‘Round the Mohawk Bend, Back Again

I’ve been to Mohawk Bend a whole bunch of times since it opened several years ago.  It’s one of my go-to’s for date night dinner, late night munchies, brunch, or just meeting up for drinks with friends.

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This is my favorite room to sit in, but I’ve never photographed it before because things are busy back there!

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We were invited to check out Chef Alfonso’s Galan’s newly revamped menu – 90% of it is now locally sourced from California, and they always seek the most sustainable option.  All meat/dairy is hormone/antibiotic free, all eggs are cage-free, and all seafood options are ocean-friendly.

I love that everything on it is vegan, too, unless marked otherwise.

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We started off with cocktails, beer

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…their infamous Buffalo Cauliflower (<—click for the recipe)…

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…and Fried Brussels Sprouts with Roasted Baby Beets, Apples, Candied Walnuts, and Crispy Onion topping.

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For entrees, most of the table ordered burgers…

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Abe stuck with their Southwest Vegan – arugula, avocado, tomato, crispy onions + jalapeño aioli, on ciabatta bread…

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…while Sam/Aaron each got beef ones with bacon – The Mohawk (arugula, parmesan, red onion, roasted pepper, aioli) and The Pub Burger (IPA-battered onion rings, charred jalapeño, beer-cheese sauce).

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I’ve been feeling the after-effects of the Taiwan Food Tour and stuck to salads.  This is their Wilted (Bloomsdale spinach, kale, beets, fingerling potatoes, roasted carrots/pears, radicchio, onion, hazelnut balsamic vinaigrette)…
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…and the newly-added Coconut “Noodle” Salad (shredded young thai coconut, julienned veggies, green cabbage, fresh herbs, spiced cashews, almond chili dressing).  Absolutely adored, but warning – it’s got a kick!

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For dessert, a deconstructed take on S’mores…
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…with vegan, homemade graham crackers/marshmallows…

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…and chocolate sauce.
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The perfect ending to another wonderful meal, at one of my favorite places in LA.  Thanks so much to the chef and the staff for hosting us.

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