last week some friends and i tried out burger lounge + Salt and Straw on Larchmont. both were new places for me and both were…ok/good. i wouldn’t say the BEST food around but there were some elements of each place that i liked.
first…burger lounge! I got the Lounge Burger (100% fresh, single source american grass-fed beef. served “lounge style:” lounge bun, organic cheese – white cheddar or american, fresh or grilled onion, crisp lettuce, fresh tomato, house-made 1000 island). the burger was well cooked and juicy~~ but not something I would RAAVE about to friends. A great healthy alternative to mcdonalds but *meh* it was just an ordinary burger to me.
the fries were the same…typical fries. the Caesar salad had a few nice twists from the old version but again…nothing i HAVE to eat again. the onion rings tho were bomb and i could eat 2 more bags of those.
now onto the ice cream! across the street is a new and trendy place called Salt and Straw. i’ve been wanting to try it for a while and finally got my chance. =D the flavors are homemade and VERY unique. so for your “vanilla ice cream” lovers this is not the place for you.
i got a roasted strawberry with white chocolate scoop and thought it was delicious. there were about 10-15 flavors to choose from but most of them were so weird it was harder to find a flavor i would like rather than narrowing down 5 delicious options. *shrug * perhaps i’m more “vanilla” than i realized.
anyway, this places was a unique treat and i would recommend trying it out if you like ice cream and enjoy trying out new flavors. =D