Address: 1303 Westwood Blvd, LA/Westwood.
The Kick Ass Thing: The Slow-Cooked Turkey Breast Sandwich
Price: $10 (for sandwich) plus $1 (side salad)
Thoughts: I adore Fundamental LA's Chicken Torta, but this visit I really wanted to try something new. However, I wasn't felling adventurous enough to tackle the Pork Belly Banh Mi or the Braised Short Rib sandwich, so I sort of nonchalantly ordered the Turkey without thinking too much of it. And since I never enjoy sandwiches on healthy-ish bread, I requested they put it on brioche instead of the normal 12-grain (honestly, one grain is TOO MANY for me). Little did I know that I was about to experience the best turkey sandwich of 2012. What's not to like? Thick, fresh turkey breast slabs with apricot jalapeno jam, lemon aioli and just enough arugula. If you've read U.E. in the past, you know I'm constantly on a search in LA for homemade turkey sandwiches. I am so sick of Boar's Head at this point and Fundamental's sandwich personifies the difference in-house turkey makes. Oozing with flavor, the turkey is perfectly complimented by the stellar jam. Definitely returning ASAP.
Awesome: For an extra dollar you can get housemade chips or a side salad. I usually opt for the side salad, a solid mix of Mesclun greens and parmesan cheese with a mustard vinaigrette.
Annoying: As you can see above, I just could not get this picture right. I took it dozens of times and (if you can believe it) this is the least blurry copy.