Joe's and Axe Chefs Team Up to Open Wolf in Sheep's Clothing on Abbot Kinney

Eat or be eaten

This week finds Joe's chef Kris Tominaga teaming up with former Joe's and Hungry Cat sous chef and current Axe chef Brian Dunsmoor for a three night pop-up at Capri restaurant called Wolf in Sheep's Clothing, a prelude to a "rustic country food" restaurant the duo is planning to open in December in the space. This Thursday, Friday, and Saturday, the two toques will prepare an eight-course menu for only $65 that explores the down-home, traditional fare that Tominaga calls "gimmick-free food that real people wanna eat." What exactly will all these "real people" be eating come Thursday?

Dishes include pork cheeks with coarse antebellum grits, brussel sprouts, black apple, and smoked maple, and country pork fritter with bread and butter relish and a dressing of hot mustard, with a full menu viewable on Facebook, where reservations can also be made.

Dinners run from 5:30 to 10:30 P.M. over these three nights and tables can also be secured by calling 424-268-8344. There's no exact word on whether this means the two chefs are splitting with their employers, though it sounds quite probable that someone's trying to sneak away from the kitchen here beneath a layer of wool.

Wolf in Sheep's Clothing at Capri Restaurant, 1616 Abbot Kinney Blvd. Venice.