Last week, we kicked off our new “Artist Eats” series with Justin Van Hoy, and now it’s Shane Jessup’s turn to share his favorite places to eat. Shane is a talented artist and designer, who designed The History of American Graffiti and recently launched Hachi Supply, a line of artist-designed pet supplies.
Continue reading for his delicious picks.
“I’m a pretty simple man when it comes to grabbing a meal,” Shane explains. “I enjoy bar foods and burgers usually. Lately, I’ve been finding myself down the street at Umami Burger’s Los Feliz location. The Truffle Burger is pretty amazing, but I usually gravitate to the Manly Burger, I’m assuming because of the bacon lardons that make me a happy man. I won’t argue that it’s the best burger I’ve had in Los Angeles (damn close though), but the location and the fact I’ve never had to wait long for a table makes it an easy choice for me when I need my stomach filled. They took the Drifter Pale Ale off the menu recently so I’ve just been going with pints of Fat Tire.”
“On relaxing Sunday afternoons, I’ve been finding myself at Cole’s on 6th and Main Downtown,” Shane continues. “There is usually not a crowd and you can avoid the tourist mayhem that you usually get at Philippe’s. Again, I won’t argue which sandwich is better or came first, but I prefer Cole’s for the ambiance and the fact I can wash down my meal witha cold beer. I usually go for a Beef Dip with a side of their awesome mac-n-cheese and a Craftsman Lager (or twp). If I’m feeling adventurous, I also get an order of spicy garlic fries and when those are combined with Cole’s spicy mustard, my sinuses are clear for a week or so.”
Umami Burger Los Feliz
4655 Hollywood Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90027
Cole’s French Dip
118 East 6th Street
Los Angeles, CA 90014