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Kerfuffle is in town! Hooray! The sad part is that her visit will again last for only 24 hours. I am a lucky Monkey to have been a part of the schedule. Whee!
From Kerfuffle's hotel, we walked to the nearby Liberty Grill, a great mid-priced American option in downtown.
And when I say "American," I'm talking really American. After all, "liberty" is in the name.
Liberty Grill is the perfect place to go for a pleasant casual meal, be it for a business lunch or pre-Staples-Center-event dinner. Dinner entrees range from $11.50 for a cheeseburger to $29.00 for a New York steak. There are lots of options in between.
We shared Katie 'n' Megan's Mac and Cheese Bites ($9.00), which are balls of macaroni and cheese coated and fried to perfection, accompanied by a ramekin of tomato sauce. Hands down, this is my favorite item at Liberty Grill.
Kerfuffle started with a baby greens salad ($7.50).
She followed that with pasta pomodoro with grilled chicken ($15.50). Sorry this pic is fuzzy. I snapped it quickly before Kerfuffle dug in!
My peppercorn burger ($14.00) -- crusted in black pepper and topped with jack cheese, crispy onion strings, chipotle mayo, lettuce and tomato -- was delicious.
And a sweet ending -- red velvet cake ($8.50). The frosting was a bit much for me (but, then again, I feel this way about most frosting). The cake, however, was rich and moist and wonderful.