Last week I was invited to Top Round Roast Beef to enjoy an afternoon filled with sandwiches, curly fries and frozen custard. To say I left with a food coma would be an understatement. Roast beef has rarely called my name, but then again, it’s one of those sandwiches whose popularity is typically outside of L.A., am I right? Lucky for us, when that shaved beef craving hits, there’s a fun spot on the corner of Olympic/La Brea serving up hot sandwiches. Upon arrival at this vibrant roast beef stand, I noticed the bright pops of color, throwback decor and friendly vibe that was going around. I took to the menu and was pleased with it’s simplicity while remaining varied. My selection included the Black and Blue, Bar-B-Que, Dirty Fries and a Frozen Custard ice cream cone with sprinkles for dessert.
The Black and Blue roast beef sandwich was hands down my favorite and I had the chance to taste a few. Topped with black pepper, blue cheese, and caramelized onions on a sesame seed bun, this hearty sandwich is a savory spin on the classic. An order of Dirty Fries was a must for the table, offering homemade Idaho potatoes, curled and fried in 100% beef fat, topped with gravy, provel cheese, caramelized onions and Round sauce. A boat of fries is probably best shared but most definitely not to be missed. Dessert is killing it at Top Round, with a choices ranging from frozen custard with a zillion toppings, to concretes (like a Blizzard), malts, shakes and floats with over 127 soda flavors to choose from. This spot is a sweet tooth’s dream!
Top Round Roast Beef, 1000 S La Brea Ave Los Angeles, CA 90019