On a recent quick LA excursion, I was determined to discover some of the best Los Angeles eats and drinks in just two days of travel. Somehow, I managed to pack in a few hearty meals, and picked out some of my favorite dishes along the way.
The food highlight of the trip was my dinner at Son of a Gun, which ended in this Italian Hamburger– an ice cream sandwich made with a brioche bun, chocolate ice cream, caramel, and sea salt. If you go, be sure to also try the lobster roll, octopus salad, and smoked mahi fish dip. Just be prepared to wait on a weekend evening.
On a hunt for a brunch spot, I came across Red Hill, a comfy and casual spot with refreshing vegetable juices, and an indulgent mole with a yam biscuit, egg, avocado, tomato and pickled cabbage. I expected to stand in a crowd outside the restaurant in a brunch-craving crowd like I do in New York, but surprisingly, brunch didn’t seem like “a thing” there.
Next, I visited Mohawk Bend, a bar with 72 beers on tap, an extensive wine list, and an enticing list of unique cocktails. I went for something refreshing after my spicy mole, an “Agua Fresca” concocted with watermelon juice, citrus, and vodka.
On my last LA morning, I discovered Millie’s Cafe, a diner-esque spot in Silver Lake, and ordered the massive green burrito, filled with eggs, veggies and cheese, and topped with a green sauce and guacamole. I couldn’t help but agree with my LA friends on the superiority of West Coast Mexican food.
Next visit, I’m hoping for more dining time.