Layered Guacamole and White Bean Dip
Serves: Serves 8-10 people
Prep time: 25 min.
Cook time: 25 min
Chef Monica May will be on the show today to talk about her Downtown LA restaurant, The Nicel Diner.
Located at 524 S. Main St. Los Angeles, CA 90013, stop in and enjoy Breakfast Lunch and Dinner!
Get more info on the Nickel Diner here!
Skid Row, maple bacon donuts and chick food. If that doesn't make immediate sense to you, don't worry. Investors didn't initially understand Monica May and Kristen Trattner's vision for their Nickel Diner. They're now chef and general manager, respectively, as well as owners of the nouvelle diner, but it took years of running a cafe a block away before the community rallied behind them to open the Nickel. After all, the two had been serving coffee and sandwiches at Banquette, now shuttered, without ever having the benefit of a kitchen.
But the Nickel had two kitchens, plenty of space and together, these two realized the diner of their dreams -- where donuts are not just extraordinary for the bacon on top but for their brioche dough, the result of three days of labor -- and since 2008, they've seen lines out the door and nationwide media adoration. Along the way, their Skid Row address has brought them some funny stories that usually involve someone strung out wandering into their restaurant and refusing to leave. The two women share these and other stories, including how the maple bacon donut came to be, why farm to table is a bunch of nonsense, and what it means to cook chick food.
Read more at the LA Weekly