On Wednesday evening, Hollywood restaurateur George Abou-Daoud will replace District, an eatery he stresses he was never 100% happy with, with Township Kitchen Americana & Saloon, a watering hole and restaurant that is fairly straight-forward and familiar, but still rather uncommon in its scope. Township is a historical retrospective and celebration of homey U.S. cooking and culinary innovation, with foot-long beef hot dogs representing a host of cities from Chicago to L.A., shrimp and oyster po' boys from down South, Yankee pot roasts, Memphis ribs, Native American hickory smoked chicken, San Francisco oyster fries and South Carolina shrimp boils, and "blueblood" and "blue collar" burgers, all fastidiously studied, then advanced through superior ingredients and maximum character. What results is a menu of tight renditions and carnivorous indulgence, where food options are abundant, but considerably dwarfed by a whopping list of U.S. bourbons, corn and rye whiskeys, national craft beer, and alcoholic takes on familiar North American refreshments like egg creams and sweet tea. Take a look at what Township will serve in Hollywood in our slideshow.
Township Kitchen Americana & Saloon
Open Wednesday at 6612 Sunset Blvd. Hollywood.
Kansas City Pulled Pork Sandwich
With pickled green tomato, served with cole slaw ($13.50).
Credited as a "New Orleans Classic" ($14.00).
Bourbon is the preferred spirit here, with at least 48 different options, and many more whiskeys of the rye and corn variety. Abou-Daoud installed a small placard by the bar to commemorate one of the metal workers who helped on Township, who was killed in a motorcycle crash shortly before the opening.
With a crispy soft shell crab on top, Township's gumbo also contains sausage, chicken, and okra ($16.50).
Northeastern Crab Cakes
On a menu of smaller American classics ($12.00).
Many will remember this wall from District.
New England Clam Chowder
Falls under the soups and chowders section ($8.00).
Los Angeles Style Hot Dog
Township has six foot-long beef hot dogs to represent different U.S. cities. L.A.'s is wrapped in bacon and topped with grilled onions, much like the ones you find on the street in Hollywood ($10.50).
Louisiana Hot Link
Topped with crispy onions and served with BBQ sauce ($10.50).
Served atop herb-roasted potatoes ($15.00).
Yankee Pot Roast
For us, this tender pot roast was the stand-out, with candied carrots, roasted cranberries, and herb-roasted potatoes ($16.00).
Shrimp and Oyster Po'Boy Sandwich
From New Orleans, with Cajun aioli, tartar sauce, lettuce, tomato, and pickled Fresno chiles ($14.00).
Native American Hickory Smoked Chicken
With stuffing and creamed corn ($16.00).
Chile Cheese Fries
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