When my friend first asked if I wanted to try out Plan Check Kitchen and Bar, I thought maybe he typed too fast and autocorrect had changed the name of the restaurant… but no, Plan Check it was indeed!
Plan Check is a quirky neighborhood restaurant,
“serving modern American comfort food in a small plate format along with unique cocktails, premium whiskeys and craft beers.”
Their claim to fame is their ketchup leather, a dehydrated square of ketchup with a fruit roll-up texture. (Tomatoes are considered a fruit right?) I had to do a doable take when seeing this on the menu, but knew I had to try it right away.
PCB (Plan Check Burger) – americanized dashi cheese, ketchup leather, schmaltz onions, mixed pickles, crunch bun.
While I opted for the Plan Check Burger, my friend was more adventurous and tried the Chefs Favorite Burger; served with a fried egg and topped off with hot sauce!
Chefs Favorite Burger – cheese two ways, bacon two ways, ketchup leather, sunny fried egg, hot sauce.
To compliment the entrees we decided to split a goat cheese plate, sweet potatoe fries, and churro dessert.
We both agreed that the ketchup leather was delicious. However, the most tastiest treat on the menu has to be the churro donut! Dusted with cinnamon and brown sugar, the crunchy outside hides the vanilla flavored lightly moist texture on the inside. I’m not quite sure why they call it a “cruller donut” because true cruller fashion would consist of a dense filling, whereas this donut is light on the inside. Served on top of cream with fruit, asking for it a la mode is really the only way to go.
If you are visiting Los Angeles and looking for your burger and churro fix, make sure to check them out. They have three locations within the area, with one conveniently located in downtown. Visit their website or check out their reviews on Yelp.