L.A. Restaurants

Staff Meals Today: From Duck Confit to Steak and Rice

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Fri, Apr 23, 2010 at 5:43 PM

It's time for another installment of Staff Meals Today, where we find out what 10 of our local restaurants are feeding their employees. Let us know which of these meals sound best to you in the comments below.

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1. BoHo

6372 West Sunset Boulevard., L.A., (323) 465-8500.

"Looks like they're making pizzas. We do a lot of pizzas."

2. La Casita Mexicana

4030 E. Gage Ave. Bell, (323) 773-1898.

Fresh filet of fish with corn (though some of this dish may have been lost in translation).

3. Drago Centro

525 S. Flower St., downtown, (213) 228-8998.

Pasta with chicken leg and tomatoes, Friday chopped salad (best of the leftover entrée salads).

4. The Foundry on Melrose

7465 Melrose Ave., Hollywood, (323) 651-0915.

Crispy skin chicken and salad.

5. Hatfield's

6703 Melrose Ave, L.A., (323) 935-2977.

Confit of duck with French fried potatoes, and green salad with batons of Pink Lady apples and Jerusalem artichokes.

6. The Lobster

1602 Ocean Avenue, Santa Monica, (310) 458-9294.

They have staff meals at mornings only. Today: steak and rice.

7. LudoBites 4.0 at Gram & Papa's

227 East 9th Street, Downtown, (213) 624-7272.

Irish stew.

8. Sona

401 N. La Cienega Blvd., West Hollywood, (310) 659-7708.

Shrimp tacos with house-made pico de gallo.

9. Terroni

7605 Beverly Blvd., L.A., (323) 954-0300.

Their staff meals are served after dinner service, chosen from the menu. There is pasta, pizza or salad every night.

10. Valentino

3115 Pico Boulevard, Santa Monica, (310) 829-4313.

Staff meal is served before and after the dinner shift, so you can eat twice if you have the appetite. Tonight's pre-service dinner is penne with meat ragu sauce; roasted chicken with potatoes and vegetables; mixed green salad.

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