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April 13, 2009

Easter dinner at Loteria! Grill



The plan was for my brother and me to cook Easter dinner together at his Silverlake apartment, perhaps imbibing a little champagne along the way. But yesterday morning I called him and said, "Have you done the shopping yet?"

When I found out he hadn't, I suggested eating out. He loved the idea.

His choice of restaurants for Easter dinner: Loteria! (don't ask me why the exclamation mark) Grill on Hollywood Boulevard. ...

luxe%20006.jpgGreat choice. While full dinners were available, we ended up having tacos, filled with good things like zucchini and roasted corn succotash with salsa verde and queso fresco, pork in a spicy chile morita sauce served with slices of fresh avocado, and chicken in mole poblano with sesame seeds and queso fresco.

The margaritas were sour and quite alcoholic.

For Easter dinner dessert, fried plantains (although I considered the goat's milk flan) because the waitress had forgotten Gailor's order and brought the plantains when we had finished everything else.

Posted by Elizabeth Large at 2:57 PM | | Comments (1)


We had a very non-traditional Easter dinner at Cinghiale's Enoteca. It was just the two of us this year, and I couldn't see ham or lamb for two. We had a wonderful meal. Their Sunday supper offers a fixed price limited menu. Everything we tried was fabulous--we will definitely do this again some time.

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Richard Gorelick was appointed The Baltimore Sun's restaurant critic in September 2010. Before joining the paper staff fulltime, he contributed freelance criticism and features articles about food to area and regional publications. Along the way, he dispatched for short-distance trucking companies, shilled for cultural non-profits, and assisted in cognitive neurology research – never the subject, always the control.

He takes restaurants seriously but not himself, and his favorite restaurant is the one you love, too.

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