This tongue-in-cheek take on the American diner was created by funky L.A. chef-restaurateur Fred Eric. The usual burgers and shakes are joined by such eclectic dishes as the Fried Chicken Salad (made with jicama, pico de gallo, and a habanero-cilantro dressing), the Poorest Boy sandwich (crispy fried chicken, onions, and rémoulade on a French roll) and the Coffee Shop Grilled Cheese, served on a brioche. Breakfasts range from tofu scrambles to "Hunka Hunka Burnin' Love"—pancakes
made with peanut butter, chocolate chips, and banana. Like the neighborhood itself, nobody is out of place here, with everybody from button-down business executives to tattooed musicians showing up at some point.