Tuck Room Tavern's Shrimp & Grits
I'm never really on the westside of town anymore unless for a specific appointment or hanging out with a friend whom I haven't seen in a really long time. I don't favor the insane stalled traffic or noticeable drop in temperature either. I will, however, head that way if there's a restaurant worth trying.
Tuck Room Tavern in Westwood (near UCLA), is an American fare restaurant led by the James Beard award-winning Chef Sherry Yard and is located adjacent to iPic, an all-in one cinema and dining experience. From the Clue inspired knick-knacks found in various corners of the floor plan to central bar, grab a seat and plan to enjoy a mouth-pleasing meal.
Recommended dish: Southern Shrimp & Grits (with Anson mills grits, bacon lardons, and swiss chard with a bacon vinaigrette).