Monday, March 07, 2005

Cornered

Had dinner last night at a newish restaurant at the corner of Hollywood and Vine that is creatively named "Hollywood and Vine Diner." It's a large space that's clearly aiming to take advantage of the nightlife/lounge resurgence in Hollywood. The food was good but I didn't like the menu enough to want to go back. And I thought it was overpriced. (But it is very convenient to the Pantages Theater.)

Tonight I had dinner at Rusty Updegraff's new restaurant at the corner of Santa Monica and Robertson, "Gozar." I did not like it at all. I should have known better. Any restaurant that describes its cuisine as a fusion of Cuban, Puerto Rican and Spanish is bound to be a disaster. It looked like most of the entrees are a bunch of different items all mixed in together (Cold Stone Creamery goes Latin).

I'd of been much happier with a combination plate from El Coyote.

I thought it was WAY overpriced. It's clear Updegraff poured a lot of money into redoing the former Kachina Grill -- too bad the concept doesn't work. Maybe they can balance the books with their bar -- it certainly has an ideal location for bar-hoppers.

5 comments:

jimsivesind said...

Should have gone to Titos Tacos instead.

jimsivesind said...

Should have gone to Titos Tacos instead.

jimsivesind said...

Should have gone to Titos Tacos instead.

jimsivesind said...

Should have gone to Titos Tacos instead.

jimsivesind said...

Should have gone to Titos Tacos instead.