For our last meal at gr/eats, which closes today, we wanted something traditionally Japanese: a burger. Actually, gr/eats does a good burger, preternaturally soft on the inside with a sharp layer of char on the outside. With an order of chicken katsudon, it epitomizes the culinary aesthetic of the charming Sawtelle Boulevard cafe: Japanese, American and a little of everything else. This was a menu where fish tacos coexisted with nabeyaki udon, where fried chicken and tofu meatballs were friends, where paella and spring rolls lived harmoniously as neighbors. [Photo gallery after the jump.]
It was barely a speedbump on L.A.'s culinary landscape, just a small neighborhood cafe, but we'll miss it. gr/eats closes for good at 9 p.m. tonight.