Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Crack Bacon and Mac and Cheese. Dining at Grub Restaurant.

If someone told you that a couple of waitresses from a California Pizza Kitchen were going to open their own restaurant you would probably say they were crazy. Yet Chef Betty Fraser turned a 1920's house in Hollywood's production area into Grub restaurant. That was over a decade ago. Grub is still going strong and has expanded from its breakfast menu to include dinner service. Grub itself is a small homey spot. With the limited space Chef Betty has had to be creative with the menu because there's no room for fryers. Thus tpotato chip chicken was born (a signature dish.)  But don't think this is just some hippie cafe. There's plenty of butter, cheese, and bacon in the menu. Grub is famous for their crack bacon. Crack bacon is a thick cut bacon that's on the sweet side (I'm sure )

The mac and cheese  here comes in a lot of flavors which fits the comfort food vibe. I was pleased with the sharp cheddar. Good Mac and cheese that is not just noodles with a thin cheese sauce is hard to find. Another dish we tried was the potato chip chicken. The boneless chicken  breast is marinated in buttermilk and coated with crispy potato chips  before its baked and sliced onto mashed potatoes and sauteed spinach.  Almost every table had a guest enjoying this unique chicken dinner. It is a must try if you go.


911 Seward St, Los Angeles, CA 90038










Chef Betty Fraser
Potato Chip Chicken 

Sharp cheddar mac and cheese 






Play on poutine with roasted potatoes 







Homemade lemonade