Grubb in hollywood/west hollywood
watching Top Chef last night,
and one of the competitors, who made interesting dishes, owns this restaurant/catering co. called
GRUBB on Seward
There have been some reviews on the board. Search for "grub" (not "grubb") and you're sure to find a few.
I love Grub! And I have met the chef(Betty) on Top Chef several times in the Restaurant...She is a hoot, and frequently does cartwheels in the restaurant!
I was rooting for her to win the quick-fire challenge (since she was in the top three), but alas, it was not to be.
Her food is GREAT in the restaurant, though...very Chowhound. Her partner, Denise, is equally skilled in the kitchen.
It's around the corner from my house and I've never been. I've heard great things though.
Great for lunch from what I'm told.
when I worked in the area, we used to order from them at least once a week. great food.
my coworkers were huge fans of their tomato soup.
I used to work there, briefly. Denise and Betty are not only great cooks, but damned fine women. The food is exuberant, very friendly fare without a lot of fuss. Creative, adventurous, but non-threatening. Gosh, it's been a while since I worked there, and I can't remember many of the dishes, though one I remember was a Thai dish called "Love You Long Time" spring rolls. So funny. They also had the "After School Special"--a grilled cheese sandwich and a bowl of tomato soup.
Yeah, I saw her too. Last time I went to Grub was a cold rainy day, and I had a great grilled cheese sandwich and tomato soup combo. I enjoy this place, but it can get a little crowded at lunch. I'll have to try out the brunch. The servers are cool.
Grubb is down-to-earth food done well. It is definitely not high-end dining but a great place to relax and have lunch. They home-make ginger-ale and ice-cream floats. It is homey in the middle of Hollywood.