Carnivores Unite! These Spots Are Sure to Get You in the Spirit of Your Halloween Costume

Written By: Rachel Keeney Zombie LA

To all ghosts and ghouls, those dead, alive or both, awaken the spirits of your taste buds with these meat-centric meals. Satisfy your inner vampire or zombie with these carnivorous treats before you set out for Hallow’s Eve.

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Hawkins House of Burgers


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“Whipper Burger”

Your inner carnivorous tendencies will come to life as you delve into this behemoth of a sando. Stacked with two Angus beef patties, melted cheese, shaved pastrami and a butterflied spicy hot link, oh boy, you will feel your mouth begin to salivate. Caution: don’t overdo it, bring the Tums.

Native Knowledge: Be sure to grab a fork and knife with this one, you’ll for sure be using it to finish of this beast.

11603 Slater St
Los Angeles, CA 90059


Osso Full of Meat



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Osso Bucco

How can you get a bloodthirsty monster to eat his vegetables? Put it on to a huge slab of slow-cooked meat still hanging for life on the bone. Maybe some Dean Martin in the background to boost the romanticism of the meal? Buon Appetito.

Native Knowledge: Don’t forget about the bone marrow, you’ll miss out on the most flavorful portion of the dish.

225 N Larchmont St
Los Angeles, CA 90004


The Good Stuff

Taylor’s Steakhouse


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Prime Rib

The “Dinner Cut” is anywhere from 10 to 12 ounces of pure, delicious, carnivorous fantasy. Bloody and red-centered, never overcooked, dripping in umami juices…go ahead, it’s normal to treat yourself to the meat sweats.

Native Knowledge: DO NOT skip out on the horseradish or the creamy spinach, both are pure perfection.

3361 W 8th St
Los Angeles, CA 90005


Molto Buono!

Chi Spacca


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Bistecca alla fiorentina

Ready to ball. This is known as one of LA’s most expensive meat dishes, but hell, it’s worth every penny. Cooked to a beautiful rare to mid-rare, you will be happy to risk heartburn to have just one more bite.

Native Knowledge: This is another one of Nancy Silverton’s notable restaurants, so be sure to bring an appetite to try as much as your stomach allows (and maybe more).

6610 Melrose Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90038


Quack, Quack!

Beer Belly Long Beach


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Death by Duck

Sometimes a vampire or a zombie just wants to snack it out. This appetizer brings an American favorite topped with delicious duck and crispy duck skin. No, you hungry vamp, that’s not blood, it’s a delicious berry ketchup to dip the noms in.

Native Knowledge: The Long Beach location has a full bar and amazing cider selections for those not too beer-friendly.

225 Long Beach Blvd
Long Beach, CA 90802


Meat You There

Carlitos Gardel Restaurant


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Ribeye Cap

Transport yourself to Buenos Aires, get your appetite ready for some flavor. Some bread and chimichurri to start you off and then go H.A.M. on this beef. Don’t forget your Malbec.

Native Knowledge: This dish is meant for two, but who’s to say you can’t conquer it solo? That’s what takeout boxes are for, right?

7963 Melrose Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90046

Steak Out

Lock & Key Social Drinkery (LKSD)

Tomahawk Steak

This is basically a meat lollipop. Your inner child screams and your outer adult quivers with joy. Famously marketed as “bigger than your head,” you may never want to eat anything else again, but, you know, F*ck Salad, right?!

Native Knowledge: If you aren’t feeling very adventurous, their burger menu will supply similar satisfaction.

11033 Downey Ave
Downey, CA 90241



Moodaepo II


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What makes more sense than KBBQ in K-Town? All you can eat selection for $20+ with selections from your traditional brisket to beef tongue and marinated pork belly.

Native Knowledge: It’s best to bring a KBBQ regular with you. This lets you sit back and enjoy the sights while your new bestie orders (and cooks) all the good stuff for you.

3014 7th St
Los Angeles, CA 90005

Later, Mickey D’s

Petit Trois


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Big Mec Burger

Ludo Lefebvre knows how to construct a burger. Two deliciously cooked patties topped with a foie gras-infused Bordelaise sauce and melted cheddar…I see you drooling there a bit.

Native Knowledge: Knowing Lefebvre, the new foie gras ban won’t stop him from creating a delicious substitute in the Bordelaise.

718 N Highland Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90038

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