TLT lunch today (extremely short review)
- westsidegal Nov 6, 2012 02:42 PM
had three items:
Edamame, Olive Oil, Sea Salt, Fresh Chips.
Red Chili Flakes, Cheese Sauce, Garlic.
(the cauliflower was roasted or sauteed, but was NOT greasy)
Blistered Bok Choy
Toasted Peanuts, Ponzu, Sesame.
all three were better than solid.
the price: quality: quantity ratios were phenomenal
TLT is to small plates what 800 degrees is to pizza.
sometimes you want good small plates WITHOUT paying $50/pp.
the total damage for the three items was $15 INCLUDING a tip and tax.
an absolutely unbelievable deal for this level of cooking.
it's going on my regular rotation.
Went for lunch today and I very much agree with Westsidegal. I had the Wild Rice Salad with seared ahi. Note If you order the salad alone it is mostly white rice so it needs either the seared fish of the day or a veggie dish to become balanced. I had the Mr Potato Head taco. My first thought was Acerbic with lime juice, but in finishing it I thought it was good. To drink was a Blood Orange Lime-ade which I could drink a gallon of. Price for this was just under $20 +Tip
That's an interesting concept where you can in fact get a few small plates that are high quality for way under a $20 spot.
Maybe they are onto something.
Ok, I'm sold on giving it a try.
it's order at the counter, they give you a beeper, and supposedly you go to pick up your food when they beep.
(but truly, at the hours that i usually go, it's empty enough that when they see my beeper go off they will often just walk the food to where i'm sitting)
the "boats" that hold up the wax paper upon which the food sits, are disposable cardboard. also, the wax paper they use is thicker/stronger than the norm. very hygienic. i much prefer this.
the place is kept very clean. the tables are always clean. at TLT, i've NEVER been faced with the greasy/sticky tables that i've experienced at chego and wurstkuche
all the tables are communal.
The March 8th L.A. Weekly (p.25) has a 30% off TLT coupon for food (not beverages) good through March 13, 2013.