It wasn't long ago that Josiah Citrin, the two Michelin starred chef of the longstanding Santa Monica restaurant Melisse, was wholeheartedly associated with white tablecloths and raised pinkies. This started to change only a few months ago when Citrin opened Charcoal in Venice, his family-style grill restaurant focused on live-fire cooking.
Well now fine dining chef has gone fully fast casual with the opening of the second location of Dave's Dog House in the Staples Center in section 102, reports the LA Times. The first LA location also opened in the Staples Center at the Draft Kings Fantasy Sports Bar & Lounge.
The concept, originally founded by Citrin's cousin David Cheren in Arizona, serves all-beef hot dogs with a variety of stadium-appropriate toppings. Along with the classic Boston Dog, the hot dogs can come topped with Citrin's own chili, Boston baked beans, or mac 'n' cheese and bacon.
It just may be worth the ticket price of a Lakers or Kings game to get the most affordable taste of Citrin cuisine to date.