Echo Park Lake with Downtown Los Angeles Skyline - photo by Adoramassey under CC BY-SA 4.0
Echo Park Lake with Downtown Los Angeles Skyline - photo by Adoramassey under CC BY-SA 4.0

LOS ANGELES: ALL OF THE RESTAURANTS PICKED BY ANTHONY BOURDAIN ON THE LAYOVER

When Anthony Bourdain visited Los Angeles on his show The Layover Season 1 Episode 10, he and his crew picked many restaurants. Here are all the addresses and the dishes showcased on The Layover Los Angeles, all in a convenient list:

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DISH – Double-Double, Animal Style

WHAT IS IT?

The regular Double-Double is a burger of toasted buns, two cheese slices, two beef patties, onions, lettuce, tomato and house spread. The Animal Style Double-Double has two beef patties grilled with mustard and two cheese slices, topped with house sauce, pickles and grilled caramelized onions.

WHERE IS IT?

In-N-Out Burger
9149 S Sepulveda Blvd
Los Angeles, CA, United States

THE LAYOVER LOS ANGELES NOTES

In-N-Out Burger has various locations in Los Angeles but the one nearest to LAX was the one Anthony Bourdain visited. He also ordered a chocolate shake at the drive-through.

DISH – Chicken Balls, Classic Biscuits, and Crispy Chicken Sandwich

WHAT IS IT?

Chicken Balls – chicken meat brined overnight, shaped into balls then fried; Classic Biscuit – baked with honey and lavender; Crispy Chicken Sandwich – batter-fried chicken, coleslaw with red wine vinaigrette and béarnaise sauce on bread.

WHERE IS IT?

LudoTruck
different locations in Los Angeles

THE LAYOVER LOS ANGELES NOTES

The exact location of Ludo Lefebvre’s LudoTruck is announced on Twitter and Facebook.

DISH – Blackjack Quesadilla

WHAT IS IT?

Quesadilla with spicy pork, caramelized onions, cheddar jack cheese and salsa verde.

WHERE IS IT?

Kogi Truck
different locations in Los Angeles

THE LAYOVER LOS ANGELES NOTES

While Anthony Bourdain did not stop by a Kogi Truck on this episode, he suggested it for grabbing Mexican-style tacos with Korean components. The locations of the Kogi trucks are announced on Twitter.

DISH – Ensenada-style Fish Tacos

WHAT IS IT?

Lightly-battered and deep-fried fish fillet, cabbage, hot sauce and guacamole on a corn tortilla.

WHERE IS IT?

Señor Fish
155 S Main St
Los Angeles, CA, United States

THE LAYOVER LOS ANGELES NOTES

Restaurant in the Little Tokyo of Los Angeles that Anthony Bourdain did not visit on this trip but suggested if you are looking for tacos and fish, like sea bass, yellowtail and mahi.

DISH – Banchan, Samgyeopsal, Dwaeji Galbi, and Gamja-tang

WHAT IS IT?

Banchan – assorted Korean appetizers; Samgyeopsal – pork belly grilled on the table; Dwaeji Galbi – pork spare ribs marinated in spicy pepper paste; Gamja-tang – pork neck stew.          

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WHERE IS IT?

Ham Ji Park
3407 W 6th St #101
Los Angeles, CA, United States

THE LAYOVER LOS ANGELES NOTES

Ham Ji Park is a Korean restaurant located in the Royal Plaza Office and Retail Center in Koreatown.

DISH – Chic-Naengmyeon

WHAT IS IT?

Cold noodle soup with black noodles made from kudzu vine, sesame oil, pickled white radish, cucumber kimchi, hot pepper paste, Julienne fresh cucumbers, boiled beef, hard-boiled egg and ice-cold broth.

WHERE IS IT?

Yu Chun
3185 W Olympic Blvd
Los Angeles, CA, United States

THE LAYOVER LOS ANGELES NOTES

Although Anthony Bourdain did not stop by Yu Chun (Yuchun Restaurant) on this L.A. visit, he suggested it if you want something beyond the usual Korean barbecue or bibimbap.

DISH – Makgeolli, Dak-ttongjip-bokkeum, and Nakji-bokkeum

WHAT IS IT?

Makgeolli – Korean fermented rice alcoholic beverage; Dak-ttongjip-bokkeum – roasted chicken gizzard; Nakji-bokkeum – spicy stir-fried octopus.

WHERE IS IT?

