Friday, February 17, 2012
Told ya that there were some posts backed up. This one comes to you from two weeks ago.
My friends and I needed some nom-noms late at night, and after a solid win in basketball, we piled in the car and said, "Let's drive!"
We were planning on eating somewhere sketchy, but E's never been to Apple Pan, and when we drove by and saw how (unusually) empty it was, we parked and headed in.
Now Apple Pan's a staple in LA. It's this classic diner right across the street from Westside Pavillion, and it's such a vintage, quaint place where the only seats are at the counter and the menu's barely changed at all.
Before I forget -- I am not kidding about the only seats being at the counter. I've had to wait, so come here with a small group (no more than 5), and be ready to stand around, waiting for seats to open up. I promise that it's worth it, though.
No patience? Come late at night. We must have gotten there around 10:30 p.m.
My group of friends and I pretty much all ordered the exact same thing: hickory burgers, a side of fries and apple pie. The burgers are pretty juicy, and the hickory sauce? Perfectly tangy, and infinitely better than ketchup. Seriously. Ask for it with your side of fries. It's amazing.
Oh, and if that wasn't good enough, there's always apple pie. Warmed up, and with a scoop of vanilla ice cream, the pie was literally the icing on the cake for a pretty damn good meal. (Their banana cream pie is also pretty good, but I didn't get it this time around.)
Our waiter was pretty awesome too, as he kept refilling our water, brought us hickory sauce to dip the fries in, and split up the apple pie slice in two for E and me. (Okay, we were a little disappointed with this because we'd wanted to split the pie together, but it's alright because we each got a full scoop of ice cream.) Needless to say, I'm always in love with service from Apple Pan. They keep an eye on you and keep you happy.
Some people say that this place is overpriced, but honestly, my friends and I split the bill between the five of us, and it came out to less than $20 a person, including a pretty hefty tip for the awesome service we received.
The Apple Pan (4.5 / 5)
10801 W Pico Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90064