Monday, May 14, 2012

Must Eat: Plan Check Kitchen + Bar, Los Angeles

There's quite a bit of debate in LA regarding who has the "best burger".  J and I are fans of the famous father's office burger. We also enjoy the burger at Rustic Canyon and the options at Comme Ca.   However, recently, we came across a new favorite - the "Chefs Favorite Burger" -  at the hip new spot for "Modern American Comfort Food" on Sawtelle Blvd -  Plan Check.  
The "Chef's Favorite Burger" consists of "akaushi red wagyu beef, cheese two ways, bacon two ways, ketchup leather, sunny fried egg and hot sauce."- $12.  It is not for the faint of heart - as you can see from the photo above, this is quite a decadent burger.  If the above combinations do catch your fancy, they also offer the Plan Check Burger, and the Blueprint Burger.  The menu has a number of tasty snacks and apps, sides/salads and dishes to choose from. 
We started off with a cocktail - the "Tropic ThundeR" was a refreshing concoction of jalapeno infused kanon vodka, mango, lemon juice and sugar.
We enjoyed a snack of pickled Jalapeno escabeche, carrot and cauliflower
 The pastrimi poutine was an appetizer special that was rich and delightful!
 The other hit of our our evening and dinner, was the "Smokey Fried Chicken"  
 Jidori chicken, smoked milk gravy, yam preserves, spicy pickled okra was a 
superbly executed modern twist on fried chicken. 

Alas, we did not have room for desserts, but the cruller donuts, cooked to order, looked pretty fantastic.  Next time, perhaps, as we will surely return for more!

Note: They have communal seating, and have a two hour limit. They only accept two forms of payment per party.

Plan Check Kitchen + Bar
1800 Sawtelle Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90025
Sun-Wed 11:30a-11p
Thurs: 11:30a- 12a
Fri and Sat: 11:30a- 1a

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