The Sweet Love Hangover restaurant located on 6506 Hollywood Blvd is a trendy diner obviously meant for the late night party crowd. With that in mind, everything about the place is appropriate for extending fun until 4 AM. As I walked through the door, I couldn’t help but notice the patrons were all engaged in playing child hood games such as Connect Four and Scrabble. The listings of games available to play has barely begun but I will spare you of a detailed listing for the exception of having to mention that Rockem Sockem is available for your pleasure. As for pleasing the palate, American comfort food with a twist is the predominant theme.
Let’s face it, for reasons which are obvious many people want something heavy to eat after going to the club. An ultimate comfort food available is the Mac & Cheese Times Four consisting of smoked Gouda, Parmesan, Asiago, Jack and a smattering of Pancetta. Their take on the fave is creamy. Although creamy is not my preference I must admit their version of Mac & Cheese is flavorful. My guest and I also dined on the Love Club sandwich which is very good sandwich. It includes turkey and avocado. It is not too oversized like many club sandwiches tend to be. The sandwich eating continues with the hamburger slider accompanied with sweet potato fries. Our burgers were medium rare. The slider has the hearty taste of real beef not processed. However, my vegetarian dining companion went off his normal diet to sample the burger and cites that he has had better burgers in his burger eating days.
The dessert of the night presented to us was the deep fried Twinkie. I have to admit that I have been wanting to try the deep fried twinkie and deep fried Oreo for a number of years but have never gotten around to it. The plating of the deep fried Twinkie is sophisticated with a generous dollop of whip cream and strawberries on the side of the plate. First, I must state that I love this item is on the menu although I didn’t love the dessert. My prejudice is that I don’t eat much fried food. However, the dessert is a surprisingly sensual dish. You have to order the dessert understand.
Now on to drinks…Well you have to read about that at: http://www.examiner.com/x-9408-LA-Comfort–Soul-Food-Restaurant-Examiner~y2009m11d7-Sweet-Love-Hangover-in-Hollywood-A-Great-Place-to-Hang-and-Eat
Review by Crystal Johnson-Restaurant Critic for the Los Angeles Examiner and the Valley Scene Magazine