Top notch flavorful food awaits you at Susan Feniger's Street, which features street foods from around the world, including some Indian favorites.
The Details: Susan Feniger's Street isn't an Indian restaurant. Its niche is street food from all over the globe, but Indian food is well represented. And I'd be remiss if I didn't review it for saagAHH -- my lunch here was one of the best meals I've ever had. Plus, the menu (for dinner anyway) includes Saag Paneer & Dal, and you know I'll check out any place that offers the blog's namesake dish.
The restaurant was introduced to me by my friend Amishi, who's also Indian. We first tried to go about a month before this visit, but alas a private party was in progress. But even then I was impressed because Susan Feniger herself -- celebrity chef and founder of several famed restaurants -- emerged from the doors with an apology when she saw our disappointed faces.
This time, we planned ahead (which as anyone who knows me knows is more my style anyway). We made a reservation for lunch. The menu slightly differs from lunch to dinner to brunch (only on Sundays, I believe).
Oh, and as it turns out, that first visit when we Susan was no coincidence. She's frequently at the restaurant going from table to table checking in on customers or talking to foodie tour groups. TOURific Escapes is there pretty much every Saturday.
So why not the full on 10 Peppers? The food definitely is top notch, but I subtracted a pepper mostly for the parking situation. At lunch, you'll be able to find free street parking, but for dinner it's pretty much valet or bust, and I hear the valet is $8. Bummer as that could have been another order of that spaghetti squash! Also, while I actually would argue that the food quality is worth the price, the small portion sizes (Amishi's sandwiches were small too) will probably turn some people off.
So back to that Tamarind Ginger Cooler, what Indian-inspired cocktail or mocktail would you bring to life?
Susan Feniger's Street, 742 North Highland, Los Angeles (neighborhood: Hollywood). (323) 203-0500.