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Burbank, Peru and You (This may get a little long)

Hugh Lipton | Mar 12, 200411:29 PM

Just came home from dinner. I and my 13 year old daughter and her schoolmate from Peru went to a Preuvian restaurant in Burbank called Lau's.
It is located at 2315 Victory Blvd., Burbank, CA., 91506. Phone No. 818-845-1770.
It was sort of late for the girls and nobody wanted any starters or soups so we just ordered main courses. What might seem to some as a disadvantage actually worked out quite well for the three of us. The restaurant was quiet and manned by two people (owners????). My daughter ordered a beef fried rice dish, her friend ordered a beef in onion sauce with french fries and white rice, and I ordered the chicharron de pollo (i.e. chucks of delectable, non-greasy deep fried chicken) which came with an onion tomato salad and steamed rice.
For whatever reason each dish was brought out at a delayed one at a time. So what started out to be each of us ordering a dish turned out to be a three course dinner. For those who are in to sharing, and assuming that this could happen to anyone who walked into this restaurant, this turned out to be a plus. We each shared each dish as it arrived.
I'm not sure of the story about this restaurant but it is only open Friday, Saturday and Sunday.
The portions are more than ample. The average if not the top price (I didn't check the seafood) is about $8.00. No alcohol but BYOB. They will open and give you a wine glass. The food is not spicy but still calls for the world of Zinfandel or Syrah. I brought a Murphy-Goode Liar's Dice Znfandel that was a perfect foil for the cuisine.
Tax, tip, out the door for the three dinners, 4 Inka Kolas and if they did charge corkage was $36.00.
Now I've been to the top (L'Orangerie, Le Dome, Grace, Jar, etc. ad nauseum) and to the bottom but not to imply inferior such as Pinks and Phillipe's as far as price ranges go and I have not in a long time been so impressed with the food that was served to me.
Do not walk but run to this restaurant.
P.S. The friend who recommended this retaurant is Ray who used to be with the Flask Liquor in Studio city. The staff their knows him as "the tall wine guy". Just say he referred you.

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