Dine LA’s summer Restaurant Week wraps up today. Mike, Elana, and I got a restaurant in just under the wire by visiting Grub last night. Grub is a charming little place right in the heart of Hollywood on Seward between Highland, Cahuenga, Santa Monica, and Melrose, surrounded by warehouses and post-production companies.
Although Chef Betty didn’t wait on us specifically, we did see her in and out of the dining room throughout the evening which was kind of fun.
As with past Dine LA events, participating restaurants prepare three course meal options for diners at a prix fixe price. Grub’s menu options are like upscale American comfort food – read a heart attack on a plate - but totally delish!
For our main course we ordered a couple of pulled pork sandwiches and the mac & cheese. Both were quite tasty and HUGE. The pork was sweet and spicy and so tender. Chardonnay wine is used in the cheese sauce, and I love food is cooked with wine.
By this time, we were all stuffed! That didn’t stop us from ordering our third course though…dessert! It was part of the meal people!
One of each dessert was ordered – Quarter of a Big Ass Ice Cream Sandwich, Cyndi’s Chocolate Bacon Sandwich, and Libby’s Famous Cookies.
The cookies are homemade chocolate chip and potato chip – they were very soft and very different.Next was the crack bacon sandwich. This was so sweet and rich, I wasn’t really a fan. It was too bready for me. Mike and I did however dig out all the bacon – the crack bacon because it was so addicting.
The best part of the whole evening was when the server put down this plate last and said, “And here’s your ‘Ass’.” Ha ha ha! I don’t know about anyone else, but this looks like a whole Big Ass ice cream sandwich, not a quarter of one. It was the best dessert out of the three, but still a little bit too sweet for me.
While we ate dessert, a man walked into the restaurant and asked for a menu. He said that he was riding by on his bike with his kids and it smelled so good he just had to stop. We agree! The smells and tastes were amazing. I would definitely go back to Grub again, even for their regular menu.