The Stinking Rose
55 N La Cienega Boulevard
Beverly Hills, CA 90211
verdict: it's aight
the decor is a bit quacky, lots of colors, and mood lighting...you know, the kind that makes everybody look good...even carrot top the comedian (oh snap!). it could be date place, a hang out spot, or plain ole family din din time...the atmosphere is quite versatile.
everytime i go, i always get the same run down of eats. i start with the bagna calda (roasted garlic simmering in olive oil to smear on your roll), then the roasted garlic potato onion soup which is SO GOOD! the filo dough cap that seals the soup is amazingly yummy...at this point, i usually order the ceasar salad because i'm pretty much stuffed, but upon occassion have ordered their pastas which is just "alright." garlic ice cream is usually on the list too, which tastes fine to me. i don't have any issues with garlic..in fact, i LOVE it. if you are on "team garlic," you should check this place out, too.