Eggslut Nita (Dose of Vitamin P)

Sandwich Los Angeles

No stall at L.A.’s increasingly retooled Grand Central Market has generated more buzz than Eggslut, an open-air counter featuring the egg-centric creations of chef Alvin Cailan. At first, the Eggslut crew busted their asses just to get through each day’s bum rush. Now they’ve found a rhythm and added staff – including former Sticky Rice chef Johnny Lee – and are at the stage where they can expand the menu. One of my favorite additions is the Nita ($9), which used to appear on the Eggslut truck, and is now better than ever.

The Nita is, no surprise, a play on carnitas. However, instead of cooking every part of the pig in a copper cazo, submerged in bubbling pork fat, Cailan, Lee and crew braise pork shoulder in a deeply flavored liquid. They started with onions and added garlic, black peppercorns and pork jus. They top the juicy porcine results with tangy roasted tomatillo salsa, crumbled cotija – a savory Mexican cow’s milk cheese – and an over medium egg with an oozing, golden yolk. The bread is a toasted Veneto roll, which is basically soft, sturdy ciabatta.

Dose of Vitamin P spotlights my favorite pork dish from the previous week.

Address: 317 South Broadway, Los Angeles, CA 90013

Eggslut Nita (Dose of Vitamin P)

317 South Broadway Los Angeles CA 90013

Joshua Lurie

Joshua Lurie founded FoodGPS in 2005. Read about him here.

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