What to Eat at The Six, Now Open on West Pico

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A market-motivated spot called The Six opened quietly last week at Overland and Pico Blvd. The venture is a joint-collaboration between Jake King of Rick's Café and Jones Hollywood's Will Karges, who tells Eater the name comes from The Society of Six artistic movement. It sounds kind of Metal, we like it. The menu is a feast featuring equal measures of nostalgia-inducing comfort, house-made real foods, and California bistro soul. Also, there's beer and burgers!

Catching our eyes is a pork belly banh mi burger with jalapeno marmalade and cilantro aioli, fried chicken waffle sandwiches, sloppy joes with red bell pepper, and three-cheese grilled cheeses. Not that the fare is silly. Imagination melds with sophistication in Prince Edward mussles in chorizo broth, roasted Jidori chicken with bacon jam, potato chip crusted salmon, and steak salad with piquillo vinaigrette. And that's just among the lunch options. Dinner serves bacon, basil, and sun-dried tomato pizzas and fresh pear flatbreads, among more entrees and Blue Bottle coffee.

So who's the whimsical toque making fried chicken salad with waffle croutons and buttermilk dressing and grilled lamb with root beer BBQ sauce and cheddar grits? The exec chef is David Gussin, who was recently seen at the stoves of Akasha. The Six sounds fun so far, and we haven't even seen what rotating beers are on tap yet. 10668 West Pico Blvd. 310-837-6662. See the menus here via PDF.

The Six [Eater]