Gourmet Eating at Blind Weasel
When a new burger place sets up shop in what was formerly the location of the original Umami Burger, you know you have to go try it. As you can imagine, my expectations were set high. Those are some big shoes to fill after all. Say hello to Blind Weasel, a cozy gastropub that creates that serves seasonal dishes depending on what the freshest ingredients are. Owner and chef Aaron Hernandez has 16 years of experience under his belt. There are unique, daily chalkboard specials, like their rotating “crazy ass” deviled eggs and mac n’ cheese, truffle fries, flatbreads, pasta, and of course burgers! Now if you're a frequent reader of mine you know that I love fish and chips. If it's on a menu, I have to order it. Blind Weasel's fish and chips weren't made of cod or halibut, but of yellowtail! Each piece was thick and juicy. The sauce was absolutely addictive. I had an extra helping of sauce just so I could drench my fish and chips and my fries in that homemade tartar/garlic aioli dipping sauce. I was sold on the halibut fish and chips already, but you know I had to order a burger considering the historic location we were eating at. My lovely waitress recommended a carne asada burger. The combo sounded a bit peculiar, but that amazing at the same time. I was sold when I found out that the patty was grass fed and that the burger even had a layer of chicanita tortilla inside! I love when chefs take traditional elements of different cultures and fuse them together for something spectacular.Here is what the inside of my burger looked like. Check out the grass fed carne asada burger with homemade guacamole, slow roasted tomato, lemon-pickled onion, cilantro, fried tortilla, homemade white cheddar, and salsa verde. It definitely lived up to my expectations!
Blind Weasel also has premium tap and bottled beers as well as an eclectic wine and soju selection. I was really looking forward to try the frozen sangria with seasonal fruits and the frozen mimosa, but unfortunately their machine was down. I'll have to come back to try that once it's up and running again. I ended up ordering a freshly made lemonade, which hit the spot. Overall, the food was top notch and I can't wait to be back at Blind Weasel.850 S La Brea Ave Los Angeles, CA 90036