Border Grill DTLA: Top Chef Masters Viewing Party

Chef Mary Sue of Border Grill made it through another round of Top Chef Masters! Border Grill will throw a viewing party for Top Chef Masters at all location this Wednesday, May 4 from 6 to 8 p.m. Join them in DTLA, Santa Monica or Las Vegas for a $25 prix fixe party that includes passed appetizers, a Border magarita and special surprise taste of Chef Mary Sue’s Top Chef Masters dishes. You can meet Chef Mary Sue at the Santa Monica location this Wednesday.


I dropped in a couple of weeks ago for another viewing party. The deal that night was an extended happy hour. I enjoyed sangria and caipirinhas as well as tacos, ceviche and my new favorite wild mushroom quesadilla.

fish, carnitas, lamb tacos

I really loved the lamb tacos and the carnitas are a classic at Border Grill. I also really like the potato tacos but didn’t order them this evening.

Baja ceviche

Peruvian ceviche

My friend enjoyed her ceviches. We didn’t think they’d be so big at $3 a pop but they were more than filling.

watercress, jicama and orange salad

The watercress salad was simple but with the addition of bleu cheese-filled bacon-wrapped dates, this became quite the salad.

wild mushroom quesadilla

Lately, I’ve been wondering if I can give up meat (just wondering- don’t get riled up pork lovers). Sometimes I think I can if I just substitute everything with mushrooms (I realize this is not a protein substitute). If it meant living on the wild mushroom quesadilla, I’d be pretty happy. The tortillas are handmade in house and the cheese was really wonderful.

roasted potato rajas relleno

One of the newer items at the DTLA location is the roasted potato rajas relleno. Remember what I said about loving their potato tacos? Well, imagine that stuffing in a huge relleno chile.

churro tots

Mexican chocolate cream pie

Can’t leave without the churro tots but the Mexican chocolate cream pie was  amazing.

Border Grill

Los Angeles – 445 S Figueroa St., Los Angeles, CA 90071 – (213) 486-5171

Santa Monica – 1445 4th St., Santa Monica, CA 90401 – (310) 451-1655

Las Vegas – at Mandalay Bay 3950 Las Vegas Blvd. South, Las Vegas, NV 89119 – (702) 632-7403

pssst…don’t forget 5/4 is the last day of Cinco de Drinko!