While each item left us happy and thirsty, our throats parched from grease, salt, and chiles, the rabbit appetizer ($8.25) somehow managed to stand out: small curls of juicy pink meat clumped around tiny bones that had clearly seen the business end of a heavy-duty cleaver. Chicken wings came to mind ― albeit somewhat satanic ones, the pieces of rabbit covered in browned garlic confetti, flanked by a saucer of what looked and tasted suspiciously like Frank's RedHot by way of Bangkok. Instead of celery and carrot sticks, a few fat discs of cooling cucumber fanned out along the edge of the plate.
Prefer frog legs or quail? You can get them all fried and sauced the same way, a well-textured trio of fried, vaguely chickeny bits you won't find in the Michael Mina cookbook.
Lers Ros: 730 Larkin (at Ellis), 931-6917.