I was originally going to write a post about Dino’s, but Will made a good point re: how it didn’t fall under my self-imposed rules of posting (which are now posted on the Chris page). Because of this, we move on to what I had for dinner two Sundays ago. Will and Paul were in L.A., and wanted to round up the gang for a group dinner (especially since Will refused Son of a Gun the night before). Being the popular guy Will is, over a dozen of us gathered at Tender Greens on short notice for a short and sweet dinner.
Usually, I get either the steak or the albacore on a hot plate, where the protein of choice is served with mashed potatoes, a simple salad of choice, and a crostini. But the special of the night appealed to me. It was braised short ribs on mashed potatoes, and had a cherry tomato salad with vinaigrette on the side. The short ribs were very well-braised – no knife necessary. As for the flavor, it tasted good, but maybe could’ve used a little more salt (although I have a greater disposition for salt than most people). The mashed potatoes seemed a little different from the usual one served on a hot plate (maybe it’s just me or the difference was the result of the short ribs sauce, but I did enjoy it). The salad was basically the tender greens salad with cherry tomatoes. Overall, it was a solid plate of food – not sexy, but the type you can go home to and not feel guilty.
Chris Hei grade: B
9523 Culver Blvd
Culver City, CA 90232
Note: Daniel and Justin make a cameo in the first photo.