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!
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.