Culver City: Dinner at Cannibal

The A.C.C.

The A.C.C.

I finally got to Cannibal recently and had a great time at dinner. While perusing the drinks menu, the A.C.C. caught my eye. I had to ask what it meant and it stands for Adult Cherry Coke. All right! Sign me up! It’s a great drink and I’d drink so many of these come a warmer day.. or night. But you know what? California winter means I can have this tomorrow and be perfectly fine sipping it in 60 degrees weather.

The A.C.C. – bonded rye whiskey, house grenadine, lime, rosetta sour

shishito peppers

shishito peppers

Moving on to the food, we started our meal with shishito peppers. Perhaps very trendy but ever so delicious.

beef bulgogi sausage

beef bulgogi sausage

I really wanted to try the various charcuterie since Cannibal has a butcher shop but the sausages caught my eye. We got the beef bulgogi and the accompanying bean sprout salad was a highlight. I felt the sausage could have been cooked just a tad longer but since it was beef, it was okay. Then again, I did have a absolutely great medium rare burger so what do I know about food safety stuff, huh?

Honey Basil Sling

The Samitaur

I don’t know a single person who’s not into margaritas. This riff called the Samitaur features mint. Even better!

The Samitaur – blanco tequila, pressed mint, citrus, fresh pineapple, lime salt

burger

burger

I loved that the burger came with onion rings. And the burger itself had lots of wonderful caramelized onions. Mmm, glad I didn’t have a date that night.

close up on the burger

close up on the burger

Look at that meat! I’m so glad we shared a burger. Although it was deceptively small, it was really a lot of delicious beef. The cheese was perfectly melted as well.

Swizzle

Honey Basil Sling

My friend has been to Cannibal a few times so she got her favorite Honey Basil Sling. It’s a refreshing drink and goes great with food.

Honey Basil Sling – Aviation gin, sweet basil, lemon, wildflower honey

cauliflower

cauliflower

When I’m out with veggie lovers, we always make sure to pick one or two (or more!) veggie sides. We went for the cauliflower which was nice after that massive burger.

Algonquin

Algonquin

I hadn’t had an Algonquin in a while and was excited to spot one on the menu. This one was really perfect and I could have this over and over again and never get tired of it.

Algonquin – bonded rye whiskey, blanc vermouth, dry vermouth, house pineapple gomme syrup, bitter lemon

olive oil cake

olive oil cake

We ended our wonderful dinner with olive oil cake.

I can’t wait to go back to try more sausages and maaaaaybe get some beer. After all, they are also a beer shop but I loved the mixed drinks so I’ll probably get more cocktails.

The Cannibal Beer & Butcher

8850 Washington Blvd., Culver City, CA 90232  —  (310) 838-2783

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