Stüssy x Plan Check Bar x Backyard Bite

1800 Sawtelle Blvd · West Los Angeles, CA 90025 · Neighborhood: West Los Angeles

For my second visit over at the new-ish Plan Check Bar I got to help collaborate a special event. The trendsetters over at the street wear brand Stüssy (yes, remember them??) paired up with the new bar/restaurant just north of “Little Osaka” for a funky fresh evening. The private event was a cool little meeting of the minds; a mash up of fashionistas, bloggers, foodies and entertainment industry folk. There was no stanky fru fru, nor any of that “hollywood” pretentiousness going on here. Everyone simply gathered to share in some good food and good fun.

Stüssy collaborated with Plan Check’s Ernesto Uchimura (the former Umami Burger corporate chef) on a special menu for the night’s festivities.

It featured classic Stüssy inspired references as the titles of the dishes: I.S.B. (International Stüssy Burger), Worldwide Tribe Fries, The Livin’ Large, and Stoopid Fresh Donuts, to name a few examples.

The main course was an International Stüssy Burger made with Akaushi Beef, Jalapeño Escabeche, Americanized (house made) Cheese, Smokey Bacon, Battered Onion Straws, Knowledge Sauce and Uchimura’s classic Crunch Bun. If that sounds like a lot – it was. Plan Check doesn’t mess around when it comes to burgers. It was a huge, savory, Man-Burger.

Uchimura also put a delicious spin on their usual donut dessert. They were so good they disappeared from our table faster than you could say Stoopid Fresh. They included Cereal Milk Ice Cream from Milk and Caramelized Cornflakes. A must try.

The roughly 150 attendees left fully satisfied, full and/or drunk and with doggie bags that included a Stüssy designed Plan Check Tee.

If you didn’t get in to the party but want to try the special menu, you’re in luck. It’ll be available at Plan Check throughout the month of May.

For more info on Plan Check: Check out my previous post on their opening this past February.

Check out some some pics from the night!

Screenwriter Liz Scully and CAA agent Elizabeth Newman show off their Stüssy designed Tees

Screenwriter Liz Scully and CAA agent Elizabeth Newman show off their Stüssy designed Tees

@backyardbite with Plan Check Chef Ernesto Uchimura

@backyardbite with Plan Check Chef Ernesto Uchimura

Photographer Shaniqwa Jarvis (@ShaniqwaJarvis) with Stüssy designer Jorge Oswaldo

Photographer Shaniqwa Jarvis (@ShaniqwaJarvis) with Stüssy designer Jorge Oswaldo

Stüssy Crew!

Stüssy Crew!

ISB: International Stüssy Burger

ISB: International Stüssy Burger

@backyardbite with fellow foodies @estarLA and @unvegan

@backyardbite with fellow foodies @estarLA and @unvegan

Artist/ Stüssy designer Jorge Oswaldo with Artist/ Tokidoki creator Simone Legno with his gal Kaori Matsumoto

Artist/ Stüssy designer Jorge Oswaldo with Artist/ Tokidoki creator Simone Legno with his gal Kaori Matsumoto

www.jorgeoswaldo.com
http://www.tokidoki.it/

Doggy bags!!

Doggy bags!!

Special Stüssy inspired menu!

Special Stüssy inspired menu!

Worldwide Tribe Fries

Worldwide Tribe Fries

ISB: International Stüssy Burger

ISB: International Stüssy Burger

Stoopid Fresh Donuts

Stoopid Fresh Donuts

Hellz Bellz Lanie Alabanza-Barcena (@misslawn) and Lovemade's Linda Nguyen (@iheartlovemade)

Hellz Bellz Lanie Alabanza-Barcena (@misslawn) and Lovemade's Linda Nguyen (@iheartlovemade)

Lanie Alabanza-Barcena (Hellz Bellz)
Founder/Creative Director
http://whatthehellz.com/wordpress/

Linda Nguyen (Lovemade)
Founder/Creative Director
http://www.love-made.com/

Stüssy designer Pauline Saunders, Nike's Fraser Cooke, UNDFTD's Eddie Cruz (@EddieCruz1)

Stüssy designer Pauline Saunders, Nike's Fraser Cooke, UNDFTD's Eddie Cruz (@EddieCruz1)

blog.think-silly.com/fraser/
http://undefeated.com/

Foodie blogger @marianthefoodie

Foodie blogger @marianthefoodie

Inside Plan Check Bar's Stüssy Burger Clash party

Inside Plan Check Bar's Stüssy Burger Clash party

Artist/ Graphic Designer Eric Almeras high fives the camera!

Artist/ Graphic Designer Eric Almeras high fives the camera!

