This whole potato ball at Porto's discussion has led me to investigate other simple, yet awesome concepts in food around LA. Take the potato ball - simply mashed potatoes around ground beef, fried to a golden crisp. It's not brain surgery, but soooooooooo good.
I'll go ahead and throw some out there:
*Roasted beet and buffalo mozzerella salad at Chateau Marmont: Fresh, delicious balls of cheese with roasted golden and red beets. So simple, yet so refined. A drizzle of good olive oil adds the perfect finish.
*Egg salad sandwich at Europane: Big chunks of soft-boiled eggs, chopped into big pieces, piled on top of a piece of crusty, toasted bread. A simple, think mayo dressing and chives top it all off.
*Eggs from Hell at Coffee Table: Super spicy sauce scrambled with eggs, served with a side of black beans and a tortilla. Can you say hangover fix? It's so spicy that I actually ask for "easy hell."
*Strawberry and brown sugar ice cream at Zanzabelle in Silverlake. It's cold, creamy and has bits of brown sugar in it.
*Tomato bisque at Granville Cafe, Burbank: Tomato-y and creamy, it's really the right thing to do on a cold day.
*Scallop sushi at Z's in Alhambra