It only seems right to have Tittsworth count down his current fave beats and eats for the second edition of HOR’s Tracks & Snacks. Not only is he a supreme producer and DJ, but he’s one of the most adventurous eaters on the planet. He’ll eat ANYTHING – bugs, dangerously raw food, live octopus – the more questionable it seems, the tastier it is to him. General rule of thumb for Tittsworth – if he’s not DJing or in the studio, he’s eating. Or some simultaneous combination of both. Now that he’s living in one of the greatest eating cities in the world, we had to grab him quick before he settles into an eternal itis.
(Top Five Moombahton):
1. Gladiator – Bitch Slap feat. Feral
2. Tonite Only (Whiite Remix) – Ministry of Sound (forthcoming)
3. Steve Aoki – The Kids Will Have Their Say (Valentino Khan & Will Bailey Remix)
4. Steve Starks – Fuck You
5. Team Jaguar – The Crew
(Top five 128):
1. Congorock – Liu Kang’s Theme
2. Tittsworth & Torro Torro feat. Ninjasonik – Get Amongst It
3. Tittsworth & Willy Joy – Bawse
4. TIttsworth & Valentino Khan – TNT
5. Tittsworth, Rez & Des McMahon – Drive By
Snacks aka “LA calories im tryin’ to lose now”:
TITTSWORTH: Normally I’m not big on overly hyped up food spots but this one’s worth the 11pm reservation. A chili-lime and egg-yolk pig-ear that would even make an asian grand mama proud. Too bad the foie biscuits and gravy are gone. Been waiting to hit ‘son of a gun,’ their seafood counterpart (uni pasta).
2. Black Hogg
TITTSWORTH: The buttery lamb burger is probably one of the better things in between two pieces of bread I’ve had in this city. Chicken liver and fried chicken skin made me silent for a hot minute. I wanna head back for the uni toast (and 3 more of those burgers). Just opened, sorry no liquor license yet.
3. KTCHN 105
TITTSWORTH: Best brunch in downtown LA. Brie bourbon grits were like that and a pork belly montecristo that would make double R shed an extra high sodium tear.
4. Boiling Crab
TITTSWORTH: A fun lil semi-local chain that’s like a Korean Joe’s Crab Shack, but with shrimp that is NOLA crawfish boil good. You wanna order “the whole shabang” which is them throwing all of their flavors into the same bag (fuck you, Emeril). In my experience, the head on shrimp is better than the crawfish and I love the dungeoness crab too cuz you know my ass digs on all the mustard, organs, eggs and all that
5. Lil Tokyo
TITTSWORTH: Don’t make me choose. I love the whole neighborhood. Woori Market carves 200 pound tunas every weekend. I’m a fan of hama, which is a no-nonsense, traditional but well executed sushi spot which boasts this sign warning customers.
TITTSWORTH: Sushi gen is next on my japantown list on the omakase tip. The top floor of Japantown Mall is great too – AC Slater, Torro Torro, and I recently went in on an all-you-can-eat Korean BBQ spot (“Manna”) that is 10x worth the digestive toll. Also, Sushi Go 55 is decent on that same floor, as it the Izakaya (mad grilled organs, B!).
TITTSWORTH: Oh! and Chung King for authentic Chinese mala hot pot. You might not sit down normally for a couple days but you let ME know if it ain’t worth it. Pass the intestine.
Somebody shut my half-asian ass up already, a bama got jeans to cut…