Favorite Places to Grub in 2011
fundamental LA – Tucked away on Westwood Blvd. just south of UCLA (blink and you’ll miss it on the south side of the street), this brand new sandwich shop has never disappointed post-KROQ shift. fundamental LA makes simple sandwiches with delicious, carefully selected ingredients.
The bread is top-notch and toasted to perfection. The potato chips are made in-house. The meats, cheeses and fixings are just melt-in-your-mouth other-worldly. I can go on-and-on, but seriously, go to this place.
With a new spin on the already over-stuffed hot dog market, North Hollywood’s Otis Jackson’s Soul Dog is the best place to cure the hangover or get a healthy, hearty meal. Their dogs are all-natural and nitrate free, and the fried chicken is free-range.
Soul food is the game here. Hot dogs are loaded with collard greens, bacon, sweet potatoes, black eyed peas, fried okra, etc. Or go for some chicken and waffles. You name your hunger pain, and Otis Jackson has a cure for it.