The last place I visited before leaving Los Angeles was Father’s Office. Why Father’s Office is such a hit can be summed up in two words: Beer and Burgers. This gastropub specializes in beer from all over the world. It’s not your typical bar/restaurant. There is no waitress to take your order–you order from the bar and you have to find your own table. And if it’s 9 p.m. on a Friday night, finding a table may require some patience. But, you will probably run into friends, colleagues, and old classmates. When Lucy and I went last Friday, we both ran into numerous people we know. Father’s Office in Culver City has become a spot that West Siders frequent regularly. From young doctors and lawyers, to members of the Urban League’s Young Professional group. Everyone is kicking back, enjoying a beer, and munching on Father’s Office’s amazing garlic fries or sweet potato fries.
The photo above is THE burger from Father’s Office. The burger is topped with a gruyere-blue cheese combo, arugula, and onions caramelized in bacon fat. And it is absolutely delicious! I always order a side of sweet potato fries, which comes with a blue cheese aioli to dip the fries in. The dip makes them the BEST sweet potato fries! But don’t ask for ketchup- there is none. As a matter of fact, you can’t specialize any order at this joint.
Other places in Los Angeles that I will miss:
Creme De La Crepe (Hermosa Location): authentic French food and amazing crepes. Try the crepe splendide, filled with sliced strawberries and topped with honey, vanilla ice cream, and whipped cream. The location–on the pier of Hermosa Beach, the service, and the food make this place a winner every time. [I’m not vouching for any of their franchise locations though!]
Chado Tea Room (3rd Street Location): I have spent countless hours sipping tea with friends, and enjoying their delicious scones with Chado cream and strawberries.
Loteria Grill (Farmer’s Market at the Grove Location): What one Mexican food-loving friend described as, the best Mexican food she’s ever had. Try the shrimp burrito.
I’ll even miss Roscoe’s Chicken and Waffles–not for the chicken. not for the waffles. But for the memories. Freshman year, no matter what we did, we always seemed to end up at Roscoe’s around 1 am on Saturday nights.
What’s your favorite place to eat in Los Angeles?