Thursday, August 24, 2006

Fill'er up, ma'am?

Doodles and Mooncrazy are back, well sort of. We've been doing a bit of resteraunt review and a whole lot of eating.

A review for Ford's Filling Station in Culver City caught my attention in a recent issue of Sunset Magazine. I knew I'd seen that name and then remembered it was just west of Surfas in Culver City. I made a mental note to include that in our food explorations while sister Doodles was in town. Last night we were in LA and looking for dinner and we were not disappointed.

A small menu but everything sounded so tasty it was hard to decide. Doodles chose the Flat Iron Steak with spinach souffle and I settled with a Porterhouse Pork Steak and mashed potatoes. These were both fantastic choices. The steak was so tender it literally melted in your mouth and the pork, though not as tender, had such a wonderful rich flavor. I tried to eat it all, we both did the there was quite a generous portion of meat on both so of course some came home.

Desert? Of course. We tried the rhubarb crisp with vanilla cream. Quite tasty. The service is good with the manager coming by more than once to check up on us. Nate, what a nice guy and I hope he finds his Utili-kilt soon.

They don't have a website but there's loads of parking around the corner in a two-story structure with two free hours. And although we got there early, before 6:30, should make reservations. Near 7:00 it was filled and this was a Wednesday night.

9531 Culver Blvd. Culver City, CA 877-243-0925

Now we've done quite a bit of tasting so far and will have some posts on that but we both need to get back to cooking. Funny how you crave a little stove time on vacation.

Stay tuna'd


Ellie said...

Sounds delightful! I've been having a problem with overcooked meats at the restaurants I've been to in the last few months - seafood, poultry or red meat, it seems whatever I order comes out overdone and disappointing! Your experience sounds like a lovely one!

wheresmymind said...

Just can't beat yummy meat products :)

Sylvie said...

I have been wanting to go to Ford's since it opened. There were mixed reviews at first but it seems they may have gotten into their groove. I'll have to make sure we make reservations as the weekends are about the only time we (G and I) can get there.

Annie said...

Ooh, rhubarb crisp with vanilla cream!
Sounds yummy! Can't wait for your upcoming cooking posts. I missed ya.