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Frog legs, pigs feet and bone marrow at new DTLA pub The Parish

By Hayley Fox
Published: Wednesday, July 25, 2012, at 01:34PM
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The bar inside The Parish set to open this week.

The Parish is scheduled to bring English pub grub to downtown L.A. beginning this Friday. Executive Chef Casey Lane said the restaurant represents his version of "modern English cuisine" with a menu that promises to be "bold with whole-animal cooking."

His intentions are evidenced by menu items that include poutine pigs feet, fried frog legs, roasted bone marrow and stout-grilled sausages. Many dishes include a combination of modern and classic British bar food such as deviled eggs, chicken liver mousse, an assortment of pot pies, fish and chips and a sprinkling of Indian dishes.

Lane has been nominated three times for the James Beard Award, "Rising Star Chef of the Year," and has worked previously in L.A. at Tasting Kitchen in Venice.

The new two-floor DTLA restaurant aims to be "reminiscent of the 1930s" with its emphasis on iron, wood and vintage decor features.

“We’re excited to give this community a casual, upfront dining experience with an imaginative menu in an evocative setting and really dynamic food that elevates pub-style classics to a whole new level,” said Parish co-owners Mark Meyuhas and Bruce Horwitz in a statement.

And what's a true pub without a comprehensive list of cocktails and draft beers -- put together by John Coltharp, previously of DTLA's whiskey bar the Seven Grand. Cocktails cost in the double-digits and feature everything from bourbon to gin, rye and rum; while beers start at $7 and highlight the ongoing craft beer craze including the usual suspects of white, hoppy or triple brews.

"The pub is traditionally a communal meeting ground," said Lane, "and at the end of the day, I hope guests will come away from The Parish having had a very lively and fulfilling experience,” he says.

The Parish will be open for dinner everyday starting this Friday, from 5:30 p.m. to 12:30 a.m., with the bar open from 5 p.m. to 2 a.m. Later in the year, owners expect to begin serving breakfast and lunch, with brunch service on the weekend.

The Parish is located at 840 S. Spring Street

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