I went on recommendation of my brother who had saw the restaurant on "The Layover." I was by myself so I went to the bar for dinner. I arrived when it opened so I was one of the first few in the place. Sal (bartender) introduced himself immediately and showed me the different beer they had (all bottles) and pointed me in the right direction of a locally brewed beer. I asked for recommendations and he gave me two and I chose a third.
My first course was the yellow fin tuna on a tostada, this was one of the best dishes I've had. Lots of flavors with the fish and lime along with the hot peppers that really made the dish.
Second course was my fried pig ear with a fried egg. This was good as well, but not up to the pig ear dish at Husk.
Third course was bone marrow with onions and a chimichurri on top, it was served with grilled sourdough bread. This was a great dish as well, I really like bone marrow so this was up my alley.
Someone next to the me at the bar said I had to try the bacon crunch chocolate bar for dessert. This dish is served with salt and pepper ice cream. I'll say i'm not that big on dessert typically, but this might have been the best dessert I've ever had. Great combo of salty and sweet, it was featured on the best things I've ever eaten as well.
I really enjoyed my experience at Animal, I'd highly recommend it to anyone. The staff couldn't have been nicer as well.