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Lazy Ox Canteen to Open Next Week in Little Tokyo, Menus Released

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The much-awaited new Little Tokyo bar and restaurant, Lazy Ox Canteen, is scheduled to open on December 17th, reports Eater LA. With both owner Michael Cardenas (Matsuhisa, Sushi Roku) and Chef Josef Centeno (Meson G, Opus, Charles Nob Hill) at the helm, the restaurant is expected to be accessible and casual yet keeping that chic and upscale vibe. Think neighborhood joint for drinks and food, happy hours and late nights.

Although the menus, which were released today sans prices (Eater LA has some sneak peek prices), is Asian influenced, it's not purely focused on items. Items include Moroccan-style beef jerky with fried egg and salsa verde, pappardelle pasta with braised oxtail, pickled red onion and parsley salad and beef tartare with juniper berry, fried quail egg and olive oil toasted bread. Twelve beers will be on draft along with eleven bottled beers available. There's a larger wine list and a handful of sakes and shochus. And not to forget desserts, the menu includes blood orange flan, pistachio tart with brown butter ice cream and a tiramisu trifle.

For the Record: An earlier version of this posted listed some prices, but we've since learned the prices listed on a menu photo are not set in stone.

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