Three’s A Trend: Staff Meals Can End Up on Menus

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Beef tongue at Break of Dawn. Photo credit: Courtesy of Lisa Hu Chen

Between-service staff meals at restaurants can become popular menu items. Here are some recent examples.

Break of Dawn
Beef Tongue, $16
Tongue with venison sausage, shishito peppers, miso, trumpet mushrooms, and a zinfandel-poached egg was a hit with staff before becoming a dining-room favorite. LAGUNA HILLS, 949-587-9418

Outpost Kitchen
Caveman Skillet, $12
This dish with Spanish chorizo, chicken sausage, and potatoes topped with a fried egg on toasted flatbread stars on the menu. A second location is slated to open next month. COSTA MESA, 949-873-5123

Ocean at Main
Green Curry Chicken Breast
Sandwich, $18
Curry-simmered chicken with piquillo aioli on toasted ciabatta—think Thai chicken dip with a soupçon of Spain. LAGUNA BEACH, 949-715-3870

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