Get ready for a funky new Downtown restaurant called Hock + Hoof, opening soon in the former Tabachines space. The idea is simple: a French-Asian menu full of off cuts of beef and pork, alongside mainstays like steak and seafood.
As the name Hock + Hoof might suggest, this is a place for dishes like pig trotter served with agedashi tofu, or trip and tendon with gochujang, avocado, and rice cakes. There’s also Hokkaido scallops, a large-format cowboy steak with pommes aligot, and a brunch that includes french toast, braised beef tongue, waffles, and more. There will also be a full bar and a happy hour when things get up and running.
Hock + Hoof is the work of partners Kat Hu and Justin Yi. Hu is a Le Cordon Bleu grad who worked as a sous chef at Cafe Pinot before jumping to Roots & Rye in San Jose as chef de cuisine. Yi is a former Patina Group sous who has also spent time at Roots & Rye, and consulted on projects in South America. There’s no firm date for Hock + Hoof’s opening just yet, but look for something in a month or so.
Hock + Hoof
517 S. Spring St.
Los Angeles, CA