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Rather than going with a generic diner staple, he opted to highlight Trolley Car’s selection of less traditional fare. And instead of testing my culinary skills by having me prepare the dish step by step alongside him, Dwight decided to test my gastrointestinal fortitude by feeding me plate after plate of food.
I showed up dressed like an official member of the El Rey wait staff in jeans and a flannel shirt—then stepped inside their kitchen, smelled all the seasoned meats and spicy sauces around me, and watched my hopes of blending in fly right out the window.
They’re always tweaking the menu, keeping even superfans on their toes. And their gorgeous new yellowfin tuna carpaccio is right on time.
Korean favorites like bibimbob and bulgogi repose on the menu alongside more Japanese-style dishes like salmon teriyaki.
The wicked favorite by pastry chef Thomas McCarthy will make your heart sing—and no, not just ‘cause of the hemp seeds he’s so craftily utilizing.
It’s like an expensive designer Crunch, except the milk chocolate’s crispy notes come from tiny bacon pieces and sweet maple, tinged with smoked sea salt.