This hidden, Sunday's only burger "spot" is worth all the secrecy. Just a guy grilling up exceptional burgers out of his backyard, you need to request permission to eat one of these delicious burgers. 2 chubby thumbs up.
Must Eat: As many of these burgers as you can
Highs: $5 burgers worth $10, plus connect 4 to play while you eat
Lows: Get there early because once the meat is done they are sold out!
The queen of bread opened this meat-centric restaurant with my least favorite celeb chef Mario Batali- but what we have here is fantastic meat, bread, wine and octopus. 1 1/2 chubby thumbs up
Must Eat: Bread with beef drippings, focaccia di Recco
Highs: It is a meat lovers paradise
Lows: Don't forget your cholesterol medicine
Another Nancy Silverton restaurant, this pizza place isn't quite as good as people will lead you to believe. Don't get wrapped up in the celeb chef hype- there are better pizzas around. 1 chubby thumb up
Must Eat: White pizza
Highs: Fennel sausage pizzas are always a plus
Lows: Just doesn't live up to the hype.
Another LA restaurant that sacrifices food because it is a great place to people watch. Located at the Hollywood Roosevelt, the food is fair and the ambiance is solid- maybe you'll get to see Channing Tatum. 1 chubby thumb up
Must Eat: Pork chop
Highs: Great cocktails, cool LA vibe
Lows: The food is above average but it is missing something.
Creativity through the roof. This is the closest restaurant to a Momofuku Ko/Brooklyn Fare you can find in LA. From start to finish the food is outstanding, inspired and tasty. Plus they play old school hip hop all night.
Must Eat: Everything
Highs: Everything is awesome
Lows: Reservation system is a pain in the ass