What the Fork?

Little Fork Maple Eggs
I feel as if I’m channeling my inner-Don Draper as I down cocktails and feast on Clams Casino in the Mid-Century Modern digs of Littlefork, a great new restaurant that opened last month in Hollywood. Although its name sounds like a small town in Utah or the moniker bestowed upon some unfortunate child in Indian Guides, “Littlefork” actually refers to the diminutive three-pronged cocktail fork used to eat shellfish. It’s part of the restaurant’s theme; innovative and fun dishes inspired by the Atlantic Northeast, especially Boston and Montreal.

Chef Jason Travi’s menu consists of mostly small plates, with a strong emphasis on seafood. The aforementioned Clams Casino with Cracker Stuffing and Bacon is an absolute must-have, as is the Smoked Meats Poutine with Curds and Gravy. The Portuguese Mussels with Linguica, Beer and Chickpeas is one of the best mussel dishes I have ever eaten. I also recommend the Maple Eggs with Crispy Bacon (pictured above), the Clam Cakes with House Tartar Sauce, and the Apple Cider Braised Brussels Sprouts with Sage and Crispy Chicken Skin.

I’m hoping eventually they’ll be adding some version of fried whole-belly Ipswich clams to the menu, as well as my favorite New England dessert, Indian pudding with molasses and cornmeal. Until that happens, I recommend ending your meal with Littlefork’s Whoopie Pies with Marshmallow Fluff, although I’m pretty sure that’s not something Don Draper would eat. You’ll be channeling your inner-Sally Draper at that point.

Littlefork is located at 1600 Wilcox Ave., Hollywood.

Pickles

Pickled Vegetables (the amuse bouche)


Kettle Corn with Montreal steak spice and maple syrup

Kettle Corn with Montreal Steak Spice and Maple Syrup


Crispy Oyster Sliders with Tartar Sauce and Pickled Hot Pepper

Crispy Oyster Sliders with Tartar Sauce and Pickled Hot Pepper


Smoked Meats Poutine with curds and gravy

Smoked Meats Poutine with Curds and Gravy


Clams Casino with cracker stuffing and bacon

Clams Casino with Cracker Stuffing and Bacon


Portuguese Mussels with linguica, beer and chickpeas

Portuguese Mussels with Linguica, Beer and Chickpeas


Clam Cakes with house tartar sauce

Clam Cakes with House Tartar Sauce


Brisket with three mustards

Brisket with Three Mustards


Apple Cider Braised Brussels Sprouts with sage and crispy chicken skin

Apple Cider Braised Brussels Sprouts with Sage and Crispy Chicken Skin


Whoopie Pies with marshmallow fluff

Whoopie Pies with Marshmallow Fluff


Buttermilk Maple Pie with whipped cream and candied orange zest

Buttermilk Maple Pie with Whipped Cream and Candied Orange Zest


Apple Cider Donuts with apple butter and salted caramel

Apple Cider Donuts with Apple Butter and Salted Caramel


Cocktails

Cocktails


Mid-Century Modern

Mid-Century Modernish



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5 Comments

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5 Responses to What the Fork?

  1. JDeight

    Brisket? Looks like smoked meat. Either way, I’m in.

  2. can’t wait to try this place – my hood! and that buttermilk pie…calling my name…

  3. Elaine chin

    Had the lobster roll there which was decent but not amazing. Difficult to compare with East coast rolls. It’s like eating NY pizza in LA…

    Charmed by the eggs and bacon. Faux eggshells and velvety maple cream sauce at the bottom threw me for a loop.

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