Restaurants tend to stick with what they're good at. Which is why Mastro’s continues to plate the most succulent steaks, and Barney's Beanery excels at alcohol poisoning.
But for a restaurant whose culinary ambitions know no categorical boundaries, there's Craig Weiss's Local 1205.
Local 1205 is basically a slice of NYC in Venice — they've been serving up cold-pressed juices for breakfast and thinly sliced Katz's deli meats for lunch, and just now launched a dinner menu that consists solely of piping-hot pizza and raw oysters.
That dinner menu is headed by Chef Mike Fox, the pie maestro behind the Fox Pizza Bus, a Scottish transit double-decker bus outfitted with a wood-burning oven.
As for the oysters, Local's serving sweet Puget Sound, crisp Carlsbad, and pungent Baha varieties Thursday to Saturday 3-9pm. Pizzas are served from 3-9 daily.
The service is casual. No reservations required. And you can have your order brought next door to The Otheroom so you can enjoy a little beer and wine.
Allowing you to stick to what you're good at, too.