Louie’s of Mar Vista is finally opening after years of anticipation in the neighborhood. Friday, July 5th is the official opening day, but a few neighbors got a sneak peek at the place and the menu this week. The consensus? I heard nothing but positive reviews for this family-friendly restaurant with full bar located right in the heart of Mar Vista.
There’s a mural depicting their love of all meats, especially that from the pig, and which also pays homage to the butcher shop the building once was. When you visit, ask the wait staff to tell you more about the idea behind the imagery; makes for great bar conversation.
We sampled their potted shrimp Louisiana with flatbread, bloody mary popcorn, tomato bisque, ribs with house-made BBQ sauce, french fries with a bacon powder sprinkled on top, and a couple of killer desserts: banana pudding and salted caramel bread pudding.