With times this tough, you can’t afford to get fleeced.
So rather than follow the herd to yet another $20-an-appetizer establishment, hoof it to Wolf in Sheep’s Clothing, the new Abbot Kinney pop up (open through February) offering gourmet grub at prices that won’t make you go baah-llistic.
In the old Capri space, chef/owners Brian Dunsmoor (Axe, Hungry Cat) and Kris Tominaga (Joe’s Restaurant) forsake their fine dining roots for rustic, market-driven dishes: Graze on kale salad with black apples and head cheese fritters before putting your herbivore diet out to pasture with hanger steak seared in anchovy and olive butter and lamb sirloin with horseradish gremolata (the only entree more than $20).
Apple pie smothered in Hook’s cheddar and another round of Cali brew (Breury Mischief) or vino (Wild Hog zinfandel) make for an indulgent ending.
Ewe deserve it.
Wolf in Sheep’s Clothing, 1616 Abbot Kinney Boulevard, between Rialto Avenue and North Venice Boulevard, Venice (424-268-8344 or wolfinsheepsclothingrestaurant.com).
Photo: Courtesy of Wolf in Sheep’s Clothing