It is no secret that Son of a Gun is one of my most favorite restaurants in Los Angeles. I first went soon after they first opened, and have been back a couple of times since then. Sharon is the one that got me hooked on their shrimp toast (she even had dreams about it) and so I always enjoy enlightening friends as to the magic of the shrimp toast.
Since we were crawling, we stopped by Son of a Gun for a quick snack now that they are open for lunch. I can’t even begin to tell you how hard it was to order just a couple of things to share because I tend to order half the menu, but since we had one more stop, I kept saying we had to pace ourselves. So we did.
I always order the lobster roll and even though it is tiny, I still love it. I had been craving this for a really long time. I should have ordered like 4 of them, but I had to save room for our last stop.
The shrimp toast may not look like much, but after just one bite, my homegirl Mai was a believer. I could eat 5 of these. This is one of the dishes I find myself craving all the time, and one of my favorite things to eat in the City of Angels.
The last dish we ordered was the poke (amberjack poke, serrano, orange, yuzu, white nectarine). This was something that Mai wanted to try, and I’ve never ordered this dish before. I am so glad we did! This was so fresh and with the addition of the fruit! Absolutely amazing. I don’t tend to include the prices, but this tiny (it looks bigger in the photo) bowl of poke was $16 which made us hesitate, but it was TOTALLY worth it. I can’t remember the last time I had fish that tasted this fresh. Absolutely brilliant.
So even though it was a super quick stop (it was either this or Mozza) we thoroughly enjoyed our snacks. The waitress knew we were food crawling and was super sweet about it! As we ate we kept thinking of ways to run away with AC Slater who we had seen earlier that day, as well as wondering what our significant others would think.
I’m not a fan of communal tables (I always get stuck with super chatty people) but the one at Son of a Gun has always been a success. One time I ended up sitting next to some teachers and that was kind of cool. Since we were in a hurry and just popping in for a quick snack we opted to sit near the bar, and it was perfect. We ended up chatting up a solo luncher who was enjoying his chicken sandwich (one of my favorites) and looked happy to have some company.
I’ve never written about Son of a Gun before, but I just love it and I love coming here with friends. The cool part is that I feel like such a regular now since the waitress recognized me from the other night. I still haven’t been to Animal, but I think Son of a Gun is more of my style.
Son of a Gun
8370 W. 3rd Street
Los Angeles, CA 90048