while increasing the size of your smile.
Day 1- Braised Beef Cheeks- Porcini dusted with creamy polenta, forest mushroom rosemary broth and horseradish gremolata @ Lola's on harrison (Hollywood). The preparation reminded me of their prior short rib dish but the beef cheek was even better.
Day 2- Pre-game cocktails @ Sra. Martinez with Blind Mind. Bacon infused bourbon Manhattan, followed by a Flor de Espana and ending with an outstanding mint julep. Mix in some crispy artichokes and patatas bravas.
Dinner- a kick butt tripe dish (with fregola? I ate this so fast I have no recollection of what was on the plate) and beef tongue @ Talula (sobe) while watching Chef Andrea compete on Top Chef.
Day 3- Lunch @ The gastroPod- Mo Better Bacon Burger (short rib, brisket, sirloin and bacon) Dirty with a poached egg and slaw. This is THE food truck you want to track down for a great burger. Wash it down with an old Dirt Dog, smoked beef hot dog, potato bun and slaw.
Dinner- Churrasco and eggplant parmigiana @ El Tamarindo (Hallandale) This place serves great food at great prices.
Day 4- Lunch- Outstanding wings @ Rickey's (Hollywood). Trivia, owner is world champ at Ms. Pacman and ex champ at Donkey Kong.
Dinner- Awesome bento box and sushi @ NAOE. Chef has a big slab of HEAT-ed Kobe ishiyaki ready for Lebron and Wade's visit. Considering changing name to NAO-Wade!!
Day 5- Lunch- Braised beef sandwich with cilantro, pickled carrot, radish, jalapeno, red onion and pate aioli on a French baguette (think Banh mi) and squid ink dumplings with shrimp and corn @ Chowdown Grill (Surfisde) Really enjoyed both dishes.
Dinner- Return visit to Chowdown Grill in order to take advantage of the octopus special. Tender octopus with a really nice char paired with a spicy szechuan sauce. Great dish with a nice kick to it.
Day 6- Lunch- Sauisson sec with brie cheese, fully loaded @ Le Petit Prince (aka Sandwicherie North, Hollywood Beach)
Dinner- Corner Creek Bourbon on the rocks and Chowbabies last mac n cheese. Oops.
**The 10 day diet will most likely feature stops at Sakaya Kitchen, Bourbon Steak, Yakko-San and Sugarcane Raw Bar.