Plan check refers to the process of getting building plans approved, a nod, as Plan Check The Restaurant explains, to the Building and Safety Department next door. That Plan Check takes a city building rather than its location—on the northern tip of Sawtelle—as its reference point is telling. Indeed, rather than curry and ramen, you have salty beer nuts, fried chicken served with sweet yam preserves, and burgers. Great, perfectly-sized burgers like the signature Plan Check Burger acknowledges its Little Osaka neighborhood with a tender, juicy Akaushi red Wagyu beef patty nestled between a "crunch bun"—the crunch comes courtesy of panko—and the Blueprint Burger slathered with a roasted garlic steak sauce beautifully plays off the smokiness of blue cheese. If you're ranking the city's burgers the way you're ranking your fantasy football team, Plan Check is your Arian Foster: a definite first-round pick.
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