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User Reviews (7 Reviews)
- Black HoggMember ofLocal CultureBudget TravelersBusiness Travelers+ 4Feb 15, 2014
Great service! Tasty food! Wish it were a bit cheaper, but who doesn't?
We ordered a variety of their items and shared throughout the table.
Popcorn Bacon $8
Tasty but not as orgasmic as everyone else said it was. For the price and to get around 8-10 pieces it's not bad.
Brussel Sprout $8
These were also pretty yum. I think there was around 16 pieces
Brioche Box $16
This was AMAZING if you love mushrooms. We asked for extra bread to scoop up the soup and they toasted some baguette pieces for us for Free! Though gotta admit, for just mushrooms, this costs the same as the Lamb and Rice!
Pork Belly Tacos $10
2 very tasty tacos with well cooked pork belly and a tasty slaw on top!
Duck Buns $12
2 duck buns per order. Wasn't the biggest fan of pulled duck, felt it wasn't as moist/flavorful as it could've been. Not bad, but rather have gotten another order of the tacos!
Lamb and Rice $16
Very very yum. A must order.
Very good as well.
Very tender flavorful steak. Very well priced for what it is! Must order.
Bottles of Candela Carro Tinto $24
One of the cheapest red's that Black Hogg offers, but even so it's a very tasty red!
Overall it was a great meal with great service. The restaurant is rather small and we were still able to do reservations from 7-9pm for a party of 11. We took up the whole middle of the restaurant. They also let us split the check on 10 different credit cards!
In other words, great place for groups if you're able to get a reservation!
- Black HoggMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsBudget Travelers+ 3Sep 25, 2013
Black Hogg is a welcome addition to the Silverlake neighborhood as it needed a slightly more upscale joint to call their own. The menu is diverse, reflecting the chef's diverse background and the dishes are all so tasty. My favorite has got to be the uni toast. I could pop like five in my mouth if they weren't so expensive. And of course the popcorn bacon. They are strong flavors with a sophisticated take on each dish. They just recently started serving lunch, which I'm dying to check out!Recommended for:Foodies
- Black HoggAmbassadorMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsBudget Travelers+ 3May 20, 2013
Black Hogg is small, quiet, and intimate, with dark lighting and cozy seating. Not a good choice for a big and/or noisy group. The decor was a bit too minimal for me, but otherwise it was nice.
The food was very good. We tried the Popcorn Bacon, of course, and we also ordered the Pork Belly Tacos. The Popcorn Bacon was all the fatty, fried goodness you'd expect. I did not care for the Maple Crema that came with it for dipping though; I found it too watery and not very flavorful. With something so rich and heavy, they might do better to serve the bacon with something more acidic or bright, for contrast. Anyway, the Pork Belly Tacos were quite good, with lots of tender chunks of belly, and the Apple Slaw on top was light and tasty. For entrees, he had the Buttery Lamb Burger and I had the Grilled Octopus Chana Masala. Wow, that octopus was delicious and perfectly cooked. The spice level of the Chana Masala kind of blew me away though. I ate the octopus and the fingerling potatoes, but that was about all I could handle. His lamb burger was very good, with a juicy lamb patty and flavorful bleu cheese. The fries that accompanied the burger were twice-cooked and therefore delightful.
I almost forgot about dessert! We had the dessert special, which was a Persimmon Bread Pudding. That bread pudding was so good that it opened my eyes to the possibilities of persimmons. Yum.
- Black HoggFeb 17, 2014
When I walked to the bathroom and passed Black Hogg's open kitchen, the whole place reeked of bacon grease.
Their bacon popcorn is the absolute best, it cannot be missed! I'm not just saying that to add to the general consensus "bacon is always good," but the fried coat of batter was crispy and the bacon inside was thick, juicy, & fatty. It was not dry nor salty, the maple crema gave it a nice sweetness, it was absolutely perfect. Best food I have ever had in the form of balls.
/end love note for balls
Black Hogg opens their doors at 6 pm. On a Friday night, we had to wait 45 minutes. Since it is BYOB (for now), go put your name + number down and go for a beer/wine/liquor run.
We also ordered:
Uni Toast - $7 a piece. The price tag seems harsh for one piece, but if you think of it as in terms of ordering sushi, it's okay in my opinion. A couple of succulent slices of uni on top of a baguette piece, drizzled with sesame oil and scallions; these flavors were very familiar so I loved!
Pork belly tacos - Melt-in-your-mouth, hefty piece of braised pork belly in a taco, where I think the star was the jalapeno relish. If you're a wimp to spicy, please as to take this part out, but I thought it was great.
NY Steak strip - I almost wanted to give Black Hogg 4 stars because this steak was subpar and wasn't worth it. Although medium rare as requested, it tasted burnt. The chive & lemon butter on top was a nice addition, but this dollop/disc of butter was moved to the side after it felt excessive. $29 isn't too bad, and lots of frites!
Chai Churros - Fried to order, extra hot chai churros with walnut chocolate ganache. Eff yeah these were good, but a taaad bit undercooked.
Would I risk burning my lips with hot oil to inhale these babies? Hell yes.
*Black Hogg's ambiance is LOUD and cluttered, so I would not recommend a first date here (as I saw a lot of dates here). I had to yell sometimes to converse.
**Divide the whole list of menu items to 3 parts. 1/3 of the list: small bites - 2/3 medium bites - 3/3 entree-sized bites
***Then, die in pork heaven. YESS
- Black HoggMar 02, 2014
This is the kind of place that I hate writing reviews about-- because then everyone is going to know about it and I'll never get a table! But honestly, this is one of the coolest new restos in town. Food is pretty cheap, out of this world tasty, and ridiculously close by downtown.. Just a few minutes away in Silverlake! All wins in my book.
Of the 8 or 9 nine dishes we all shared, most.. if not all, were fantastic.. Some highlights of my 3 favorite dishes:
Popcorn bacon.. Buzz words abound.. But believe the hype! Think popcorn chicken from your favorite Boba place, but with succulent smoked pork belly spiced in Texas Style BBQ seasoning with a tasty light-but-not-thick maple cream sauce, and a squirt of lemon! The spice is not apparent on the first bite, but is can creep up in that warm way.
Pork belly tacos.. Again, hype words especially here in LA with our infamous street tacos and pork belly abound.. But again.. This walks the walk! Three giant slices of crispy smoked pork belly per taco is almost overwhelming, but much appreciated. You can tell the pork belly has tenderized through proper slow cooking, but crisped up through a grill. The Fuji apple and onion slaw had just the right balance between restraint and tang. The jalapeno salsa had just the right heat. Somehow these ingredients gave you that flavor profile of your favorite street taco but with an adulterated contemporary twist.
Uni toast.. Simple, subtle, but nicely accented by the sesame-scallion vinaigrette. Actually wished I ordered another one of these and did not have to share!