I had the opportunity to join bloggers Caroline on Crack, H.C. of LA-OC-Foodie, John of Social Domain and Lizzie of FoodSheThought for a Small-Batch Social at Ammo Restaurant on La Brea. The tasting featured Santa Barbara-based Telegraph Brews and Christina Perozzi – the “beer chick.” Ammo provided the food portion of the pairings, which on the menu carried more weight as you moved down the menu but really could be mixed and matched to any of the four Telegraph brews. Formerly a strictly catering company, Ammo has enjoyed success to the point of expanding to first a restaurant, and then renting out the neighboring space to expand that restaurant. The simplicity seems to really work for them.
The lighter bites included a red endive topped with Humboldt Fog goat cheese, toasted walnuts and wild honey; also House-cured salmon with crÃ¨me fraÃ®che on cucumber. Both were refreshing as the Humboldt Fog was a light goat cheese with the perfect amount of gummy. The mini Gruyere grilled cheese sandwiches, though, were probably the favorite of everyone’s the entire night.