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Lou - A great Hancock Park/Hollywood gem!

Food622 | May 14, 200601:54 AM

Hello everyone,

Though I am reluctant to post about this restaurant because it is such a great little neighborhood gem, and I would hate to have it be too busy to get into, I can’t help myself because it deserves it. I was so excited to find something new and different in the Hancock Park area, as I am so sick of Larchmont. Not that there are not wonderful restaurants in this area, but they get a little old.

Lou was exactly what my husband and I were looking for. After a 7:30 show at the Arclight, we wanted a light bite. I had read about Lou, so we decided to stop by since their kitchen is open until 11:30pm. It was awesome. The restaurant is easy to miss as it is in between a nail salon and a laundry mat in a strip mall across from Pavilions on Vine Street, but it was well worth it. I have listed what we had below, and I can honestly say that I enjoyed every bite I had tonight.

724 N Vine St.
Los Angeles CA 90038

Roasted carrot soup
- this was delicious. It was not cream based, so it was incredibly light, but still flavorful.

Pig candy
- house cured bacon, that was awesome. Sweet at first, but then has a big spice burst that follows.

Mixed crostini plank
cannellini bean with sage, crimini mushroom with truffle salt, romenesco
- Again really delightful. 3 different full flavors, but all wonderful.

Mixed cheese and salami plate
Rosette de Lyon, and Armandino Batali’s fennel, salami salumi, oregano, smoked
paprikia, and mole
Cowgirl Red Hawk, Pleasant Ridge Reserve,
Rogue River Oregonzola, Cypress Grove Purple Haze and Ewe-F-O sheep

Frisée salad with bacon and poached egg
- A great way to end the meal. Perfectly dressed, the egg was poached exactly right so the yolk flowed right onto the Frisee as soon as it was cut into, and the cured bacon added a great touch of sweetness.

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