SLOW FAST FOOD
Who says a great meal needs to be a formal affair?
The Oinkster, a fast-casual concept from acclaimed fine-dining chef Andre Guerrero, invites diners to kick back and enjoy high-quality American classics in a relaxed, modern and fun environment.
Occupying the former site of Jim’s Burgers on Eagle Rock’s newly hip Colorado Boulevard, The Oinkster aims to be Los Angeles’ antidote to both, expensive gourmet meals and their cheap fast food counterparts. On the restaurant’s $10-and-under menu that skips high prices in favor of better flavors, quality will be paramount.
Premium sandwiches made with house-cured pastrami or sloooow-roasted pork compete for diners’ attention with juicy burgers made from freshly-ground Nebraska Angus beef, first-rate rotisserie-roasted chicken and crispy Belgian fries. Fake fast-food cheese are given a pass in favor of scrumptious Gruyere and yummy sharp cheddar; home-made sauces, dressings and spice rubs share the plate with house-made condiments and crunchy veggies.
In typical Oinkster-fashion, all remaining culinary needs are addressed in taste and style, too: Each meal can be rounded out with a premium beer, quality wine or one of the restaurant unusual specialty sodas; Hand scooped shakes made with Fosselman's ice cream and an assortment of handmade cupcakes and desserts tempt the taste buds.
ANDRE GUERREROCHEF/OWNER The Oinkster & Maximiliano
In the world of food, there is always something new and delicious to be discovered. Let’s go, find it, and bring it to the table! This go-getter attitude has been chef Andre Guerrero’s motto ever since he opened the award-winning MAX in Sherman Oaks seven years ago. Only 18 months after launching MAX, his hungry mind drove him to sink his teeth into a completely different concept. The result: Señor Fred, an equally successful Mexican-themed eatery that helped cement upscale ethnic cuisine as one of Los Angeles’ dining trends. Always savoring reinvention, Chef Andre soon charted a course for new culinary territory. The result - The Oinkster; his take on classic American fare. The Eagle Rock eatery, now tempts Angelenos with what he dubs ‘slow fast food’: House-cured pastrami, slow roasted pork, and rotisserie chicken, along with Belgian fries and home-made ketchups and dressings. Career highlights: 2008, 2009 Michelin Guide, recommended Excellent Ratings, Max Restaurant. Zagat Survey, “Very Good to Excellent Ratings” for Max Restaurant and Senor Fred. Other accolades include 2005 City Search “Best Of Winner”, Max Restaurant. Check out the latest from the formidable chef; in a partnership with the heralded chef Gary Manes -Marche in Studio City. Upon opening, it garnered the first, doubtless of many, great notices, a shining review by S. Virbilia in the Los Angeles Times. Whatever the manifestation visit one of Chef Andre's restaurants today you'll be delighted, satisfied and sure to return!