Wednesday, March 14, 2012

American Classic: Wayfare Tavern

Chef Tyler Florence isn't just a Food Network darling. The man can really run a restaurant. His Wayfare Tavern absolutely dazzles with its comfort classics.
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Reservations can be difficult to score at night, but lunch is easy to book! Yay!

Complimentary popover.
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Piping hot, fresh, and so damn good!

Chilled Maine lobster half, lemon garlic butter ($18).
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Simple but incredible. High-quality stuff!

Smoked Sonoma pork ribs, roasted plums, corn on the cob, TF's barbecue sauce ($26).
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Packed with flavor and fall-off-the-bone excellent. And plums? Corn? California produce at its finest!

Organic fried chicken -- buttermilk brine, roasted garlic, crisp woody herbs, lemon ($22).
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Crisp! Juicy! Not too heavy! Garlic! Lemon! Stunning!

Baked macaroni and cheese -- Jack cheese, garlic bread crumbs, chive, and smoked olive oil ($8).
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Pure joy in a cast-iron dish!

Wayfare Tavern totally won us over with its familiar but wonderfully executed dishes. If you're looking for comfort, this is it!

Bonus pic:
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We spotted this raccoon outside our hotel. We can find wildlife anywhere!


  1. I have been to Tyler's El Paseo and Rotisserie & wine, but have not yet had the pleasure of eating at Wayfare Tavern. After seeing these photos, I am even more excited about dining there!

  2. Run raccoon run!! But first eat some ribs n corn!

  3. I've herad a lot about the fried chicken - glad it lived up to the hype!

  4. Your meal comes with a complimentary popover? Yum!

  5. very ralph lauren.

    i once faced a raccoon in the halls of the financial aid office in college. gross up close.


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