Dan Sung Sa
3317 W 6th St
Los Angeles, CA, United States

THE LAYOVER LOS ANGELES NOTES

Dan Sung Sa is built almost entirely of wood in the style of pojangmacha.

DISH – Korean-style Fried Chicken

WHAT IS IT?

Chicken fried in Korean style, served with white radish, cabbage, pickled jalapeños and homemade hot sauce.

WHERE IS IT?

The Prince
3198 7th St
Los Angeles, CA, United States

THE LAYOVER LOS ANGELES NOTES

Anthony Bourdain did not stop by The Prince in this L.A. visit but suggested it if you are looking for laid-back, “loungy” fun.

DISH – French Dip Sandwich and Cake Doughnut

WHAT IS IT?

French Dip Sandwich – thin slices of roast beef on a French roll, dipped in beef broth; Cake Doughnut – sweetened doughnut leavened with baking powder without sugar or icing.

WHERE IS IT?

Philippe The Original
1001 N Alameda St
Los Angeles, CA, United States

THE LAYOVER LOS ANGELES NOTES

Bourdain did not stop by Philippe The Original on this episode but suggested it as a breakfast place if you want to try a French Dip or a Cake Doughnut.

DISH – Beer and Whisky

WHAT IS IT?

Beer – alcoholic brew of cereal grains; Whisky – distilled alcoholic drink made of fermented grain mash.

WHERE IS IT?

King Eddy Saloon
131 E 5th St
Los Angeles, CA, United States

THE LAYOVER LOS ANGELES NOTES

While he did not stop by King Eddy Saloon (The King Eddy) on this episode, Bourdain suggested it if you are looking to give a “kick” to your breakfast. The King Eddy starts pouring at 6:00 a.m.

DISH – 3 Breakfast Tacos, and Papas Burrito

WHAT IS IT?

3 Breakfast Tacos – three choices of meat with potato, eggs, cheese, onion and cilantro on a tortilla; Papas Burrito – chorizo, potato, egg, cheese, cilantro, onion and salsa wrapped in a tortilla.

WHERE IS IT?

Tacos Villa Corona
3185 Glendale Blvd
Los Angeles, CA, United States

THE LAYOVER LOS ANGELES NOTES

Tacos Villa Corona is a family-run hole-in-the-wall taco counter-serve famous for its Mexican fare. For Mexican fruits, Bourdain suggested visiting one of the Mexican fruit stands in the streets of L.A. for fresh cuts of fruits like mango, coconut and pineapple. The cuts of fruits are placed in a plastic bag and drizzled with salt, chili and lime.

DISH – Marrow Bone, Chicken Hearts, Hamachi Tostada, Coconut Sweetbreads, Pig Tails, Crispy Rabbit Legs, and Foie Gras Loco Moco

WHAT IS IT?

Marrow Bone – roasted marrow bone topped with chimichurri and caramelized onions, served with brioche toast; Chicken Hearts – with pomegranate molasses, yogurt, baharat and parsley; Hamachi Tostada – crispy yellowtail collar with fish sauce vinaigrette, peanuts and avocado; Coconut Sweetbreads – sweetbreads with coconut; Pig Tails – slow-cooked pig tails; Crispy Rabbit Legs – with lemon aioli, radishes and beans; Foie Gras Loco Moco – Hawaiian Loco Moco with foie gras.

WHERE IS IT?

Animal
435 N Fairfax Ave
Los Angeles, CA, United States

THE LAYOVER LOS ANGELES NOTES

Animal is a “carnivore-centric” New American restaurant.

DISH – Bonjiri

WHAT IS IT?

Skewered chicken butts.

WHERE IS IT?

Kokekokko
123 Astronaut Ellison S Onizuka St #203
Los Angeles, CA, United States

THE LAYOVER LOS ANGELES NOTES

Anthony Bourdain did not stop by Kokekokko on this episode but suggested it if you are looking for a Japanese izakaya experience in Los Angeles. As of this writing, Kokekokko has closed in this location and in its place a new Japanese restaurant is currently operating. Bourdain also suggested Red Medicine as another late-night spot, but the non-traditional Vietnamese restaurant has also closed as of this writing. On this trip, he visited Jumbo’s Clown Room, which he called the “last refuge for the ancient art of burlesque” in Los Angeles. And although he did not visit The Varnish, he suggested it for bespoke cocktails, like the Queen’s Park Swizzle.