Hollywood: Lucky Devils
May is National Burger Month and there’s a few more days to celebrate!
I was invited to Lucky Devils which is known for its excellent beer selection and burgers.
We started with the jalepeno hummus which was true to its name. It definitely had a nice little kick to it. We also had the Flamin’ Goat which was a nice herbed goat cheese on char-grilled bread with red bell pepper strips. The kitchen also sent out the Three Little Pigs, slider versions of the Lucky Pig sandwich; beer-braised pork belly served with spicy carrots, jalepenos and onions. I piled on the pickled onions but for more of a kick, go for the jalepenos.
The next wave of food hit the table including the baby back ribs with sweet potato fries. We opted for the sweet BBQ sauce which still had a kick to it. Lucky Devils also serves char-grilled pizzas in addition to burgers. We had the simple Margherita which had great cheese. The side of broccoli was most welcome. Actually, for a burger place, there are quite a few vegetarian options including a veggie burger, 2 different grilled cheese sandwiches, mac & cheese, whole-grain salad and other sides.
But if you’re a regular meat eater, I’d definitely go with the Kobe beef chili cheese fries. Amazing! The fries were crisp and loved the chili.
We tried three of the signature burgers. You may of course, build your own but I always like to see what a restaurant can come up with. I was surprised by how moist the turkey was. It’s definitely a great burger with white cheddar, garlic aioli, beer-carmelized onions and wild arugula. The bacon & bleu was definitely good though I’m not generally a fan of the stinky cheeses. It’s a good thing my favorite was the Diablo with white cheddar, double-smoked bacon, avocado, wild arugula, housemade 1000 Island dressing and devil hot sauce. These burgers are a bit messy but that’s the point of burgers, right?
I am generally a cocktail gal but I was very happy with the beer selection at Lucky Devils. That said, I usually go for dark beers like porters and stouts. However, I found the lighter beers a better choice to go with the burgers.
Was this the night I gave up dessert? Obviously not. It was fun watching our server make the Leige Belgian waffle. The Belgian sugar helps carmelize the outside as it cooks on the waffle iron. Topped with Belgian chocolate sauce, salted beer caramel sauce, frozen vanilla custard, toasted pecans and whipped cream, it was entirely a good way to end our burgers and beer fest.
6613 Hollywood Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90028-6207