I don't venture to LA often, but when I do, I always like to try something new! For this occasion, I was headed to LA with a group of friends for a birthday at a super rad arcade bar located in the Arts District. It was also within walking distance to Little Tokyo, so we decided to eat dinner ahead of the debauchery. Because I'm not super familiar with what's good, I had asked a couple of local friends for some suggestions. Luckily, Spitz was seriously the closest option from where we parked. Down the stairs and it was right there!
Walking in, the bar is to your right and you order straight ahead. It's a seat yourself kind of place, so if it's crowded you're kinda out of luck. We had to stalk a couple tables for a seat, but we managed to snag one before our food came out.
Street Cart Doner. I had split this with my friend Alex along with the street cart fries for the table. It reminds me of the Greek gyro but in a wrap. Half was filling for me, so a full is definitely worth a meal.
Street Cart Fries. Noms! You can't go wrong with fries topped with garlic aioli, feta, onion, green pepper, tomato, olives, sliced pepperoncinis and chili sauce.
Fried Garbanzo Beans. I was hoping these would be better, but they were just fried to a crisp atop a very small salad beneath. However, I found that pairing them with the street cart doner or the street cart fries for that added crunch was really good. Aside from that, they were relatively bland. The few fried olives in the basket though, delicious!
It's a cool spot to come through for food and drinks. I didn't get a chance to try any of their cocktails, but would love to come back for a second spin. Definitely recommend the street cart fries and doner! Have any of you guys been? Let me know what I should get on my next round.
371 E 2nd Street
Los Angeles, CA 90012