Friday, April 21, 2006
On a rainy Good Friday my friends and I checked out the recently opened Lucky Devil's on Hollywood Blvd. Owned by former Diet Coke model, Lucky Vanous, Lucky Devil's is a chic diner with several micro brews on tap, grilled sandwiches, their signature Kobe burger, and (the now obligatory) cupcakes.
We were the only ones in the place. Maybe it was the rain, maybe the holiday, but at 9:30 on a Friday night I expected more of a crowd. The decor had a sleek mid century modern feel, a nice open kitchen with an immaculate pastry area. A few LCD TV's showing footage of surfing and snowboarding. Our server was attentive and courteous, hovered a bit too much, but we were the only ones there!
I ordered the grilled ham and cheese sandwich, and I was very pleased. Nice and crisp, as were the fries. My friend ordered the $16.95 Kobe beef burger and was underwhelmed. The burger extended far beyond the bun, and was cooked medium, not med-rare as he ordered. There was no char on the patty, as if the grill was not yet hot enough. It was topped with blue cheese and bacon. We can thank Father's Office for this gourmet burger trend - blue cheese and bacon burgers are all over town now. F.O. is still the best.
I wish I was hungry enough to try some of the desserts. The pastry case held beautiful cupcakes!
check out the pastry kitchen to the left
where is everybody?
Grilled ham and cheese
Oversized and overpriced Kobe burger