Venice, California’s 72 Market Street is one hot restaurant. Several years ago we were served meat loaf and mashed potatoes, and we have never forgotten the wonderful flavors. This meat loaf is a hallmark of the New Basics.
It seems Tony Bill suggested including meat loaf on the menu at the restaurant. He discussed it with chef Leonard Schwartz who rolled his eyes thinking meat loaf was boring, but he began experimenting. Much to his surprise, Craig Claiborne came out for the recipe, Vogue magazine has termed it the “ultimate meat loaf” and “Good Morning America” flew him to New York to do the recipe on the show. Leonard says, “I suppose in the final analysis, Tony had a very good idea.”