The Gorbals

During the summer I won Ms. In the Biz’s July Mixer Giveaway – a $150 Gift Certificate to eat at The Gorbals.


I’ve sous-chefed for this restaurant before at Plate by Plate, saw Sun Sisters in the same building, and had Sam/John do a guest post about the KTCHN DTLA brunch, but this was my first time in the actual space. The staff told me it was haunted, so I needed accompaniment every time I went to the bathroom (which I did not take a picture of for my other blog).


Hopefully no ghosts pop up in these pictures.


The six of us split a bunch of meat/veggie dishes. My favorite was the broccoli – flash fried perfection.


Other veggie dishes included Roasted Corn…


…Mushrooms and Creamed Pine Nuts…


…Zucchini/Eggplant/Squash Blossoms…


…Tomato + Burrata (we got 3 orders of these).


I had just a taste of all the above, and concentrated on the meat dishes – there were four of us splitting these. Banh Mi Poutine…


…Dry Aged Burger…


…lamb neck in creamy oats…


…and bacon-wrapped matzoh balls.


I had seconds on the above, and thirds on the lamb – which got taken home and are now sitting in my freezer.


Dessert was perfection – sticky toffee pudding with homemade ice cream.


Each couple got our own.


FYI – Ms. in the Biz is having their next mixer soon – don’t know if they’ll be doing another epic giveaway like this, but follow them on twitter/facebook in case they do!

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  • cg

    Everything looks yummy, especially the bacon wrapped matzoh balls, but isn’t that a total oxymoron of a dish?!

    • Lynn @ The Actor’s Diet

      Yes – I believe the restaurant was inspired by this dish, which was a joke!

  • joyo

    The sticky toffee pudding will make you believe in a higher power.

  • Courtney

    That food looks ridiculously delicious, especially the sticky toffee pudding.

  • Alice @ Nom Nom Cat

    Bacon wrapped matzo balls. GENIUS. haha :3 Looks like a delicious meal! Definitely bookmarked.