Thursday, May 15, 2014

The Oinkster Hollywood

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I've been to The Oinkster in Eagle Rock, just North of Downtown.  I've had a couple of burgers and also their Royale, a 1/3 lb hamburger patty with bacon, chili, and pastrami, served with dill pickles, onions, tomato, lettuce, and Thousand Island dressing.  It was a great burger!

I was fortunate to be invited to the opening of their 2nd location in Hollywood.  When I saw the invitation, I thought this address seem so familiar.  I knew exactly where it's located on Vine, just North of Melrose.  Oh that's right, I had worked at this restaurant before.  I was brought in to help the prior tenant get the restaurant open many years ago.

As I walked into the remodeled restaurant, it was very open with a lot of light and an expanded outdoor patio.  It's funny to see this former dark sit down restaurant that now has lots of light and fitted with TV monitors.  This space turned out to be a really nice fast casual place with a very large parking lot.  

But I was here for the food... 


See What Jay Eats...

Pulled Pork Sandwich

Brined with soy and honey then slowly roasted and
smoked.  Served with red cabbage coleslaw,
carmelized onions and choice of bbq sauce.

I ordered with the Carolina sauce,
love the Carolina style vinegar sauce.

It was a very good pulled pork sandwich
and maybe my new favorite here.


Chili Fries

Belgian fries topped with house made chili,
shredded Cheddar cheese and green onions.

Nuff said...


Oinkster Pastrami

The house cured pastrami served with red cabbage coleslaw,
caramelized onions and Gruyere cheese.

Great smokey flavor and would be
a sandwich that I would order again.


The Pre-Opening Dinner
ended with a chocolate cupcake
with chocolate frosting and bacon.

How could this not be good?
It was a nice ending to a good meal.


I was told by a friend at the pre-opening event that I need to try the beet salad, something I'll have to remember for my next visit.  I'm also looking forward to trying the Reuben sandwich with their house cured pastrami.

The Oinkster Hollywood is a great addition to this neighborhood and does come with a very large parking lot.  The food is just as good as their Eagle Rock sibling and I do look forward in visiting this location in the future, esp when I'm near Paramount Studios.

Wishing Chef Andre Guerrero and The Oinkster team best wishes with this new location.  If they can keep the food consistent as Eagle Rock, this location will be around for many many years.



776 Vine Street
Los Angeles, CA 90038

Sunday - Thursday:  11 am - 11 pm
Friday - Saturday:  11 am - 12 pm


The Oinkster Eagle Rock
2005 Colorado Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90041

Sunday - Thursday:  11 am - 10 pm
Friday - Saturday:  11 am - 11 pm


Thank You!
Chef Andre Guerrero
The Oinkster


NOTE:  I was a guest of The Oinkster Hollywood at their pre-opening.  
I thank them for the invitation and their hospitality.
All comments and opinions are strictly my own. 





Photos by Jay Terauchi
Jay Eats Worldwide
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