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Sunday, March 12, 2006

Fritto Misto: West-Side

Today I went to the west side to whittle wood. I shit you not! I took a Japanese wood carving class on Abbott Kinney in Venice. Master Wood Carver, Yo Takimoto, when he's in Cali, teaches these wood carving classes in various stores. Very cool, fun, and relaxing. Check out the piece that I made with 1000 year old Yakusugi wood (with Yo's help of course).

I know I digress so here is where the chow comes in. I was over on the west side before the class, so I remembered that there was a Colorado Ave in Santa Monica....

I found Fritto Misto. This joint was located in an off-the-beaten-track location in Santa Monica. It's a cool Italian cafe with cool wood tables, made with wine crates.

The brunch menu looked great. I always liked a good "garbage pail" or "kitchen sink" breakfast dish. I had some good ones in Santa Cruz and San Francisco, but haven't had one in L.A. So I was intrigued with the Mess de Misto dish and ordered that with the Cajun Chicken (less than $10).

The picture may not do this dish justice, but I got a tell you, it was damn good. Chicken bits, roasted rosemary potatoes, tri-color bell peppers, red onions, mozzarella and egg all smashed together. Totally satisfied after this meal, I was ready for some serious whittling!

I'm sorry, my last breakfast at Le Petit Beaujolais didn't compare to this one. I hope I find better on the East Side....

Fritto Misto
601 Colorado Ave
Santa Monica CA 90401
(310) 458-2829


  • At April 11, 2006 2:08 AM, Blogger Jeni said…

    I LOOOOOVE FRITTO MISTO! I was just there tonight!

  • At April 12, 2006 11:19 AM, Blogger chowchow said…

    Wow. I feel so honored. The first comment of ColoradoChow from Jeni of Oishii fame!!

    Fritto Misto was an opportunistic westside find that sorta went with this ColoradoChow thing. It's damn good. I gotta go back and try some more stuff there. I just hope the East Side will have similar finds.

    Keep chowin'!!

  • At October 05, 2006 4:38 PM, Anonymous sarah said…

    i cannot believe that you made yourself eat on colorado in santa monica! LOLLL! now that is some serious blog focus :)


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