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Plan Check: Industrial-strength burgers

  • 13 December 2013

Here’s to the burger: America’s sandwich.

And – Ray Kroc notwithstanding – there’s no question that SoCal is home to its greatest iterations.

On that list: Plan Check Kitchen + Bar, opening a new location on Fairfax today.

Simply put, Chef Ernesto Uchimura griddle-cooks edible masterpieces in beef-patty form.

He also fries potatoes and chicken in beef tallow (Mmm … Umami).

And whips up an off-menu delicacy called pastrami poutine (french fries soaked in rich gravy and covered in chunks of house-cured pastrami).



But you’re here for burgers.

The recipes rotate daily (check their Facebook page day of for a sneak preview) and feature audacious toppings like kimchi mustard aioli, smoked bleu cheese and “pig candy” (bacon flash-fried, coated in brown sugar and then finished in the oven).

As for the bar: lots of oat sodas, plus cocktails designed by mixologist Matthew Biancaniello, who forages L.A. for wild arugula to make his agave and aloe-infused Splendor in a Glass.



Given its locale, the new iteration of Plan Check — a cozy gun-metal and dark wood storefront near The Grove — serves as an ideal burger and beer oasis during the area’s busy shopping times.

So relax. It’s time to eat.

The Specifics

Plan Check

351 N Fairfax Ave
b/t Oakwood and Beverly
(310) 288-6500 x 2

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