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CHECK OUT NEW RESTAURANT SAUSAL
The South Bay has been getting a taste of “Nuevo Rancho,” as chef and partner Anne Conness recently introduced Sausal to Downtown El Segundo. A perfect marriage of comfort food and bold traditional Mexican fare, Sausal embraces the unique makeup of Southern California. Named after the farmstead that once encompassed the area, the food draws heavily on smoke, slow roasting, and wood-fire techniques used by the rancheros who used to inhabit it. Scratch cocktails highlighting market-driven ingredients, prepared with housemade syrups and infusions, pair perfectly with Beef & Goat Birria, Pork Pozole over Hominy Grits, or one of many other menu items. To top off dinner with a sweet treat, diners can enjoy a Spanish Sticky Date Cake or Rancho Grilled Stone Fruit, Figs, and Grapes with bay leaf sabayon and “piggy” cookies. Starting today Sausal will be introducing lunch hours and a new lunch menu.
SAUSAL IS ONE OF LA'S 12 TASTIEST WOOD-FIRED DISHES
By Lesley Balla
Where there's smoke, there's probably a wood-fired grill in one of the top local restaurants. First everyone wanted a wood-burning oven for pizzas and other specialties, and now more and more chefs are stoking the flame of an open hearth in their kitchens. When done properly, cooking over direct fire brings out the best flavor in everything from vegetables to shellfish, seafood, huge chops and more.
Even desserts get a little smoke and fire at Anne Conness' new El Segundo grillhouse. Here peaches and apples are grilled until just a little charred and super sweet, and served with bay leaf sabayon and piggy cookies.