Jorge Oswaldo with Abby Bantog

Jorge Oswaldo with Abby Bantog

Artists Bill McMullen, Cody Hudson (@Struggle_Inc) and Eric Elms (@ElmsElms)

Artists Bill McMullen, Cody Hudson (@Struggle_Inc) and Eric Elms (@ElmsElms)

www.billmcmullen.com/
www.struggleinc.com/
www.ericadorn.com/

Erin Tillman (@datingadvicegrl) with Marian Bacol-Uba (@marianthefoodie)

Erin Tillman (@datingadvicegrl) with Marian Bacol-Uba (@marianthefoodie)

http://www.thedatingadvicegirl.com/
http://www.marianthefoodie.com/

Stüssy's Ben Needleman

Stüssy's Ben Needleman

Stüssy's Omar Rajput and Jorge Oswaldo

Stüssy's Omar Rajput and Jorge Oswaldo

Inside the kitchen at Plan Check

Inside the kitchen at Plan Check

It's a private party yo!

It's a private party yo!

Amy Shuster (@backyardbite) with Tokidoki creator Simone Legno and his gal Kaori Matsumoto

Amy Shuster (@backyardbite) with Tokidoki creator Simone Legno and his gal Kaori Matsumoto

http://www.tokidoki.it/

@backyardbite with fellow foodie blogger @theminty

@backyardbite with fellow foodie blogger @theminty

Sherice Bright (@sherisebright), Jay Terauchi (@chef_jay), Erin Tillman (@datingadvicegrl), Thibault and Aliss

Sherice Bright (@sherisebright), Jay Terauchi (@chef_jay), Erin Tillman (@datingadvicegrl), Thibault and Aliss

www.brightcreativegroup.com
http://www.kahunaofthekitchen.com/
http://www.thedatingadvicegirl.com/

Inside the kitchen at Plan Check

Inside the kitchen at Plan Check

Taking orders!

Taking orders!

Doggy bag with Stüssy-Plan Check tees. Funky fresh!

Doggy bag with Stüssy-Plan Check tees. Funky fresh!

Outside on the Patio at Plan Check Bar

Outside on the Patio at Plan Check Bar

@backyardbite with @datingadvicegrl and Ashton Stronks of Pitch Control PR

@backyardbite with @datingadvicegrl and Ashton Stronks of Pitch Control PR

Screenwriter Liz Scully and CAA agent Elizabeth Newman show off their Stüssy designed Tees@backyardbite with Plan Check Chef Ernesto UchimuraPhotographer Shaniqwa Jarvis (@ShaniqwaJarvis) with Stüssy designer Jorge OswaldoStüssy Crew!ISB: International Stüssy Burger@backyardbite with fellow foodies @estarLA and @unveganArtist/ Stüssy designer Jorge Oswaldo with Artist/ Tokidoki creator Simone Legno with his gal Kaori MatsumotoDoggy bags!!Special Stüssy inspired menu!Worldwide Tribe FriesISB: International Stüssy BurgerStoopid Fresh DonutsHellz Bellz Lanie Alabanza-Barcena (@misslawn) and Lovemade's Linda Nguyen (@iheartlovemade)Stüssy designer Pauline Saunders, Nike's Fraser Cooke, UNDFTD's Eddie Cruz (@EddieCruz1)Foodie blogger @marianthefoodieInside Plan Check Bar's Stüssy Burger Clash partyArtist/ Graphic Designer Eric Almeras high fives the camera!Jorge Oswaldo with Abby BantogArtists Bill McMullen, Cody Hudson (@Struggle_Inc) and Eric Elms (@ElmsElms)Erin Tillman (@datingadvicegrl) with Marian Bacol-Uba (@marianthefoodie)Stüssy's Ben NeedlemanStüssy's Omar Rajput and Jorge OswaldoInside the kitchen at Plan CheckIt's a private party yo!Amy Shuster (@backyardbite) with Tokidoki creator Simone Legno and his gal Kaori Matsumoto@backyardbite with fellow foodie blogger @themintySherice Bright (@sherisebright), Jay Terauchi (@chef_jay), Erin Tillman (@datingadvicegrl), Thibault and AlissInside the kitchen at Plan CheckTaking orders!Doggy bag with Stüssy-Plan Check tees. Funky fresh!Outside on the Patio at Plan Check Bar@backyardbite with @datingadvicegrl and Ashton Stronks of Pitch Control PR

Amy T. Shuster is an actress, writer and food enthusiast. Her blog is backyardbite.com, which focuses on creating positive content to generate awareness of local independent foodie “gems” in the Los Angeles area. Amy lives and dines in Los Angeles, CA.

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