Watch out LA... There may be a new "best" burger in town. I got to stop in today and try what I must say was a really, really delicious burger.
Plus the space is modern, hip and fun. Located on the Cahuenga corridor, they are making quite the statement by opening just a block down from Umami, and I think that statement is, "We're bringing it!"
They serve beer, wine and sake and will be making some really interesting cocktails out of these normally unhindered alcohols. Today I tried a beer with apple sake, and although I am not normally a beer drinker, I loved how the sake lightened up the beer and gave it a hint of apple!
I tried the fuku burger and the chicken katsu. Both were awesome. I asked for ketchup before even biting into the burger (as I unabashedly am a ketchup fiend) and took my initial bite with no ketchup. To my surprise and delight this burger needs no extra sauce. It's perfect just the way it is. I particularly fell in love with the bun. Super soft and oh by the way, it's made in house. So are all their sauces, as like I said, they are bringing it.
The chicken sandwich was also awesome. It came with a hefty helping of slaw, which gave it the perfect crunch. And again was served on that magical bread. Yum.
Fries were great as well. They have a special secret seasoning that was oh so good and were served with ketchup and their special sauce.
There will be 6 burgers, plus a gourmet sausage and a rice bowl.
They officially open on Tuesday. Burgers are $8 and pitchers of beer can be had for $15... Quite the deal if you ask me! Plus they'll be open til 4am.
I received a little box of treasures last week full of tiny treats packed with flavor. The selection ballotin comes with their four most popular aromatic families: balsam, citrus, roasted and fruity.
Despite their petit size, each piece has a ton of flavor and is very pleasing. I loved the modern presentation with the white box and feel these would make an excellent hostess gift or even better party favor.
Most importantly, the chocolates come with an identification sheet so you know that you are trying candied grapefruit or strawberry before you take a bite.
My favorites? This was easy... The roasted had me at hello. In flavors like almond, hazelnut and walnut, they may not be your everyday roasted chocolate varieties but they are sure to win you over. In the future I would forgo the other varieties and stick with the roasted.