Son of a Gun
Hot on the heels of their 2008 Animal restaurant opening, the ‘2 Dudes’ (as their Food Network show suggests), Jon Shook and Vinny Dotlo, present their everyday take on a beach hut seafood joint.
Vintage treasures (mostly salvaged from the garage of Dotolo’s grandfather) litter the interior, whilst serene blue-grey walls add a more relaxing feel. But with only 55 seats in this L-shaped eatery, visitors should come ready to get involved. There’s a 20-seat communal table and a bar area, which caters on a first-come-first-served basis. Only half the allocation is saved for reservations. Though it’s best to book if you can. Third Street is fast becoming the go-to place for rising culinary stars in LA. And Son of a Gun comes highly recommended. Course, it’s hard to forget a name like that.
The menu gets changed and printed daily according to seasonal availability, though oysters, lobster rolls, fish dips and the shrimp toast sandwich are venerable regulars. Make sure you save some space for their homely range of desserts too.