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Tonight the Monkeys tried Mode (916 S. Olive St., Los Angeles), just like I said we would a few days ago. We got our meals to go, however, because I am obsessed with TV and the Internet and wanted to eat, watch, and play at the same time. (Sad, but true.) We are definitely going back, though. Often. I loved our food and can't wait to eat everything on the menu.
The panini au chair (skirt steak panini with gorgonzola and sundried tomato and a side of field greens) was warm, crunchy, savory, and delicious. The flavor was spot-on, the meat cooked perfectly, and the bread grilled just right. Pretty reasonable for $10.
thon albacore (seared albacore steak with bok choy. soy-ginger sauce, and a little ball of wasabi). The albacore was beautifully pink inside and just melted in my mouth. The only thing that disappointed me was that I didn't have more! Well, the $15 pricetag wasn't my favorite either. But, damn, this was a good piece of fresh fish.
tart tatine and vanilla ice cream ($7). I wish we'd gotten two of these. Or three. Warm and flaky with just the right tang, paired with mellow cold vanilla bean goodness. Incredible.