STRFSH, the Voltaggio Brothers’ newest dining venture, is bringing fresh fish sandwiches and boardwalk fries to the Third Street Promenade. The fast-casual concept allows you to choose your favorite fish, rub, condiments, and toppings, and watch as the chefs “shake, smear, and stack” your perfect sandwich.
You might recognize the Voltaggio moniker from Michael and Bryan’s time on Top Chef, where Michael earned the Top Chef title and Bryan was a finalist.
You also might be familiar with their solo projects– Michael’s portfolio includes his West Hollywood spot Ink.well, and Bryan’s includes his restaurant VOLT in Frederick, Maryland.
Now the brothers are coming together to bring a more casual option via fresh seafood right on the Promenade– they give a fresh take on a classic sandwich that you don’t want to miss.
“Inspired by the Voltaggio brothers’ youth, the sparse menu features just two main fish: swordfish and salmon griddled on a flattop and topped with a variety of seasonings, “smears”, and toppings... Diners can choose any number of additions like cajun remoulade, yuzu kosho mayo, or dynamite sauce plus three toppings like kimchi, pickles, pico de gallo, cheddar or pepper jack cheese. Prices remain the same despite extras, a boon for any flavor maximalist.”Matthew KangEATER, Los Angeles