Spitz – More Than Just a Hipster Bar

9 May

I’m not sure why no one in my office eats at Spitz. We go for happy hour, which is pretty great, but no one ever says, hey, let’s grab lunch at Spitz. Too bad – Spitz makes one of the best sandwiches in LA.

I just want to point out that in the above photo, the deconstructed light fixture looks like a doner on a spit. Awesome.

The interior of Spitz is done in the current industrial aesthetic, with concrete floors and twisted metal decorative pieces. There’s also a great patio area which gets late afternoon shade, perfect for happy hour.

I also feel obliged to mention that Spitz is spelled with a Z. That is all.

Here’s how they package their sandwiches to go. I think they mean it to be funny using masking tape.

And here’s the doner sandwich! You can get it in a lavash wrap, but I prefer it on the grill-marked focaccia. I get it in “street cart style,” meaning they add a garlic aioli and fried lavash chips. The doner is made in-house, with a lamb-beef mix that is really tasty. You can actually taste the lamb, and everything else serves as a counterpoint or complement, rather than covering up the taste of the doner. The standard stuff is lettuce, tomatoes, onion, green pepper, cucumber, and tzatziki sauce.

If you forget society’s norms, then for lunch you can get most of these same ingredients on top of fries as the Street Cart Fries, which is essentially the world’s greatest poutine. Or you can just wait till happy hour and hold onto your dignity. Then you can get them along with the Doquitos – what they describe as taquitos filled with doner meat. Deep fried doner goodness. Yes.

371 E. 2nd Street
Los Angeles, CA 90012


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