Every now and then, even the Queen of Health (me) craves a big, juicy burger with some fries on the side. Although it only happens occasionally, it never comes without doubts and wariness. My brain starts to come up with questions, like, Is it a good idea to combine carbs and protein? Is the meat really organic? Should I just make a burger at home? It’s pretty easy – messy, but easy… and it goes on and on until my husband loses his patience, puts his foot down, and my brain finally says One good burger won’t kill you – but your conflicts will. Then he gives me one of his looks and says, “Don’t order the veggie burger, just eat a freaking burger and enjoy.” At most places I would probably argue, but not at The Counter. You just cannot see and smell those big, juicy patties and not crave them. My husband is right. One good burger won’t kill me. The pleasure of one burger could only make the pain goes away. Continue reading
My husband and I found this cute and cozy restaurant next door to my friend’s new apartment. We have already eaten there several times, and every time it was good. The first time we went, we had the Huevos a la Mexicana, which is scrambled eggs with onion, tomato and jalapeno ($6), and we had fresh watermelon juice – delicious!
The second time, I made the mistake of asking to substitute something on the menu. I ended up being charged double (!) and it was not as good as the original dish, which I had the next time I was there. Moral of story: if you ask to alter a dish, ask in advance how much it will cost!
The food is outstanding. However, the portions are on the small side, which I like, but my friend and her family left a bit hungry. The prices are reasonable, and the service is usually excellent. I have eaten at many Mexican restaurants since moving to LA last year, but this one is unique and one of the best. The food is clean and fresh with beautiful flavors. Continue reading