Wednesday, July 23, 2014

The Offal Truth

Nose-to-tail omakase comes to Little Tokyo

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Legit dinner options in Little Tokyo can get a little monotonous.

Your choices are sushi, sushi, and more sushi. No matter how much your west coast pride wants to support this 'hood as a the launching pad of the California roll, there's only so much raw fish one diner can handle.
 
So if variety is the spice of life, we’d like it served on crispy curried calves brain and sumibi-grilled miso heart, please.
 
Officially open now for its first full week of service, b.o.s. is shaking up Little Tokyo dining with a nose-to-tail omakase menu that combines modern Asian flavors with a classical French base.
 
The name means “bull” in Latin, which is fitting, since you can eat almost all of one during dinner. Beside brain and heart, rotating options roasted bone marrow, carpaccio of tongue, and kimchi honeycomb tripe have all been available a la carte.
 
If you want to get closer to the action, try a spot at the chef’s counter where you’ll get an unbeatable view of the kitchen, and a tasting menu prepared in front of you. It’s just like sitting at the counter of your favorite sushi joint, except with way more beef.
 
You can always have a California roll tomorrow.

b.o.s. www.bos-la.com
424 E 2nd St. (Honda Plaza, Little Tokyo), Downtown
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Price: 3 (out of 4)
Noise: 3 (out of 4)

Parking: Honda Plaza lot or street
Hot seat: The chef's counter where you'll get a tasting menu
Best bet: Crispy curried calves brain or the loco moco risotto
Nearby: WurstkücheThe Spice Table; Engine Co. No. 28


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