LOS ANGELES — I did not feel like a burrito today.
And if you’ve spent time on the University of Southern California campus, where my hotel is, you know damn well that your eating choices can seem limited.
In the middle of it all, I found 901 Bar and Grill. It hit the proverbial spot.
Locals call it the “Nine-0.” Daytime summertime crowds were very light, but the place gets busy on peak.
Three things about 901 sold me: it’s cheap, the menu is huge and the staff is hip, young and attentive.
I had the corn flake crusted chicken fingers ($8.95) and a small house salad ($3.95) and was full. They also have burgers, sandwiches, pasta, and decent looking pizza, which would be saying a lot in California.
This is a college bar, with several beers on tap. They also have a seven cheese mac-n-cheese ($7.95), which will please the munchie crowd.
This is exactly what I was looking for when I got to LA — a simple bar, with a few games on the television, and fresh food.
I’m still not eating french fries for the whole year, but the waitress was eating a heaping pile of waffle fries. They looked good.