Friday, November 18, 2016

SpireWorks DAS (New) - Westwood

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Photo Courtesy of SpireWorks DAS

You might have passed this nondescript
covered up storefront,
the former Five Guys location, in Westwood.

I know I did.

I was fortunate to get a sneak peak
of this new concept of Döner Kebab
at the media preview of SpireWorks DAS.


What's a Döner Kebab???

A Döner Kebab is a Turkish kebab,
where the meat is cooked on a vertical rotisserie.
This method lets the fat drip down the meat and
keeps the flames from burning it.

The various meats here are cooked similar to
shawarma, gyros, and al pastor.
Did someone say tacos???  lol

The sliced meat is traditionally served on a plate
with various accompaniments or stuffed in a pita
like a sandwich.

But...
SpireWorks is different,
they give you "Permission to Explore"
and be different if you feel so inclined.


As you walk into SpireWorks, you're greeted by a destination board.

Arrivals are preset combinations from different parts of the world.
Departures are, well you set your destination and customize your order.

First, you have two choices

A sandwich
$9.50

served on their own fresh baked bread.



or a bowl
with wild rice or fresh greens.
$9.50


After you select your destination,
you select your protein,
Beef
Chicken
Veggie Köfte
(All meats are 100% antibiotic and hormone free)

as you continue through the line,
there's plenty to select from
(unless you've selected a destination,
then it's pre-selected for you).

Do ask for the SpireWorks Lemon Vinaigrette.


 One of the sides I recommend is
Twice Cooked Baby Dutch Yellow Potatoes
with (Movers N') Shakers
$3.50


I thought they were just potatoes,
but these are twice cooked
and delicious.

Here are the (Movers N') Shakers
flavors


No Coke, Pepsi
Well, no Pepsi neither...

Of course their drinks are unique too...

Stubborn Fair Trade Certified Cane Sugar Soda.
$2.50

I loved the Black Cherry with Tarragon
and
Lemon Berry Açaì 


See What Jay Eats...

My Black Cherry with Tarragon
and my New York bowl.

My New York bowl:
with beef, Russian Dressing, Sauerkraut,
Shaved Parmesan, Cucumber Spirals,
Angel Hair Beets, and a New York Shaker.


Don't forget dessert!
SpireCakes
$3.00 / Trio
$5.50 / 6-Pack

My favorites were the 
Chocolate Ganache
Strawberry Shortcake
Tiramisu


The Carolina
Sandwich

with chicken (on this one), Smokey the BBQ sauce,
Cabernet Tomatoes, Angel Hair Carrots,
Collard Green Coleslaw, Pickled Cauliflower,
and BBQ Shaker.


Little Italy 
bowl

with beef over fresh greens,
fresh basil, Cabernet Tomatoes, Yellow Squash Spirals,
Tomato Jam, Pesto Panko Crunch, and Shaved Paramesan.



The Surprise of the Night
Okinawa Raw Sugar Sea Salt Nitro Coffee Latte
$6.00

OMG, This was INSANE!!!

Created by Chef Kuniko Yagi,
you might remember her from Top Chef Seattle
and Hinoki & the Bird.
She was one of the consulting chefs on
the entire menu too.

If you haven't had nitro coffee before,
it's creamy with very low acidity.
Add this sweet salty topping
and it's like Christmas in a Cup!

I was talking to Bob Kaufman,
Founder and CEO of SpireWorks,
he said wanted to serve nitro coffee
before anyone else did.

Well, now that a lot of places have nitro coffee,
he wanted to elevate their nitro coffee to the 
next level and working with Chef Kuniko,
they came up with this creation.

If their food wasn't good,
I would just come in for this nitro coffee.
But their food is really good,
I'll still come in for this coffee!


November 16, 1016
Grand Opening
Photo Courtesy of SpireWorks DAS
Opening Night

Food was so good, had to come back 
for the Grand Opening!


Eat More Döner

Westwood Village
is Now Open!



Westwood
1061 Broxton Avenue
Westwood, CA 90024
(424) 220-6299

Open Daily
11 am - 10 pm


Eagle Rock
Opening in January 2017



Thank You!
Bob Kaufman
Jeff Rosenthal
Kuniko Yagi




NOTE:  I was a guest of SpireWorks DAS.
I thank them for their invitation and hospitality.
All comments and opinions are strictly my own.



Photos by Jay Terauchi
unless noted
Jay Eats Worldwide
©Jay Terauchi

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