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Hungry Cat, L.A.

1535 Vine St.
West Hollywood , CA , United States
(323) 462-2155

At his three Hungry Cat locations (in Hollywood, Santa Barbara and Santa Monica Canyon), chef David Lentz specializes in shellfish, from pristine oysters on the half-shell to the signature peel ’n’ eat shrimp. (In a nod to Lentz’s Maryland roots, the original location in Hollywood also hosts a wildly popular blue crab fest each summer.) But diners should not ignore the burger, which, topped with Danish blue cheese, house-smoked bacon and avocado, is one of the best in town.

From the From the May 2008 Food & Wine Go List

The coolest indie films host their premieres at the Arclight Cinema, and the top post-screening tables are at David Lentz’s nearby modern seafood restaurant, which is also close to the Walk of Fame. Although the specialty is shellfish, the burger is one of the best in town.

We loved: Oysters on the half shell; merguez sausage–stuffed squid.

Last updated 2013-08-26 13:34:03 UTC
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