ECHO PARK — With a red-hot, wood-fire grill in the kitchen and a cool, long marble bar in the dining room, Ostrich Farm welcomed its first patrons this past weekend to try out an “American Heritage” menu that ranges from salads of Dungeness crab, radish and grapefruit to plates of grilled salmon and potpie with braised beef.
Chef owner Jaime Turrey said the wood-fire grill can be challenging but the result is more flavorful food. That long marble bar out front will allow patrons to enjoy a casual meal and drink next to a more formal dining room. “We want to be a great neighborhood restaurant,” said Turrey of his Sunset Boulevard restaurant. “I don’t feel pressure to be more more than that.”
And for those who are wondering, Ostrich Farm, named after 19th century tourist attractions, has no plans to put that bird on the menu, Turrey said.
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