Monday, February 17, 2014

Fred 62: Beyond a 24 Hour Diner

The list you always need to remember is the list of late night eateries. Better yet, 24 hour ones! If you're in Los Feliz and looking for a late night diner, look no further than Fred 62, which is open 24 hours and serves much better and much more interesting food than your typical diners.

You can even get something healthier and lighter like this Asian inspired noodle soup dubbed "Noo Deli" ($9): vermicelli noodles, "Thai town vegetables", spicy lemongrass broth, sriracha, peanuts, hoisin sauce, cilantro, green onion

Although I'm usually skeptical about ordering something like this at a diner, the manager told us this is what he eats all the time, so we tried it. Indeed, it was a very comforting, if a little spicy, bowl of noodle soup with fresh vegetables and tons of great flavors.

Not all of Fred 62's menu is available 24 hours but lucky for you, the Noo Deli is. Fred 62's version of Farm to Table is a play of TV dinners, with menu items called The Partridge Family, The Lisa Simpson, etc. The TV dinners are available from 5-10pm daily.

I got the Lisa Simpson ($13), which is naturally vegetarian: tajine tofu scramble, Moroccan tomato sauce, chickpea fritters, green olive tapenade, couscous
This is another healthy alternative and we couldn't get enough of the chickpea fritters!

Another TV dinner is the Sanford & Son ($17): spice rubbed salmon, cheesy grits, mustard greens, oven dried cherry tomatoes, spicy molasses sauce
I only tried a bit of this but loved the cheesy grits.

If it's your first time visiting Fred 62 - or even your 50th time - at some point you'd have to try the Bossa Nova Waffle Sundae ($9) - this one is also available 24 hours a day
When it's late and you're drunk, no dessert is as satisfying as this waffle doused in caramel sauce and topped with a heap of ice cream!

If you didn't come here drunk, you can try some of the local beers they have on tap. When we visited, they had beers from Angel City Brewery.

You don't have to settle for just eggs and bacon and pancakes at 3 am with Fred 62 around. Their food goes beyond typical diner fare and done well. Of course, if you just want eggs and bacon, they have those, too. And waffles, don't forget the waffles.

Fred 62
1850 N Vermont Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90027
(323) 667-0062
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