The Butcher’s Daughter might have originated in New York, but it’s found its spiritual home on Abbot Kinney. From juices and “wellness lattes” to cauliflower grits and an entire section of the menu devoted to avocado toast, everything about it is a California cliché. Sometimes the dairy-replacement can mean dishes get a bit heavy, but in a world of terrible, tasteless, healthy food, The Butcher’s Daughter is a welcome oasis.
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