Meat lovers — and we mean full-on snout-to-tail meat lovers — rejoice! Hock + Hoof, a carnivore’s fever dream, is now serving in the Historic Core.

Kat Hu and Justin Yi’s eatery opened to the public on last week offering a full brunch and dinner menu, with plenty of cocktails to wash everything down.

The meals involve French techniques, American concepts and Asian ingredients and flavors, but what really stands out is the way the team utilizes every part of the animal.

In addition to traditional options such as a burger and cod tempura, Hock + Hoof serves a chicken liver mousse, beef heart tartare and a pig’s head. The joint in the former Tabachines Cocina space at the base of the Alexandria Hotel also has a 48-ounce tomahawk steak that sells for $120. Yes, that’s a three-pound steak. Please, don’t try to eat it alone.

The debut caps an odd recent event, as the restaurant appeared in the L.A. Weekly’s 99 Essentials list, though it had not yet begun serving the public (a writer had a sneak preview).

Now, all can enjoy, providing they are willing to try something different.

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