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6 Restaurants Serving Nostalgic Food
Toaster are presented to the Table at Barton G.
Lobster Pop Tarts
Housemade fun food is poping up on menus around the United States to inspire foodies to come in and Tweet, Instagram and SnapChat.
Nostalgic favorites such as Pop Tarts, Oreos, chips and leathers are showing up on fine dining menus with playful reinterpretations from some of the country’s hottest dining destinations across the United States. Foodies are flocking in to try the whimsical fare to Tweet and Instagram.
Culinary visionary, restaurateur, hotelier, and author Barton G. Weiss creates dishes to amaze and amuse foodies at the newly opened Barton G. Restaurant in Los Angeles. He develops playful presentations and ‘more than meets the eye’ creations in an upscale setting.
This whimsical eatery’s Lobster Pop Tarts are a savory play on the popular toaster pastry and feature Maine lobster, gruyere and Pernod Mornay sauce baked in flakey phyllo pastry served tableside in a retro toaster with Tabasco hollandaise and tarragon aioli.
The restaurant also creates lobster truffle mac and cheese. For desserts they serve Big Top Cotton Candy an over the top popcorn surprise and Carnival Fun Cakes made with golden funnel cakes with fun dipping sauces of chocolate, strawberry, caramel spiced powedered sugar & fresh whipped cream.
Barton G. Restaurant
Drink. Well in Austin, Texas
At Drink. Well cocktail bar and restaurant serves housemade Twinkies that are made fresh daily with rotating flavors such as red cherry gastrique, white cake, filed with blueberry pastry cream.
They also make a Well Mix filled with Chili-honey chex, pretzels & candied pecans.
Their house-cut potato chips come with two dips - smoked onion & herb and artichoke & garlic.
207 East 53rd St. Austin, TX - www.drinkwellaustin.com/menu
Taste by Niche - St. Louis, Montana
At Taste by Niche in St. Louis, Montana, Chef Gerard Craft puts a modern spin on the classic Oreo cookie with his Pigwiches. Made with malted chocolate cookies in the shape of a pig, Craft stuffs them with cream made from bacon fat, vanilla and powder sugar.
4584 Laclede St. St. Louis 63108 - (314) 361-1200.
Taste by Niche
Great burgers at Plan Check Kitchen
Plan Check Kitchen + Bar
Executive Chef Ernesto Uchimura (the founding chef of Umami Burger) makes leathers to put between buns at Plan Check Kitchen + Bar in Los Angeles and Culver City. His classic hamburgers are served with a modernist approach wiht dehydrated squares of ketchup and sriracha. The consistency is similar to a fruit roll-up.
Other fun food items on the menu include Beer Nuts that are sweet, salty, and wasabi flavored. The Cruller Donuts are cooked to order and served with cream and fruit.
Two locations -
1800 Sawtell Blvd. Culver City (310) 444-1411
351N. Fairfax Ave. (323) 591-0094
Plan Check - Great Food Thats Fun To Eat
Saint Martha - Koreatown, Los Angeles
Los Angeles’ Koreatown is the home of Saint Martha restaurant offering a creative take on the classic “Doritos.” They feature a Sea Urchin “Tataki” with avocado mousse, hearts of palm, and seaweed “Doritos.” Guests are encouraged to use the seaweed Doritos as a chip to pick up the Uni and hearts of palm for a fun take on chips and dip.
Saint Martha is the Patron Saint of cooks and servants. In the tradition of Old World service, Chef Nick Erven cooks Modern American cuisine rooted in European tradition. The Sommelier Mary Thompson puts together a list of 50 underappreciated / unexpected wines by the taste, glass, piche and bottle meant to pair with the food.
740 S. Western Blvd, Los Angeles , CA 90005 - Parking is complimentary (213)387-2300.
Great Bread and Snicker Bars
Superba Food and Bread is a new café, bakery, and social hub from Paul Hibler located in Venice, CA.
They have a Superba Candy Bar crafted by Pastry Chef Lincoln Carson making a gourmet version of a Snickers Bar, this dessert features chocolate mousse, Marcona almond, caramel, and sea salt.
1900 S. Lincoln Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90291 (310) 907-5075.