If you are looking for an incredible tasting hamburger in DTLA, you need to head to Fritzi in the Arts District. It’s the restaurant right next door to the Arts District Brewing Company on Traction Avenue. Okay, take a look at the menu, but be sure to order the Fritzi Burger ($12.50). The burger is a ground blend of bacon and beef. It’s not bacon slapped on top of a burger. The beef and bacon is ground together, then topped with Fontina fondue, iceberg lettuce, relish and Thousand Island dressing. It’s served with your choice of fries, tots or potato waffle. I went for the tots. I can’t tell you enough how much I enjoyed this burger. Delicious!
My husband went healthy (again) and ordered the Chopped Summer Salad ($14). It’s something called naked fried chicken served on a bed of black mission figs, roasted corn, frisee, radicchio, kale topped with a sweet pepper vinaigrette. He loved it. I didn’t even try it… I was too busy devouring my Fritzi Burger.
Okay, there’s one thing on the menu that you have to see to believe. They serve a Carrot Dog ($7.50). Yes, it’s exactly what you think it is… a carrot on a hot dog bun. It’s a little fancier than that. It’s described as a whole carrot sous-vide in 26 spices (that means it is cooked in a water oven) and topped with crispy Brussels sprouts. My vegetarian friend loved it. I didn’t try it… I was too busy shoving tater tots in my mouth!
Fritzi is open for lunch and dinner… and there is a special Fritzi window inside the Arts District Brewing Company for people who need a late night snack. Next time you are in the Arts District you need to check this place out. Your taste buds will thank you!
Frizti 814 Traction Ave in the Arts District 213.537.0327 fritzidtla.com