Rams Vs Seahawks Brunch: A Multi-Cultured Culinary Calling
The LA Rams haven’t always been the LA Rams. They started in Cleveland back in 1937 and didn’t move to the City of Angels until 1943. However, they didn’t stop there. For the majority of my life, I knew them as the St. Louis Rams. Kurt Warner, Marshall Faulk, Tory Holt, and The Greatest Show On Turf barbecued defenses like racks of ribs on their way to a Super Bowl victory in 2000. They moved back to Los Angeles in 2016. It’s always been a franchise on the move and in a way it makes sense to end up in a city known for its transient nature. People move to Southern California in chase of their dreams and if that doesn’t pan out, four seasons of summer and some of the best food in the world aren’t bad consolation prizes.
The consistent weather and radical influx of people from all over the world help explain why the food is a multicultural roadmap that spans from Mexico to China, from Menudo to Sichuan. It also claims to be the hallowed ground zero of my favorite childhood sandwich and an all-American hitter, the French dip. Like many popular foods, the origins are heavy debated, but many credible sources point to Philippe Mathieu who opened Philippe’s back in 1908. Some versions of the story indicate its creation was accidental, others say it was a genius solution to stale bread. However it happened, it didn’t take long for the originals customers to bring his friends for the mysterious “dipped sandwich.”
Like Los Angeles, Seattle is a city that comes to mind when you think multicultural food mavens. Whether its Shota Nakajima’s Japanese comfort food at Adana or Melissa Miranda’s Filipino creations at Musang, or our own Eric Rivera’s snazzy take on Latin cuisine, Seattle’s flavor range is daunting, to say the least. Trying to pick a restaurant to eat is a surefire way to find out what decision fatigue is the hard way.
At addo, Chef Eric makes the decisions easy as he dishes up Seattle and LA’s best while you watch the Seahawks beat the Rams at The Link on Thursday Night Football. Buy tickets for addo’s Rams vs Seahawks brunch here. (click)
Written by Jonathan Olsen-Koziol