What happens when you put a hamburger, 2 polarizing meat products, fancypants gravy, rice, tree sap and 2 LA stoner/chef/surfers together?
Baroque-o Loco Moco!
Animal opened in June 2008 [in Montauk, NY] and has been packed since — one of the breed of gleefully carnivorous restaurants to flourish in recent years. Its giddy, sophisticated-stoner sensibility is best represented by the Foie Gras Loco Moco, a riff on a Hawaiian surfer dish. It consists of a hamburger, a slice of fried Spam, a wedge of seared foie gras and a quail egg, all teetering on a bed of rice and topped with teriyaki sauce, maple syrup, bordelaise and Sriracha.
- NYT (links and emphasis mine)
Torn, I am. Teetering. I wouldn't kick it out of bed...but could I live with myself if I paid $35 for a loco moco? COULD I???
Props to Jon Shook and Vinny Dotolo for shoving pig nethers into East Hamptonians and Los Angeleans, of all people!
They don't mess around: Pigs ears, belly and cheeks, sweetbreads, chicken liver, poutine, head cheese, kimchee, foie gras, Spam, and a chocolate/bacon dessert all commingle into one gutsy (harhar) weed-out-the-weak menu of rare depravity.
No critter is safe. MUAHAHAHAHA!