|Littlefork readies for its debut|
For a restaurant that's been flying under the radar until now, there are some big names behind the North Atlantic-focused spot, including David Reiss (A-Frame, Sunny Spot) and A-Frame designer Sean Knibb. The soft-opening menu reads like it's more personal to Travi, a combination of where he's from and where he is now, which means some Massachusetts, some California and a lot of pickling.
The name references the little cocktail fork you get with raw bar items like oysters on the half shell, which coincidentally, Littlefork will be serving along with other things like clam cakes and Portuguese musssels with linguica, chickpeas and beer. Travi, a raging Red Sox fan if memory serves, also spent time in Montreal, so there's poutine on the menu, only this one is made with his own house-smoked meats. You'll also see things like crispy head cheese, oyster sliders, malt vinegar pork rinds, chowder, smoked maple ham with whiskey apple compote. In fact, there's a lot of smoking and pickling going on here, as well as a focus on seasonal ingredients. His pastry chef wife, Miho, is consulting on the dessert menu.
1600 Wilcox Ave.; 323-465-3675